Nepal, wedged between the two giants India and China is known for its magnificent temples, monasteries and historical monuments that can be found at almost every turn, with its vibrant cultural heritage, friendly people, unique mix of religions, awe-inspiring array of landscapes and eight of the world’s highest mountain peaks including Mount Everest. Kathmandu has always been one of Claudio Caluori’s main goals for a Pump for Peace project. When he visited the city for the first time in December 2019, he had no idea that it would take 3 years to find the right place, partners or secure land and permits to build the pump track. However, this provided enough time to team up with Crankbrothers for the Red Shoe campaign which was going to facilitate the construction of this track.
The Management Committee of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) met on 2 and 3 February in Hoogerheide (Netherlands). At this meeting, the UCI Management Committee awarded the following UCI World Championships: 2023 UCI Pump Track World Championships. The event will take place on 18 November in Neuquén, a town in the north of Argentinean Patagonia.
In addition, new dates have been set for the following UCI World Championships: 2024 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates): 10-14 December 2024.
It all went down to the wire at the Santa Fe Bike Park in Santiago as 65 riders from 21 countries lined-up to compete for the coveted rainbow stripes this past Saturday in Chile. Switzerland's Christa von Niederhäusern became the first rider in the history of the sport to not only be on the podium for every World Final since 2018, but also becoming a double World Champion after her unbeatable performance to clinch yet another gold medal.
Newcomer from Czech Republic and 2nd placed Sabina Košárková set the fastest time of the day for the Women’s category in 25.334 with Vineta Petersone from Latvia snatching 3rd place from the 2021 World Champion, Aiko Gommers.
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.
Eddy CLERTÉ, pilote au sein du SUNN Team BMX, s'est livré à travers cette interview en revenant sur son titre de Champion du Monde de Pumptrack 2021 et en nous partageant son retour d'expérience après une année riche en émotions.
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.
2021 UCI Pump Track World Champ Eddy Clerte made the journey back to the track where he won those rainbow stripes one year ago to take the number 1 here again today. With Eddy already travelling to Chile, that golden ticket went to the 2nd placed Belgian rider Didi van Tiggel with a third for local rider Renato da Silva in a tight day of racing.
In the Women's category the day belonged to Switzerland's Eloise Donzallaz who took the win today to ensure her place at Santa Fe bike park in Chile on 19 November. Second place went to Slovakia's Kristína NOVÁKOVÁ.
5 weeks and counting till Chile! Lesotho and New Zealand Qualifier coming up along with the LCQ.