Setting new goals for the new year is something most of us do. How can you better yourself? Is my training on point or is there someone out there who can teach me more? Is my equipment on point? Should I switch to carbon? Do I need to eat better? Do I have to change my program? Today we're checking in with 2021 UCI Pump Track World Champion Eddy Clerté from France.
Did 2021 turn out the way you wanted? Eddy Clerté: Starting off the year with a big shoulder injury makes this question hard to answer. I guess I saved the year ending it with consistency and real progression.
With the start of the new year, are you always looking to become a faster racer? Eddy Clerté: Yes! I mainly enjoy the process, so I'm focusing on executing everything the best way possible and make sure I head into the right direction. But of course I start every year convinced
Today the Urban Sportpark in Eindhoven was all about Red Bull UCI Pump Track. The race has recently come under the UCI flag. This allows the winner of the World Final to wear the rainbow jersey for a year. This year, the women's Olympic medal winner Merel Smulders won gold. Frenchman Eddy Clerté won gold in the men's race. Red Bull UCI Pump Track is a unique competition because different cycling disciplines come together. For example, MTB riders cycled against BMX riders and freestylers took part in the Pump Track and vice versa.
The winners: The top four of both the men's and women's have qualified for Red Bull UCI Pumptrack World Championships Final. The following riders have qualified: