Stickybottle*article- 27 July 2013

More than two decades in the making, Ireland’s Kelvin Batey takes BMX World Champs gold



Having been denied a place at the London Olympics by a crash in the final qualifying race, Ireland’s Kelvin Batey has raced to a BMX world title after more than two decades in the sport.
Racing in the powerful and technical cycling discipline, Batey qualified for the final by winning three qualifying rounds and came through the quarter and semi-finals to win the final from Dutchman Dorus Brink and Australian Luke Pretlove.

Batey missed qualifying for the Olympic Games last year by one point, and moved into the master’s category this year.

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