London Olympics BMX preview

BMX racing makes its second Olympic appearance in London this week

Updated: August 10, 2012, 3:21 PM ET
By Brian Tunney | ESPN.com

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This week, BMX racing makes its second appearance in the Olympic Games, featuring an assortment of the world's fastest BMX riders, including 32 men and 16 women. Held on a short outdoor track with a starting ramp that measures in at 8 meters high, BMX races typically last about 40 seconds and involve tight turns, huge jumps and straightaways.

BMX racing at the London Olympic Games begins on Wednesday with seeding, ...

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