Pics by BdJ
Friday kicked off early with a press conference which had Sam Willoughby, Lauren Reynolds, Laura Smulders, Kai Sakakibara and Mariana Pajon talk about BMX racing to the local press in Bathurts, a small city three hours West of Sydney, Australia. The predicted rain showed up every now and then during practice and the announced wind made things challenging from the start at the massive BMX track in Bathurst. But with nothing on the line during practice, the riders took it easy in order to stay in one piece to see whatever the decision is that will be made tomorrow morning when the sun comes up. That sun might decide to stay behind the clouds all day as once again rain is on the schedule and more frightening; wind. But today is today, and tomorrow is tomorrow so whenever it is possible to make a start, the racing will happen even though it might be just to get a result in. FATBMX is present so we will inform you about the activities in Bathurst so make sure to check in.
For the moment it doesn't make any sense to show who did well during practice. Both 8 and 5 meter hills were used but no one did a full lap today on the downhill track that has three straights with double lines. It is possible that all racing will take place from the 5 meter hill and will take all three "easy" lines to get some racing in tomorrow. The live feed (on FATBMX) will also keep you posted so tune in for the latest from the UCI BMX SX World Cup.
Australia is in need for some serious rain after the bush fires, but it doesn't help with the planned UCI BMX SX World Cup in Bathurst this weekend.