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.
Let’s race! Velosolutions, Red Bull and the UCI are thrilled to announce that the 2022 Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships will be taking place at the Sante Fe Bike Park in Santiago de Chile on 20 November and you can tune in to Red Bull TV to watch all the action live! Following last year’s exciting show of the last Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships in Lisbon, Portugal where France’s Eddy Clerte and Belgium’s Aiko Gommers battled it out with riders from around the world to take home the rainbow jersey the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships heads for its 5th year of racing since its inception in 2018.
Santa Fe is set to be a world class bike park, designed to take Chilean riding to the next level with the
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? Mongoose's Payton ‘P-Nut’ Ridenour has tasted what Elite Racing is like and is now building on being stronger in 2022.
Name: Payton ‘P-Nut’ Ridenour Age: 19 Hometown: Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA Sponsors:Mongoose, FLY, Shimano, WD-40, EVS, USA BMX Foundation, ODI, Tioga, E6, Onyx, Answer, Oakley, Socksmith, Potter Racing, HRP Designs.
Did 2021 turn out the way you wanted? Payton Ridenour: The 2021 season definitely turned out the way I wanted! My coach Arielle Martin-Verhaaren and I set some big goals at the beginning of the season. My main focus was to qualify for the
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.
Pump for Peace, a global initiative founded by Velosolutions with the goal of making cycling accessible to all, is proud to announce a new racing team as an extension of Pump for Peace’s activities on a global level. Riders were selected from countries vulnerable to marginalisation and discrimination (as a consequence of social, cultural, economic and political conditions) and will participate in upcoming International events.
In 2022, the team will consist of Faranak Partoazar from Iran and Tumelo Makae from Lesotho, they are both multiple national champions and pioneers of the sport in their respective countries. They have shown great resilience to overcome many hurdles to do what they love. The team will be managed by