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Valencia High Grad Mike Day Looks To Return To Olympics In BMX

MikeDay_copyValencia High graduate Mike Day is one of 10 riders selected to race in the first two rounds of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Chula Vista and Norway and earn a spot on the United States BMX team that will compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Day won a silver medal in the first BMX Olympic event in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. He was one of five men chosen to race in the BMX Supercross World Cup that begins March 30 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

The second round of the World Cup will be at Randaberg, Norway, starting April 13.

The United States is third in the nation rankings in the BMX Supercross World Cup. If the U.S. remains in third place, the top-three men and two women will earn spots on the 2012 United States BMX Olympic teams.

Day is a discretionary pick by USA Cycling to compete in the BMX Supercross World Cup events. The other riders are Nic Long of Lakeside, David Herman of Wheat Ridge, Colo., Connor Fields of Henderson, Nev., and Corben Sharrah of Tucson, Ariz.

Five women were selected by USA Cycling to compete in the BMX Supercross World Cup as well.

The 2012 Olympic Games in London are in August.

Follow Tim Haddock on Twitter @thaddock.