In 2009 Maris went into the Adelaide World BMX Champs as favourite to win , after rinsing through the motos he was in lane 1 in the 1/8th final and what should have been a walk in the park turned into one of the greatest Elite comebacks ever , Maris got shut down and was stone last and proceeded to pull all the moves out the bag…..check the race out below.
Adelaide 2009 1/8th race.
Maris makes the Elite main and chooses gate 1 again!! ( I think this is why he went on to pick lane 8 all the time)
2009 Elite final.
Oh well at least he managed to get the overall USA AA Pro title in 2009….not a bad achievement eh.
The World Champs were in South Africa this year and Maris wanted that no1 again after losing out to Donny in 2009.
The final saw Maris pick lane 8 , which had a lot of people scratching their heads, but he knew he would be out the way in gate 8 and he also had the power and belief that he could get across and hold the lead which is exactly what he did , he was put under a bit of pressure from Sifiso , but a bit of trademark Maris power saw him take it to the line.