Lesotho you incredible Mountain Kingdom you! Always good coming home to the first Pump For Peace pump track. Kopano Matobo took the win in Roma with 18.58 secs over Ralikotsi's 18.65 in the Final Run. Two time winner Mosito Mohapi had an unfortunate crash in practise that took him out of the running.
South African BMX Champ Miyanda Maseti made the journey down to the Lesotho Qualifier to secure her ticket to Chile over local favourite Khothalang Leuta in a cracking time of 19.18 seconds.
1. Kopano Matobo
2. Ralikotsi Ralethoko
3. Karabelo Mohapi
4. Refuoe Lerata
Crazy day of racing Czech Republic! Close to 70 riders from 11 nations lined up on Saturday at @heipumptrack to chase that Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships ticket to Chile in November. The fastest time of the day in the Women's category and the first place medal belonged to local rider Sabina KOŠÁRKOVÁ, fresh of her win in Norway, in a time of 22.628 in the final run.
It was neck in neck racing all day long, Kristína MADARÁSOVÁ swapped in her little wheels from her win in Italy for the big wheels here and a mistake in her final run saw her take 2nd place on the podium. Leaving the third place and the trip to Chile to 2018 World Champ Christa VONNIEDERHÄUSERN with Sabina and Kristina already set for Chile.
In the Men's category Latvian rider Kristaps VEKSA took the fastest time of the day in 21.035 seconds and the ticket to Worlds. Close on his heels was Slovakian rider Daniel HRADSKÝ in a time of 21.331.
Urban Sportspark in Eindhoven plays host to one of the last qualifiers of the 2022 season before the riders head to Santiago, Chile, for the World Championships. With two fully paid tickets for the winners up for grabs, along with 228m of technical track to cover on race day, it's sure to make for an intense day of racing. The legal age to participate: 17 years (2005 year of birth). Entry fee: 10 EU includes day license
An official UCI ID or any kind of cycling licence (daily, road, BMX, MTB, cycling for all, etc.) from the National Cycling Federation is required to participate at this race. Foreign riders need to have an official licence from their own National Cycling Federation to participate abroad. For those without licenses the entry fee includes a daily license
Timed run: Solo runs
Knock-out heat final: Head to head pursuit
Free entry for spectators! Come and enjoy the races, freestyle BMX demo’s and the DJ’s while enjoying food and beverage.
BMX Freestyle sessions:
Are bike park in Sweden was the venue of the latest Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships Qualifier. Tommy Zula found himself in Sweden and took the win for the 2nd time in 2022 after his win in Gaston County in a time of 17.443 with a 2nd place for Oskar Kindblom coming in at 17.698. With Tommy already travelling to Chile, that all expenses paid ticket to the World Championships went to Oskar. In the Women’s category it was Helena Sund who took the win against Alma Wiggberg with a time of 21.386 against Alma's 22.623.
1. Helena SUND
2. Alma WIGGBERG
3. Elina DAVIDSSON
4. Filippa RING
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
Storm Eunice? DW. UK BMX showed up!
Frenchman Matthias Dandois has made a career out of breaking new ground on his beloved BMX bikes with the 32-year-old heading to the iconic Streif mountain to help celebrate the 2022 running of the famous Hahnenkamm downhill races. Here is all you need to know: When a Frenchman stands at the starting gate of the legendary Streif mountain, anything can happen with Adrien Duvillard, Guy Périllat, Jean-Claude Killy and Luc Alphand all winning the Hahnenkamm downhill. This year, the 82nd edition of the Hahnenkamm will again feature two downhill races but this time the competitors will launch their thrilling run from a newly renovated hut that has been extended by one floor.
Ahead of the races, Dandois proved that he is equally adept at delivering a world-class performance in
Name: Kieran Reilly
Hometown: From Newcastle upon Tyne, living in Corby.
Sponsors: Red Bull, Tallorder BMX, CoreUK, Seventies Distro, Redstar Clothing
Progression is key in BMX, how do you consider trying something new every time? Do you complete the trick in your head and then send it?
Kieran Reilly: I find I feel like I’ve had a better session if I’ve learned something or at least pushed outside my comfort zone and so that motivates me to be constantly trying new things, I usually just have
Today the last spots for tomorrow's Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships will be given out. The Velosolutions pump track next to the iconic bridge in Lisbon (yes, next to the skatepark) is the terrain for the 2021 battle for the UCI rainbow jerseys in Men and Women. The set-up is pretty unreal. Leave it up to Red Bull to go all in and show the participants a good time.
In case you're wondering where the live feed will be, find the info on Red Bull TV but we'll keep you posted right here on FATBMX with pics, results, etc. Don't forget to follow us on social media for the inside scoop. After multiple laps on the course at the end of the day it was Switzerland's
A bunch of Freestyle riders made it to Eindhoven last weekend as a loose competition was happening on the BigAirBag. It more or less was a free session for entertainment and practically anyone could join the session to see what it's like to jump an airbag set-up. Pim v.d. Bos had built the take-off and Nicky v.d. Veen makes sure the BigAirBag is working. It's good news BMX-ers stay involved in a different shape or form to further develop BMX. The riders were stoked with the soft(er) landing and the Pump Track event had a way of entertainment and participation. When the session was done and dusted it was up to Daniel Wedemeijer, Nick van der Veen and Levi Weidmann to throw down some real tricks on the set-up. The crowd got to see 360-backflips, fronties, turndown flips etc. from Daniel, flipwhips, flips, 3-inverts from Nicky, and 720-s, 360 bar-to bar and flips from Levi.
The session afterwards continued with Sem Kok sending 360 turndowns to the moon, Denz van Laare flipping gaps for the first time and others simply sending it until the airbag was unplugged. Only Dennis Keunen would have sent it at that point but he was not there.
We posted some pics on our Instagram account (@fatbmx) but had some more photos left that we did not want to go to waste. Enjoy.