Friday, September 22, 2017

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History is once again made. The ‪USA BMX Grand Nationals #GreatestRaceonEarth‬ sets a new record in the history books with 4,548 entries, from 46 states, 14 countries, an amazing 747 motos. Making it the biggest race on the planet!

Joris Daudet, Sam Willoughby and American Connor Fields were locked in a three-way battle heading into the USA BMX title but Daudet delivered when it counted, with Willoughby finishing second and Fields third. Aussie Rio Olympic hopefuls Anthony Dean and Bodi Turner also made it into the main event finishing 4th and 6th respectively.

In the Pro Women’s race, American Olympian Alise Post claimed the title after winning two of the three main event finals, while Buchanan won one of the 3 finals the overall points tally placed her on the podium in second, Australian Lauren Reynolds was third in what was a great day for the Aussies.

“Every year I love coming to the USA BMX Grand Nationals. I missed the event last year and really missed not being there. I go into every race with my sights set on doing my best and beating me and my personal best.

The grands experience is so much more than just the racing. It is one of my favorite events on the calendar. Its the same weekend as thanksgiving in America. The grands is about family, sponsors and the bmx community. Every year we have a big thanksgiving dinner at the track and with extended family.’

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The final round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series #CrownTheChamp took place in Rockhill South Carolina over the weekend.
The 2015 season for me kicked off with a bang winning the first round in Manchester England. Throughout the 5 stops of the World Cup series the riders where challenged with huge winds and storms at 60% of the rounds making it a physically and mentally challenging season.

The weather throughout the series saw all the riders step up to the plate and deliver performances unseen throughout past seasons. The rain refused to let up in Rock Hill South Carolina USA for the last stop of the series throughout the entire race program, but once again the multi million-dollar track demonstrated what money can buy, holding up remarkably in the deluge to deliver world class racing much to the delight of the brave fans in attendance and the massive number of live viewers. World Championships at that track in 2017 will be fabulous!

My highlights of the season were definitely winning back to back World Cups in Manchester England and the atmosphere and love of bmx that the South American fans brought to the Argentina World Cup stop.

The low point of my season for me was crashing out in the semi-final at the Sweden World Cup.

Rounding out the final series in Rockhill South Carolina saw more bad weather with 5 days of rain. I really wanted to perform at the last round and get on the podium.

I felt the best I had all year winning all my mottos and beating the current World Champion in the semi-final. In the final it was bar to bar competition down the first straight. The Olympic Champion Mariana Pajon and Alise Post came together in the first turn causing a crash. I tried to get out in front and out of trouble like I had been all night but ended up rounding out the final in 6th position and taking the overall 4th place in the World Cup series.

I’m excited for the 2016 season as I feel I have room to improve on this season and it’s only up towards to the Olympics #RoadToRio”

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The Supercross party moved to Santiago Del Estero Argentina for the fifth round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series.

Always a favourite with the competitors, the grandstands were overflowing and the huge and vocal crowd lent a very party like atmosphere to the event! This year the track had a few upgrades and was even faster and more flowing than previous years.

Under perfect weather conditions, it came down to the riders themselves to perform at their best in front of the raucous crowd, all the while coming to grips with a track that has seen changes to the second and third straight.
It was a return to form for Buchanan. In the Superfinal Time Trial Buchanan finished second to edge out Felecia Stancil (USA) by 0.445 seconds with the result setting up a clash with crowd favorite and reigning Olympic Champion Mariana Pajon, with the Colombian getting the better of Buchanan by 0.53 seconds.

On race day although the outdoor conditions were a little windy, everyone welcomed the comparatively calmer conditions after the wet and wild World Championships in Belgium and the wet and even windier conditions for the World Cup in Sweden when racing was continually halted when wind speeds pushed to over 50 kilometers an hour.

The final was made up of the whos’s who of elite women’s BMX. Buchanan drew a wide lane but was quick out of the gate to go into the first corner in a good position but high enough for Post of the USA to come underneath and edge out Buchanan for the third spot. Although Buchanan fought all the way to the finish line she missed out on a podium spot by just 0.113 seconds.

