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By Bruce Warren
Editorial@lhvc.com 

Porter in top 40 at World BMX race

 

August 11, 2017

File Photo Reid Porter of Niwot finished in the Top 40 at the BMX World Championships in the 9-year-old division.

Reid Porter of Niwot finished in the top 40 in the BMX World Championships in Rock Hill, SC. Porter, at eight years old, already has multiple national championships under his belt. The World Championships, however, use a different age cut-off than the U.S. competitions.

Although Porter is only eight years old, and won’t turn nine until December, he raced in the nine-year old division at the Worlds, where the top 110 riders from 25 countries gathered to compete.

He said, “ I didn’t make it as far as I wanted to but it was a fun time. I liked getting to meet people from other countries. I want to try again when it’s ( World Championships) in Belgium (in 2019).”

It’s a tradition to trade jerseys with riders from different countries. Porter exchanged jerseys with a Colombian rider, who had participated in the 2016 World Championships which were held in Colombia.

 

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