Paris, Texas! That was HOT, both in temperature and racing! A fierce battle between Shealen Reno and former UCI World Champ Payton Ridenour ensued all day long with Reno one upping every time that Ridenour laid down with Shealen would take the top qualifying place.
The Big Final had both those riders in one final showdown. By the halfway mark it was too close to tell who was in the lead but the second half of the lap showed Payton super focussed and mistake free and the win and that ticket went to Ridenour by just .205 of a second.
The men's class had an immediate favorite in Alec Bobster who placed second to Tommy Zula at the first USA Qualifier in Gaston County, NC. The field of challengers were deep though and this wouldn't come without some hard work from Alec. The 2021 finals came down to Alec Bob and Andersen Amakye and once again they would qualify one and two in the timed runs.
In the Big Finals Amakye faced Alec in a repeat battle from 2021 for the top spot and the amazing
Set in secluded green space in the heart of Edinburgh's UNESCO world heritage site listed Old Town, the world class all weather pump track designed and built by Velosolutions for Skelf Bike Park is the host for the first UK qualifier of the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships in 2022. Just a stones throw from central Edinburgh, the pump track sits at the bottom of the huge volcanic monument, Arthur’s Seat. The 160m track is compact with lots of interconnecting sections and transfer lines, providing lots of challenging opportunities.
So much rain Belgium! For the first time the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championship qualifiers had to pull results based off the qualifying times for the final results. Never underestimate those qualifying times.Niels Bensink did it in a time of 21.965 in blazing form and secures his ticket to the Red Bull UCI World Championships Final in Chile in November (all that pump track building must be paying off) a second place for Didi van Tiggel in a time of 22.423 and a third for current UCI Pump Track World Champ Eddy Clerté in 22.428
Danielle Vrenegoor did it in the Women’s Category to secure her place in Santiago with a second place for Sanne Winters. Shout out to Bodi Turner and Wade Turner all the way from Australia for 5th and 6th place.
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.
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