Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, March 28, 2018 – Canada’s BMX squad begin their 2018 season this weekend with the first two rounds of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, which take place in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, less than an hour outside of Paris. Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelins is the headquarters of the French cycling federation, and the covered BMX track is located next to the velodrome that hosted the 2015 Track World Championships.
Canada is sending a team of three riders to this event, led by two-time Olympian Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam, BC. Nyhaug will be joined in the Elite men’s category by James Palmer of North Vancouver, BC, while Drew Mechielsen of Langley, BC, will compete in the Elite women’s category.
“It will be nice to race in France again, I haven’t raced here in many years,” said Nyhaug. “The atmosphere is always good and there will be a lot of fans. It’s the World Cup season, so let’s get after it!”
National BMX Coach Adam Muys said, “I’m excited to get the season going. We’ll see how our off-season training has helped us to improve. It’s a fairly new track, and I look forward to some exciting racing.”