Do you think it would have been an advantage for you to ride in the rain since you are from The Netherlands and it rains a lot here?
Raymon: Not in Beijing on the Olympic track I guess, because the whole track from start till finish will be slippery, so we can’t ride when it’s raining.
We you just unlucky to slide out in the first turn or were you taking it a little bit too far in your final quarter moto?
Raymon: We all know, the first turn is really short for the speed we have, especially when you start from the inside. I couldn’t brake enough in that short time, so I pushed it to the limit!
Nice seatgrab by the way in the second Time Trial run. Do you have any more show jumps that you want to do in your victory lap?
Raymon: Thanks, I just thought about that seatgrab, when I was in the air… That’s also the only show jump I have.
Do you feel that BMX is receiving a big push because of the Olympic race?
Raymon: Yes, for sure. All the media is great for the sport, also other athletes from other sports are here watching us.
Congrats on making the semi finals. You are looking good on that track. What's the next goal you have set for yourself?
Raymon: My goal is a medal, so I’m gonna do the best I can.
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