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High Performance BMX Riders Show Class In Rangiora

14 January 2013
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High Performance BMX Riders Show Class In Rangiora

The big names of mainland BMX proved their class over the weekend at the South Island BMX Championships in Rangiora.

BikeNZ high performance rider Daniel Franks (North Avon Christchurch) beat home 18-year-old rising star Trent Jones (Kaipoi) and Matthew Davies (Christchurch) to take out the elite men’s category.

These results signal great early season form for Franks and Jones, who will both travel to Perth in search of UCI points later this month for the Probikx series, as part of the BikeNZ team.

With no elite category on the women’s side of the draw, teenage sensation Tahlia Hansen (Rangiora) stole the show in taking out the 16+ years final as well as the 11-29 years cruiser class at her local Rangiora BMX Club circuit.

The two-time World Champion and six-time national champion, Hansen, beat home riders far her senior to further establish herself as the next Sarah Walker of New Zealand BMX.

Cayleb Martin (Christchurch) beat Davies and Franks to claim the Superclass title.

These championships came at a good time for South Island BMX riders as they prepare for the upcoming BMX National Championships on March 29 in Cambridge, and the UCI BMX World Championships in July at Vector Arena in Auckland.

6 & Under Yrs: Riley NIKOLAJENKO (LV) 1, Hayden HALL (SLD) 2, Joseph TUCKER (SLD) 3.
7 Yrs: Ben JAMES (ALX) 1, Zak BURGESS (WTK) 2, Joseph CONNOLLY (CHC) 3.
8 Yrs: Tipene KENNEDY (KAP) 1, Thomas TUCKER (SLD) 2, Jake EARNEST (MR) 3.
9 Yrs: Daniel BUTTERWORTH (RO) 1, Ashton STOCKER (CHC) 2, Byrin NIKOLAJENKO (LV) 3.
10 Yrs: Jack KEOWN (CHC) 1, Guy JOHNSTON (POA) 2, Daniel MELTZER (KAI) 3.
11 Yrs: Cody WAREHAM (CHC) 1, Dylan BELLE (PAK) 2, Nicholas DANIELS (RAN) 3.
12 Yrs: Logan CLARKE (NN) 1, Duncan SUTHERLAND (ALX) 2, Oliver GILMOUR (DN) 3.
13 Yrs: Liam GOODWIN (KAI) 1, Bailey DAVIS (PAK) 2, Matthew BERRY (WTK) 3.
14 Yrs: Billy MEACLEM (CHC) 1, Connor MAHAN (NAC) 2, Isaac PULLEY (RAN) 3.
15 Yrs: Zeon MCNABB (TA) 1, Jarod HAURAKI-TUMU (RAN) 2, Kyle RUTHERFORD (DN) 3.
16 Yrs: Max MACREADY (NH) 1, Campbell PRYCE (NH) 2, Hamish BURROW (DN) 3.
Junior Men: Cayleb MARTIN (CHC) 1, James WALTER (CB) 2, Trevor MACKIE (CHC) 3.
40+ Male: Aaron HOOPER (CHC) 1, Stephen COOMBES (HVT) 2, Warren BOGGISS (HN) 3.
Elite Men: Daniel FRANKS (NAC) 1, Trent JONES (KAI) 2, Matthew DAVIES (CHC) 3.
11-29 Yrs: Ben WALTER (CB) 1, Campbell PRYCE (NH) 2, Hamish BURROW (DN) 3. 40-44: Richie MCLACHLAN (PAK) 1, Aaron HOOPER (CHC) 2, Dion EARNEST (MR) 3.
45-49: Craig MADSEN (TG) 1, George HATZIS (DN) 2, Terry FINNERTY (DN) 3.
50+: Roy LEANING (NAC) 1, Brian POPE (SLD) 2, Lee OHLSON (NAC) 3.
7 & Under: Sacha EARNEST (MR) 1, Brooke KEATES (RAN) 2, Lauren CLARK (KAI) 3.
8-9 yrs: Amy REDDISH (KAI) 1, Brooke KEOWN (CHC) 2, Olivia KEACH (DN) 3.
10-11 yrs: Ella HANSEN (RAN) 1, Kayla MELTZER (KAI) 2, Ruby LAIDLAW (SLD) 3.
12-13 yrs: Jessie SMITH (GS) 1, Kasey THOMPSON-DELANY (KAP) 2, Jordan TAYLOR (RAN) 3.
14-15 yrs: Rayner JACKSON (NAC) 1, Chelsea DAVIS (PAK) 2, Grace FINNERTY (DN) 3.
16+ yrs: Tahlia HANSEN (RAN) 1, Shannon ALEXANDER (CHC) 2, Grace CAMPBELL (NP) 3.
11-29 yrs: Tahlia HANSEN (RAN) 1, Abbey PAYNE (CHC) 2, Sally DAVIES (NN) 3.
30+ yrs: Leah BELLE (PAK) 1, Christina FREEMAN (NAC) 2, Sandra BROMWICH (CB) 3.
Superclass - Mixed: Cayleb Martin (CHC) 1, Matthew Davies (CHC) 2, Daniel Franks (NAC) 3, Trent Jones (KAI) 4, Max Macready (NH) 5, Brady Jones (NN) 6, Josef Winders (SLD) 7, Trevor Mackie (CHC) 8.


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