Back to back World Champion – Sacha Earnest

Back to back World Champion – Sacha Earnest

Planning for Europe started not long after both Jake & Sacha did extremely well at the 2013 World Champs. So after a season of racing & training for Jake & Sacha, a last-minute wildcard entry for Dion & Anna taking on the team manager/trainer/road trip advisor role, we took to the skies on 13th July 2014 packed with 156kg of luggage (which included 6 bikes) to Paris. From Paris, we picked up our van & headed straight for London where we visited friends, saw the sights & even managed to fit in a private session at Lee Valley BMX track which hosted the 2012 London Olympics BMX event.

From there, we headed back to Europe staying on the coast of Belgium & riding with the Ostend BMX club. Great club, good riding.

Then there was Rotterdam… It was a pretty intense week at the World Champs & the level of competition was unreal right from motos. Especially impressed with the girls, they were all fast & skilled in all the age groups. Equally impressive was the riding from all the Kiwis & Aussies in Rotterdam…Europe & South America certainly sat up & noticed. Jake & Dion had a bit of bad luck this year, with both going out in 1/8th finals. & Sacha, yeah she was INCREDIBLE. It was awesome for her to win at home last year, but becoming World Champ again this year was even sweeter.

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With the business side of the holiday done, it was off to the Alps to go mountain biking (with a bit of sightseeing thrown in too) for the next 12 days. We based ourselves in a chalet in Morzine & rode bikes down some pretty massive mountains in the French, Swiss & Italian Alps.

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The last few days were spent in Paris with a day in Disneyland too.
Back to reality, & back to planning for the next adventure! Watch this space…
You can view pics & read more of our holiday on the blog we wrote for Jake & Sacha’s school at: http://www.teamxoxobmxracing.blogspot.co.nz

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This article featured recently in the Howick and Pakuranga times. Huge congratulations to Sasha on her efforts!! http://www.times.co.nz/sports-news/come-from-behind-victory.html

Cheers,
Dion, Anna, Jake & Sacha
@teamxoxoridesbmxsometimes

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