Rider Profiles

Andrew Hughes
2016 Junior Elite National Champion
Tristyn Kronk
1x National Champion
Brandon Te Hiko
2015 Junior Elite National Champion
Corey Frieswyk
2x National Champion
Leanna Curtis
2016 National Champion

Caroline Buchanan

Former World Champion
Nickname:
Caz
Born:
Canberra, ACT
Lives:
Sun City California/Canberra ACT
Age started riding:
5 years old
Coach:
Wade Bootes
Number
#68
Club
Tuggeranong
Favourite track
London Olympic Track - that "underground" corner!

Major Achievements

Olympics:

2012 – 5th Place
2016 – Semi Finals

World Championships:

2016 – 1st Place, Time Trial / 2nd Place, Main Event
2015 – 2nd Place, Main Event
2014 – 2nd Place, Time Trial
2013 – 1st Place, Main Event / 3rd Place, Time Trial
2012 – 1st Place, Time Trial
2011 – 2nd Place, Time Trial

World Cups:

2017 – none contested

2016
Manchester GBR – 1st Place, Main Event / 3rd Place, Time Trial
Santiago Del Estero ARG – 1st Place, Main Event / 2nd Place, Time Trial
Papendal NED – 2nd Place, Main Event / 1st Place, Time Trial

2015
Manchester – 1st Place, Main Event / 2nd Place, Time Trial
Santiago Del Estero ARG – 2nd Place, Time Trial
Rock Hill USA – 2nd Place, Time Trial

2014
Overall World Cup Series Leader for 2014
Manchester GBR – 1st Main Event,
Berlin GER – 1st Main Event, 1st Time Trial
Chula Vista USA – 2nd Main Event,
Papendal NED – 1st Time Trial
Santiago Del Estero ARG – 2nd Time Trial

2013 – none contested

2012
Overall World Cup Series Leader for 2012
Randaberg NOR – 1st Main Event, 1st Time Trial
Papendal NED – 1st Time Trial
Abbotsford CAN – 1st Time Trial
Chula Vista USA – 1st Time Trial

2011 – Papendal NED – 3rd Main Event

2010 – 2nd in the World Cup Series for 2010 Madrid ESP – 3rd Main Event,

Oceania Championships:

2015 – 2nd Place
2012 – 1st Place
2011 – 3rd Place
2010 – 3rd Place

National Championships:

2017 – 1st Place
2015 – 1st Place
2014 – 1st Place
2013 – 1st Place
2012 – 1st Place
2011 – 1st Place
2009 – 1st Place
2007 – Junior Elite, 1st Place
2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999 – 1st Age category

Social Media Handles:

Instagram: @cbuchanan68
Facebook: @cbuchanan68
Twitter: @cbuchanan68
YouTube: carolinebuchanan

Personal Sponsors:

DK Bicycles/ Airborne, Maxxis, Fly Racing, ODI, Oakley, Subaru, Harley-Davidson, SRAM, Box, Bell Helmets. ThinkTank Scout and special thanks to Jayco for helping me support my NextGen girls Scholarships each year.

Info

Something people may not know about you:

Smiling one minute, HANGRY the next – I eat my weight in food a day – look out!

Hobbies outside BMX:

Mountain biking, trails, Harleys, loving French bulldogs, golf, media, craft

Favourite snack on race day:
Sweet potato
Person you look up to & why:

Tara Llanes – BMX and Mountain biker – I bought my first 4X bike off her in 2007 and shortly after she had a terrible accident and became a paraplegic. Her journey since has been amazing, she showed such tenacity and grit in her recovery journey and is now doing downhill mountain biking on a specially modified hand cycle. Such determination and focus to get back doing what you love has to be acknowledged and applauded. Tara also has her own company now that specialises in adaptive equipment for the differently abled and is training in wheelchair tennis to try and make the 2020 Paralympics. Check her out – inspirational – https://www.pinkbike.com/news/Characters-7-Tara-Llanes-The-Warrior-2013.html and https://www.tarallanesindustries.com/maintenance