Papendal has been given the thumbs up from riders, the UCI BMX Commission, sponsors, the UCI, GSX Events and media representatives. Judging was based on five criteria: event promotion, organisation, the race and track, venue and atmosphere.
Papendal has been on the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup calendar every year since 2011 and this year hosted the third of four rounds in June, one month before the World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand. Papendal returns to the calendar in 2014.
It is the first year that the UCI organises a competition for best BMX Supercross World Cup event. The winners will receive their trophy in January during a seminar for organisers of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup. The seminar will be organised at the World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland.