O’Keeffe confident that pre-season training will pay off

The first leg of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup takes place in Manchester, Great Britain, on 18-19 April 2015. It is the first of five BMX World Cup events that will span five different countries in six months.

Young rising star Teagan O’ Keeffe is ready to rock. “I feel good for this weekend. It’s my first World Cup since my big injury in July last year, so it is a little hard to judge where I stand with the others. I’m not putting pressure on myself, just going to go out there and give my everything,” she said.

Photo: Supplied 

Photo: Supplied 

Twenty two-year-old O’Keeffe has a number of accolades including 2010 BMX World Champion (Junior Women Cruiser) and has enjoyed traveling the world in pursuit of her Rio Olympics dream.

Although still very much recovering from last year’s injury – a crash at the practice round of the 2014 UCI BMX World Championships that left her with broken ribs – the Factory Promax team rider is no stranger to top five positions. “Earlier this year I raced a KZN event and took the win. I also raced a USA Pro national in Desoto, Texas and got 5th place,” she said.

Back on the bike and more ready than ever, O’Keeffe feels prepared and is certain that the training hours she has put in will work their magic at the World Cup. “Pre season training is never easy because of the high training volume! Everything went good and I’m feeling confident that it will pay off,” she concluded.

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