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Great Britain rider Abbie Taylor takes bronze in the UCI Supercross Abbotsford.

Great Britain rider Abbie Taylor takes bronze in the UCI Supercross Abbotsford.

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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


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