Connor Fields Retires …

Connor Fields Retires …

After much speculation since his crash in Tokyo, the Rio 2016 Olympic Gold medallist, Connor Fields, has officially announced his retirement from professional BMX racing via his Instagram account on the 11th Aug 2022.

‘After much thought and consideration, it is time to officially announce my retirement from professional BMX racing. I’ll still be around, just not in the gate. It’s hard to put into words what the last 23 years have meant, so with the help of Defcon Media we put together this video. Thank you BMX …’

The video, an ode to BMX by Connor, prompted an outpouring from the BMX community … BMX will miss Connor Fields …

Niek Kimmann – Goosebumps watching this video. Thanks for being an inspiration when I grew up, a great competitor when we raced and the kind words after what happened to be your last race. Congrats on an amazing career. All the best Connor.

Felicia Stancil – Thank you for everything you taught me and congratulations big bro.

Barry Nobles – Very cool, congrats on what I believe was the best BMX career in the history of the sport.  Wish you nothing but the best for the next chapter.

Sarah Walker – Congrats on an incredible career and what you have given to BMX. All the best for wherever life takes you next!

Sam Willoughby – Congratulations Connor. All the best and wishing you continued success in your next chapter of life.

Marian Pajon – You are a champion in and out the track. Congrats on an amazing career and thanks for being a great example. Always an idol. All the best in this new chapter.

Maris Strombergs – Congrats on your career. Trust me best is yet to come. Enjoy your retirement.

USA BMX – Thank you Connor! For everything you’ve done on and off the track.

USA Cycling – Congratulations on an amazing career Connor! Thank you for everything you’ve done for our sport!


‘Starting today, when I ride BMX, it will be for the same reason when I started back in 1999, it will be for fun’ – Connor Fields #legend


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