Niels Bensink at the 2023 UCI Pump Track World Championships Qualifier in Deqing

Niels Bensink and Drew Mechielsen headed to China for the UCI Pump Track Worlds Qualifier in Deqing and for the opening of the enormous Shenyang facility located in the popular Yougu River Park in the outskirts of the city hosted by Velosolutions China.

The Shenyang project covers an area of almost 20,000 m2, this is one of Velosolutions’ largest projects in the world, with four rookie and beginner tracks, a UCI World Championships Race Track, two massive jump lines, a huge asphalt bowl, and a skate /BMX park, this venue caters to every rider’s wildest dreams.

The Valley Magic Shangzhu pump track in Deqing County played host to the qualifier on their immense pump track; with 425m in total length and it made for killer laps on race day.

With clinics, kids races and clinics making the itinerary jam packed, no trip to China would be complete without exploring the Great Wall and of course exploring Beijing and local culture.