The finish line result was:
Pajon (COL), Hernandez (VEN), Post (USA), Buchanan (AUS), Crain (USA) Walker (NZ), Smulders (NED) and Reynolds (AUS)

“I love this new remodeled track, they have built up the turns and really beefed up a lot of the straights which has made it more technical so it’s fun,” Buchanan said.

“The fans here are wild, so it makes it one of the most enjoyable stops for us riders.”

“There are no easy races anymore, there are solid battles amongst the elite women. No one backs down anymore.”

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BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Silver lining amidst wild weather for Buchanan!
Australian golden girl Caroline Buchanan has won the silver medal in the elite women’s event on a rain and windswept track at the UCI BMX World Championships in Zolder, Belgium on Saturday.

Buchanan stayed upright in a wild women’s final but Australia’s elite men were not as lucky, Olympic silver medallist and defending world champion Sam Willoughby taken out by Swiss rider David Graf at the head of the field in a men’s final where compatriot Anthony Dean also hit the bitumen.

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The event was thrown into chaos earlier on the final day when the serious weather warnings forced officials to make major changes to the format and schedule of competition.

Racing was brought forward several hours with some stages cut out of the pathway to the finals as officials worked feverishly to push the event through to a fair and safe conclusion. All event starts were also moved from the 8m supercross start hill to the 5m hill used by the age group challenge classes.

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Buchanan could not recall racing in such tough conditions at this level and said it was a challenging day for every rider.

“This is by far the toughest conditions we’ve raced in for a world champs,” Buchanan said.

“It was absolutely nuts. From the time we woke up this morning I was cool, calm and collected. I was actually about to pop up the laptop, put Kardashians on in bed and call my mum, then the next minute we got the call to say racing’s been pushed forward about five hours, we’re not racing the big hill, rain’s coming in, we’re going to have one warm up lap on the small hill. It was crazy.
“We’ve never had that at a world championships. Most of the time racing’s postponed if it’s like this at a world title but they just pushed us through and no one was prepared for it.”

Wild weather and nail biting racing aside, Buchanan was over the moon to have made it onto the podium at another world championships, finishing only behind Venezuela’s Stefany Hernandez.

“Coming into the final (Olympic and world champion) Marian Pajon, she was out, I had really good lane selection,” Buchanan said.

“To cross the line in second I’m just really stoked to do that for Australia and myself.

“I really wanted to win today and get the rainbow stripes (awarded to the world champion) but at this level and in this craziness it could have gone the other direction so I’m stoked to pull it together.”

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Australia’s high performance team, including Willoughby, Dean and Buchanan have a mini-break in Europe next week before they go into camp in the Netherlands on Thursday ahead of the next round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Engelholm, Sweden on August 15-16.
News Article By BMX Australia

 

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BUCHANAN BATTLES IN HOLLAND

Caroline Buchanan battled to hold onto the series leader red plate at stop 2 of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series in Holland.

Buchanan continued her lead in the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series despite battling it out all weekend in the middle of the pack. The heavy travel and race schedule over the past 25 days saw Caroline compete at 2 World Cups, The Oceania Championships & National Championships, across 3 countries, 4 time zones & 6 days straight of travel time. The fatigue caught up with Caroline by this final leg of 4 weeks on the road and saw her bar to bar fighting for a spot in the final.

The European weather put on a show with amazing sunny summer conditions for the finals as the riders battled not only for World Cup series points, but all important Olympic qualification points as well.

In the elite women’s final the current world champion and Olympic gold medallist, Mariana Pajon (COL) won with a solid lead ahead of Felicia Stencil (USA) and Stefany Hernandez (VEN).
Caroline crossed the line in 4th position.

“Riding against the best girls in the world doesn’t get any easier. With Olympics closing in less than 550 days away, all the countries are stepping up their game.”

