July 26, 2014 (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) – Daina Tuchscherer of Airdrie, AB rode to the sixth place in the junior women Time Trial SuperFinals at the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The young woman from Alberta is competing at her first World Championships, in the junior category. Tuchscherer squeezed into the Time Trials SuperFinals after finishing eighth of the qualifying round. The top 8 riders were selected to race the evening’s medal race.
“The run went pretty good. It was almost a second faster than the lap leading into the finals. I am pretty stoked about that lap. I am feeling a lot more relaxed before tomorrow, knowing that I made it Top 8 pretty easily. I had a good ride,” said Tuchscherer on site in Rotterdam.
In the Elite Men, Canada’s Tory Nyhaug placed 12th of the SuperFinals. “The SuperFinals run was alright. I had a lot of speed on the straightaways. In this type of track, it’s tough on the backside when you’re pushing. I made a couple of mistakes, and that was the difference. I’m healthy and ready for tomorrow.”
Ken Cools, head coach of the Canadian team, was happy with the team’s performance. “Overall, I believe the day was a great success. The Elite men all had very good laps, with Tory moving on the Time Trial SuperFinals. He’s looking in good form to race the motos.”
“In the junior ranks, Daina Tuchscherer had a fantastic lap and qualified for the SuperFinals, where she finished sixth. She has great energy and was fully there mentally. She put down the best effort she could, and the future looks very bright for that young lady.”
Tomorrow, all eyes will be turned on the BMX Supercross motos and main events, the queen event of the BMX World Championships.
1. Sam Willoughby (AUS) 24.757s
2. Corben Sharrah (USA) 24.819s
3. Joris Daudet (FRA) 24.924s
12. Tory Nyhaug (CAN) 25.560s
1. Sandie Thibault (FRA) 28.274s
2. Domenica Michelle Azuero Gonzalez (ECU) 28.795s
3. Shealen Reno (USA) 29.183s
6. Daina Tuchscherer (CAN) 29.991s