11.25.10 -CANADIAN BMX STAR
TO COMEBACK AFTER INJURY, MAKING ELITE DEBUT
Tory Nyhaug enters Elite category in his comeback
(November 25, 2010 – Ottawa, ON) Canada’s
BMX star Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam, British Columbia,
will make a comeback into competitive cycling after
sustaining a lacerated spleen injury at the 2010 UCI
BMX World Championships in South Africa earlier this
The young sensation, a multiple UCI World Champion in
junior categories, will also race for the first time
in the Elite category against the world’s best
"I'm really excited to come back to racing, it
was a really long 4 months off. It wasn't easy mentally,
but I'm back stronger and hungrier than ever. I look
forward to this race and the busy 2011 schedule,"
said Tory Nyhaug.
Nyhaug is scheduled to compete at the Grand National
Pro Series Finals in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Friday November
26th. He then will face many international BMX stars,
including the defending Olympic and World champion Maris
Strombergs of Latvia, the #1-ranked rider on the UCI
“We’re really glad to see that Tory had
a nice recovery from his injury. He’s a tough
competitor, and always aims for the top prize. Moving
up to Elite will be challenge for him in the short term,
but we know it won’t take much time before he
can be a contender amongst the World’s best,”
said Adam Muys, head coach of the Canadian BMX team.
At the 2010 UCI BMX World Championships, Nyhaug suffered
from a lacerated spleen while training for the race.
He did not participate in the World championships race.
The event in Oklahoma, sanctioned as a Class-4 race,
is included in the Canadian Olympic Cycling Team qualification
Three other Canadians will compete at the event: Jim
Brown of Airdrie, Alberta, Steven Creighton of Coquitlam,
British Columbia and Samantha Cools of Airdrie, Alberta.
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