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
Paris, Texas! That was HOT, both in temperature and racing! A fierce battle between Shealen Reno and former UCI World Champ Payton Ridenour ensued all day long with Reno one upping every time that Ridenour laid down with Shealen would take the top qualifying place.
The Big Final had both those riders in one final showdown. By the halfway mark it was too close to tell who was in the lead but the second half of the lap showed Payton super focussed and mistake free and the win and that ticket went to Ridenour by just .205 of a second.
The men's class had an immediate favorite in Alec Bobster who placed second to Tommy Zula at the first USA Qualifier in Gaston County, NC. The field of challengers were deep though and this wouldn't come without some hard work from Alec. The 2021 finals came down to Alec Bob and Andersen Amakye and once again they would qualify one and two in the timed runs.
In the Big Finals Amakye faced Alec in a repeat battle from 2021 for the top spot and the amazing
Auf dem LuCru BMX Jam im Skatepark Ludwigsfeld wurde auch 2022 wieder ordentlich Airtime getankt. Die Mission: Bei schweißtreibenden Temperaturen zwei Tage lang den örtlichen Betonpark auseinanderzunehmen. Mission accomplished, könnte man sagen. Hier ist der offizielle Aftermovie.
Over 8 years in the making, and the long-awaited results are stellar. Matt Miller and the Chocolate Truck squad celebrated the release of Chocolate Truck 2 with a video premiere on their home turf in Philadelphia, and we got a little insight into the process, going from starting to film for the project as college kids, to getting 11th hour clips as full-on grown-ups.