With 8 woman on the start list and one of them being Australia's top Woman BMX athlete Saya Sakakibara in the mix it was going to be some hot racing. Down to our final 4 riders the race between MTB’r Cassie Voysey and BMX’r Johanna Jephcott would come down to 3/100ths of a second to decide 3rd and 4th place with spoils going to Cassie Voysey.
The finals saw a bigger gap between a solid and smooth looking Annaliese Rokov and Top BMXer Saya Sakakibara, both having clean runs it was the experience and power of Sakaibara that would take top honours by just over 1.5 seconds.
When's the last time you took your new bike to the track? Jayce Cunning: I was actually at the track yesterday doing some coaching but I didn’t ride a lot. Before that the last time I took it would have been the start of December as we have had plenty of rain around and I also hurt my shoulder so riding hasn’t really been on the agenda the past month.
Has Covid made riding your bike difficult? Jayce Cunning: At the beginning of covid I didn’t ride at all as the tracks were completely closed. Fortunately our beaches were open for activities so I was able to go surfing everyday to keep sane. Although, once the tracks opened towards the end of the year I rode more than I probably ever have. I was loving being back on my bike, filming for my “Cunno’s World” YouTube videos and taking ramps to the BMX Tracks to change it up, have fun and entertain the youngsters.
At the beginning of 2020, Brandon Loupos bought a house and formally settled in North Carolina. Today, he has officially packed up and moved back to his home country. Here, he discusses why, his new training facility, adjusting to a year with no events, his Olympic plans, and more.
Nitro Circus, in partnership with the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council through Brisbane Economic Development Agency, announces that Nitro World Games will make its Australian debut next year. This news sees the revolutionary action sports competition resume its international expansion. Coming to Suncorp Stadium on October 23 – 24, 2021, Nitro World Games Brisbane will draw athletes from across the globe to a country that is already home to some of the most prominent figures in action sports. Next year, the best in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, skateboarding and scooter will battle for championship honors while pushing the limits of human achievement.
It's been a long trip getting to Shepparton, Australia in order to get here for the first round of the 2020 UCI BMX SX World Cup. Leaving on Thursday to arrive in Australia on Saturday shows some time was spent at airports and in planes. After Matt Holmes had shown me around Sydney for a few hours (thanks Matt, much appreciated), it was off to the Gold Coast to check out some parks over there. Wade Bootes showed me the Beenleigh park, Nerang BMX track, the park with the fullpipe, Nerang's concrete skatepark and Logan Martin's house. After three days on the road it was time to hit the sack. After spending an amazing "Australia day" at the Gold Coast, a 1600 kilometer long road trip in the Cycling Australia van & trailer brought me to Shepparton. Life isn't always as beautiful as it looks on Instagram......
We'll be spending two weeks in Australia, a country I've never been to before. The first two UCI BMX SX