Krystal aims high at World Cup

By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au

HARBOUR City BMX Club star Krystal Cranfield will add to the stamps in her passport when she competes at this weekend's UCI World Cup in Auckland.

It is a hectic time for the 19-year-old who leaves today for a three-day High Performance Squad extensive training camp in Adelaide, to finalise preparations for her trip to the land of the long white cloud on Friday.

Cranfield is excited at the upcoming campaign and has her eyes squared on glory in New Zealand.

'I can't wait, the next week is going to be a big one for me,' Cranfield said.

'I am looking forward to the training camp and then heading over to perform well in Auckland.'

Cranfield has targeted a top two finish as her goal for the World Cup, but in her mind she only wants one thing.

'To win of course, I am a pretty good chance of doing well over there,' she said.

'My form is good and the lead-up with the training camp is an ideal preparation for me.'

And winning next weekend would go a long way to helping Cranfield reach her Olympic dream, with World Cup points crucial to a possible Olympic appearance.

'If I can perform well in the World Cup, that will really help my chances of going to Beijing.That is my big goal and something that is well within reach,' she said.



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