Caroline Buchanan & Boost Mobile take you behind the scenes traveling to Italy for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup. Enjoy the tourist stops, preparation and logistics to travel in 2021. Carolines final stop of her Tokyo Olympic qualifying opportunity doesn't end as she had prepared however leaves Italy proud.
“For me, I’ve really chosen that path, to be something that I couldn’t see, so for me this really resonates with that little girl who followed that dream all the way to the top to the Olympics.” A mural of Canberra's BMX champion Caroline Buchanan has been painted in Garema Place by artist Bohie Palecek and students from Erindale College, the same school the 30-year-old Olympian attended.
The mural was commissioned by the ACT government and celebrates Buchanan's trailblazing career ahead of Monday's International Women's Day, which this year has the theme "Choose to Challenge".
"It's a theme that's very close to my heart," Buchanan, 30, said. "The challenge for me was I had to
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Last week, I found myself reflecting on what an absolutely RAD team I have around me to help me live out my childhood dream each and every day. From people who help me get from A to B to race to others who help me train and push myself to the limits, and those who simply help me to organise myself in order to focus on being the best athlete I can be, I am truly grateful for each and every person who has chosen to back me.
The partners that choose get behind our team and equally, if not, more important, and 2019 was an exciting year! We welcomed Trek Bikes, Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain®, Ride Concepts and Michram into our extended family, renewed partnerships with Fasthouse, Boost Mobile, Bell, Maxxis, Rubik3, FIST, SRAM, ODI, Oakley, Fresh N’ Lean and Knobby, as well as being given an opportunity to work with the likes of Mercedes-Benz. I'd like to take this chance to send out a HUGE wave of appreciation for all of my amazing partners who are backing me in this VERY special year!
2020 is shaping up to be the BIGGEST year of my professional career to date and... I CANNOT WAIT!
Timing her road to Tokyo 2020, Buchanan leads Aussie trio in Indonesia. Dual Olympian Caroline Buchanan has burst back onto the BMX racing stage over the weekend after finding the podium twice in her first C1 and HC event since her accident back in late 2017.
The two-day spectacle, known as the Banyuwangi BMX International in Indonesia, had a multitude of talent on show including Australia's elite men's national series champion Joshua Boyton, junior rider Damon Hocking and former world no.1 Buchanan.
Lining up on the gate alongside Buchanan was New Zealand's Sarah Walker, and the pair squared off like they have on so many occasions in the elite women's class. Day 1 had Walker find the top spot on the podium, with Buchanan narrowly missing out after leading for the majority of the race.
Boyton was unable to progress to the final scoring a DNF while Hocking finished 9th overall in his class.