Published: 16 September 2012
Great Britain Rider Abbie Taylor took a bronze medal in the Elite women’s final at the UCI Supercross in Abbotsford Canada amongst some stiff competition.
Taylor came through the time trials on Friday night in a time of 35.462 qualifying her for the motos, where the top four riders from each heat would go through to the finals. Taylor found herself in the second heat and qualified fourth, earning her a place in the final. In the finals, the Sheffield rider found herself in gate 6, sandwiched between the Dutch rider and 2010 Junior World Champion, Merle Van Benthem and Australian, Lauren Reynolds. After a hard fought race, Taylor held off Van Benthem, pushing her into fourth and securing a well-deserved bronze medal.
In the men’s race, Great Britain riders Kyle Evans, Grant Hill and Curtis Manaton made it to the quarter finals finishing placing in 21st 23rd and 27th respectively.
Elite Women Final
1 110 SMULDERS Laura NED 35.197
2 51 DELLAR Kirsten AUS 36.173
3 38 TAYLOR Abbie GBR 36.784
4 75 VAN BENTHEM Merle NED 36.805
5 68 BUCHANAN Caroline AUS 1:07.596
Elite Men Final
1 P 148 van GENDT Twan NED 30.181
2 1 WILLOUGHBY Sam AUS 30.793
3 P 42 KIRKHAM Brian AUS 33.049
4 P 49 NYHAUG Tory CAN 41.885
5 P 95 NOBLES Barry USA 42.449
21 P 211 EVANS Kyle GBR
23 P 489 HILL Grant GBR
27 147 MANATON Curtis GBR