Saya Sakakibara believes that she can achieve the type of BMX dominance that Colombian Mariana Pajón has shown after she starred at the Red Bull Pump Track World Final in Arkansas. Here is all you need to know:
- Sakakibara was born in Japan, but moved to Australia at the age of seven with brother Kai who has also gone on to become a professional BMX rider.- After winning national titles, 19-year-old Sakakibara cleaned up on the world junior circuit and moved up to elite level on the UCI BMX World Cup circuit this season.
Australian Saya Sakakibara has moved up to the Elite ranks and so far it has been a smooth transition making podiums at UCI BMX SX World Cups and such. The Red Bull rider is aboard a DK bike with custom Michram sprocket that weighs in at 8.4 kilograms. We've got the parts list for you. Philip took care of the pics at Papendal.
Name: Saya Sakakibara
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