May 15, 2017 (Zolder, Belgium) – One week after the opening rounds of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Papendal, Netherlands, Team Canada took part in Rounds 3 and 4 in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam, BC, was again Canada’s top performer, finishing fifth in Elite Men in both events.
“It was an exhausting weekend, but I’m happy that I made the Main and the top-5 both days,” said Nyhaug. “This sets me up well in the standings for the World Cup Finals in Argentina.”
In the Elite Women’s competition, Drew Mechielsen of Langley, BC, made the quarter-finals in Round 3 and the semi-finals in Round 4. Mechielsen has moved up to 19th overall in the standings after four rounds.
“I wasn’t getting the best starts,” explained Mechielsen, “but I’m really happy with my riding and my jumping, and I was really battling so that I could make the semi-final.”
Adam Muys, Project Manager and BMX NextGen Coach – West, summarized the two weekends of competition, saying, “I’m really happy with how the project went. We got some good results and, moving forward with the program, what we have worked on over the winter seems to be coming together.”