This is from BMX News.
Update: Suarez flight from Miami to New Jersey OVER BOOKED!!! Suarez might not be making it to Brazil.
Jonathan Suarez who has been stuck in Venezuela trying to get a flight to Brazil for the worlds. apparently Varig Airlines filed for bankruptcy and cancelled all flights.
The entire Venezuela BMX team with the exception of Jonathan ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe Mosquito SuarezÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â is stuck in Venezuela. Suarez managed to get a flight ($3,300) which will take him to Brazil but with the craziest connections. Suarez will fly from Venezuela to Miami then to New Jersey and from there to Brazil. He leaves Thursday in the early morning and does not arrive in Brazil until Friday
morning at 10 am roughly a 24 hour total travel time.
The UCI has changed the days for the Elite Men and Junior MenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s races from Saturday to Friday. Warm up for Elite begins at 12:30am giving Suarez only two and a half hours to get from the airport to the track and build his bike on the way.
Tough break for the rest of team Venezuela as they have some talented riders.
Big Thanks to MCS Bicycles for stepping in and helping Suarez cover the additional cost of the flight to get Suarez to race.