Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships Qualifier | Cambridge, New Zealand 2021

 

20th March 2020

Photos by Graeme Murray

 

Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships Qualifier | Cambridge, New Zealand 2021

20th March 2020

Photos by Graeme Murray

Red Bull Pump Track Cambridge NZ 2021 - Graeme Murray - Track

​The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship crew rolled into Covid free Cambridge, New Zealand this weekend, where 10 women and 38 men hoped to grasp an all expenses paid trip to this year’s World Finals and a chance the pull on the 2021 UCI Rainbow jersey.

Michael Bias, the winner in March 2020 when Red Bull was last in Cambridge, was on paper at least, the favourite this weekend. Fresh off his New Zealand National Championship win last weekend, he looked strong in the qualification stage of the competition with the fastest times.

Red Bull Pump Track Cambridge NZ 2021 - Graeme Murray - Michael Bias

Rebecca Petch, who also wrapped up the New Zealand National Championship medal last weekend, was also looking fast in the qualification stages taking the lead. The head-to-head racing would eventually pit Rebecca against the New Zealand Jr. Elite National Champion, Megan Williams. The final difference only being 0.15 seconds … Megan taking the win.

 

Women’s Results:

1 Megan Williams 

2 Rebecca Petch  

3 Jessie Smith  

4 Shania Rawson  

Red Bull Pump Track Cambridge NZ 2021 - Graeme Murray - Megan Williams
Red Bull Pump Track Cambridge NZ 2021 - Graeme Murray - Rebecca Petch

Over on the men’s side of the draw, the final match up, a repeat of the 2020 round in Cambridge, came down to Bias and Bennett Greenough, who was looking to reverse last years results. Bennett dropped a blistering time for Bias to chase, but Bias over cooked it in turn two and left the circuit. Bennett took the win. In a positive for BMX, the third step of the podium, was also for 20” wheels with Jessie Smith and Jayden Flemming.

Men’s results:

1 Bennett Greenough 

2 Michael Bias 

3 Jayden Flemming  

4 Daniel Butterworth 

Red Bull Pump Track Cambridge NZ 2021 - Graeme Murray - Bennett Greenough
Red Bull Pump Track Cambridge NZ 2021 - Graeme Murray - Mens Podium
Red Bull Pump Track Cambridge NZ 2021 - Graeme Murray - Womens Podium

Delve deeper and check out all the times from Cambridge, New Zealand >> HERE

Next up on the Red Bull Pump Track Qualification tour is Bariloche, Argentina on the 18th April. Registration is due to open this week. All the details can be found >> HERE

Red Bull Pump Track Cambridge NZ 2021 - Graeme Murray - Jessie Smith

For all the latest info. on the series, check out the links below …

Red Bull Pump Track: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Velosolutions: Website | Instagram | Facebook

UCI: Website | Instagram | Facebook

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