Watch for pro-riders and Canadian team members Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam, BC and James Brown of Airdrie, AB in the Men’s Elite category, as well as for Chelsea Kingston in the Junior Women’s race and Connor McCormack in the Men’s Junior category.
Ranked seventh in the world entering these Worlds, Nyhaug has had much success on the UCI SuperCross (SX) tour this season, stepping on the podium in the time trials Superfinal at the opening SX of the season in Pietermaritzburg, RSA, in addition to his win at the Canadian Open and his second place at the 2011 European Championships.
Nyhaug, a multiple World Champion in various age groups, is back at the UCI World Championships after missing last year SX event due to a ruptured spleen suffered while in a training session at the 2010 Worlds.
Brown, the current Canadian Champion, is also no stranger to international competition, regularly racing on the competitive international scene. Ninth at the 2007 UCI World Championships held in Victoria, BC, Brown is hungry to repeat his performance and could have a breakthrough performance this season.
Riders from 38 nations will attack the 345-meter track designed by Tom Ritzenthaler.
The Canadian team is led by Adam Muys, BMX head coach for the Canadian Cycling Association.
BMX World Championships racing starts on Friday with the presentation of the Time Trials Finals, and ends on Saturday with the much anticipated SX race.
A track animation can be found HERE.
2011 UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – SCHEDULE
Friday, July 29, 2011
– UCI BMX World Championships – Time Trials – Elite and Jr.
Saturday, July 30
– UCI BMX World Championships – Elite and Jr.
OFFICIAL ENTRY LIST – CANADA
– 94 James Brown
– 49 Tory Nyhaug
– 130 Chelsea Kingston
– 251 Connor McCormack