(Abbotsford, BC) – The 2012 Canadian BMX Championships ended today on a beautiful day at the Abbotsford BMX Club in Abbotsford, British Colombia, and Tory Nyhaug (Coquitlam, BC) and Sabrina Millman (Cochrane, BC) both won their second straight titles in BMX.
Tory Nyhaug (Cycling BC /Redline Bicycle) edged out in the moto standings Connor McCormack (Cycling BC) and Derek Sipkoi (Dkoi Bikes/War Clothing) to win his fourth straight Elite titles, sweeping the 2012 Canadian BMX Championships. At last year’s Championships, Nyhaug had also took the two titles.
“It feels good coming off the Olympics to back up my titles. It’s a relief and certainly a good preparation for the Olympics,” said Nyhaug, set to compete at the BMX SuperCross race in Abbotsford. “ It’s awesome to see the kids riding out there. It’s also great that they get to see us go off the big hill, because that is where the sport is going. I hope kids get to keep going, just like I did. I say to kids out there to keep going. I started just like them at the local track, racing in Canada. I hope they get to travel across the country, and then internationally, and chase their dreams.”
In the women’s racing, Sabrina Millman (Staats Bicycle) also raced to her second titles in as many days, and remains perfect at Canadian BMX Championships in the last two years. To take the title, Millman won the motos standings ahead of Amelia Walsh (Team Ontario) and Sarah Biron (Équipe du Québec), who respectively won silver and bronze medals.
In the junior races, Brandon Reid (Cycling BC) took the title and jersey of the men’s category in an exciting final race that saw Canadian Time Trial Champion James Palmer crash in the second straight of the Finalsé. Corey Walsh took the second spot, and Brandon Beauvolsk came in third.
Morgan Morgan won the tightly contested junior women’s Final race of the day, beating to the line Chelsea Kingston and twin sister Elaine McAdam.
Tomorrow will be held the final race of the inaugural BMX Canada Cup. Racing starts at 11am.
RESULTS – 2012 BMX CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – BMX
1. Brandon Reid
2. Corey Walsh
3. Brandon Beauvolsk
1. Morgan McAdam
2. Chelsea Kingston
3. Elaine McAdam
1. Tory Nyhaug
2. Connor McCormack
3. Derek Sipkoi
1. Sabrina Millman
2. Amelia Walsh
3. Sarah Biron