The Velosolutions UCI Pump Track World Championships at AREA47 in Austria culminated in an intense showdown on Saturday evening, with Christa von Niederhäusern (SUI) seizing her third World Championship title in astounding form in the Elite Women’s category. Alec Bob USA) claimed victory over newcomer Mattia Costerman (ITA) in the Elite Men’s category, further cementing his pump track legacy after securing second place on the podium in Santiago, Chile last year. In her final lap, Christa set her fastest run of the day, completing it in a lightning fast 13.445 seconds. Sabina Košárková (CZE) secured second place on the podium, with Alina Beck (GER) finishing in third.
Alec Bob fought hard for the gold medal this evening, with only half a second separating the top 16
Area 47 hosted the LCQ for the 2023 UCI Pump Track World Championships. The indoor pump track facility will welcome the qualified riders from all over the world on 18 November. The Last Chance Qualifier was the last opportunity to be part of the event in 10 days' time. It was a pretty stacked field of riders for the LCQ and a massive thanks to the riders that already secured their tickets to the UCI World Final for taking it easy today.
Tanguy GRANDJEAN and Kristína NOVÁKOVÁ took the win in their respective categories in solid form to line up on November 18th for the big showdown. Fastest times for the day belonged to UCI World Champ Christa von Niederhaeusern in 13.985 and Tristan Borel in 12.749 secs.
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and its partner Velosolutions announce that the 2023 Velosolutions UCI Pump Track World Championships, which were due to take place in Neuquén, Argentina, will now be held in Ötztal, in the Austrian regionof Tyrol. The date of the event –18 November –remains unchanged.
The 2023 Velosolutions UCI Pump Track World Championships will be held in the state-of-the-art indoor bike park at AREA 47, a theme park located at the entrance to the Ötztal, some 50km west of Innsbruck, which hosted the 2018 UCI Road World Championships and is the capital of Tyrol, a region which has
Paris, Texas Pump Track Qualifier: Thank you very much, USA! It is always such a pleasure to come to Paris. You can never beat that Texas hospitality In the Men's category, current World no 2 Alec Bob and previous World Champ Tommy Zula chased each other down all day long, lap for lap with Alec eventually laying down his fastest and winning time of 21.924 in the final run. Alec already punched his ticket at the Chile Qualifier, which means Tommy secures his trip to the World Champs.
In the Women’s category, it was Carly Kane day, and it is sure good to have her back after her crash at the UCI World Champs last year in Chile, her fastest time of the day of 25.317 in the semis.
Christchurch hosted the New Zealand Qualifier today, or is it yesterday, with some fine riders lining up from Australia and New Zealand. In the Men's category @dan_butterworth721 of Rotorua had a big day taking home the first ever NZ Pump Track National Champs yesterday, but he couldn't quite make it a double, being caught up in the Aussie assault in today's race, to finish 3rd overall. All day until the final runs, it would be Aussie @jumpin_josh_1a setting the quickest times, beating his own lap record until the finals where he met fellow country man @ryangilchrist73 , on a hard tail mtb. Ryan would take the honors in a tight battle for the top spot, thereby locking in his 2nd trip to the World Finals.
Latvia! Thank you, Baldone, for a brilliant day of racing, massive support, and some pump track love. Along with the BTA Pump Track and Latvian Champs, it turned out to be a huge day with over 200 riders across the various disciplines and age categories. In the Women’s category, the current World no 3 Vineta Petersone made no mistakes in securing her ticket to the World Final in a cracking time of 14.662. After a difficult season for her so far on the injury front, it sure is good to see her on the top step of the podium again. 2nd place on the podium went to Kitija Dzelzīte.
Helvijs Babris is back with the goods after his first pump track win in 2018 in Estonia. He took the gold today in a time of 13.448 against Latvian, MTB rider Edgars Melnalksnis' time of 13.853 in the final run.
Another amazing pump Track Qualifier was held at Hei park Tosovice, Czech Republic! Absolutely good times here. We're not sure what Slovakia has been up to, but man, are they just taking wins left right and center at the moment. We count 4 tickets already to the World Championships. This time around, it was Daniel HRADSKY's turn to take the top step on the podium in some tight, brilliant racing between the top 4 in the Men's Category. The fastest time of the day belonged to Kristaps VEKSA in a time of 20.713, but Daniel played the game right up to his final run to take the win.
Kristína MADARÁSOVÁ does it again, and yes, for Slovakia. This time on the big bike after her win on the BMX in the UK, she had to take the MTB out for a win too. Which means that a very well deserved ticket goes second placed Julie HEUSEQUIN.
Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque, France! What a race, and what a crowd of supporters! Thank you for a BIG day of racing. In the Women’s category, it was a Swiss affair with Christelle Boivin and Eloise Donzallaz battling it out for honors in tight racing that set the tone all day long. Christelle secured the top spot on the podium with the fastest time of the day for the women, clocking in at 19.921 in her final run.
Thibault Dupont is definitely back at full speed, claiming another win here after staking his claim for the rainbow stripes in Switzerland earlier this month with a time of 17.712 in the big final against Anaia Istil.