Buchanan wins BMX time trial treble
Caroline Buchanan celebrates her BMX World Cup time trial treble win.
Canberra's Caroline Buchanan claimed a record third consecutive time trial win at yesterday's World Cup round in the Netherlands.
Buchanan is currently No.1 in the world rankings and with yesterday's win in Papendal moved into top spot in the World Cup series.
As well as claiming the two previous time trial events, Buchanan also won last round's race in Norway.
With two races remaining, including the world championship later this month, Buchanan is hoping she has done enough to get one of the two spots for Australian women at the London Olympics.
''It definitely was not easy. I am glad I am safe. The wind conditions out here are pretty crazy,'' Buchanan said.
Despite being her third consecutive time trial win Buchanan was especially pleased with her performance.
''I was more excited [by this win] as it was more unexpected,'' Buchanan said.
''I knew that I had a fairly good lap. Really I was excited to have made a full lap around under the conditions.''
The Papendal track has been a favourite for riders like Buchanan.
''The course has had some changes since last year when I got on the podium. I like the changes, they are more technical,'' she said.
In the men's race yesterday US rider Connor Fields won the time trial while Joshua Callan was best placed Australian in 12th.