Local rider headed to world BMX finals

Former Ridge Meadows BMX Club member Tory Nyhaug is hoping to grab a world title this weekend in  Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of Canada’s team at the 2011 UCI BMX World Championships.

Ranked seventh in the world entering these Worlds, Nyhaug has had much success on the UCI SuperCross tour this season, stepping on the podium in the time trials Superfinal at the opening SuperCross of the season in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, in addition to his win at the Canadian Open and his second place at the 2011 European Championships

Nyhaug, a multiple World Champion in various age groups, is back at the UCI World Championships after missing last year’s event due to a ruptured spleen suffered while in a training session at the 2010 Worlds.

Riders from 38 nations will attack the 345-meter track designed by Tom Ritzenthaler.

The Canadian team is led by Adam Muys, BMX head coach for the Canadian Cycling Association.

BMX World Championships racing starts today (Friday) with the time trial finals, and ends on Saturday with the much anticipated SuperCross race.

• For more information, visit www.bmxcopenhagen.dk/