Niels Bensink and Drew Mechielsen win the Dutch qualifier for the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships. Boyfriend and girlfriend will qualify for World Final in 2021 together. On the track of Velosolutions at Wielerexperience in Roosendaal, about 100 men and women competed for the Dutch title Red Bull Pump Track on Saturday. A pump track is a track that most resembles a BMX track. The track is undulating and with many curves. By applying the right technique and properly shifting your body weight, you don't or hardly have to pedal to move forward.
In the men's group, the four best riders were two Dutch and two French. BMX World Champion Twan van Gendt eventually finished fourth. Niels Bensink took the win.
Name: Wouter Segers Sponsors: TVE sport, JEE-O, Meybo Bikes, Shimano Benelux, Renthal cycling, 6D helmets, fisthandwear Europe. Mechanic: Jan Segers
When's the last time you took your bike to the track? Wouter Segers: Actually yesterday in the morning, I had a track session where we should have our nationals in a few weeks time.
Have you missed riding your bike during the Covid-19 situation? Wouter Segers: In the beginning it a was struggling with a small injury so I couldn’t ride my bike anyway, but after a few weeks of lockdown I think every BMX rider wanted to go back to the track as soon as possible. So yeah I missed riding my bike a lot during those days!
Are you often picked to try out new parts for the team? Wouter Segers: Most of the time my dad is the one who comes with the new parts so then I am the obvious choice I guess. But I really like to do that kind of testing so I don’t mind being the first, and I
Australian Olympic BMX cycling hopeful Kai Sakakibara, suffered a major crash on Saturday 8 February 2020 during the opening heat of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Bathurst, Australia. Kai underwent surgery the next day to relieve pressure on his brain following the serious crash and was in a coma for 8 weeks. Initially, doctors were not confident he would survive but he fought hard and he continues to make strong progress in all aspects of his rehabilitation.
Due to his extended stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and extensive rehabilitation requirements, Kai’s medical bills are expected to be substantial even after his insurance is applied.
Kai has always been and continues to be a positive role model to many kids and adults, not only in Australia but across the globe. Kai would always make time to sign an autograph or have a photo taken or just to have a chat. This is what made Kai such a popular person amongst the BMX community and why so many of us have been impacted following Kai’s crash.
Southlake Illawarra BMX Club (Kai’s home BMX club) and Ace Race have come together to create a memorable #KaiFight77 jersey that represents everything Kai. We want to continue to support Kai and we believe this jersey will achieve that.
Name: Cameron Wood Sponsors: Mongoose BMX/ USA BMX Foundation / Box BMX/ JW Bicycle Products / Onyx / Fly Racing / Potter Mechanic: My Dad / Myself
How long have you been riding for Mongoose now? -Cameron Wood: This is my first year with Mongoose. It's been a crazy year, but there’s a certain swagger to representing a company with a a deep rooted history in our sport. Everyone was really welcoming and it's a great environment to be in.
Bensink End of Era jam. Niels Bensink organised an awesome “last” jam at the Bensink Gates compound. Niels is moving to Canada with his girlfriend Drew Mechielsen beginning next year and Albert Bensink is ready for his retirement so this could be the last serious jam. But you never know what will happen to the trails now Stefan Groothuis the former World and Olympic speed skater found his way to the dirt jumping scene with his sons so he might be the next Bensink trail caretaker.
Many superstars were riding the trails today with MTB’s and BMX bikes like Frank Heijne, Desmond Tessemakers, Bart Mol, Jeremy Struik, Sem Kok, Jordy van de Heijde, Denzel Vakkers, Bas Fokkinga etc and many Belgian and German rippers. Niels Bensink rode his MTB today and you could see he is at
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic linked to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) regrets to announce that the last two rounds of the 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, which were to take place in Rock Hill (USA) on 6 and 7 November, have been cancelled at the request of their organiser. The UCI and the organiser collaborated throughout the process, firstly postponing the two rounds that were initially scheduled for 15 and 16 May 2020, before resorting to taking the difficult decision to cancel them. The UCI shares the disappointment of the BMX Racing community, and acknowledges the efforts made by the organisers and the city of Rock Hill in these difficult circumstances.
Following the cancellation of the Rock Hill rounds, the final rankings of the 2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup have been calculated based on the only events raced this season, in Shepparton, Australia
How long have you been riding the frame that you are currently on? Mitchel Schotman: I'm now riding the new bike for almost two months. The frame is a bit different than the previous one. I think this is one of my favorite bikes I've ever ridden. I like the geometry, it's stiff and I like the colors.