Canada’s BMX superstar Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam, BC snagged his career first podium at UCI BMX Supercross World Cup today, finishing second of the opening World Cup of the 2013 UCI calendar, in Manchester, Great Britain.
Nyhaug, currently ranked second in the BMX World Rankings, capped of a great weekend of competition in Manchester, taking the second place of the Time Trials SuperFinals yesterday. Today, riding along the Olympic Champion and Nyhaug rode his way to the podium, the first of his young and promising career first.
Local star Liam Phillips of Great Britain took the victory of this first of four UCI Supercross race this season, edging Nyhaug at the finish line. In third came the reigning UCI World Champion, UCI World Cup Champion and Olympic Silver medallist, Sam Willoughby of Australia.
The podium comes after a difficult 2012 season for Nyhaug, who months before the Olympic Games had his spleen removed and hand broken after a crash on the last stretch of the World Cup in Papendal, the Netherlands. With a remarkable come-back that saw him compete for Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
This season, Nyhaug had success in international and Pan-American competitions, stepping on the podium at a UCI Pan-American Championships.
The 2013 season marks the 10 year anniversary of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series.
The next UCI BMX Supercross World Cup will be held May 10-11, 2013 in Santiago Del Estero, Argentina. The 2013 UCI BMX World Championships will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, from July 25th to 28th.
RESULTS – 2013 UCI BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CUP #1 – MANCHESTER, GBR
1. PHILLIPS, Liam (GBR)
2. NYHAUG, Tory (CAN)
3. WILLOUGHBY, Sam (AUS)
4. ANDRE, Sylvain (FRA)
5. FIELDS, Connor (USA)
6. REZENDE, Renato (BRA)
7. DAUDET, Joris (FRA)
8. DEAN, Anthony (AUS)
Time Trial SuperFinals
1. PHILLIPS, Liam (GBR) 29.357
2. NYHAUG, Tory (CAN) 29.389
3. FIELDS, Connor (USA) 29.596
3. TREIMANIS, Edzus (LAT) 29.596
5. DAUDET, Joris (FRA) 29.794
6. EVANS, Kyle (GBR) 30.017
7. DUCHENE, Simon (FRA) 30.185
8. REZENDE, Renato (BRA) 30.211