Million dollar boost to Shepparton’s economy

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Greater Shepparton opened its doors to BMX riders from around the world to compete in 2020 Union Cyclist Internationale BMX Supercross World Cup.

The BMX track at Shepparton Sport City Precinct is considered by the competitors to be a top international track, saw 197 riders from 26 countries compete in heats over two days.

Australian riders Anthony Dean, Izaac Kennedy and Saya Sakakibara all placed on Saturday’s round one as well as an impressive feat from Alise Willoughby from the USA who came first on both days.

With more than 3,000 spectators, it is estimated that more than half of the attendance travelled from interstate and internationally for the world class event.

Greater Shepparton City Council mayor, Seema Abdullah said, “This events’ success is a testament to Greater Shepparton’s state-of-the-art facilities reinforcing the tourism industry.

“The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup was an exciting opportunity to showcase all Greater Shepparton has to offer, including our world class BMX track as well as our accommodation, restaurants, eating establishments and locally-owned businesses.”

This next weekend will see rounds three and four of the World Cup series take place in Bathurst. For more information head to www.bmxworldcup.com