BMX Challenge Classes compete at BMX Worlds

BMX Challenge Classes compete at BMX Worlds

BMXNZ: Competition is underway for the challenge classes in Rotterdam, with 17 and over and masters racing now complete.

Sue Walker, the New Zealand Challenge Classes team manager, witnessed a great exhibition during the first show of racing at the UCI BMX World Championships.

Twelve New Zealand riders paved the way for the opening session, all finding the skills and competitive drive of the large European contingency tough work.

A clear standout was Adam Coker who won all of his races convincingly in the 25-29 year old division. Jason Kelly crashed in his first moto, but came through his qualifiers to finish second in the same division.

PHOTO: Van Berkum Photography
PHOTO: Van Berkum Photography

New Zealand riders gained strength and confidence through their eights, quarters and semi- finals, giving their best and showed their great Kiwi spirit.

Tomorrow will see challenge classes competition in the 5-11 and 12-16 year old divisions.

NZ Results – World Challenge 17 and over/World Championships Masters:

17-24 yrs

Kane Barry 5th in 1/4 final

Joshua Jordan 5 in 1/8 final

Avon Peel 6 in 1/8 final

25-29 yrs

Adam Coker 1st

Jason Kelly 2nd

Ben Simpson qualifiers

Karl Thurston qualifiers

30+

Scott Hazelwood 5th in 1/8 final

Andrew Jackson qualifiers

Mike Reader 7th in semi final

Jason Troupe qualifiers

Taylor Smith 8th in 1/4 final

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