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American Donny Robinson won the 2008 UCI Supercross World Cup of BMX racing after finishing second to countryman David Herman in the final round, held October 11 in Frejus, France.
Robinson, the bronze medalist in BMX’s Olympic debut at the 2008 Games in Beijing, topped a stellar year for the United States, which took the top four spots in the final rankings, with Herman, Kyle Bennett and Olympic silver medalist Mike Day finishing second through fourth. Olympic gold medalist Maris Strombergs of Latvia finished fifth.
In women’s racing, American Arielle Martin also secured the overall World Cup title, finishing second to Frenchwoman Laetitia le Corguielle.
Martin narrowly missed grabbing the sole American spot for the 2008 Olympics, which went to Jill Kintner, who took bronze in Beijing.
2008 UCI Supercross BMX World Cup
1. Donny Robinson (USA), 63pts
2. David Herman (USA), 50
3. Kyle Bennett (USA), 46
4. Mike Day (USA), 33
5. Maris Strombergs (Lat), 29
1. Arielle Martin (USA), 42pts
2. Laetitia Le Corguille (F), 31
3. Sarah Walker (NZ), 29
4. Amelie Despeaux (F), 23
5. Romana Labounkova (CZ), 23