Cruiser class represent NZ at the BMX World Champs

Cruiser class represent NZ at the BMX World Champs

BIKENZ: The final day of challenge class competition saw the cruiser classes battle it out, with New Zealand earning a gold and a silver medal.

Report from Sue Walker, Challenge Classes Team Manager:

Over the past several days of training and competition, the accredited staff have felt privileged to guide an awesome group of Kiwi riders and share in their success. It was commented upon by many riders how the atmosphere In the Kiwi pits area was very relaxed and supportive.

Pre-Worlds discussion has proven correct: the competition has been much tougher compared to last year’s World Championships held on home turf in Auckland. Our riders accepted this challenge and rode to the best of their ability, showing courage and team unity – they should all hold their heads very high. The emotional highs and lows witnessed and shared in the pits area were inspirational.

It was great see Rebecca Petch and Mitchell McFarlane come back from heavy crashes in their 20″ to ride the cruiser class.

Competition now moves on to junior and elite racing, with several New Zealand contenders in the mix.

Cruiser Class Results, BMX World Champs Day 3:

13-14 Yr Boys

Mitchell McFarlane 1/8ths
Ryan Jordan 6th in 1/4s
Calien Calkin 8th in 1/4s

17-24 Yr Men

Joshua Jordan Semis

25-29 Yr Men

Adam Coker W1 – Gold Medal

30-34 Yr Men

Mike Reader Semis

40-44 Yr Men

Dion Earnest 1/8s

45+ Yr Men

Paul Luttrell W7
Scott Hazelwood W2 – Silver Medal

16 & Under Women

Rebecca Petch Semis
Jessica Smith W4

30+ Women

Jeanette Davies W4

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