1 ALISE WILLOUGHBY, FULL TILT, CHULA VISTA, CA 2 BROOKE CRAIN, VISALIA, CA 3 FELICIA STANCIL, POWERLITE DANS COMP DFR, ANTIOCH, IL 4 ASHLEY VERHAGEN, FULL TILT, TEMPE, AZ 5 HEATHER COLLMAN, ROCKTON, IL 6 RACHEL JONES, CAMERON PARK, NSW 7 MIKA SHAW, JR BICYCLES.COM/CHASE/BOX, CASTLE ROCK, CO 8 KEELY KORTMAN, ALPHA, TUSTIN, CA
As the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship qualifiers continued in Riga and Oklahoma City, Olympians and World Champions, BMXers and Mountain Bikers from around the world put in their bid for a place at the world final. Oklahoma City was the location for the first of 2 qualifier events in the USA. The heat combined with windy conditions would put even the best of riders to the test. Olympic Bronze medallist and 3 x 4-Cross World Champion Jill Kintner would lead the attack in the women’s category. Elite BMX racer Alaina Henderson was not going to let Jill take the win without a fight. The final race came down to the wire with just 9/10’s of second separating them on the line. Jill would grab the win and secure a ticket to the world final for the women but we can expect to see an incredible battle between these two powerhouses again in the world final.
In the entire Elite Men racing field you can spot one single cro-moly frame. All others are made of Aluminium or Carbon, but Dams Godet has chosen to go the cro-mo route with his Standard 125R. Not only does he have the only real chrome bike on the circuit, the Frenchman has also made multiple finals on his steel bike showing that all the tricky fabrication and material is not needed to do well at the World Cup level. Enough for the intro. More on the bike.
Name: Dams Godet Sponsors: Pull In Mechanic: Myself, Pierrot
How long have you been riding the frame that you are currently on? Dams Godet: January 1st
Do you experiment much with geometry/size of your frame, stem, bars? Dams Godet: I used to try a few things in the past but I feel great on a « classic » bike so I don’t really care now.
Do you have something customized to make your bike more personal and perfect for you?
Name: Vineta Pētersone Sponsors: Thrill Factory Europe - Thrill, Maikun, Answer, Tangent, Maxxis, Euro Bmx, Navada. Mechanic: - Non (There is many... It depends on who I’m traveling with and where I am - National team, Thrill or World cycling center)
How long have you been riding the frame that you are currently on? Vineta Pētersone: Brand new!
Do you experiment much with geometry/size of your frame, stem, bars?