Santa Fe Bike Park in Santiago, Chile, hosted the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships World Final on November 19, with the winners getting the official titles of Pump Track World Champions. Check the live replay here on FATBMX.
What a way to end off the 2022 UCI Red Bull World Championship Qualifier Season at Taira Whiti adventure trust in New Zealand. In the Women's race it was Caroline Buchanan all day long as she secured her ticket to Chile in a time of 26.59 seconds against Megan Williams. A 3rd place for Caitlin Georgantas and a 4th for Shania Rawson. In the Men's race, Bennett Greenough took top spot in qualifying, edging out Bas van Steenbergen by a 10th of a second. With his place in Chile already secured after a win in Canada, Bas took it easy in his semi final run to make sure it was a locals only final between Bennett and Dan Butterworth. In the race for 3rd and 4th place on the podium, Bas put down a heater to beat out Connor Mahuika for 3rd place.
In the finals it was Bennett who would take the no 1 spot against Daniel, with a time half a second quicker than anyone else over the weekend in 23.78 seconds.
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.
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.
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
Well well Canada look at that! Niels Bensink qualified for the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships in Belgium on his BMX and now he has done it in Langford on his MTB. He took the top spot in qualifying rounds, setting the fastest times all day long with a winning time of 18.885. Always nice to make a bit of history. Second placed rider Ryan Gilchrist from Australia on a borrowed bike and a garbage bag for a rain jacket earned the ticket to Chile (with Niels already travelling after his win in Belgium) his fastest time of the day in the Finals on 18.994.
In the Women's category, both newcomers to the series saw a battle between BMX riders Molly Simpsonn and Teigen Pascual at the very wet Jordie Lunn bike park (seems Niels takes the rain with him). Molly secured her place in Santiago with the fastest time of the day in 21.429 against Teigen's 22.069
So much rain Belgium! For the first time the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championship qualifiers had to pull results based off the qualifying times for the final results. Never underestimate those qualifying times.Niels Bensink did it in a time of 21.965 in blazing form and secures his ticket to the Red Bull UCI World Championships Final in Chile in November (all that pump track building must be paying off) a second place for Didi van Tiggel in a time of 22.423 and a third for current UCI Pump Track World Champ Eddy Clerté in 22.428
Danielle Vrenegoor did it in the Women’s Category to secure her place in Santiago with a second place for Sanne Winters. Shout out to Bodi Turner and Wade Turner all the way from Australia for 5th and 6th place.
Ainsa, Spain hosted the first Spanish UCI Red Bull Pumptrack World Championships Qualifier of the series and it was a blast. French rider Thibault Dupont came back from the Italy race in fine form leading the field all day long with the fastest times from the get go, securing his ticket to the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships. Young Slovakian rider, Tommy Miskolci showed impressive form after his 5th place in Italy to grab the 2nd place on the podium in Spain.
In the Women’s category, Spanish rider Aina Gonzalez dominated, securing her trip to Chile in November for the big showdown.
Men’s results 1. Thibault DUPONT 2. Tommy MISKOLCI 3. Adrián GONZÁLEZ GRIMAU 4. Luis Eduardo HIDALGO ARMAS
What a way to kick off the next UCI Pump Track World Championships qualifying round of racing for Europe. It was fierce battles all day long amongst the top 4 in both the Women and Men's categories. In the Women's category Kristina Madarasova took the win securing her ticket to the UCI Pump Track World Championships in Chile against fastest qualifier Christa von Niederhaeusern with 0.008 difference in a nail biting final run.
Alessandro Bassii took the honours against against Mattia Costerman after a small mistake from fastest qualifier Thibault Dupont in the semis had him taking third place today.
Results Men: 1. Alessandro BASSI 2. Mattia COSTERMAN 3. Thibault DUPONT 4. Nils VON NIEDERHÄUSERN