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TUCKER LEADS AUSSIES ON DAY 3 IN ZOLDER
COVER PIC: Craig Dutton Photography
Australia’s successful 2019 UCI BMX World Championships campaign has continued with another batch of awesome results added to an already impressive list.
On a day where racing was delayed several times for medical and heat related issues, Pine Rivers’ prolific world champion Thomas Tucker has led the way for Australia by storming to a seventh consecutive 20inch gold medal, bringing his personal world title tally to nine.
Joining Tucker (pictured) as finalists on a day three that will be forever remembered as ‘the heat day’ were four other Australians, with Abbey Richards (Southside) claiming a silver and Terrigal’s Noah Elton a bronze.
While the day’s first long delay was attributed to a lack of ambulances following a spate of crashes, temperatures climbed into the high 30’s forcing event organisers to take several more long breaks – at the direction of the Belgian Health Authority – until the climate had cooled.
But even after the temperatures had dropped, the racing on track had a fierce fire which was fuelled by the 12-16yr old male riders, and the 14-16, 17-24 and 25 & over female competitors