The weather conditions caused disruption to the racing over the weekend at rounds three and four of the UCI BMX World Cup in Bathurst, Australia. The women’s race was cancelled on the Saturday, and both the men’s and women’s races were completely cancelled on the Sunday.
The men were able to compete in one heat in round three on the Saturday before the strong winds hit, so the results were taken from the placing in the heat and then the lap time. Kye Whyte won his heat, but his lap time was just under 0.1 second slower than Connor Fields, meaning he finished in second place. Similarly, Quillan Isidore won his heat but posted the fifth fastest lap time, meaning he finished in fifth overall.
Kyle Evans had a good start, but the wind caught him on the third straight which lost him time and resulted in him finishing in 20th place. Tre Whyte came into the competition in solid form, but he hit the gate on the start which put him in the pack and he got caught up in a crash.
The thoughts of everyone on the Great Britain Cycling Team are with Australia’s Kai Sakakibara who was airlifted to hospital following a crash in round three.
The next two rounds of the series take place 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