Turner takes control at Crankworx

Bodi Turner has decimated the competition at his Crankworx competition debut in Whistler, Canada over the weekend.

 

The VIS scholarship holder made his presence known early on, causing a major upset to second-place Frenchman, Chaney Guennet, in the first round. Turner appeared unstoppable as he continued in fine form, defeating American Barry Nobles and New Zealander Michael Bias to clear himself a path into the final round. There, he faced first-placed American veteran Mitch Ropelato. Against the odds, Turner managed to take the win and snag his first-ever Crankworx win.

 

Post-win, Turner said the experience was overwhelming, making it a little hard for him to control his nerves.

 

"A lot of the stuff I practice for BMX racing, I was able to apply today to keep the nerves down and focus on my line. In BMX, you've got a bunch of people cutting you off, but in this one, it's just you." Turner said.

 

Meanwhile in France, VIS scholarship holder Lucas Hamilton and the Australian U23 team have commenced their campaign for the Tour de l’Avenir, the biggest U23 race of the season.

 

Denmark’s Kaspar Asgreen and Norway’s reigning world champion Kristoffer Halvorsen have largely dominated the first three stages of the Tour. It’s anticipated that Hamilton will make his move in the latter stages of the tour, which feature tough uphill finishes.

 

The 2017 Tour de l’Avenir is raced over nine stages and is undoubtedly the biggest event on the U23 racing calendar.

Image: Dan Falloon

Latest News

Scanlan ready to pick off targets in Tokyo

June 30th, 2020

Picking and packing apples alongside her dad in a Tynong orchard, 66 kilometres south east from Melbourne’s CBD, is not where you would expect to find a three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist preparing for her second Olympic Games

What has Kylie Andrew been up to during isolation?

June 25th, 2020

With the extra time that COVID-19 has presented, the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) Nutrition team has been able to conduct online cooking sessions and workshops in the comfort of the athletes’ own kitchens. It has also been an important time for athletes to gain a better understanding of their own bodies and energy needs due to the reduced and changed training conditions.

Olympians and community share Olympic Day celebrations

June 23rd, 2020

Australian Olympians and sports fans are celebrating Olympic Day today, with June 23rd marking the creation of the modern Olympic movement back in 1894.

Students inspired by VIS virtual school speaker program

June 19th, 2020

“Oh my god! What a once in a lifetime experience."

What has Sara Heasly been up to during isolation?

June 18th, 2020

​​With athlete wellbeing so important due to the unforeseen circumstances, the Victorian Institute of Sport Performance Lifestyle (PL) Team have had to ensure they're still able to provide all the support to athletes remotely. We caught up with PL adviser, Sara Heasly to see how she has been working with athletes remotely and what advice the team has been giving during these tough times.

See all our partners

VIS is proudly sponsored by