Meet Kenneth Tencio, the BMX champion who has invited us into his incredible home set-up in Costa Rica! When Kenneth Tencio first took up the BMX there were very few facilities where he could practice, but that hasn’t stopped the Costa Rican from carving out a successful career. Still residing in his home country, in the city of Jacó, Tencio has ensured he doesn’t have to travel far to train. That’s thanks to his backyard boasting ramps, jumps and even his very own bowl. Here is all you need to know:
- While most BMX riders specialise in one discipline, Tencio has always been known for his versatility, regularly training in park, dirt and street.
This year the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships Dutch Qualifier will take place on September 26th in Roosendaal. If you win, you can qualify for the world final in 2021.
A combined edition Due to global restrictions worldwide, the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships have taken the decision to cancel this year’s edition, which would take place in Leogang on October 9. Instead, Velosolutions, Red Bull and the UCI have decided to combine the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Due to global restrictions on the hosting of events, the UCI, Red Bull and the Organising Committee of the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships have taken the tough but necessary decision to cancel this year’s edition. The 2020 Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships were due to take place in Leogang, Austria on 9 October. As the cancellation of qualifying events in many parts of the world meant numerous riders did not have the chance to qualify for the Worlds, the organisers did not feel that the 2020 Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships would be truly representative of the world’s best riders. On average, 20 to 30 qualifying events are held worldwide each year, giving athletes the chance to earn entry into the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships.
Identical twins, Queensaray and Lizsurley were brought up in the Colombian jungle. Their family never had much but they were instilled with determination and a will to succeed. Their scrappy, make-do attitude has seen them go from flipping their bikes into a homemade rooftop foam pit to having the chance to represent their country and make their community proud as Olympic hopefuls.
Daniel Dhers has enjoyed a legendary BMX career that has seen him win everything there is to win including a haul of five X Games gold medals. His tricks and titles have seem him become one of the most popular riders on the planet. Next year will see him head to Tokyo to compete in the BMX Freestyle Park competition for the first time and we caught up with the veteran of the scene to discuss his life on two wheels. Here is what the 2019 Pan American Games champion had to say about his career so far and what lies ahead for him beyond Japan next year:
What do you think the kid who first got on a bike to socialise with his friends in Venezuela would have said about your career so far?