VIS athlete, Bodi Turner, narrowly missed out on a podium finish after finishing 4th at the first UCI BMX Supercross World Cup of the year in Papendal, Netherlands.
Turner gave an impressive performance as the highest placing Australian in the competition, ahead of 5th placed Australian National Elite Men’s Champion, Kai Sakakibara, with a time of 37.091. Less than a second separated Turner from gold medallist Sylvain Andre, who finished with a time of 36.301.
Turner’s success signals a return to form, following his 20th place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
VIS rider, Brandon Te Hiko, gave an admirable performance finishing 41st overall, following a tough Australian team qualification period in late 2016 for the 19-year old.
The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup continues this weekend in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.
Photo: Craig Dutton