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Race Report Text:

The 2011 UCI BMX Supercross season has been wrapped up for another year. The final round was held over the weekend in Chula Vista California.

This year's World Cup season has been a roller coaster ride, Round 1 was held in South Africa where I was fighting for 3 place and crashed ending up 5th. In Round 2 I had my best result of the season placing 3rd in Holland. The 3rd Round was in London as part of the 2012 Olympic Games Test Event..still recovering from injury and not feeling confident on the bike saw me out in the semi final.

In the lead up to the last round of the series last weekend I spent a lot of time on my bike and was back feeling confident ready to race.

My mum and dad had never seen me race a BMX Supercross event or a major BMX race in years so I loved having them in the stands supporting me :)

My goal for the event was to go back to basics do the processes and focus on my weaknesses…..& the outcome will just happen!!

Arielle Martin (USA) and myself were battling it out in the first 3 rounds progressing through into the semi final. I was having great starts all weekend and with some fresh new Pearl Izumi stiff carbon shoes I knew I was in contention for the win.

I placed 2nd in the semi final behind Ariel Martin progressing into the final.

In the final I had lane one getting out strong with my team mate Melinda McLeod into the first turn. I was in 2nd place when I left the inside open and USA's Brooke Crain pushed me wide off the track, having to brake and slot back in the pack,s finishing in 5th place.

I was hoping to remain in the top 3 in the overall World Cup series but Columbia's World Champion Mariana Pajon stepped up to 3rd and I dropped back to 4th.

Overall I am happy with the how the 2011 season has gone…many lessons learnt, opened my eyes, dealt with injury, have been overwhelmed at times & had many great experiences and memories.

I am now staying in the States for about 5 weeks to compete in the ABA BMX National series collecting World ranking points.

Caroline Buchanan
Twitter: CBuchanan68
Manager: Robert Joske Management