A SECOND Wiganer is jetting to New Zealand in the space of a month – but this Hindley teenager has no Warriors connection!
Upcoming BMX super star, Kyle Evans, has been named in Britain’s team for the BMX World Championships in Auckland, and will travel a month after Wigan rugby manager Kris Radlinski visited the city’s NRL club.
The Hindley 19-year-old raced into the town’s sporting spotlight when he was understudy to Britain’s top male BMX rider, Liam Phillips, at the Olympics before competing in the opening UCI BMX in March.
Performance Manager Shane Sutton said:“The fact we are also able to send Kyle, a young Academy athlete, to a long-haul World Championships is testament to the indoor BMX facility we have here in Manchester.” Evans joined the British Cycling BMX Academy when it was re-established in December 2011.
Evans is one of three British riders taking part in the event, which starts on July 24.
London 2012 rider Phillips, in the World Cup time trial and Supercross final is also included in the squad, as is three-time world champion Shanaze Reade if she manages to recover from a knee injury in time.