“I am not a racer that is used to battling it out in the pack but this weekend taught me how quickly fatigue can catch up with you and a really good lesson about riding through the hard days, persavering and holding onto as many crutial points as possible.”

“The amazing support from the BMX High Performance Unit, my coach Wade Bootes and boyfriend @barrryNobles95 has me in positive spirits looking forward to the upcoming World Championships.”

Onto the next 🙂

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BUCHANAN GOLDEN GIRL IN WORLD CUP OPENER

The Queen of BMX Caroline Buchanan has started off the international season with a statement of intent after a stunning victory in the first round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series in Manchester.

Buchanan continued her love affair with the tight indoor track, having also won the race last year, as she started the defence or her world cup series crown in the most ideal way. Edging out America’s National Champion Alise Post to win with Stefany Hernandez (VEN) in third. Post finished in second with current world champion and Olympic gold medallist, Mariana Pajon (COL) in fourth place.

The enthralled and vocal Manchester crowd was treated to spectacular racing throughout the day as the riders battled not only for world cup series points, but all important Olympic qualification points as well.

In an elite women’s final that read like a who’s who of women’s BMX, it was Buchanan who flew out of the gate from lane five to grab the hole shot and a lead she would never relinquish, the ultimate reward for a gruelling pre season.

“I feel really good, you feel like this caged tiger in the off season and your just training, training, training, so it’s so good to get back on the world cup circuit and hold it in until the final and then unleash that mongrel,” Buchanan said.

“The girls are racing so tight right now, there is a solid top five so anyone can win on the day and it’s a great challenge and I’m just happy to be here.

“I’m so stoked to take the win and kick off the series with a bang.”

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LIVE ON THE TODAY SHOW
Caroline Buchanan talks about her new collaboration signature product with Dk Bicycles.
Nano Balance Bike for 2-5 year olds.

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Caroline Buchanan TV Show on Fox Sports

Watch it live or set to record… 5pm – 6pm Friday 19th December (Fox Sport 2 Australia AEDT.)
Will be playing an hour TV show package of my 2014 World Cup winning year. The highs, the lows, unseen footage, lifestyle, training and behind the scenes.

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Brought to you by Monster Headphones and Subaru Motors

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BUCHANAN On Air – Video Series | Episode 8
Securing the BMX World Cup Title

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It’s come to the end of the 2014 BMX World Cup Season. Manchester, Holland, Berlin, Argentina & the final stop this past weekend in Chula Vista California.

2014 has been a very successful season for me, winning…
– The Australian National BMX Series
– The Australian National BMX Championships
– The Oceania BMX Championships
– Crankworx Pumptrack Mountain Bike event
– 2 stops of the BMX World Cup rounds (Manchester & Berlin) &
Multiple other podiums around the globe.

I knew coming into the final round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series that I would need to have a solid result and it would be a close battle between Laura Smulders and myself to #CrownTheChamp.
During the time trials I lost my rhythm and rode a bull through the third straight, qualifying me with second lane choice for the first heat of race day.
Qualifying through the heats and the semi final I drew an outside lane. On the gate for the final coming out of lane seven I knew I would need a solid start and to come out strong down the large Chula Vista first straight. Chula is one of the most challenging courses of the series. The London Olympic replica track is big, fast and wide open. I got out strong coming in even with Alise Post and Mariana Pajon into the first turn. Sitting in third and pulling up speed down the second straight and gaining on Alise Post, she bobbled down the third straight and I passed her to take second place in the final behind Olympic Champion Mariana Pajon.

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Finishing off the season with a podium result and securing the overall Elite Womens BMX World Cup Series Champion title, is the greatest way to tick off my major goal for 2014 and end the year on a high. I am so happy, proud and thankful for everyone’s support! My coach Wade Bootes who helped me every race to get across that line and claim the overall, my support network, Luke Madill, Barry Nobles, family, sponsors & Sharon Payne for my media promotion.
Next Stop is South Carolina for a USA National and Columbia.

