Great Britain Cycling Team’s Kyle Evans was 11th in the elite men’s time trial at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Rock Hill as Tre Whyte and Bethany Shriever both made it through qualifying on Friday.
Twenty-three-year-old Evans, ranked 10th overall in the series, was automatically qualified into Saturday’s motos and instead completed one lap of the track against the clock in 34.783 seconds.
Canadian Tory Nyhaug continued his impressive 100% record in the 2016 world cup time trials, winning in 33.667 seconds in South Carolina, USA.
Whyte’s perfect qualifying
Tre Whyte returned to the international stage with a flawless three wins in the qualifying motos, having missed May’s world championships and August’s Olympic Games.
The 22-year-old, who has been setting personal bests in training, was one of only three riders to have a perfect qualifying session as the top 48 made it through to Saturday’s racing.
Junior Shriever qualifies
Junior Bethany Shriever was impressive in her only her second world cup, and first outside the UK, as the she took a third, first and second-place as the third best qualifier in the elite women’s event.
The 17-year-old, who won silver in the junior women’s time trial at the world championships, had her place confirmed on British Cycling’s Senior Academy Programme this week and showed her potential with three strong rides as one of a number of junior riders in the field.
Dutch rider Laura Smulders won the elite women’s time trial in 34.483 seconds. The top-eight ranked riders join the top 16 qualifiers for Saturday’s motos.
Saturday’s racing starts at approximately 10pm UK time. The finals are shown live on BMXLive’s YouTube channel from 1.30am.