BMX Super Cross World Cup Manchester 2018
Isidore takes fourth in Papendal

Isidore takes fourth in Papendal

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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.

Results

Men's results

Women's results