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Canada’s Nyhaug Cracks Top 10 at BMX Olympic Test Event

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August 20, 2011 (London, GBR) – Canadian BMX and Time Trials Champion Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam, British Columbia finished in tenth position at the 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in London, Great Britain, the 2012 Olympic Summer Games Test Event and fourth of five UCI Supercross event of the 2011 calendar.

Nyhaug, 19 years old, qualified for the semi-final with a fourth place in the qualifiers and a second place in the quarter-finals. In his semi-final heat, Nyhaug finished fifth in a heat that included some of the best in the business such as 2010 World Champion Maris Strombergs of Latvia, Nicholas Long of the United States and Sam Willoughby of Australia.

Marc Willers of New-Zealand, ranked #2 in the World rankings and bronze medallist at the 2011 World Championships, went on to take the victory on the second-last Supercross race of the season. Defending World Champion and top-ranked Joris Daudet of France took the second place, while American Nicholas Long placed third.

Last night, in the Time Trials race -not an Olympic event- Nyhaug went on to finish fourth, missing the podium by just one spot. He posted a time of 43.666 seconds on the 2012 Olympic BMX Supercross track, while winner Sam Willoughby of Australia crossed the line with a time of 42.625 seconds.

Nyhaug jumped up three spots in the UCI Supercross World rankings, going from seventh to fourth after today’s race. The young sensation has had a great season on the Supercross World tour with a third place in Time Trials at the opening World Cup race, a fourth place in the Supercross in Papendal, Netherlands, a second place at the 2011 European Championships and a perfect two victories at the 2011 Canadian BMX Championships.

Jim Brown of Airdrie, Alberta, placed 112, and did not finish the time trials race last night, a qualifiers for today’s Supercross.

1. Marc Willers (Nzl)
2. Joris Daudet  (Fra)
3. Nicholas Long (USA)

10. Tory Nyhaug (Can)
DNF Jim Brown (Can)

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