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BUCHANAN On Air – Episode 7

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Argentina UCI BMX Supercross World Cup
Everything the other riders had said about the vibe at a South American World Cup
is true! The crowd at Santiago del Estero were amazing, the track very fast and
wide open making for great racing and passing.

After settling in having a bit of a sight see around the city I headed off to a local
children’s hospital to give out lots of activity and colouring in books and pencils along
with a DK bike. The kids were happy with the diversion in their day and I was truly
humbled by their courage and smiles when dealing with so many illnesses and injuries.

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Being ranked in the top eight certainly has its advantages with not having to go through the
three qualification motos and straight into the time trial Superfinal. I settled in and concentrated on doing well in the Time Trial and was happy to come away with second place behind Mariana Pajon.

Day two racing, I progressed through the motos into the semi final. Our semifinal could well have been a World Champs final with the likes of Mariana Pajon, Steffie Hernandez, Simone Christensen, Brooke Crain. Into the finals I drew an outside lane and had a slightly bad gate. All week I was feeling tired and a little off. My reaction was slower than normal and I got cut off down the ramp and spat back to 7th. Not happy with the result but every racer has their good days and their bad.

Next race is the final World Cup for the year in Chula Vista California at the end of September.
I am pleased to say I am still holding on to the World Cup series leader plate with one World Cup to go!

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BUCHANAN On Air Video Series

BMX Racing Behind The Scenes
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Nine days on the big wheels in Whistler for Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival 2014.
Overall it was such an amazing time in Canada. Competing in Crankworx last year I was hooked and had to come back to compete in the Aline, pump track and dual slalom events along with just enjoying riding my bike and having the biggest smile flowing down the mountain.

The week kicked off where I knew it would, knowing that I would be out of my depths fitness wise on the 5 minute downhill Aline course. I just had fun with it and mentally prepared for pump track the following night.

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Last year it was a solid battle between myself and 2008 BMX Olympic bronze medallist Jill Kintner for the top 2 positions. Last year she beat me by the slightest time differential and this year I knew I had to come in with some more heat to win.
I was off the brakes in the turns, practiced making sure I was clipped in off the start and went on to take the win in the semi final and in both final laps.
It was amazing to not only win the Rockshox Ultimate Pump Track Challenge but to also have my partner and team mate @BarryNobles95 take the win in the men’s pump track event. It was quite the fairy tale night for both of us.

Backing up that amazing night with the Crankworx Dual Slalom event the following day I won the first run on the left hand course with my time differential in front of Anneke Beerten. Crossing the finish line winning the semi final on the right hand dual slalom course I knew that I had missed the very last flag on the course and would not progress through. I got disqualified from progressing into the final to meet Jill and battled it out for the overall third position in Dual Slalom.

Whistler is by far my favorite place in the world to ride and relax. Until next year, thank you to Airborne Bicycles for a great week of smiles, good times with friends, the best riding and 2 podiums.

Next stop North Carolina for the Rockhill Supercross BMX track opening race, then Louisville for a USA BMX National and then onto Argentina for the next UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.

Watch the Dual Slalom Crankworx Course below:

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BUCHANAN On Air – Episode 5
BMX World Championships Highs/Lows & Next Gen

Catch the action from the 2014 BMX World Championships as Caroline Buchanan claimed a silver medal in the time trial
and aimed to defend her BMX World Title but crashed out early in racing.

See the BUCHANAN Next Gen Girls Mikayla Rose & Paige Harding take on the World.
Paige placing 7th in the final and Mikayla finishing up 9th in the world.
Caroline remains in the lead in the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series with the next stop bringing you all to Argentina.

