Tioga Elite men sweep the Pro Podium both days at the USA BMX Mile High Nationals in Grand Junction, CO. With the Chase BMX Pros trading wins and sitting atop the Pro points leaderboard, lets take a look back at the weekend for the Elite Men and see Sylvain Andre get into the Podium Mix.
Women Elite: 1 ALISE POST, PROMAX/GW, CHULA VISTA, CA 2 LAUREN REYNOLDS, ANSWER/RENNEN, CHULA VISTA, CA 3 DANI GEORGE, GT/100 %, PALMDALE, CA 4 ZOE FLEMING, HARO/PROMAX, AUCKLAND 5 SOPHIA FORESTA, GT, SOUTH JORDAN, UT 6 SAYA SAKAKIBARA, HELENSBURGH, NSW 7 ALAINA HENDERSON, HARO/PROMAX, RUBY, NY 8 MIKA SHAW, JR BICYCLES.COM/CHASE/BOX, CASTLE ROCK, CO
Men Elite: 1 JORIS DAUDET, CORONA, CA 2 CONNOR FIELDS, HENDERSON, NV 3 SYLVAIN ANDRE, LYON
Men Elite: 1 CONNOR FIELDS, HENDERSON, NV 2 SYLVAIN ANDRE, LYON, FRANCE 3 YOSHITAKU NAGASAKO, UNIQLO, NAGOYA, JAPAN 4 DAVE VAN DER BURG, ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 5 NIC LONG, HARO/PROMAX, LAKESIDE, CA 6 CORBEN SHARRAH, TUCSON, AZ 7 KAI SAKAKIBARA, HELENSBURGH, ACT, AUSTRALIA 8 JORIS DAUDET, FRANCE
1 ALISE POST, PROMAX/GW, CHULA VISTA, CA 2 SAYA SAKAKIBARA, HELENSBURGH, NSW 3 LAUREN REYNOLDS, ANSWER/RENNEN, CHULA VISTA, CA 4 SOPHIA FORESTA, GT, SOUTH JORDAN, UT 5 ZOE FLEMING, HARO/PROMAX, AUCKLAND 6 DANI GEORGE, GT/100 %, PALMDALE, CA 7 MIKA SHAW, JR BICYCLES.COM/CHASE/BOX, CASTLE ROCK, CO 8 ALAINA HENDERSON, HARO/PROMAX, RUBY, NY
Australian star Caroline Buchanan was pipped by just 0.008 seconds, prompting emotional scenes after the women's final at cycling's BMX world championships. Silver medalist Buchanan charged at race leader Alise Post in the final straight but was beaten in a photo finish by the American fiancee of Australian Olympic medallist Sam Willoughby.
Post's victory set off a wave of emotion in the packed stadium in Rock Hill, South Carolina, as she embraced Willoughby in his wheelchair track side. Willoughby was paralysed in a training accident last September and he and Post plan to marry on New Years Eve this year. Buchanan had cruised through to the final, dominating opponents including reigning world champion Mariana Pajon in the earlier rounds.