Victorian Institute of Sport

Fletcher causes upset in Launceston

Monday, 29 October 2018

VIS’ Hayden Fletcher was too good in the men’s Superclass BMX event, lunging for the line to defeat fellow Victorian Max Carins at the Launceston BMX Club last weekend.

Fletcher says that the victory has made him hungry for more and wants to return to the top-flight of Aussie competition. 

“Today, I just had to stay away from the soft parts of the track after this morning’s rain and get a good gate in the final. I didn’t get a good gate, but I stayed out of the mud which helped,” Fletcher said.  

“I’ve been a bit off the last couple of years, haven’t really done anything great. I am just trying to build the engine now for 2019 and see what happens there. Next year’s National Champs are in Shepparton, near my home town, so hopefully I can do alright there and try and qualify for the World Championships.”

“Today was a step in the right direction.” He said.

Meanwhile, fellow VIS scholarship holder Brandon Te-Hiko got things done in Knox, taking out a double victory at the 'Knox Thunderdome' on the weekend, one of his victories included the main event; the men's Superclass race. 

"I was definitely happy to produce consistent laps with a tough group of competitors." He took to his social media accounts. 

 

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