Walker waltzes to title

Sarah Walker won the NZ BMX title yesterday. Photo / Supplied
Sarah Walker won the NZ BMX title yesterday. Photo / Supplied

London Olympic BMX medallist Sarah Walker enjoyed a successful final hit-out before she heads to Europe to kick-start her career.

Ten years after she first entered the elite grades, Walker won the New Zealand BMX title at Te Awamutu yesterday.

Walker was unblemished in winning all three motos to claim the title.

Gisborne's Nick Fox, who has raced successfully in USA in recent years, won the elite men's final.

"I was quite pleased with how today went. It has been 10 years since I first came into the elite class so it was nice to win the national title again after all that time," Walker said.

"It was really good racing. I had good battles with Rebecca in all three races."

Walker, who has been beset by injuries for the past few years, heads to Europe today where she will train with Rio Olympic medallist Laura Smulders at Papendal in the Netherlands which hosts the opening rounds of the UCI BMX World Cup Supercross next month.

- NZ Herald

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