Two-time Australian Olympians Caroline Buchanan and Lauren Reynolds will race in Australia for the first time this year at next week’s National BMX Championships at Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisbane.
Adversity has been the ally of BMX rider Matthew Juster in 2017, the hulking Northern Territorian overcoming a dose of the flu earlier this week to win the final race, and title in the elite men’s Probikx UCI event in Cairns.
Reigning Australian elite women’s BMX champion Leanna Curtis is set to go head to head with New Zealand golden girl Sarah Walker at the Oceania BMX titles this Saturday in Bathurst.
Rio 2016 Olympian Bodi Turner says he is a changed rider after making his Olympic debut last August, and this week returns to the Gold Coast to race in the BMX Australia Chambikx/Probikx UCI Series opener.
As we near the end of the Games Australia is looking strong for a couple of medals on Day 14 with prospects in athletics, BMX at least. We also have a thrilling men’s basketball game to thrill us.