BMX star Walker wins women's four cross

Franks marches through rounds to win men's race

Four cross racing followed after the dual slalom on Friday. Racers competed on the tight and challenging course that suddenly looked very narrow with four riders competing together, elbow to elbow and at speed.

Matt Walker and Daniel Franks set the pace through qualifying and the early elimination rounds, with high seeds Wyn Masters and Daniel Heads knocked out of contention for the major final in the semis.

Walker went on to win after a bold passing move on Franks in the first corner in the final, which stuck firmly and carried him through to the finish and men's national title. Mike Davis took home his second third place of the day.

The women's race provided a forum for BMX star Sarah Walker to show her power and speed. Never threatened during the heats, Walker won the final emphatically to add the women's national title to her list of accomplishments. Wellington rider Sarah Atkin impressed to take second ahead of Harper.

Full Results

Open women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sarah Walker  
2Sarah Atkin  
3Harriet Harper  
4Naomi Wilson  
Open men 1/4 final Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Franks  
2Richard Leacock  
3Scott McGregor  
4Dan McCombie  
Open men 1/4 final Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Heads  
2George Brannigan  
3Hayden McGregor  
4Reuben Miller  
Open men 1/4 final Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matt Walker  
2Mike Davis  
3Hayden Lee  
4Tom Matthews  
Open men 1/4 final Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wyn Masters  
2Jake Robinson  
3Scott Bedford  
4Russell Archer  
Open men semi final Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Franks  
2George Brannigan  
3Richard Leacock  
4Daniel Heads  
Open men semi final Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matt Walker  
2Mike Davis  
3Wyn Masters  
4Jake Robinson  
Open men finals
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matt Walker  
2Daniel Franks  
3Mike Davis  
4George Branniga  
5Wyn Masters  
6Richard Leacock  
7Daniel Heads  
8Jake Robinson  

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