Posted by Editoress on 05/4/12
With less than three months to go before the 2012 Olympic Games, the Canadian BMX team is ready for the 2012 UCI BMX World Championships. The UCI BMX World Championships will be held in Birmingham on May 25-27.
The Canadian team is vying to secure a second spot for Canada at the Olympic Games, and the 2012 UCI BMX World Championships will be a critical event to achieve the goal.
“Our men and women are ready to deliver some great performances. Tory [Nyhaug] is consistently in the Top 5 at UCI Supercross events, in both BMX and Time Trial races,” said Adam Muys, head coach of the Canadian BMX squad. “The program is going in the right direction and with the recent successes of Tory at various events across the World, we see the tide changing with lots of positives around the Canadian BMX program.”
The World Championships will feature racing for World titles in both BMX and Time Trials, for men and women in the Elite and Junior categories.
The Time Trial races for all categories, including the TT Superfinals, will be held on Friday, May 25th, followed by the BMX World Championships rounds on Saturday, May 26th.
Prior to the UCI World Championships, the Canadian squad will have one more opportunity to score some precious Olympic qualifications points at the third event of the 2012 BMX SuperCross Tour in Papendal, Netherlands on May 12-13.
The venue for the 2012 UCI BMX World Championships will be indoor, at the National Indoor Arena (NIA). The NIA is one of the busiest, large scale indoor sporting and entertainment venues in Europe. Since opening in 1991, it has welcomed visitors to over 30 different sports, as well as an extensive variety of entertainment and music.
For more information on the UCI BMX World Championships, please visit: www.bmxworldchamps.co.uk.
Tory Nyhaug - Coquitlam, BC
Connor McCormack - Kelowna, BC
Derek Sipkoi - Temecula, CA
Mischa Partridge - Duncan, BC
Sabrina Millman - Cochrane, AB
Amelia Walsh - Ayr, ON
Cory Walsh - Ayr, ON
James Palmer - North Vancouver, BC
Justin Tuchscherer - Chestermere, AB
In addition to the Championship team, the following athletes will represent Canada in the challenge classes:
Ryder McIntosh - 7 Male - Langley, BC
Diana Tuchscherer - 15 Female - Chestermere, AB
Trevor Brown - 45+ Cruiser Men - Delta, BC
Jeannette Mansell - 45+ Cruiser Female - Richmond, BC
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