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!
Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships qualifier Springdale notes:
Friday practice saw very few riders as the weather delivered a steady sprinkle all day long. At the end of the day the skies started to clear and the track began to dry up.
Saturday morning set up brought more rain but by the time practice started it was clear that we would have a great day for racing with weather and racers filing in.
Brackets of 16 riders were set after solo timed qualifying. The pace was hot and riders were closely matched with top times in the low 30 second range. The top qualifying riders where Grant Lampson in 4th, Collin Hudson in 3rd, Alec Bob in 2nd and the top qualifier on the day was
The Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships will head to Lisboa! The stunning capital city of Portugal is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities in Europe, a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage with striking modernism and progressive thinking and it will now play host to the 2021 World Final on the weekend of 15 to 17 October. The spectacular Velosolutions Pump Track is located in Parque das Nações, next to the famous Vasco da Gama Bridge and will set the stage for the ultimate showdown as some of the best pump track riders in the world lineup in Lisbon. The main track is close to 300m in length and will provide a challenging ride, testing both skill and endurance to the max on race day.