This is the preliminary race calendar with the confirmed races for 2019. We’ll update it with more races in the upcoming weeks. You can expect well over 20 qualifiers around the world this year.
Het was een fantastisch evenement, dankjewel Nederland. The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship goes Dutch.
The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship touched down on the infamous “Alien Butterfly” Velosolutions Pump Track in Roosendaal this past Saturday with excellent crowd support cheering on an international selection of riders for yet another thrilling day of pump track racing.
With riders from Belgium, Germany, France and Russia and from afar as New Zealand joining their Dutch counterparts in the province of North Brabant, clear blue skies were a big contrast to last year’s Qualifier where riders faced heavy rain on an already challenging track. The Roosendaal track is still to date one of the largest in the world with an approximate length of 498m covering a surface area of 3500sm2.
Mateo Colsenet takes the win for the French
Twan van Gendt, the current BMX World Champion made the cut to continue into some very close and exciting head to head racing along with Dutch Elite DH rider, Tristan Botteram after the Qualifying runs. However, the day was destined to belong to the French as last year’s runner up Mateo Colsenet took the win after already setting the pace with the fastest qualifying run of the day. The 17-year-old BMX rider from Lille staked his claim to the World Final in fine form. “I had a lot of fun on this very demanding track against very good riders, and I look forward to defending my place in the final in Switzerland against some of the best in the world.”
Carmen Vermeulen takes the win in the Women’s category
The female podium belonged to Carmen Vermeulen who set the fastest time again and again on the day in the Women’s category and the 21-year-old BMX rider from Bussum dialled it in for the win and her place at the World Final. “ It was such a great event, well organised, my last run was pretty nice and flowy but I needed time to get used to the smaller corners. I’m really looking forward to the Final!”
1. Mateo Colsenet
2. Mitchel Schotman
3. Tristan Botteram
4. Heurbize Boitin
1. Carmen Vermeulen
2. Kelly Schuurbiers
3. Annelieke Meinders
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