The NBL Christmas Classic is a great race that everybody should get to go to. This year it was extra special for us here at Supercross as Sammy made a quick trip home from Switzerland to have Christmas as home and then made the quick flight to Columbus and proceeded to dominate the Womens Elite Class once again by taking the wins both days in the UCI Elite competition.
Sam, who was only 1 point behind New Zealand’s Sarah Walker going into this race, came out with a significant lead and is not only the North American UCI Points Leader but now has the UCI Overall points lead as well. This is an important year for UCI point qualifications as it leads up to the Olympics and as her performance shows Sammy is quite comfortable on her Supercross EVO S7 signature model frame and Pro LT forks and is looking forward to the rest of the season as she heads towards the Olympic dream.
Also at the Christmas Classic was the talk of the weekend Downtown Tyler Brown, while not an official part of the Supercross family, Tyler showed up repping his new sponsor Hurley by wearing Hurley jeans and T-shirt while racing the UCI events and was looking faster than he has in years. Some said it was the sponsorship search psyche, while Tyler said it was the confidence he had in his new Supercross EVO iS Frame and Supercross Pro Fork. Tyler caused quite the controversy this weekend by wearing the uniform of privateers world round with his Hurley jeans and T-shirt, but was looking seriously Factory fast making it into the Semi’s both days and managing to add a few more points to his tally to keep him in the top 8 of North American UCI points to try to get a shot at a chance at the Olympic Games.
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