BMXers on top of world

Waipa Post - - News -

Cam­bridge riders Leila Walker and Tim Fer­gu­son are sit­ting on top of the world af­ter win­ning rain­bow jer­seys on day three of the UCI BMX World Cham­pi­onships in Baku, Azer­bai­jan.

The re­mark­able Leila Walker dom­i­nated the 13 years age di­vi­sion to win the rain­bow jersey, her sixth straight BMX world ti­tle. Nico van Dar­tel photos

He was only sev­enth in his first qual­i­fy­ing moto af­ter a crash but re­cov­ered to win his other two races to move through. From there he was in com­mand, win­ning his quar­ter­fi­nal, semi and fi­nal.

It proved a mem­o­rable day for the Cam­bridge club with two more riders qual­i­fy­ing for fi­nals.

Tas­man Wake­lin showed his world class, win­ning the bronze medal in the male 16 years and Jack Gree­nough was sixth in the 13 years fi­nal.

Lily Gree­nough did her Cam­bridge club and coun­try proud win­ning a bronze medal on the first day of the age group rac­ing.

The young­ster placed third in the fi­nal of the 11 years cat­e­gory, hav­ing ear­lier fin­ished sec­ond over­all in the qual­i­fy­ing mo­tos and sec­ond in the semi­fi­nal.

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GOLDEN GIRL Leila Walker en route to win­ning the 13 years age di­vi­sion at the UCI BMX World Cham­pi­onships in Baku, Azer­bai­jan.

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WORLD cham­pion Tim Fer­gu­son on the podium af­ter win­ning the men’s 35 years and over cat­e­gory.

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