After another two recent first place finishes at the 2017 UCI BMX Championships in Rock Hill USA, our Year 7 National BMX Champion Thomas Tucker now holds six world titles, 5th time World Champion for 20″ wheel, and 1st time World Champion for 24″ wheel.
We congratulate Thomas on this significant achievement. The BMX Australia website said the following about Thomas’ success:
“Reigning national champion, Pine Rivers BMX club rider Thomas Tucker, managed to continue his 2017 form and take out top spot in the 12 & under boy’s cruiser event. One of the country’s most promising young talents, Tucker is a consistently exceptional performer in both the 20” and cruiser class. At last year’s world championships in Columbia, Tucker finished sixth in the cruiser event in what can now be only seen as a building block towards his world title in Rock Hill.”
Thomas Tucker claimed the W1 plates, demonstrating his dominance, and claiming the 12yrs boy’s class to secure his sixth world title. Progressing throughout the day without dropping a race, Tucker’s performance in the final was a sight to see, as the Pine Rivers BMX club rider finished with a staggering distance between himself and the rest of the competition.
“I chose gate four, just trying to get the best line into the first corner to make sure I was out front and then went as hard as I could,” Tucker said.
Tucker is definitely a rider to follow closely over the coming years. His speed, intelligence and overall work ethic could see him progress to become one of the country’s top future Olympic prospects.
“Leading into the week I trained as hard as I could, put everything in I had and it all worked out well.”