The Red Bull UCI World Championships Pump Track qualifier in the USA took place at Gaston County. It was sure good to be back at George Poston Park. Tommy Zula is back at it taking the win with the fastest track time of the day of 19.243 in the Finals against Alec Bob. Expect them to show up in Chile for the World Championships. Rachel Mydock secured her World Champs ticket in her first outing after a day long battle with Emily Hayes.
Ainsa, Spain hosted the first Spanish UCI Red Bull Pumptrack World Championships Qualifier of the series and it was a blast. French rider Thibault Dupont came back from the Italy race in fine form leading the field all day long with the fastest times from the get go, securing his ticket to the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships. Young Slovakian rider, Tommy Miskolci showed impressive form after his 5th place in Italy to grab the 2nd place on the podium in Spain.
In the Women’s category, Spanish rider Aina Gonzalez dominated, securing her trip to Chile in November for the big showdown.
Men’s results 1. Thibault DUPONT 2. Tommy MISKOLCI 3. Adrián GONZÁLEZ GRIMAU 4. Luis Eduardo HIDALGO ARMAS
What a way to kick off the next UCI Pump Track World Championships qualifying round of racing for Europe. It was fierce battles all day long amongst the top 4 in both the Women and Men's categories. In the Women's category Kristina Madarasova took the win securing her ticket to the UCI Pump Track World Championships in Chile against fastest qualifier Christa von Niederhaeusern with 0.008 difference in a nail biting final run.
Alessandro Bassii took the honours against against Mattia Costerman after a small mistake from fastest qualifier Thibault Dupont in the semis had him taking third place today.
Results Men: 1. Alessandro BASSI 2. Mattia COSTERMAN 3. Thibault DUPONT 4. Nils VON NIEDERHÄUSERN
Bike360 is located in Tuscany in Ponte Buggianese, between Firenze and Pisa. The bike park covers a massive area of 60,000m2 dedicated to all things bike, with a cyclo-cross race track, freeride tracks, dirt jumps, a drop zone, two camps for training and an MTB school. The Velosolutions Pump Track there is 250m in length and is one of the largest pump tracks in Italy. The track itself is certainly one of the most technical and challenging made in the country and is sure to make for a massive day of racing.
What a way to kick off the next round of racing for Europe. It was fierce battles all day long amongst the top 4 in both the Women and Men's categories. In the Women's category @kmadarasova took the win securing her ticket to the World Championships against fastest qualifier @christa_vonniederhaeusern with 0.008 difference in a nail biting final run.
The City of Bariloche is home to the first ever Velosolutions Asphalt Pump Track on Argentinian soil. The Bariloche Pump Track has a mix of berms, rollers, jumps, and transfers catering for beginners through to elite biking athletes. Located next to Bariloche skate park and just minute’s walk from Bariloche town centre. The pump track is free to use for anyone with wheels. Bariloche had the past weekend the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championship qualifier for the third time and looking forward to going bigger and better next year.
News on the Pump Track side. The UCI World Championships will take place on 20 November in Santiago, Chile at the @santafebikepark but the first of the Qualifiers are up and loading...with more to come. Keep an eye on the FATBMX calendar for all the stops as they come in. -Argentina, Bariloche - 6 March -Italy, Ponte Buggianese -15 May -USA, Gaston County - 21 May -Spain, Ainsa - 21 May -Belgium, Genk - 5 June -USA, Paris Texas - 2 July -Canada West, Langford - 3 July -Sweden, Are - 9 July -Germany, Berlin - 6 August -USA, St Charles County - 6 August -Switzerland, La Neuveville - 20 August -Norway, Harstad - 27 August -Netherlands, Eindhoven - 27 August -Czech Republic, Heipark Tošovice - 17 September -Chile LCQ, Sante Fe - 18 November
C&K Contractors (GBR) are hiring and they need you! Nationwide upcoming work load across pump tracks, skateparks and BMX tracks. -Must drive. -Must be able to work away. -Like to get involved (machinery licenses useful but not essential). -Competitive package for the right candidates.
Setting new goals for the new year is something most of us do. How can you better yourself? Is my training on point or is there someone out there who can teach me more? Is my equipment on point? Do I need to focus on Pumptracks? How do I do on the 8 meter hill? Where is the room for improvement? Martin v/d Velden trains Aiko Gommers, she is the current UCI pump track World Champion and has plenty of BMX racing planned for 2022.
Setting new goals for the new year is something most of us do. How can you better yourself? Is my training on point or is there someone out there who can teach me more? Is my equipment on point? Should I switch to carbon? Do I need to eat better? Do I have to change my program? Today we're checking in with 2021 UCI Pump Track World Champion Eddy Clerté from France.
Did 2021 turn out the way you wanted? Eddy Clerté: Starting off the year with a big shoulder injury makes this question hard to answer. I guess I saved the year ending it with consistency and real progression.
With the start of the new year, are you always looking to become a faster racer? Eddy Clerté: Yes! I mainly enjoy the process, so I'm focusing on executing everything the best way possible and make sure I head into the right direction. But of course I start every year convinced