It was mixed fortunes for the Great Britain Cycling Team’s BMXers competing in Shepperton, Australia, over the weekend in the first two rounds of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series.
In round one of the series, Beth Shriever and Kyle Evans rode consistently well throughout the day to make it to their respective semi-final rounds before exiting the competition.
Kye Whyte made his return to international competition after six months of recovering from an injury. He showed great form but being away from competitive action showed in his results and he left the competition in the 1/8 finals but taking with him a lot of learning points.
A couple of costly mistakes meant Quillan Isidore and Tre Whyte went out early in 1/16ths despite their good form.
Round two saw Kye Whyte looking more like himself as he made it through to the semi-finals, despite hitting a jump too hard in the quarter finals. Quillan made it through to the 1/8 finals while Beth Shriever made it into the ¼ finals. Kyle Evans was unfortunate to crash out in the 1/8 finals due to a tyre blow out and Tre Whyte also left the competition in the 1/16th finals.
The next two rounds of the series take place in Bathurst, Australia on 8th – 9th February before the racing returns to the Great Britain Cycling Team’s home track at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester on 18th – 19th April. Tickets for this race are still available and can be purchased from www.ticketmaster.co.uk