- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 14 July 2009
BMX Australia today announced BMX bike brand ABD has become a sponsor of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide between 23 – 26 July.
BMX Australia event manager John Leary said, ‘We are delighted to welcome ABD’s sponsorship of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships. It is great to have such a well renowned BMX brand involved in the pinnacle BMX event of 2009.”
The sponsorship of the UCI BMX World Championships cements and celebrates ABD’s ongoing commitment to BMX racing and we look forward to working with the company in the future.”
“After such a long association with BMX racing at a local and national level it is fantastic to be supporting the World Champs this year,” says Managing Director, John Struthers. “With the recent addition of BMX to the Olympics it’s an exciting time to be involved in BMX racing and I’m sure we’ll see even more people getting into BMX racing in Australia after the World Champs.”
“We wish all the racers the best of luck for the racing,” says Struthers, “particularly the ABD riders!”
ABD has had a long association with BMX racing. The brand stemmed from the Avanti stable has sponsored several world class riders in NZ and Australia including 2007 World Champion Sarah Walker; nine times NZ National Champion, Richard McLachlan; 2004 World Junior Elite Champion, Michael Fenwick and the high performing elite rider, Matt Willoughby.
Not content with being a strong player at the elite end of the sport, ABD has also been instrumental in developing the local BMX racing scene in Australia and New Zealand and continues to support a number of local tracks and riders through its association with its network of AvantiPlus stores.