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02 December, 2013

 

The BMX Australia National Series opener returns to the Gold Coast in January with some of Australia’s best riders going head-to-head with an international field that include riders from the USA, New Zealand, Japan and Great Britain. Nerang BMX Club will play host to the double header on Friday January 3 & 4 before the series moves to Western Australia in March and Shepparton in May, 2014.

Caroline Buchanan, dual World Champion in BMX and 4X, will be in action as she returns to racing in Australia after a year that saw her spend the equivalent of 15 days straight on planes as she transversed the globe in a record breaking 2013. Buchanan was named the Australia Cyclist of the Year and the People’s Choice winner at the Cycling Australia Awards night where she took out the top award for women in both BMX and mountain biking.

“I’m looking forward to kicking the year off in Nerang,” Buchanan said. “I’m kind of glad 2013 is now over, I’ve got new goals for 2014 being back on the BMX circuit full time with Olympic selection starting.”

“I love the whole home town vibe when I’m racing, I’ve missed that over the years, so to do the whole National Series will be good.”

Caroline will join fellow DK Bicycles team mates Barry Nobles (USA), Luke Madill and Corey Stafford when they hold a coaching clinic ahead of racing in Nerang. DK Bicycles and Loose Kid Industries have partnered with BMX Australia to offer a “holeshot” award for the Elite finals throughout the series. The holeshot is a term given to the rider who is first rider through the first turn; riders draw on their speed, skills and quick reaction to the gate dropping to position themselves ahead of the field.

In the Elite Men’s field, World number 6, Josh Callan (Thorbury, VIC) will come up against National Champion Corey Frieswyk (Glenella, QLD) along with a talented field of riders that includes Anthony Dean (Wynn Vale, SA) Darryn Goodwin (Greenmount, WA) and Bodi Turner (Bayswater North, VIC) – all of whom have competed internationally in 2013.

The USA’s Barry Nobles – World #8 – will be competing in the Elite men’s category leaving the Californian winter behind him for the heat of the Aussie summer. Meanwhile, Gold Coast resident Melinda McLeod and Western Australia’s Lauren Reynolds will miss the opening rounds this year due to injury but will be on the bike in time for Rounds 3 & 4 of the series in WA.

Racing will be held on Friday January 3 and Saturday January 4 and has already attracted over 500 entries to what has become the traditional opener of the BMX Australia National Series. Three categories of racing will be held: Challenge Series (17-24 Men, 30 Masters, 17+ Women), Champbikx Series (Boys & Girls 14/15/16 years) and Probikx Tour (Junior Elite Male & Female, Elite Male & Female).

While entries close today at 4pm, there is still an opportunity for those who have not yet entered to be part of the National Series opener. Late entries are being accepted up until 4pm on Thursday December 19.

2013 BMX Australia National Series Results from Nerang

Round 1

Round 2

17-24 Men

Brendan Abel

Brendan Abel

30+ Masters

Justin Lamb

Michael Robinson

14 Girls

Sara Jones*

Sara Jones*

14 Boys

Dylan Scruton*

Dylan Scruton*

15 Girls

Zoe Fleming (NZL)*

Zoe Fleming (NZL)*

15 Boys

Matthew White*

Andrew Hughes*

16 Girls

Tahlia Hansen (NZL)

Tahlia Hansen (NZL)

16 Boys

Brandon TeHiko*

Brandon TeHiko*

Jnr Women

Rachel Jones*

Hannah Sarten (NZL)*

Jnr Men

Aaron Nottle*

Aaron Nottle*

Elite Women

Melinda McLeod

Melinda McLeod

Elite Men

Josh Callan*

Anthony Dean*

* Denotes entered for 2014