Saya Sakakibara believes that she can achieve the type of BMX dominance that Colombian Mariana Pajón has shown after she starred at the Red Bull Pump Track World Final in Arkansas. Here is all you need to know:
- Sakakibara was born in Japan, but moved to Australia at the age of seven with brother Kai who has also gone on to become a professional BMX rider.- After winning national titles, 19-year-old Sakakibara cleaned up on the world junior circuit and moved up to elite level on the UCI BMX World Cup circuit this season.
The world's best 67 riders from BMX and MTB took to the Velosolutions Pump Track at the Jones Center, Arkansas, to battle it out for the first ever Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Title. Despite the rain, thousands of spectators lined the track as the riders progressed from timed qualifying to battle it out side by side in the knock out heats. Early favourites in the men’s field, Tommy Zula and Adrien Loron would have to settle for top 16 positions but the women’s field would be dominated from start to finish. The 2018 Red Bull Pump Track World Championship title would be claimed by the Swiss the contingent of David Graf and Christa Von Niederhausern.
One year after the opening of the Stevie Smith Memorial Park, the Red Bull Pump Track Word Championship hosted the 2018 Canadian qualifier in front of an incredible crowed and an all star line up of athletes. With over 500 spectators lining the track, riders put on an incredible show of speed and skill in effort to secure their place at the world final.
Top 4 men 1. Ben Leslie - Canada 2. Dillon Butcher - Canada
The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Heads to the Small Thai Town of Aranyaprathet. With 11 qualifier races in the history books, it was the turn of Thailand to lay their cards on the table and see who had what it takes to make the World Final in Arkansas. With 4 men and 4 women set to qualify, it was all to play for in Aranyaprathet. Over 70 riders from across Thailand and as far reaching as Brazil and Malaysia came to battle it out in the harsh Thai heat. With the chance to represent Thailand at the World Final in October at the Jones Centre, Arkansas, the local riders were out in force.
In the men’s category the head to head racing came down to the wire as the knock out heats put the
CULTCREW/ NYC MULLALY/PUMP TRACK JAM/ DEHART, RICANY, FOLEY, CAST, PANZA. The crew headed to New York City for one last filming trip for ILTYT. But we can't go back east without having a few jams for the all the #CULTCREWFAMILY back home. peep the vid to see what went down. ILTYT... on its way...