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All four U.S. BMX riders advance to semifinals

August 20, 2008 |  7:12 am

U.S. rider Kyle Bennett is attended to after a crash in a men's BMX cycling quarter-final at the Beijing Games on Wednesday.

Bicycle Motocross (BMX) made its Olympic debut on Wednesday at the Loashan venue in Beijing, and each of the four U.S. riders advanced to Thursday's semifinals.

Here is Kevin Baxter's story about Kyle Bennett, Mike Day (Santa Clarita) and Donny Robinson (Napa) and Jill Kintner. Bennett suffered a dislocated shoulder during one ride but is expected to compete on Thursday.

Photo: U.S. rider Kyle Bennett is attended to after a crash in a men's BMX cycling quarter-final at the Beijing Games on Wednesday. Credit: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

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