SA BMX racer in U.S. champs

2017-08-08 06:00
Photo: suppliedParticipating in the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships (from left) Tyler Klumper (Hillcrest), Dylan Eggar (Kloof) and Jonathan Chislett (coach Waterfall).

Photo: suppliedParticipating in the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships (from left) Tyler Klumper (Hillcrest), Dylan Eggar (Kloof) and Jonathan Chislett (coach Waterfall).

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A TOTAL of 28 South African BMX riders participated in the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships in Rock Hill South Carolina U.S. from July 23 to 29. 
The South African team consists of male and female riders ranging in ages from seven to over 40 and a handful of those are from Hillcrest, Waterfall and Kloof. 

Speaking to the Hillcrest Fever, 19-year-old Hillcrest rider, Tyler Klumper said: “BMX racing is more than just his hobby, it’s his life”.

“I’m very competitive and always want to be the best.  Some of my achievements in South
Africa include placing second in the Elite men’s class, representing South Africa in the BMX world championships in Belgium in 2015 and receiving provincial and South African colours for racing,” he said.

In addition, Klumper achieved many accolades in the U.S. some of which are being on the podium multiple times in the North American BMX Supercross series in 2016, racing in the Super X men’s class and finishing second in his first national racing as a pro this year in
Louisville, Kentucky.
However, he said his dream is to race in the 2020 Olympics.

Klumper said he is proud of the SA team and encouraged the youth to take up BMX racing.

“Don’t listen to negative people always saying it can’t be done. The world is full of opportunities.
“Hard work and dedication will get you to your goals and you could get to live your dream, just like I am,” added Klumper.

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