Tory Nyhaug along with 11 other riders make up Canada’s Team
(Abbotsford, BC – September 12 2012) World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist Sam Willoughby (AUS) will headline the men’s racing at the 2012 BMX Supercross World Cup this weekend in Abbotsford British Columbia. The women’s racing is equally as strong with World Champion Magalie Pottier (FRA) and Olympic Bronze medalist Laura Smulders (NED) competing to win the final World Cup of the 2012 season.
Together with these champions, the start list includes World Cup leaders Connor Fields (USA) and Caroline Buchanan (AUS). This is Canada’s inaugural UCI BMX Supercross World Cup and the results will decide who will be crowned the 2012 World Cup Champion in both the men’s and women’s series. Canada’s Tory Nyhaug (Coquitlam, BC) is currently ranked 5th overall in the World Cup series and will be aiming for his first World Cup win. A victory on home soil for the Coquitlam native will vault him in to third place in the final standings; 11 other Canadian athletes will join Tory in the weekend’s races.
Canada is joined by 12 other nations at the World Cup Finals on September 14 – 15 in Abbotsford.
“We are certainly very excited to bring the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup finals to Canada for the first time and Abbotsford will be a great host” says Johan Lindstrom, CEO of Global SX Events Inc. (GSX) who oversees the general management of the UCI (International Cycling Union) BMX Supercross World Cup. “With the Abbotsford BMX Supercross being the first major BMX event after the Olympic Games, we expect a fantastic showdown between the very best as well as great interest from media and fans around the world” continued Lindstrom.
BMX races are often won by the smallest of margins with their outcomes determined by the athlete who best combines the fastest start sprint with technical skill, upper body strength and a healthy dose of daring. The Abbotsford track promises to challenge the technical ability and strength of each rider. The fast paced racing can be watched live around the world on http://www.bmxlive.tv/.
For a detailed schedule of events or to purchase tickets go to http://uciworldcupbmx.com/