29 May 2011

Double triumph for NZ BMX pair

9:12 am on 29 May 2011

It was a double triumph for New Zealand BMX stars Marc Willers and Sarah Walker in the UCI Supercross World Cup in The Netherlands yesterday.

The Cambridge pair both dominated their respective grand finals after a gruelling day's racing on the challenging new BMX circuit at Papendal Arnhem, which is the blueprint for the track to be constructed for next year's London Olympics.

Willers, who's showing some of his best form this year racing in his new base in southern California, grabbed his first Supercross World Cup win in four years.

Walker, the 2009 world champion nailed each start and led into the first corner and was able to control the race from there.

Walker now moves to the top of the Supercross World Cup rankings after two rounds while Willers is up to third in the men, with the next round the Olympic test event in two months.