Pump track has been under the UCI flag since 2019. This means that the winner of this weekend can wear the well-known rainbow jersey for a year. Pump tracks are becoming increasingly popular and are popping up like mushrooms, there are already 39 tracks in the Netherlands. A month ago, the riders were able to qualify for the World Championships during the preliminary round in Eindhoven. Here, among others, well-known BMX star Merel Smulders has managed to get a ticket to Portugal.
The World Championship This year's World Championship is in the town of Parque das Naçõe in Lisbon. Participants from more than 25 different countries participate in this. The competition starts with the preliminary rounds, from which the 16 fastest riders follow, who will compete against each other in the knock-outs. In the end, the best two remain and they face each other in the final. During the final, it is determined who can ride in the rainbow jersey for a year.
Winners Dutch qualifiers The best 4 riders of the Dutch qualifier of both men and women have qualified for the World Championship. This year Olympic medalist Merel Smulders came first in the women's competition and Frenchman Eddy Clerté in the men's race. Last year Niels Bensink took the first prize. He won with his girlfriend Drew Mechielsen, who also took first place. In 2020, a wildcard was awarded to Manon Veenstra. Due to the Corona measures last year, the 2020 World Championship was canceled and the
Today the Urban Sportpark in Eindhoven was all about Red Bull UCI Pump Track. The race has recently come under the UCI flag. This allows the winner of the World Final to wear the rainbow jersey for a year. This year, the women's Olympic medal winner Merel Smulders won gold. Frenchman Eddy Clerté won gold in the men's race. Red Bull UCI Pump Track is a unique competition because different cycling disciplines come together. For example, MTB riders cycled against BMX riders and freestylers took part in the Pump Track and vice versa.
The winners: The top four of both the men's and women's have qualified for Red Bull UCI Pumptrack World Championships Final. The following riders have qualified:
2021 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Standings after Rounds 1 & 2.
Elite Men: 1 MARQUART Simon M. SWITZERLAND 280 2 GRAF David SWITZERLAND 240 3 PILARD Arthur FRANCE 210 4 KIMMANN Niek NETHERLANDS 175 5 WHYTE Kye GREAT BRITAIN 175 6 RACINE Romain FRANCE 155 7 TORRES Nicolas ARGENTINA 150 8 MAHIEU Romain FRANCE 140 9 GAROYAN Leo FRANCE 130 10 ANDRE Sylvain FRANCE 130 11 HARMSEN Joris NETHERLANDS 115 12 GOBERT Dylan FRANCE 105 13 RAMIREZ YEPES Carlos Alberto COLOMBIA 95 14 CULLEN Ross GREAT BRITAIN 95 15 JOUVE Thomas FRANCE 90
Name: Merel Smulders Sponsors: TVE Sport - JEE-O - Meybo - Shimano - Tioga - Renthal - FIST - HT Components - We Lift. Mechanic: Jan Segers
How do you like the looks of the new Meybo? Merel Smulders: Yes! I love the combination of darker colors and the Matte finish. Something totally different compared to our bright red bike last year, but I love it!
Black frame with anthracite accents, black parts and a few parts that stand out like the oil-slick pedals. Any reason for the colour of the pedals?
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BMX BAKU 2018. World Championships Baku 2018 What a week, I still can't believe what happend. The whole week was amazing. Having fun with friend, good training sessions and great weather. Race day itself felt amazing too. I wasn't nervous but just relaxed and focused. Going home with a silver medal at the age of 20 with my sister as world champion is probably one of the best feelings I've ever had and will have. Thank you to everyone, thank you so much.