Hyderabad , Sept 4: After a successful first edition, the second edition of the unique global race series is back to excite the cycling community with the return of Red Bull Pump Track World Championship.
The series has already taken pump track racing to a new level and will once again bring a fresh face to bike racing all around the world from Italy to the USA, Chile to India and Germany to South Africa.
The second edition of Red Bull Pump Track World Championship will take place in India at the iconic Wall Ride Park, on the outskirts of the city on Sunday.
Envisioned by avid rider Hamza Khan and built by global pioneers Velosolutions, the Wall Ride Park was opened to the public in September.
The Wall Ride Park and Skate Park, which is spread over 11,606 square feet, was built on a family-owned land.
Velosolutions, globally recognised for their leading pump track and bike park construction, have teamed up with Red Bull to launch the exciting series.
Qualifier events will take place around the world ahead of the grand final on October 19, 2019 in Switzerland to coincide with the UCI MTB World Championships where the official Pump Track World Champion will be crowned.
Pump tracks are being built all around the world and bringing a new bike sport to countries that do not have great mountains or smooth roads to ride on.
This sport opens the door also to underprivileged communities – as all you need is a bike that more or less works.
In a statement here on Wednesday, Claudio Caluori, one of the brains behind the project said “After a successful first edition, we are excited to be back with the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship.
It is a tournament where participants from all over the world compete to win a chance to be a World Champion and make their country proud. We would like to acknowledge and thank Red Bull for giving wings to such a tournament, Claudio added.
Depending on the track at each qualifying event, racing will take place in either a head to head battle or a time trial format.
Each qualifier begins with a seeding run from which the top 32 men and top 8 women will progress to the knockout heats.
The top men and women from each qualifier will advance to the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Final in Switzerland.
The winner of each qualifier will win an all-expenses paid trip to Switzerland Final to battle it out against the best in the world.
Last year, it came down to Singapore’s Ariff Jufri and Rajnish Kumar from Patna.
With less than 5 tenths of a second separating the two riders it was Ariff who took the win on the day, securing his expenses paid trip to the World Final.
The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship is truly accessible and open to anyone to compete for the World Championship title. (UNI)