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
Claudio Caluori explores the city of Lisbon with Eddy Clerte, Niels Bensink Tommy Zula, Payton Ridenour and Drew Mechielsen as we hit day 2 in Road to Lisbon series and head closer to the World Final on Sunday for the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships!
The Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships heads to Lisbon, Portugal on the weekend of 15 to 17 October 2021. We catch up with Tommy Zula, Eddy Clerte, Niels Bensink, Payton Ridenour and Drew Mechielsen.
What has the UCI Pump Track World Champion title meant to you since you got it? Payton Ridenour: It was a dream come true to win the first ever rainbow jersey given out for pump track! I think it's every cyclist's goal to win a world championship title, so to win the entire event was incredible.
Is it fair to say that BMX Racing comes first for you followed by riding Pump Track? Payton Ridenour: Yes, BMX racing comes first for me and then pump track. It's really convenient that I can transition so easily from racing to pump track too. I train specifically for racing and that transfers right over to the pump track, and my bike set up is the exact same for both.
Leading up to the Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, have you ridden more pump tracks lately?
The ultimate e-bike race between Nino Schurter and Claudio Caluori is set to take place on 9 October 2021 at 10:30 am (CET) with the aim to raise 1 Million Euro for Pump for Peace projects in countries all over the world, making cycling accessible to everyone.
- Taking e-bike racing to a new level in a never seen format - Over 10’000 vertical meters of climbing and redescending - 25 climbs of 403 vertical meters to the top
34 Men and 11 Women registered for the 2021 Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships qualifier in Brussels, Belgium. Riders from Belgium, Netherlands, Latvia, France, Switzerland were racing the newly built Velosolutions pump track for a spot at the upcoming World Champs in Lisbon, Portugal. There was a fairly even split across BMX and MTB and a few Freestyle riders joined the fun.Aiko Gommers was absolutely unstoppable in a stacked Women's category, unbeatable in every single round saw her secure her World Final ticket with her best time of the day in at 11.622 with Olympian Elke Vanhoof taking home 2nd spot on the podium in the Women class.
In the Men's category, a small mistake saw top qualifier Mateo Colsenet take a fall in top 16, leaving Latvian rider Kristaps Veksa to take home his World Final ticket after his third place in the German Qualifier last weekend. Second place behind Veksa was Belgian rider Elias Verbinnen.
Next up qualifiers: 11 Sept. Leogang, Austria 18 Sept. Eindhoven, Netherlands 19 Sept. Jössefors, Sweden 25 Sept. Schüpfheim, Switzerland
In recent months Velosolutions Benelux, in coöperation with Velosolutions Belgium, built 9 PumpTracks in the Netherlands & Belgium. And, at the moment, another 3 realizations are definitely planned. Our mission? To make PumpTrack accessible in every village or city in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg so you are able to play, exercise and do urban sports together!
- Eindhoven - Den Haag - Maurik-Vakantiepark Eiland van Maurik - Gasselte-Vakantiepark Lente van Drenthe - Domburg - Heeze - Leende - Brussel
Velosolutions Spot Check Benelux. Need directions? We've got you covered. So much good stuff to ride. Find your way and enjoy. Bring some friends.
Asphalt Pump Track in Graft-de Rijp
Jan Ploegerlaan 1, 1483 VR Graft-de Rijp (Maps: 52.55467, 4.85002) The first asphalt Pump Track in the Benelux, approx. 50 meters long. The Pump Track is located on the schoolyard of the Community School and is accessible to everyone.