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84 Australian riders will have a personalised number in 2018

The 2018 UCI BMX permanent career numbers have been released and on the list of those successful in their application are 84 Australian’s, who will be looking to make an appearance in elite classes in the new year.

Introduced in 2006, the permanent numbers system for men and women elite riders has allowed competitors the exclusive use of their selected number for their entire career. The system is seen as an opportunity for riders to better market themselves and to assist media and spectators to identify them.

For riders who had a career number previous to 2018, they needed to have scored UCI points in the past season to be eligible to retain their number. Those that did not do that were subject to the normal procedure as mentioned in the UCI rule book, § 10 International permanent race number system, (art. 6.1.073 to 6.1.076).

Of the Aussies to have their career numbers confirmed, Caroline Buchanan has had use of her number the longest. The #68 has become her icon, and is the number that has been officially plastered on her bike since June 6, 2008.

The second longest use is shared between Sam Willoughby (#91), Alex Cameron (#333), Joshua Callan (#457) and Lauren Reynolds (#21), who have all used their respective number since August 8, 2009.

Of the Aussies listed below, 18 riders will assume the career number listed next to their name for the first time in 2018.

To see the list of Aussie riders successful in their number application, scroll down. To see the full UCI list, CLICK HERE.

Elite Men

  1. Joey Graham – #13
  2. Darryn Goodwin – #25
  3. Shane Rosa – #32/#822
  4. Brad Game – #35
  5. Anthony Dean – #44
  6. Jayce Cunning – #53
  7. Kai Sakakibara – #77
  8. Casey Hunter – #85
  9. Sam Willoughby – #91
  10. Tristyn Kronk – #129
  11. Jason Dikson – #166*
  12. Jarod Berry – #168
  13. Connor Pratt – #178
  14. Frank Penrose – #189
  15. Peter Little – #196
  16. Zachary McDonald – #201
  17. Josh McLean – #215
  18. Matt Krasevskis – #232*
  19. Brock Griffiths – #237
  20. Jye Hombsch – #240
  21. Brandon Te Hiko – #247
  22. Lachlan Harvey – #275
  23. Luke Hombsch – #276*
  24. Hayden Jones – #314*
  25. Hayden Fletcher – #315
  26. Jake Longhust – #331
  27. Alex Cameron – #333
  28. William Lees – #336
  29. Liam Vitale – #340*
  30. Troy Ewans – #351
  31. Benjamin Bullen-Aislin – #352*
  32. Nathan Seal – #355*
  33. James Smith – #362*
  34. Wade Turner – #369
  35. Matthew Kennedy – #426
  36. James Lautier – #427
  37. Caleb Datson – #444*
  38. Bowen Muncaster – #454*
  39. Josh Callan – #457
  40. Max Cairns – #462
  41. Jeremy McLerie – #480
  42. Aaron Nottle – #513
  43. Corey Frieswyk – #551
  44. Matthew Hollibone – #620
  45. Beau Pratt – #644
  46. Matt Juster – #661
  47. Joshua Lathwell – #671
  48. Blake Moore – #681
  49. Todd McDonald – #702
  50. Juan Tabares Salazar – #714
  51. Jordan Elburn – #720*
  52. Bodi Turner – #747
  53. Gage Madeley – #748*
  54. Armande Oringo – #787
  55. Anthony Brown – #801
  56. Joshua Boyton – #875*
  57. Andrew Hughes – #917
  58. Adam Carey – #923
  59. Jonathan Key – #990

Elite Women

  1. Lauren Reynolds – #7/#21
  2. Kirsten Dellar – #51
  3. Rachel Jones – #58
  4. Caroline Buchanan – #68
  5. Catherine Hopkins – #81
  6. Saya Sakakibara – #88*
  7. Sarah Harvey – #95
  8. Jessica McCormack – #125*
  9. Jessica Lathwell – #139
  10. Esther Woodward – #151
  11. Clare McNamara – #165
  12. Leanna Curtis – #172
  13. Sara Jones – #247*
  14. Taylah Maurice – #303
  15. Ashleigh Gunn – #352
  16. Harriet Burbidge-Smith – #374
  17. Tyler-Lea Thorley – #398
  18. Jenna Williams – #441*
  19. Gemma-Lee Thomas – #512
  20. Melinda McLeod – #555
  21. Rachel Gaskin – #660
  22. Mercedez Hardcastle – #722
  23. Erin Lockwood – #741*
  24. Kesia Savill – #931
  25. Rachelle Smith – #999

*Denotes rider using number for the first time

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