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Ahoy Arena Rottordam hosted the largest BMX World Championships to date, pulling large crowds and BMX riders from all over the globe.
The track builders did their best job with the very small arena and room they had. However, I am looking forward to next years worlds being back out on a wide open outdoor track where the Australian BMX High Performance team trained on the 2015 BMX World Championships track in Zolder Belgium prior to arriving in Holland.
With the speeds that the elite riders are hitting now on the track it is becoming more and more dangerous putting major races especially a World Championship events indoors.
I started off the weekend finding a NewZealand riders stolen bike on the streets of Rottordam with Barry Nobles. When questioning a guy awkwardly riding a carbon Redline race bike if he raced and his reply was no and that he bought it online for 200 euro 3 days ago. We knew then that the bike was stolen and that we should buy it back on off him to return it to its owner.
Buying the bike back for 220 euro we returned it safe to its owner the day before racing.

Time Trial day I had the track dialed and was hoping to add another rainbow jersey to the wall. Crossing the line just 0.02 seconds off Laura Smulders I was happy to win the silver medal but was kicking myself knowing that I had lunged a little too early at the line and that was the difference.

Racing on Sunday stated off well qualifying through the first 2 heats. Lining up on the start gate for the 3rd heat it felt just like any other race. Same mindset, same checklist and process and was focussed on qualifying through to the quarter final and building up the momentum for the final.

Coming off the start ramp I over jumped the first jump missing the landing and throwing in a panic pedal right before the lip of the next jump. Going up the take off of the triple into the first turn I felt myself take off the lip wrong and my front end of the bike nose diving in the landing. Everything happened so fast and next thing I knew I had come up short, my bars had slid forward and blown my hand off the handle bars, trying to ride of out it but hitting the ground hard. Laying on the bricks in the first turn sore and sorry for myself I went into some shock and my mind spinning about how I was going to overcome this and could I still keep racing.
Strapping my wrist, pain killers and ice. I reset before the quarter final wanting to prove to myself no crash or anything would stop me from defending my World Title.
Adrenaline was running high, proving powerful as I had a dominant win in the quarterfinal.
Waves of nausea, blurring up, dizziness, headache and soreness really started setting in prior to the semi final. I ended up 5th in the semi riding timid and not myself. Finishing up 9th in the World I was disappointed about how the day panned out.

Keeping my head held high and many more lessons learnt.

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So proud of the Buchanan Next Gen girls for how they raced and all that they experienced. Paige Harding finished 7th in her final of 11 year girls and Mikayla Rose came 5th in her semi-final of 14 year girls. Many thanks to all our supporters and sponsors out there that made their trip to World Champs possible. The experience, atmosphere, racing and knowledge gained for them was priceless and will stand them in good stead for all future events.
Next race is Crankwrox in Whistler for Mountain Biking and from there the next World Cup in Argentina.

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BUCHANAN On Air – Ep 4

Berlin Touristing and Winning

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UCI BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CUP WIN BERLIN

RESULTS
Time Trial = #1st Place
Racing = #1st Place
Series = Elite Women World Cup Series Leader

Round 3 of the BMX Supercross World Cup series saw the progression of BMX to a new level. Weather viewed good or bad, the track was challenging to race and allowed no room for error and I believe really showed the true all round best riders who can ride their bike well.
To be good on this Berlin track which was remodeled by Elite Trax after the Redbull Revolution mens event last year had many new elements especially for the women.
Hip jumps, cross over jumps, brick jumps, wood lips & transitions, steep dirt jump style transitions and a variety of shaped corners.
Coming off the back of 2 wins for myself in the European National League events I was feeling very comfortable on my bike.
In the lead up to this world cup the Australian High Performance team got some crucial extra time on the track. Where I was able to test the full limits of the track away from the event and find out what passing maneuvers would be possible.

Time Trial: Has always been a strength of mine. I enjoy racing the clock and racing to beat myself and get the winning time. I won the time trial event by a full second giving me a clear lead & qualifying to the number 1 spot heading into the following race day.

