July 06, 2015 (Drummondville, QC) – Speed and adrenaline featured the 2015 Canadian BMX Championships with over 271 riders battling it out for Canadian BMX supremacy in Drummondville.
Putting their final touches before the Toronto 2015 Pan-American Games, both Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam (Team BC) and Amelia Walsh of Ayr, ON (GT Bicycles/Clif Bar Company) went on to successfully defend their title and establish themselves as true leaders in Canadian BMX.
Walsh earned her third straight Canadian titles while Nyhaug earned the jersey for the past five years in the elite men category.
Nyhaug dominated the Elite men category, easily winning the main final after winning two of the three motos. The battle for second was fierce all day between Jimmy Brown of Airdrie (Airdrie BMX) and James Palmer of North Vancouver, BC (Cycling BC). In the main event, the two of them continued to battle, and another remarkable comeback in the last straight gave Palmer the second place while Brown took the third place.
The junior men race was all about the showdown between local star Gaby Malenfant of Drummondville, QC (Team Quebec) and two-time Challenge World Champion Alex Tougas of Pitt Meadows, BC (Team BC), who both swept all three motos. In the main event, Tougas triumphed over Malenfant by a significant margin, riding away with his career first BMX Canadian Championship title. Malenfant crossed the finish line second while Christopher White (Novant Health BMX Supercross) took third.
The women raced as a combined category. Walsh took the first place in all three races, for the perfect day on the track cumulating the minimum points. Daina Tuchscherer of Airdrie, AB (Team Alberta), was second with three consecutive second places in the motos, behind Walsh. Chelsea Kingston of Medicine Hat, AB (Medicine Hat BMX) finished third, also with three third places in the motos.
Tuchscherer was the women junior rider and won the category.
BMX action continues tomorrow with the presentation of the fifth race of the Canada Cup BMX series, with more than 300 participants registered to race.
The event is organized by the Drummond BMX club, and over 50 volunteers are contributing daily to the success of the event.
The 2016 edition of these Championships will take place in Calgary, Alberta.
Full results can be found here.
1. Amelia WALSH (GT Bicycles)
2. Chelsea KINGSTON (Medicine Hat BMX)
3. Erin KINNIE (Team BC)
1. Tory NYHAUG (Team BC)
3. James PALMER (Team BC)
2. James BROWN (Airdrie BMX)
1. Daina TUCHSCHERER (Alberta Bicycle)
2. Mégane BÉLANGER (Team Quebec)
3. Brianne VANDERKUIP (Alberta Bicycle)
1. Alex TOUGAS (Team BC)
2. Gaby MALENFANT (BMX Drummond)
3. Christopher WHITE (Novant Health BMX Supercross)