Isidore takes fourth in Papendal

Isidore takes fourth in Papendal


Quillan Isidore almost snuck onto the podium at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Papendal on Sunday.

In the second of back-to-back events held in the Netherlands, the 21-year-old finished fourth (38.668) in round four of the 2018 World Cup after a spectacular crash from France’s Joris Daudet made for a grandstand finale.

Isidore was sixth heading into turn three but when Daudet span out and caused chaos heading into the final straight, the British rider was able to take advantage – he finished narrowly behind the Netherlands’ Dave van der Burg (38.174) and Twan van Gent (36.620) while France’s Sylvain Andre (36.469) took gold.

He had earlier needed to come through a last-chance round after recording a struggling sixth in his first ride of the day (59.980).

From then on, Isidore racked three successive fourth-placed finishes to book his place in the final.
Meanwhile, Kyle Evans made it to the men’s semi-finals alongside his teammate but crashed out in the same heat.

Evans had earlier come second in his heats in both his first round and the 1/8 finals.

Shriever comes back from the brink

Like Isidore, Beth Shriever needed to pull a performance out of the bag in the last-chance saloon but ended up making it all of the way to the women’s semi-finals.

The former junior women’s World Champion opened her campaign with a sixth-placed finish in her opening race but bounced back to comfortably win her heat in the last-chance round in 38.751.

In the quarter-finals, Shriever came fourth (39.637) before crossing the line sixth in the semi-finals with a time of 41.040 – the United States’ Alise Willoughby went on to triumph in the final.

Paddy makes steady progress

Paddy Sharrock produced a solid set of rides to make it to the men’s 1/4 finals, finishing seventh in his heat as Evans snuck into the qualification places.

The 19-year-old progressed through his opening race of the day with a second-placed finish behind Switzerland’s David Graf and was then third in the 1/16 finals before edging out Australia’s Brandon Te-Hiko in a photo finish in the 1/8 finals.

The 1/4 finals proved a step too far for the youngster, however, who finished seventh in a time of 37.648.

Tre Whyte suffered a disappointing exit in the 1/16 finals stage, failing to finish as he was edged off the track, with the 24-year-old having earlier won his opening-round heat in 37.765.

Ross Cullen (38.219) was also knocked out in the same round as Whyte, finishing seventh in heat number seven.


Men's results

Women's results