Race Day: I won all of my heats seeding me fastest for the semi final. I really wanted to clear up the mistakes that I made in Holland at the last World Cup and be dominant and in control all day. Pushing myself in the semi final all the way to the line knowing that It was going to be a battle of the times with myself and Olympic Champion Mariana Pajon for the top time & 1st lane pick in the final. I gave it my all only 1 tenth of a second behind.
Mariana had 1st lane pick for the final taking lane 1 the inside advantage an myself in lane 2.
I had 3 passing maneuvers ready in my race plan to action if I was behind and needing to make a pass. Mariana got the hole shot on me down the first straight and I was calm and ready to attack at any point I knew I could. It came down the last corner and I saw that she had taken the race line and that it was my opportunity to go for that pass. It was a very flat slippery brick turn and I knew that my 4cross mountain bike skills would help me pull it off. I went for it, all of nothing and made the pass with one straight to go fighting all the way to the line.

Winning the World Cup in Berlin was very emotional trying to separate being a human being and athlete on the day. I was having personal issues leading into that event. I was emotional and relieved proving to myself that I can perform in a bad headspace, no sleep and prevail. Adversity you are my friend 🙂
Next stop defending my BMX World Championship title in Holland.

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Click below for the video of the time trial:
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BUCHANAN ON AIR – Episode 3

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This past weekend saw a historic moment in BMX with the first UCI BMX Supercross World Cup heldduring storms.
In the past the World Cup circuit has been quite lucky with the rain however mother nature was not so kind in Holland with multiple days of rain and bad weather.
The show went on and proved to be very challenging for all the riders dealing with the elements, time delays, high winds, muddy track and a slippery start gate.

Off the back of a very successful start to the year for me winning the first World Cup round in Manchester, the Oceania Championships & Australian National Championships all within the space of 23 days. I came into the Holland World Cup feeling a little flat from the tight turn around from AUS to Europe to AUS & back to Europe.

I won the time trail event on Saturday seeding me as fastest qualifier coming into racing and putting me ontop of the podium.

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Sundays racing was a challenge start to finish. Dealing with the elements and trying to save some gas in the tank for the final. I did not feel like myself out there. In the final I had a great start getting out in front over the first jump and moving across on the Olympic Champion Mariana Pajon putting her out of podium contention. Sitting in 3rd position around the track I was lining up my speed to rail around the last corner and made a mistake by leaving the inside open on the last corner where Stefany Hernendez came up the inside of me and we fought to the line with an anxiously awaited photo finish for 3rd and 4th positions.
Seeing my name come up as 4th position, I was disappointed in myself for leaving the inside open on that last corner and it costing me a spot on the podium. Walking away from this race with lessons learnt, a positive attitude and hungry to be fresh and ready for the next World Cup.

I remain ahead in points holding onto the #1 red plate & leading the World Cup series coming into the 3rd stop of the World Cup circuit in Berlin.

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BUCHANAN On Air | Episode 2
Take an in depth track walk with me as I recap my Manchester BMX World Cup win!
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WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS
Master Class on BMX with Luke Madill & Caroline Buchanan

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We are off and racing, with stop one of the BMX World Cup tour done and dusted. This past weekend the British National Cycling Center hosted the first stop of the World Cup series in Manchester England. The Britts sure do know how to put on a great show with their amazing facility and sold out crowds. It was a race that impressed on all levels and set the bench mark for the BMX Supercross series.

After having a break from the BMX World Cup circuit in 2013 and focussing on mountain biking and three world titles. It was a strange but refreshing feeling to be making a comeback on the scene. An added bonus to the weekend of racing saw the inclusion of an equal prize money payout for both the men and women by UK Sport, British Cycling and Manchester City Council. This brought a huge smile to my face seeing the progression of support for women in sport and positive steps towards gender equality. With lots of positive feedback I hope that this has set a precident for not only the rest of the stops on the World Cup circuit but also for other sports around the globe.
There are multiple new rules and formats on the circuit this year that added to the excitement of the racing. I qualified through the heats with the fastest lap times on Friday putting myself in a good mindset for Saturdays racing.

