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Canada Cup BMX #1 + 2 Centennial Park Results, Photos – Canadians Podium as Argentina Sweeps Elite Events

by pedalmag.com
Action at Centennial Park BMX  ©  Ivan Rupes

June 16, 2015 (Etobicoke, ON) – The Canada Cup BMX series kicked off this past weekend in Etobicoke at the new Centennial Park Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games BMX venue, the first event hosted at the new facility. The event also did double duty as the official test event for the upcoming Games next month.

Day 1 Elite Women's Podium  ©  Ivan Rupes

Argentina sent a powerhouse squad to the event, sweeping the top spots on both days. Day 1 saw Gabriela Diaz (Arg) and Mariana Diaz (Arg) take first and second in the elite women’s comp, with Amelia Walsh (Can) finishing top Canadian in third.

Day 1 Elite Men's Podium  ©  Ivan Rupes

In the Day 1 elite men’s contest, Ramiro Marino (Arg) and Gonzalo Molina (Arg) swept the first two positions, while James Brown (Can) snagged the bronze medal position as the best Canuck.

Gabriela Diaz won both days.  ©  Ivan Rupes

The second day also served as round two of the series and saw Gabriela Diaz take a repeat victory. Walsh moved up a spot for silver, with Mariana Diaz winding up third.

Amelia Walsh (l) Daina Tuchscherer  ©  Ivan Rupes

The elite men’s day 2 had another Argentinian topping the podium, courtesy of Federico Villegas (Arg). Canadian superstar Tory Nyhaug (Can) finished second, followed by Brazil’s Renato Rezende (Bra) in third.

Tory Nyhaug leads Ramiro Marino  ©  Ivan Rupes

The state-of-the-art facility, built by world-famous Elite Trax Inc, with a permanent dual start ramp, will help progress the sport of BMX in the region for generations to come, a key legacy project of the Toronto 2015 Pan-American Games.

Ramiro Marino (l) Gonzalo Molina  ©  Ivan Rupes


Canada Cup #1 – June 13

Elite Women
1. Gabriela Diaz (Arg)
2. Mariana Diaz (Arg)
3. Amelia Walsh (Can)

Elite Men
1. Ramiro Marino (Arg)
2. Gonzalo Molina (Arg)
3. James Brown (Can)

Full results here.

Canada Cup #2 – June 14

Elite Women
1. Gabriela Diaz (Arg)
2. Amelia Walsh (Can)
3. Mariana Diaz (Arg)

Elite Men
1. Federico Villegas (Arg)
2. Tory Nyhaug (Can)
3. Renato Rezende (Bra)

Full results here.

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