Ethan Goveia

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Ethan Goveia SA BMX Racing Rider Profile

Personal Details

  • Full Name: Ethan Matt Goveia
  • Nick Name: E G

  • Date of Birth: 17 April 2003

  • Height (cm): 

  • Home Town: Waterfall, KZN

  • Profession: Student

Racing Details

  • Race or Career no: 54
  • Province: Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • Club: Giba Cycling Club

  • Team: Team Giba Gorge

  • Years Riding: 5

  • Racing Class: 11 Expert

More about "E G" (Ethan)


  • Favorite Food: Pizza
  • Favorite Drink: Ice Tea
  • Favorite Song / Artists: Classic Rock
  • Inspiration: Joris Daudet

Sponsors: Mom and Dad

Major Personal Achievements:

  • Sa2 Under 9
  • Sa3 Under 11 when I was 10
  • Receiving my KZN Colours and the Paul Breschi Trophy for Determination and Enthusiasm for the sport
  • Making the Semi’s in Birmingham

Best Past Results: 

  • 2010 - Semi-finalist, PMB worlds
  • 2012 - Semi-finalist, Birmingham worlds
  • 2012 - 3rd Overall Africa challenge, Zimbabwe
  • 2012 - Grand national champion - won all legs of SA series
  • 2013 - SA 3 in u11 age category (raced riders 1 year older than me)
  • 2013 - Grand national champion - won all legs of SA series
  • 2012 - 2nd 10 & 11 expert (racing up 2 years above age)
  • 2013 - 3rd 11& 12 exp (racing 2 years above age)

International Events Attended: 2012 - Birmingham UCI BMX World Championships

Favorite BMX Tracks: 

  • Harare BMX Track – it flowed really well.
  • Giba Gorge BMX Track – its my home track.
  • Lahee Park BMX Track – its nice and easy to jump.

Most memorable race: Semi’s at Birmingham World Champonships 2012 

What I least like about BMX Racing: NOTHING, I love it all.

Regularly visited websites: YouTube, Red bull TV, Google Games and BMX live TV

A little about me and Why I enjoy Racing BMX: I am in Grade 5 at Forest View Primary school. I am very shy but once you get to know me I am a really funny guy. I enjoy making people laugh. I enjoy racing BMX cause I love the sport.

How I got started Racing BMX: Messing around at Giba Gorge on my Rayleigh.

What do you do when you are not riding: Play PC Games, watching TV and playing outside.

Suggestions for anyone starting Racing BMX: Do your best no matter where you come.  Practice makes perfect is the motto I ride too.


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Bike Setup

 Frame:  GHP
 Forks:   Answer Dagger
 Headset:   GHP
 Stem:  PRO Max
 Headset Spacers:  Yes 3
 Handle Bars:  FLY Donny Robertson
 Grips  ODI Lock On
 Brake Lever:  Tektro
 Brake Cable:  Standard
 Rear Brake:  Shimano
 Saddle:  THE
 Seatpost Clamp:  GHP
 Cranks:   Profile
 Chainring:  King Max 42t 
 Bottom Bracket:  King Max
 Chain:  Half Link - Crupi
 Pedals:  Shimano
 Rimm's:  Bombshell
 Hubs:  Profile
 Tires:  Maxxis DTH
 Chain Tensioner:  King Max 


Ethans Bike Setup

 Ethans Bike Setup