Some days as an athlete you find you are battling yourself rather than your competitors. I started practice and the quarterfinals on Saturday battling my emotions and my mind. Making multiple mistakes every lap. Taking myself away from the arena and refocussing my mindset and emotions I came back into the semi final ready to better my best and knowing that if I could overcome my mind and battling myself out there that I will win.

I set the fastest lap time with no mistakes in the semi final, placing me with first lane pic and on the inside lane for the final. Again I channeled the energy and performed, putting together a great lap crossing the line with a huge smile on my face.

Click below to watch the final:

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This is exactly why I love BMX, because winning is never easy and it still challenges me.
It was amazing to have my grandmother from Wales supporting me at the event and for her to celebrate the win with me.

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The next stop is back on a plane to Australia for the Australian BMX National Champions and Oceania Continental Championships later in the month..

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In the modern era, being the complete professional package as an athlete is key.

Having government, industry and corporate backing and sponsorship is what keeps us athletes in top condition and flying the flags for our countries.

Caroline Buchanan is not only a 5 time World Champion across multiple cycling disciplines of BMX and 4X Mountain Biking, she is also no slouch at  down hill mountain biking having finished 5th at last years’ down Hill World Championships.

She is a true professional and business woman, who gives back to the sport, is a role model and huge supporter of women in sport.

Her drive and ambition to succeed on and off the track has made her at the age of 23 not only a very successful athlete winning many prestigious awards like.

– 2013 Australian Athlete Of The Year

– 2013 Australian Cyclist Of The Year

– 2013 Finalist Young Australian Of The Year

and many more but a well known and respected person in her own right.

Her passion to think outside the box, step off the path and create her own trail has made her very successful with a bright future ahead.

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Episode 1  –   Up Close & Personal

Get up close & personal with me as I prepare for the 2014 season!

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BUCHANAN On Air – Video Series

9 action packed episodes chasing me around the globe to each stop of the BMX World Cup Series and the BMX World Championships.

Its a first of its kind bringing you the behind the scenes and personal look at the UCI BMX Supercross action at your fingertips.

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This past weekend saw the National BMX Series move to the Westside track in Perth Western Australia for rounds 3 and 4. Race conditions were perfect on both days and as Westside is one of the most technical tracks in the series, racing was fast and furious.  Putting the pre season training into action I took the win on both days. We are fortunate in Australia, just coming out of summer and our main Nationals racing season. I’m feeling really well prepared heading off to Manchester in a few weeks for the first round of the World Cup BMX Supercross Series, before coming back to Australia at the end of April for National Championships in Shepparton Victoria.

Thanks to the DK family for a great week away with the team and a big congratulations to my little shredder BUCHANAN Next Gen rider Mikayla Rose, who won the 14yr old girls class both days of the national rounds and is also leading the national series!

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Click here to watch the final – http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gWFQBaQ6JIQ

 

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Caroline Buchanan taking a stand against bullying & violence
National Day Of Action Against Bullying & Violence
“I was bullied about my big butt & now its my powerhouse that’s taken me all the way to the Olympic Games”

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Testing out my new Stealth Electric Bike at Stromlo Forest Park Canberra.

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BUCHANAN On Air    |   Video Series Teaser

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9 episode video series following me to the 2014 BMX Supercross World Cup Series and the BMX World Championships.
Up close and personal bringing you the International BMX action!
Release Dates:
Teaser: 6th March
Episode 1: Up close and personal Australia:  31st March
Episdoe 2: Manchester World Cup:  30th April
Episode 3: Holland World Cup:  31st May
Episode 4: Berlin World Cup: 30th June
Episode 5: Pre World Championships Teaser: 31st July
Episode 6: BMX World Championships Holland: 30th August
Episode 7: Argentina World Cup: 30th September
Episode 8: Pre Chula Vista USA Teaser: 19th September
Episode 9: End of Season wrap USA World Cup: 31st October

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CAROLINE BUCHANAN, DOWNHILL BIKE BLAZING

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