Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
In the adrenaline-charged circuit of the UCI BMX World Championships, the spotlight found its mark on Mackay rider Dylan Secher, a name now etched in the annals of BMX greatness. Amongst the hard work in preparation and the intensity of competition in Scotland, Dylan's journey shows that regional athletes can mix it with the best on the world stage.
Dylan's World Championship campaign launched with a spectacular performance that set the tone for his achievements. In the Cruiser class 8-12 Boys race, he clinched an astonishing 2nd in the world.
Following this impressive feat, Dylan sustained his momentum in the 20' class racing. His finesse on the track translated into winning three motos followed by 1st place in the 1/8th final, which he backed up with an unrelenting spirit to secure an impressive 7th position in the 1/4 final. Amidst a competitive field of 106 riders, his determination stood out, positioning him in 25th overall.
While Dylan seized the spotlight, his brother Beau's journey was equally significant. Beau's courageous decision to abstain from racing due to an injury from a broken foot showcased a different facet of sportsmanship – one defined by wisdom and consideration for his own well-being. After giving his all in practice, Beau realised his foot hadn’t healed as much as he had hoped, however the keen rider already has his sights set on future challenges.
Together with Dylan's feat, the broader Australian BMX contingent left an impressive mark on the championships. Seven 'W' plates were secured on the opening day, highlighted by Cameron Gatt's win in the Cruiser Boys 15-16 category.
Mackay and District BMX Club were immensely proud of the Secher brothers who represented Mackay with class on the world stage.
The club said in a statement, “Well done Dylan and Beau, we are all incredibly proud of you.”
Dylan Secher clinched second place in the Cruiser class 8-12 Boys at the UCI BMX World Championships in Scotland. Photos supplied
Beau and Dylan Secher in Glasgow, Scotland