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Reynolds: Round three was a tough day, but I’m ready for round four of the world cup! Last night Aussie BMX star Lauren Reynolds rode to fourth place in the third round of the 2017…

Reynolds: Round three was a tough day, but I’m ready for round four of the world cup!

Last night Aussie BMX star Lauren Reynolds rode to fourth place in the third round of the 2017 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Zolder, Belgium. The result came just six days after she claimed third in the second round of the world cup in Papendal, Netherlands.

For 2017 the world cup season has been scheduled in a gruelling double-header format, which sees the world’s best riders race a round on both days of the weekend. Compounding that physical effort is the scheduling of the opening four rounds to be held on consecutive weekends.

Despite the taxing start, Reynolds has enjoyed strong form so far and currently sits fourth in the standings. Tonight she will back up again for round four in Belgium, but before she does here’s her take on the weekend so far, in her own words:

“Round three in Zolder was a tough day for sure. I had to really work hard each lap to get it going.

Racing is tight, and there’s easy no easy runs. I had a great practice run and just got myself into a little funk during the races, but I made it work. My semi final draw was pretty close to the main event, and a lot of top riders were in it, so I knew I had to put my best foot forward to dig deep.

Again I had to work hard in this lap to qualify for the final. 

The main event was a good lap, I came out of lane eight so I knew I had to get out of the gate well and be aggressive to get across down the first straight. I managed to do that and came out 4th.

I chased hard the entire lap to get into the top three, and ended it with a close finished against Hernendez (2015 world champion Stefany Hernandez, Venezuela) for third, but wasn’t able to get it. I have gave it a good crack and am happy to walk away healthy with a fourth.

I’m ready for round four.”

You can watch round four of the 2017 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup HERE.