After an exciting first day of racing and a long night of staying up to watch all of the cruiser categories, Australia saw Thomas Tucker claim his fifth world championship title and Dirk Winter come home with an impressive #W2 finish.
Day 2 of the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships will no doubt see Team Australia round up some more podium finishes and hopefully add another world champion title to our tally.
A group of 65 riders will compete in today’s action, the 5-11 boy’s and 5-12 girl’s classes battling it out at the Novant Health BMX supercross track.
Leading the charge for Team Australia will be reigning world champion Portia Eden in the 10yrs girl’s class. The Cairns BMX club rider had an unfortunate DNF in the final at this year’s national championships but luckily was still eligible to qualify to defend her title in Rock Hill. Eden will be up against stiff competition in Sydney BMX club rider, Valencia Stevis, who finished third at the national champs after taking home fourth at last year’s world championships in Columbia.
Bayside BMX club brother and sister duo, Bailey and Sascha Mills are back in action this year after narrowly missing out claiming their age group titles last year, both finishing #W2. Bailey will be competing in the 9yrs boy’s and will provide international rivals with a solid one-two punch alongside Geelong BMX club rider Cameron Gatt, this year’s Australian champion.
Sacha will be riding in the 11yrs girl’s and compete against a strong field of racers including the likes of Emerald Blyth (Lilydale BMX club) and Anaya Whitehead (Rockhampton BMX club).
Other riders to look out for include 2017 national champions, Sophia Preston in the 8yrs girl’s and Callum Woodbury in the 10yrs boy’s.
You can catch the LIVE coverage of Day 2: All 5-11 boy’s and 5-12 girl’s HERE