Caroline Buchanan back at her first race!

Photo Credit: CBuchanan68

Timing her road to Tokyo 2020, Buchanan leads Aussie trio in Indonesia.
Dual Olympian Caroline Buchanan has burst back onto the BMX racing stage over the weekend after finding the podium twice in her first C1 and HC event since her accident back in late 2017.

The two-day spectacle, known as the Banyuwangi BMX International in Indonesia, had a multitude of talent on show including Australia’s elite men’s national series champion Joshua Boyton, junior rider Damon Hocking and former world no.1 Buchanan.

Lining up on the gate alongside Buchanan was New Zealand’s Sarah Walker, and the pair squared off like they have on so many occasions in the elite women’s class.

Day 1 had Walker find the top spot on the podium, with Buchanan narrowly missing out after leading for the majority of the race.

Boyton was unable to progress to the final scoring a DNF while Hocking finished 9th overall in his class.

The following day was Australia’s most successful, and for Buchanan, a big return to the international BMX racing stage as she beat home Walker to the top spot on the podium.

For Boyton, his DNF was the motivation he needed to make it to the elite men’s final and finished third while Hocking finished 10th overall in the junior elites.

Full article: BMX Australia

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