Launceston's BMX riders return from a top Victorian BMX State Championships

Launceston riders have returned from the Victorian BMX State Championships exhibiting their state pride.

Former top-ranked Australian Pat O’Callaghan led the island charge in a series of strong results. 

The veteran contesting in the 50+age, 24-inch class, along with Sam Wells and Bob McLean in the 20-inch class, all finished among the top eight at Shepparton.

They brought home five plate wins for their performances over multiple heats, semi-finals and finals.

“Our expectations that at least one of us would come home with a plate but yeah, we probably done a bit more than what we should’ve actually,” Callaghan said.

“We’ve done quite well because it’s the first time those two have been over there. 

“So it was a good learning experience.”

Callaghan had previously made a comeback in 2010 after spending 14 years away from the sport.

Juniors Sarah O’Callaghan and Amy Bracken competed in the sprocket class.

TOP RIDE: Pat O'Callaghan headed the Launceston riders at the Victorian titles.

TOP RIDE: Pat O'Callaghan headed the Launceston riders at the Victorian titles.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop