The WallRide Park in Hyderabad, India was the location for the 4th stop of the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship where India’s best battled it out on the Velosolutions Asphalt Pump Track for their place at the World Championship final later this year.
Since joining YouTube in 2008, the edits of Austrian trial and mountain bike star Fabio Wibmer have accumulated over 125 million views. As just recently the number of his subscribers closed in on the mark of 1 million, it was clear to Fabio that he wanted to do something big to celebrate this milestone with his followers. The result is Fabiolous Escape 2!!
2、2017 GDL 精英组年度积分前十名和公开组年度积分前三名的选手，必须参加精英组比赛，超过40岁的选手可选择参加大师组；
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GDL Guangdong Downhill League First stop
Saturday, May 12, 2018 (Training Day)
Downhill official training time: 10:00 - 16:00
Driver's sign-in, collar number, and vehicle inspection: 10:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00 (check-in is at the main venue of the event)
May 13, 2018 Sunday (the race day)
Qualifying time: 9:00 - 12:00;
Final time: 12:30 - 16:00;
Awards: 16:00 - 16:30
The order of the categories are:
Youth Group (U18)
Master Group (40+)
Open Group (U39)
Open Group (U29)
Women's group (WOMEN)
Elite Group (ELITE)
Zhongshan Quanlin Happy World River Mountain Bike Park
Mobile Navigation (Search on map with your phone): Zhongshan Quanlin Tourist Villa
The track is 2026 meters in length and 247 meters above sea level
Elite: limited to 30 people in the 16-60 year old (born from January 1, 1958 to December 31, 2002).
Open Group (U29): limited to 40 people in 19-29 years of age (born from January 1, 1989 to December 31, 1999).
Open group (U39): limited to 40 people in the 30-39 year old (born from January 1, 1979 to December 31, 1988).
Master Group (40+): limited to 30 people in the 40-60 year old (born from January 1, 1958 to December 31, 1978).
Youth Group (U18): limited to 30 students for 12-18 years old (January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2006); guardians must accompany them during the competition.
Women's group (WOMEN): The competition is for 14-50 years old (born from January 1, 1968 to December 31, 2004). Limited to 10; riders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by guardians during the competition.
Medals, certificates, and souvenirs will be awarded to the top 3 players in each group.
For the 4-8th ranked players in each group, awards and souvenirs will be awarded.
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Registration information: The registration information must be authentic and reliable. It should be confirmed by the identity of the individual. The age of the vehicle should be declared by the rider himself. The organizer should review it and only accept online registration and payment of registration fees. The competition day will no longer accept on-site registration.
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Rachel Atherton first met Mille Johnset in 2012 when Mille was a flower girl at Hafjell handing Rach her 15th World Cup. At the tender age of 11 she had already been racing for a year and had won the 2012 Norwegian Championship.
Mille said “ My first race was a small local race in Drammen called Aron cup, I loved the excitement, the speed and the feeling of flow. I was already hooked – even though I was the only one in my class! I know Rachel had the same experience many times”
In 2013 she was a World Cup course sweeper and seeing her ride the steep and technical track the team all agreed that this was somebody that they be should be keeping a close eye on! Rachel said “Even aged 12 or 13 Mille was so strong! Its so exciting to be able to help her develop her potential on a bike.
Part of the ethos of the Atherton Academy is to provide a pathway to World Cup success without the pressure of young riders having to deliver results or be too much in the public eye. but after her 2016 season, when in addition to the British Downhill Series she also swept to victory at Red Bull’s Foxhunt there has been a definite surge of interest in Rachel’s protégée!
Rachel said “Mille is so mature, she is so sorted with regards to how she presents herself, her instagram account gives a real sense of this girl’s dedication and drive, she is having fun riding her bike, training with her friends, she doesn’t feel the need to strike sexy poses or to wait for some editor to come along and organise a shoot, she is telling her own authentic story – and she has almost 10,000 followers already – she’s so switched on. It’s exciting how a few of the girls coming through into Juniors now are all so good at promoting themselves and their sport , I follow them all!”
Mille said “I love being part of the Atherton Academy – trying to follow Dan down his crazy tracks in Dyfi is amazing and I was stoked when he said that I ride like Rachel used to when she was my age! But Rachel is my inspiration – she’s so kind to me with loads of tips and advice. It really is like being part of the family ; when I come and stay in the UK with the team I usually stay at Gill’s (Head of Communications) house and get woken up with her kids jumping on me – I’ve got a little brother the same age so its like being at home! I’m pretty good at packing my bike (less than 10 minutes) but its great to have mechanics Pete and Joe around for any more serious fixes!
I’m pretty serious about my training - I go to the Norwegian School of Elite Sports. It’s great because we have time to train during school hours. Every morning we go for a 2-3 hours ride –its hardcore! I do have a less serious side, I love just hanging out with my friends, having a laugh, Brage Vestavik has been a friend on the Norwegian training squad for about 4 years so I’m super excited that he’ll be here for my first World Cups, I have a girly side too – I’ll always get my nails done before a race – I guess its pretty balanced in the end!”
Team Director Dan Brown said “ Our primary objective for Mille has been for her to gain some solid race experience. We took racing pretty easy in 2016, just the IXS Cup and a couple of rounds of the BDS; unfortunately Mille was off the bike for 10 weeks after a crash left her with internal bleeding, 2017 was a bit more intense!
Because of UCI rules and how they apply to Juniors, Mille will be racing this year’s World Cups for the Norwegian Federation. (Atherton Academy isn’t a trade team) Whatever shirt she’s wearing, we will be supporting her 100%. We haven’t set Mille any targets for 2018, except to have fun. It’s a massive step up to World Cup level and often riders find that first year of Juniors very disorientating, I know that our new team-mate Charlie Hatton has talked to Mille about his own experience of struggling to make that necessary leap of confidence.
All that said the thing about Mille is that she is so stoked to ride her bike, I wouldn’t be surprised to see that Norwegian jersey on a podium very soon!”
Words: Gill Harris
Images: Dan Hearn, Thomas Killgenbeg
What a start into the European Series 2018! Among 400 riders from 33 nations Laurie Greenland and Myriam Nicole took the first title of this year’s EDC on Maribor’s legendary race track.
After three years, Maribor (Slovenia) finally returned to the international stage this weekend with the first race of the iXS European Downhill Cup 2018. It soon became clear that Maribor did not lose an inch of its popularity during these years, even if the track has changed a lot since the EDC’s last visit. The whole section after the renowned Rock Garden has been reorganized, without harming the track’s special characteristics. Even despite the extremely difficult conditions due to heavy snowfall during March, the organizers managed to present a perfect course this weekend.
Despite the early date for the race this year, the overall conditions could not have been better. After all, warm temperatures and dry conditions are not a given in April. More than 400 riders from 33 different countries – and among them the world’s downhill elite – made their way to Slovenia to fight for the first points of the rankings and to prepare for next week’s World Cup in Losinj (Croatia).
After Friday’s obligatory track walk and first training runs, the seeding run was on after the training session on Saturday afternoon. For the Elite Men category this was the only chance to qualify for the Super Final and to fight for the podium on Sunday. And, of course, it was also a chance for everyone to collect some first points for the overall rankings.
In the Elite Women category Myriam Nicole (FRA - Commencal Vallnord) set the best time of 4.06,275 minutes, followed by Tracey Hannah (AUS - Polygon UR) and European Champion Monika Hrastnik (SLO - Blackthorn) as her strongest competitors.
In the meantime, Amaury Pierron (FRA - Commencal Vallnord) went fastest in the Elite Men category with a time of 3.31,629 minutes, finishing only split seconds faster than Troy Brosnan (AUS - Canyon Factory Team).
Sunday welcomed the riders and visitors with perfect weather conditions under a bright and shining sun and after a last four-hour training session the race was finally on!
In the Masters category Fabrizio Dragoni (ITA - Alessi Racing Team) finished fastest in both seeding and race, leaving Dominik Dierich (GER - TREK AmperRad) and Billy Caroli (SUI - Fabien bike tramelan) in second and third place.
U17 & U19
After that all eyes were on the youngest riders of the series in the U17 male category. In the end, Simon Chapelet (FRA - Polygon UR Development) dominated the race setting a time of 3.42,845 minutes, followed by Blake Ross (NZL - Revolution Products NZ) and Chris Cumming (ITA - Wideopenmag), while Siel van der Velden (BEL - VDV) succeeded in the U17 female finishing 20 seconds faster than in her seeding.
In the U19 category Valentina Höll (AUT - Sram Rockshox Factory Racing) succeeded with a result that would have landed her in third place in the Elite Women category and once more boosted her self-confidence for her World Cup debut this season. Lisa Gava (ITA - 3stars) and Ottilia Johansson Jones (SWE - Propain Gravity Juniors) completed the podium in second and third.
After that the Elite Women riders provided the crowd with some high-class racing fighting for the Red Bull Hot Seat. When Nina Hoffmann (GER - Santa Cruz Bicycles) first delivered a time close to Saturday‘s best time which not even Petra Bernhard (AUT - Friesis Bikery) managed to beat, suspense kept growing more and more.
Then Monika Hrastnik took over finishing seven seconds faster than in her seeding, before Tracey Hannah finished even faster with a seemingly solid 8-second lead. Who could have known that Myriam Nicole would manage to cross the finish line even faster?! In the end, Nicole set the best time with 3.55,398 minutes, followed by Hannah and Hrastnik.
In the U19 category George Kerr (GBR - Propain Dirt Sixpack) was one of the first riders down the hill after he did not finish his seeding run. With a time of 3.51,172 minutes he came close to Saturday’s best time and had some time to sit back and relax in the Red Bull Hot Seat, before his competitors took over again. In the end, Kye A´hern (AUS - Canyon Factory Racing) finished fastest with 3.31,371 minutes (faster than Saturday’s Elite Men best time, by the way). Henry Kerr (GBR - Propain Dirt Sixpack) finished in second place, followed by Stefano Introzzi (ITA - Scout / Nukeproof) in third.
Super Final Elite Men
After that it was finally time for the Elite Men Super Final! The first promising result was delivered by Junior World Champion 2015 and Vice World Champion 2016 Laurie Greenland (GBR - MS Mondraker Team) who finished with a time of 3.27,997 minutes.
By this time, however, two thirds of the category were still waiting for their turn. But when even elite riders like Mark Wallace (CAN - Canyon Factory Team), Brendan Fairclough (GBR - Scott Velosolutions) and Brook MacDonald (NZL - MS Mondraker) did not reach his result all eyes were on Greenland in the Hot Seat, while three more riders were yet to come. Rain may have played a part in the final results as the last few riders dealt with moisture. First both Dakotah Norton (USA - Unior Devinci Factory Team) and Troy Brosnan failed to beat his result and then the clock revealed a +1.7 when Amaury Pierron crossed the finish line – crowning Laurie Greenland the first champion of the EDC 2018. Amaury Pierron and Brook MacDonald completed the podium, while Brendan Fairclough and Mark Wallace followed in fourth and fifth place.
What remains to say is that Maribor delivered a perfect race weekend: the track even increased in its quality and popularity after the makeover, the atmosphere was incredibly good and the weather was even better than in some summer races last year! The next stop of the series once more takes the riders to Slovenia in June for EDC #2 in Kranjska Gora.
A Scottish and a Swiss mountain biker meet on a trail… What seems to be the beginning of a lame joke, is actually the beginning of a magnificent encounter. You can see what actually happens when mountain bike pros Danny MacAskill and Claudio Caluori meet up in Graubünden, Switzerland, in the new video “Home of Trails”. No summit is too high, no trail is too steep, no gorge is too deep for these two, as they hit the endless trails of the region. Naturally all the action and countless breathtaking views are accompanied by the witty commentating of Downhill World Cup POV star Caluori as he shows MacAskill around his home region.
The world of mountain biking would be unimaginable without these two: Danny MacAskill is not only widely known for his stunning street trials videos, but has also thrilled millions of fans on YouTube with his mountain bike skills as well. Claudio Caluori has made a name for himself with his fast-paced, eccentric POV runs during the Mountain Bike World Cup. This new video brings these two characters together and shows them discovering Claudio’s “Home of Trails”.
“Scottish lines” in the Swiss mountains
Caluori shows the Scot a portion of the 17,000 kilometers / 10,500 miles of trails available in the five bike destinations in Graubünden: no matter whether they hit the trails in Arosa Lenzerheide, Davos Klosters, Engadin St. Moritz, Flims or Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair, both enjoy every minute they spend on their bikes to the fullest. The tour starts at the summit of Piz Nair, where Danny waits for his enthusiastic tour guide at 3,000m / 9,842ft a.s.l. Claudio challenges Danny on the diverse trails of each destination, but Danny surprises the Swiss rider with a few cheeky “Scottish lines” on both dirt and brickwork as they make their way through the region.
For further information about the trails Danny and Claudio hit, head to www.homeoftrails.com
The first race of the season is here again. The full crew was out in force at the first national this weekend. The South Wales village of Cwmcarn hosted the first in a new series of nationals and it did not disappoint. One of the most highly attended British races in a long time, its great to see how alive racing is in this country. See how the crew got on at the first real test of all the new gear.
Filming and Editing Filmsmith Media Additional filming by Callum Phillpott and DarcyDavies Films
I'm Piyush Chavan and I'm confirmed to race at the Asian Continental Championships during 2-6th May 2018 in Cebu, Philippines. I have represented the sport of downhill mountain biking as an Indian Athlete and participated in 7 international races, last year alone.
I also race in the Asia mtb series and I have had a Top 10 result in the Elite category in Malaysia after spending 2 months in training in South east asian circuits. These races are affiliated with the UCI an international cycling body and I've participated in them to achieve a Min 40 UCI points to enter and race a World Cup! Earlier we have been supported as an Indian team of two by the Cycling Federation of India for the last Asian Championships held in Xuancheng, China in May 2017.
This year however due to difficulty for the federation to allot funding for the Indian team it has not been possible for some reasons, I have just received this news two days ago and less than a month before our main event. The Cycling Federation has offered help in terms of licenses and registration and are still looking into supporting us but they have advised to use the help of sponsors to fund the trip. Our sponsors however allot a marketing budget at the beginning of the year for me, along with my full plan of races I intend to participate in, there was no budget being allotted to this event as it is a federation supported event. An event of this level is of high value to myself, as there is a high chance of earning UCI points, a minimum of 40 which then allows me to enter and compete in a World Cup event in the same season or the next season. All necessary training and planning has been done keeping this event in mind, except I did not have a plan for such a contingency and was expecting the federation to send a team out as a whole unit.
Your investment in my participation at the Asian Championships will not be as a charity and I will be doing our best to make you feel valued in our support by using our expertise.
Thank you, I look forward to your support so I can only have the race on my mind!!! GO INDIA!
The first qualifier of the 2018 Red Bull Pump Track World Championship took place on the Indonesian island of Bali. An international field of riders took to the Velosolutions Pump Track at the Amplitude Skate and Bike Park to try and secure their spot at the World Final.
Battling it out in the Bali heat, the best riders from the island were joined by competitors from Japan, Australia and Germany to battle it out for the first tickets to the World Championship Final later in the year. The track layout for the Bali qualifier made for a unique head to head race format with riders racing an inner and outer loop.
Ahead of the knock out heats, riders completed timed seeding runs. Australia’s Danielle Beecroft posted a time of 18.576 seconds in the women’s category with Indonesia’s Pahraz Salman Alparisi putting in the fastest time for the men with a lightening 15.577 second lap time.
As the knock out heats pushed through it was clear Japan’s Daiki Shimogaki’s pace and style on a mountain bike would rival the Indonesia BMX Champ Pahraz Salman Alparisi for the win.
As the finals approached it was no longer just about the riders skill on the track but also their fitness and stamina. The intense heat, track length and neck to neck racing would put the riders through their paces. The fight for the win and their expenses paid ticket to the final would come down to the 2 local riders Ardian Putra Pratama and Pahraz Salman Alparisi in the men whilst Danielle Beecroft would take on Elga Kharisma in the womens category.
It was an even playing field across BMX and MTB, with neither having a clear advantage on the Velosolutions track. Danielle Beecroft was unbeatable on the day and took the win for the women. After putting down the fastest timed run earlier in the day, Pahraz Salman Alparisi went on to take the win in the men’s field with both riders claiming their spot at the final and an expenses paid trip.
Final results men:
1st place - Pahraz Salman Alparisi - Indonesia
2nd Place - Elga Kharisma - Indonesia
3rd Place - Komang Calvin - Indonesia
4th Place - Daiki Shimogaki - Japan
Final results women:
1st Place – Danielle Beecroft – Australia
2nd Place - Elga Kharisma – Indonesia
Please find the recap video, the full ranking list and winner pictures here.
As the celebrations began in Bali the preparations were already underway for the next qualifiers taking place on the 7th of April in both Wellington, NZ and Manila, The Philippines. With an incredible line up of athletes ready to battle it out, the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship is heating up.