Riders will come back stronger, says British BMX coach White

Riders will come back stronger, says British BMX coach White
By Sportsbeat

11/05/2017 at 16:43Updated

British Cycling has kept faith in the same seven riders for the third and fourth rounds of the UCI Supercross World Cup in Zolder, Belgium, this weekend.

Kyle Evans, Quillan Isidore, Blaine Ridge-Davis, Paddy Sharrock, Beth Shriever, Kye Whyte and Tre Whyte will all race in the events, from May 13 to 14, after solid displays in the first two rounds of the tournament in Papendal, the Netherlands, last weekend.

Evans, an Olympic Podium Programme rider, won several heats in both rounds before bowing out in the quarter-finals and semi-finals of rounds one and two, respectively.

While Tre Whyte crashed out in the eight-finals in the first round, before exiting a stage earlier in round two. Isidore and Sharrock both made the quarter-finals in round one and the eighth-finals in round two, while Shriever achieved a career-best finish of sixth in the final in round two.

Ridge-Davis reached the eight-finals on both days, while Kye Whyte crashed out in the sixteen-finals on the first day, and did not compete in the second round.

British Cycling's Podium BMX coach Grant White said: "The first two rounds of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series in Papendal presented a weekend of true world-class racing on an Olympic standard supercross track under a new, exciting and challenging race format.

"Many of the team delivered some great performances over the weekend and at the same time had experiences that will make them better equipped for the next opportunity.

"Race experiences like this are truly valuable for the development of our riders.

"The team have a few days to recover and then it's back onto the gate in Zolder for rounds three and four - something all the team are looking forward to."

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