Lauren Reynolds is the first Australian onto a UCI BMX Supercross World Cup podium this year after the two-time Olympian finished third in the second round of the series in Papendal, the Netherlands on Sunday….
Lauren Reynolds is the first Australian onto a UCI BMX Supercross World Cup podium this year after the two-time Olympian finished third in the second round of the series in Papendal, the Netherlands on Sunday.
The Western Australian narrowly missed a finals berth in Saturday’s opening round but bounced back to finish behind local heroine Laura Smulders and Columbia’s dual Olympic gold medallist Mariana Pajon in the second leg.
Women’s results are here.
With the podium finish Reynolds now moves into sixth place on the overall world cup standings behind the unbeaten Smulders and Pajon.
Women’s standings are here.
In the men’s event, Rio Olympian Bodi Turner was again Australia’s best performer, finishing two places outside the final in tenth.
Fellow Rio Olympic rookie Anthony Dean crashed in the semi-finals and finished 16th, while national champion Kai Sakakibara also hit the deck, unable to repeat his sterling effort for fifth place in round one and placed 32nd.
Turner is now sixth in the men’s standings with Sakakibara in 11th behind French world champion Joris Daudet and his compatriot Sylvain Andre.
Men’s standings are here.
Other Australian results included Shane Rosa (46th), Andy Hughes (49th), Corey Frieswyk (52nd), Tristyn Kronk (64th), Josh McLean (74th), Jye Hombsch (86th) and Brando Te Hiko (121st).
Men’s results are here.
The world cup series now moves to Zolder in Belgium for rounds three and four on May 13 and 14.