Anthony Dean and a heap of Aussies are about to get their racing underway for the weekend. Check it out!
Making his return to the track after suffering a minor quad injury, Rio Olympic BMX finalist Anthony Dean is ready to race at rounds three and four of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series at the National Sports Centre Papendal, in the city of Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Hailing from Adelaide, Dean is now based in the USA city of San Diego and will be one of eight Australian’s on track when racing kicks off on Saturday evening AEST.
Included among the Aussie representatives is bright young star Saya Sakakibara, who has already claimed two medals from as many starts in this year’s elite women’s world cup series. The 18-year-old from the Illawarra region has certainly announced her presence among the world’s fastest women.
To read about those races – CLICK HERE
The other nine remaining riders who are donning the green and gold are Harriet Burbidge-Smith from Canberra, Sakakibara’s older brother Kai, Andrew Hughes and Adam Carey from NSW, Queensland’s Jye Hombsch and Izaac Kennedy, South Australia’s Shane Rosa and recently crowned Australia elite men’s champion Brandon Te Hiko from Geelong, Victoria as well as fellow statesman Max Cairns.
Check out Te Hiko’s race from the national championships below!
For Dean, a return to world cup competition will be a bit of an unknown following an injury which put his preparations on hold. Despite the setback, the South Australian has been pushing hard to get back to prime condition for racing this weekend.
“I haven’t done a world cup event for over a year now, so I’m just going to go out there and do my best,” Dean said.
“Recently I suffered a small tear in my quadricep and had to go through a two week recovery process including rehab. It’s feeling good now, but I’ll just have to wait and see how I feel on the day.”
The third round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup kicks off on Saturday May 5, with action beginning at 2:30pm local time/ 10:30pm AEST.
Check out the UCI promo vid below!
— UCI BMX Supercross (@UCI_BMX_SX) April 11, 2018
Round four will follow the next day with action beginning again at 2pm local time/ 10:00pm AEST.
Australian fans can watch the action LIVE via YouTube. Coverage will begin at 9:30pm AEST on both days.
Saturday’s racing can be accessed HERE.
Sunday’s racing can be accessed HERE.
For the Saturday schedule: CLICK HERE
For the Sunday schedule: CLICK HERE
Remember these times are in CEST and need to be converted to AEST.
For more information on the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series – CLICK HERE
Featured Image: Anthony Dean Twitter page – @Adean144