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USA BMX Grand National Cruiser clash

28 11 2013

With three of the main guys in contention for the #1 Cruiser title racing in the same age group you know that will be the class to watch this Grands weekend.

These three guys are the big guns of the 41-45 Cruiser class: Shan Hatfield, Shawn DiPrete and Dave Archibald.

You could say it’s going to be the clash of the titans.

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Shan Hatfield is leading on the scoreboard but dealing with a wrist injury sustained at UCI World Championships in New Zealand.

DiPrete and Archibald are within striking distance so you know they have eyes on the prize.

Will Hatfield be able to hold them off?

Or will something crazy happen and one of the riders from the other age groups take it?

I’m looking forward to finding out!

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The battle for #1 cruiser could be epic

24 11 2012

Six riders from the 41-45 cruiser class have a shot at the #1 cruiser title in this weekend’s USA BMX Grand Nationals.

According to USA BMX, this is the first time in ABA/USA BMX history (35 years!) that this has happened.  Now that Shawn Diprete (Answer~Rennen) and Shan Hatfield (SE Racing) have turned 41, six out of six of those riders sitting in the Top 10 in points will be racing 41-45 Cruiser in Tulsa.


FBN-Hyper’s Tommy “2×4” Board is currently on top of the points board.

Trevor Brown of Factory Yess sits only 2 points behind. Could Brown pull an upset and bring the title home to Canada? It’s anybody’s guess right now.

One wild card is  Todd Parry, a usually strong contender. Some people are saying that he’s not going to be in the mix this year.

And Archibald, DiPrete and Hatfield are not just going to roll over either. These guys will fight to the finish.

Of course, this is BMX racing and when the gate drops, anything can happen.

Will some of the contenders get taken out before the mains?

Or will we see all the contenders make it through for the ultimate showdown in the final?

Whatever happens, it should be good!