Stop #3 of the Red Bull Pump Track Worlds Qualifier went down at the Bike Playground in Manila. It actually happened on the same day as the New Zealand event. The indoor Velosolutions pump track looks like so much fun, we need something like that in the north east.
There were some cool highlights about this event that you’ll see in the press release below.
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As the sun set in on the North Island of New Zealand, racing kicked in to action at the Bike Playground in Manila, The Philippines with the unique indoor track giving riders a welcomed break from the 30-degree heat.
Downhill, BMX, Enduro and XC riders from The Philippines, Japan and Malaysia gathered to battle it out against the clock and each other.
The timed runs were won by Jericho Farr and Lea Denise Belgica both members of the national DH Team but in a twist Lea Denise opted to take on the track with a BMX as her weapon of choice.
With 3 full laps on the technical pump track, it was more than just about the athlete’s skills, but their fitness, as the intense racing and the track length added to the excitement. In the end, the battle for the flight ticket in the men’s category would be between 2 generations. Crowd favourite, 40-year-old Parabanne Mendoza looked like he was going for the win, but some small mistakes on his 3rd lap killed his momentum, which gave 21-year-old Jericho Farr the chance to secure his 1st place.
With a race time of just under 1 minute in the women’s category, it looked like XC rider Ariana would have the endurance advantage, but the national DH team rider, Lea Denise manualled and jumped her way to the win and a ticket to the world final.
1st place – Jericho Farr
2nd place – Parabanne Mendoza
3rd place – Gabriel Aaron Delos Trinos
4th place – Oscar Acdol
1st place – Lea Denise Belgica
2nd place – Ariana Dormitorio
3rd place – Estafani Sumile
4th place – Natashya Soon