04.14.12 - TORY
NYHAUG GRABS SEVENTH PLACE IN SUPERCROSS AFTER CRASH
IN FINAL STRETCH
(Randaberg, NOR – April 14, 2012) BMX rider Tory
Nyhaug of Coquitlam, BC finished in seventh place in
the Supercross Finals on Saturday in Norway in a dramatic
final with two crashes, with one including Nyhaug meters
before the finish line.
Nyhaug was on his way to a third place, side by side
with Liam Phillips of Great Britain, and his first podium
on the UCI BMX Supercross Tour. Disaster struck in the
final stretch as Nyhaug crashed on the second last jump,
only meters before the finish line. Phillips collided
with Nyhaug as they were in the final portion of the
last turn, and both riders were propelled to the ground,
crashing hard at high speed.
“I am really happy about my positioning today,
and for the fact that I have been in two finals this
year. Of course I am a little bit bummed about the crash
in the final straight as it could have been my first
career podium,” said Nyhaug.
Nyhaug got up from the crash and finished the race,
and has not injured. Nyhaug will pursue Olympic preparations
Nyhaug easily qualified in the quarterfinals, winning
his round, and then went on to take the second place
in the semi-final to advance in the final showdown.
American rider Connor Fields, who posted the fastest
time in the time trials yesterday, went on to win his
third straight Supercross victory. So far in 2012, Fields
has not lost a Supercross race nor a Time Trial Superfinals
on the UCI BMX Supercross tour, and is enjoying tremendous
RESULTS – 2012 UCI BMX SUPERCROSS – RANDABERG,
1. FIELDS Connor (USA)
2. WILLOUGHBY Sam (AUS)
3. OQUENDO ZABALA Carlos Mario (COL)
4. CALEYRON Quentin (FRA)
5. KIRKHAM Brian (AUS)
6. PHILLIPS Liam (GBR)
7. NYHAUG Tory (CAN)
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