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BC’s Top BMX Riders Vie For Canadian Championship Titles

Photo by Guy Napert-Frenette/Cycling Canada.
Photo by Guy Napert-Frenette/Cycling Canada.


From Cycling Canada:

(Ottawa, ON – September 30, 2014) Drummondville is ready and set to host the 2014 Canadian BMX Championships this upcoming weekend, October 3-5.

Canada’s top BMXers will go shoulder to shoulder in exciting races with the ultimate goal to be crowned Canadian Champion, and receive the coveted Red and White jersey.

In the men’s elite category, all eyes will be turned on Canada’s Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam, BC, who will aim to extend his streak of Canadian titles at the event. Nyhaug is undefeated at Canadian Championships, both in the junior and elite categories. He won the last six Canadian Championships titles at the event.

Nyhaug has enjoyed his career best international season in 2014 at the BMX SuperCross World Cup level, notably winning the silver medal at the 2014 BMX World Championships.

Competition will come from a rising group of BMXers, including Jim Brown of Airdrie, AB, who posted his career best international result with a 16th place at the Supercross in Argentina. A large group of bmxers, such as James Palmer of North Vancouver, BC, who finished second at the event in 2013, Brandon Reid of Victoria, BC, Mischa Partridge of Duncan, BC, and Corey Walsh of Ayr, ON among others will also be looking to dislodged Nyhaug from the top.

In the Elite women, Amelia Walsh of Ayr, ON will be looking to defend her title from 2013. Walsh participated at most of the UCI BMX SuperCross World Cup this season and showed consistency throughout the season. Strong competition should come from youngster twin sisters Eliane and Morgan McAdam of Calgary, AB, both racing in the Elite category for the first time. The two McAdam’s dominated the junior category of the Canada Cup Series and the junior race at the Canadian Championships for the last two years.

Daina Tuchscherer of Airdrie, AB will be taking advantage of the wide open junior women category. Tuchscherer impressed many among the cycling world by riding in the sixth place of the Time Trial SuperFinals at the 2014 BMX Worlds this year and the eighth place in the BMX Main Event. Tuchscherer will receive fierce competition from other young women, including Drew Mechielsen of Langley, BC, who raced some SuperCross World Cups for Canada in 2014, including a Top 20 performance in Argentina.

In the junior men, two riders had the chance to represent Canada on the World stage in 2014, including Tanner Vandenhoven of Didsbury, AB being the sole Canadian in the category at the BMX World Championships. Hayden Mechielsen of Langley, BC who took part in two SuperCross World Cup, will also be racing this weekend. Jared Ennis won the junior men title in 2013.

Alex Tougas of Pitt Meadows, BC, the reigning World Champion in the Boys 16 category, will also be racing the event. Tougas will be proudly displaying his W1 bike plate, awarded to the World Champion. Avriana Hebert of St-Albert, AB also won the World Title and the W1 plate in the Girls 14 at the World Championships.

The event is organized by the Club de BMX St-Charles-de-Drummond in collaboration with the Federation Québécoise des sports cyclistes (FQSC) on a revamped track. Some Canadian riders had a chance to race on the track as the club also hosted a set of BMX Canada Cup races in August.

Competition begins on Friday night with the Time Trials for the Elite and Junior categories. BMX motos and Main events will be presented on Saturday. On Sunday, the 2014 BMX Canada Cup will come to an end, crowning Canada’s top riders of the developmental domestic series.

Registration is opened until October 2, 2014 and can be done online at No One-Day UCI licence will be issued, and no on-site registration will be accepted.



October 3

11am-2:30pm: Track Open for training (see specific schedule published in Technical Guide)

3:30pm: Time Trial qualifications

4:30pm: Canadian BMX Time Trial Championships


October 4

9:30am-12pm: Track Open for training (see specific schedule published in Technical Guide)

12pm: Canadian BMX Championships (moto scheduled to be posted on-site)


October 5

9am-11am: Track Open for training (see specific schedule)

11am: Canada Cup Finals