Nyhaug takes third place in Argentina; Jim Brown rides to career best performance
(Santiago del Estero, ARG – September 7, 2014) Canada’s Tory Nyhaug finished in third position of the BMX Supercross in Argentina, standing on the World Cup podium for the second time this season.
On Saturday, Nyhaug took the top rank in the qualifying motos, winning all three rounds.
In the Supercross motos, Nyhaug squeaked in the quarterfinals with a seventh place, a fourth place and a first place. In the quarterfinals, Nyhaug went on to take the second place, and qualified for the finals with a second place in the semis. In the Main Event, racing for medals, Nyhaug went on to finish third.
Nyhaug, ranked 20th in the world ranking, stood today for the second time on the World Cup podium, in addition to his silver medal at the World Championships.
Jim Brown of Airdrie, AB also had a good performance on the bike, racing all the way to the semi-finals. He took the 15th position, by far his best performance of the season.
Canada’s junior women also had a good race day, finishing with Drew Mechielsen finishing 19th and Daina Tuchscherer finishing 21st of the elite women group. In the junior ranking, they placed second and third.
The final BMX Supercross World Cup will take place in Chula Vista, California, on September 26 and 27.
RESULTS – BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CUP – SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARG
1. STROMBERGS, Maris (LAT)
2. PHILLIPS, Liam (GBR)
3. NYHAUG, Tory (CAN)
15. BROWN, James (CAN)
75. PALMER, James (CAN)
1. PAJON, Mariana (COL)
2. POST, Alise (USA)
3. McLEOD, Melinda (AUS)
19. MECHIELSEN, Drew (CAN)
21. TUCHSCHERER, Daina (CAN)
40. WALSH, Amelia (CAN)