July 28/01 8:13 am - BMX WOrld Championships: Report from Louisville, Kentucky
Posted by Editoress on 07/28/01
BMX Worlds - Louisville, Kentucky
Courtesy Kevin O'Brien
The results are in...
Friday night saw cruiser racing from 12 & under all the way up to Elite (Pro) Cruiser.
Canadian riders had a difficult go in qualifying as Canada's #1 Amateur Aaron Lepp got caught up with a crash in 15-16 cruiser and didn't qualify to the final.
Patrick Label of Airdrie took a strong 4th place in the tough 13-14 cruiser class and earned Canada's only cruiser plate.
Christophe Leveque and Thomas Allier (W#1) battled it out in Elite Cruiser and they were side-by-side over the BIG Pro section. Allier hit a soft spot and crashed hard as Christophe would take the win for France.
Saturday (Racing started at 9:00am) Riders qualify in groups of 6-8 riders and many classes had more than 8 groups of riders. After the first round of qualifiers many of Canada's hopeful's had been stuck by back luck.
- Aaron Lepp was out after three motos - Kurt Pascheit looked solid but crashes in his first and third motos kept him on the sidelines.
By the time the semi mains came along, only a few more than a dozen Canadians were in the hunt.
Christine Miller (W#6 - 13 girls) and Dylan Sweeney (w#6 - 9 Boys) both fell victim to poor showing in the semi's and had to sit out their finals.
14 Expert - Patrick Label looked very strong in the quarter finals but a bad gate kept him out of the final. Chris Astofooroff won his semi and advanced to the main.
5 Canadians made their mains on saturday... More info to follow