Philip Schaub takes victory in Ljubljana

BMX Race Ljubljana kicked-off the Dr. Auer BMX Alpe-Adria series, the most important competition for many young riders from Slovenia & neighboring countries. Sunday’s event also had a UCI C1 status, which gave the race even stronger international appeal. Strongest race of the week was won by German Philip Schaub. 

The weekend of racing at BMX Park Ljubljana, preceded on Friday by the fun-filled Argeta Junior KoloPark Pokal pump track event, attracted riders from Austria, Italy, Hungary, Germany & Slovakia, as well as the entire Slovenian BMX scene. The main motive for the riders in the Championships category was of course the UCI points, which count towards the qualification quota for the Olympic Games. For most of the local and international riders, BMX Race Ljubljana opened the season in the Dr. Auer BMX Alpe-Adria series, for many the main series of the racing season.

Saturday’s men’s over-17 race was won by Germany’s Liam Webster (BMX Team Cottbus e.V.), winner of all motos. On Sunday he compete in the elite men race and took second behind fellow German Philip Schaub (MSC Ingersheim). Schaub was unbeatable, winning all three motos and thus winning for the first time in Ljubljana. Italian Tommaso Gasparoli (Team BMX Verona) was third, at the same time sole competitor in the U23 group.

Among the Slovenian riders, Gaj Gorza (TBP Lenart) won the men’s 17+ race on Sunday, while Jošt Ložar (13-14 years), Maj Nanut (11-12 years) and Aleksandar Gajić (9-10 years), all members of the organizer’s club, Rajd Ljubljana, took two victories in two days.

The regional and Slovenian cup continues in Maribor in May, meanwhile the whole BMX community is of course already looking towards the highlight of the season, the Olympic race in Paris.

The main sponsor of the race is the City of Ljubljana, followed by other great sponsors: Zavarovalnica Triglav, Sinter Brakes, Unior Bike Tools, Factory Store, Extreme Vital, Bikehanic, Casio, Lumar, Spar OnLine, SelectBox, & Slovenian Cycling Federation.


Original BMX track in Ljubljana was built in the 80s for the first international competitions in the city. The current track is built on the same venue, with modern lines, Pro-Gate start gates, asphalt start & berms, two lines (pro & sport) and several strong programs – cycling school for kids & youth, classes and race events. BMX Park Ljubljana is located along Linhartova road, close to the city center and managed by Cycling club Rajd. #BMXParkLjubljana


Rajd is one of the biggest cycling clubs in Ljubljana and is very active in several areas: management of the cycling infrastructure (Bike Park Ljubljana, BMX Park Ljubljana, pump tracks), MTB & BMX racing & training (cycling school, trainings, bike camps), amateur cycling (guided rides and workshops, bike camps), racing teams management (Unior – Sinter Factory Racing, Bikehanic – Lumar & Rajd Ljubljana) & events (BMX Race Ljubljana, Ljubljana MTB Vikend, school championships, etc.). #KDRajd