After another impressive day of racing, including two more world championship titles from Thomas Tucker and Gian Renato, Team Australia will today field a group of sixty-eight competitors in the most senior events of the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships.
Australia’s top three riders from the 17-24yrs women’s class will all be competing against each other once again at this year’s world championships.
Reigning national champion Aislynn Weber from Cairns BMX club will lead the charge after having to miss out on last year’s event due to a nasty wrist injury.
“I never thought I would be back on the bike, when I crossed that line (national championships) it was unbelievable, I couldn’t believe anything just happened,” Weber told WIN News Cairns.
Kishani Green (Westside BMX club) and Tenae Brooks (Maitland Tenambit) will no doubt be following in close pursuit after finishing second and third respectively at nationals in Brisbane earlier this year.
The 25 and over women’s class will see seven riders from Australia competing for the #W1 plate. Amanda Morgan from Wyndham Warriors BMX club will be hoping to deliver another strong performance after reaching the final and taking home sixth place in the 30-39yrs women’s cruiser class earlier in the week.
Dirk Winter from Suncoast Hinterland BMX club will return to the Novant Health BMX Supercross track after securing #W2 earlier in the week in the cruiser category. Winter is the reigning national champion in the 25-29yrs men class and will be a strong contender for a podium finish in Rock Hill after an undefeated domestic season in his age.
Fellow national title holder, Nathan Seal, from Happy Valley BMX club will feature in the 17-24yrs men’s class.
Today’s action will conclude the challenger classes of the championships before we head into the much-anticipated elite championships over the weekend.
You can watch the LIVE coverage of Day 4: Ages 17+ Men and Women, plus Masters HERE