Rid­ers line up for ti­tles

The Weekend Post - - Sport -

IN­SPIRED BMX rid­ers will travel to Townsville to­day for the start of the 2017 BMX State Cham­pi­onships, which start on Mon­day.

Sev­eral Cairns BMX Club rid­ers have re­cently re­turned from the World Cham­pi­onships in the US, in­clud­ing Por­tia Eden (above) and Shan­non Pe­tre, who re­ceived world plates for reach­ing the fi­nal.

Cairns BMX Club president Har­ald We­ber said their suc­cess­ful re­turn was a huge boost for young rid­ers, many of them head­ing to state ti­tles for the first time among an army of 59 rid­ers.

“Within the club cer­tainly they’re re­spected as a rider and ev­ery­one thinks they’re le­gends for hav­ing com­peted and per­formed well,” he said.

Pe­tre, Ro­nan We­ber and Wade Mundie will com­pete in the elite open “Su­per­class” along­side Am­mie De­lai, step­ping up to the top level for the first time. The state ti­tles run from Mon­day un­til Sun­day, Septem­ber 24.

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