Pump Track World Championships Announces Qualifiers for 2024

Alec Bob on track to take the win in 2023 / Photo: Joerg Mitter

The series of 15 qualifying events for the 2024 Velosolutions UCI Pump Track World Championships is set to kick off in April. The top athletes from the Qualifiers being held on Velosolutions Pump Tracks around the globe will earn the right to compete for the coveted rainbow jersey.

After a season-opener in the heart of Genk, Belgium, the series will continue through captivating landscapes worldwide: from Sepheo in Lesotho, to the home of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in Aigle, Switzerland, then on to the historic town of Ainsa, Spain, and the adrenaline-packed venues of Sugarland, USA and Košice, Slovakia.

Christa von Niederhausern took her third title at AREA47 in 2023 / Photo: Joerg Mitter

European charm meets pump track fervour as Otrokovice, Czechia, provides the stage for pump track specialists before the series of qualifiers moves continents: to Asia and an event in Yantai, China. Hvidovre, nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Copenhagen, Denmark, will provide the backdrop for the next exhilarating qualifier, followed by Dungog, Australia and Havelock North in New Zealand, offering a chance for Southern Hemisphere riders to shine. The competition will then traverse the natural beauty of Sicamous in British Columbia, Canada, before continuing its journey to Monthey, Switzerland; Suizhou, China; and Erlangen, Germany.

Ryan Gilchrest on track at the 2023 World Championships /  Photo: Joerg Mitter

The UCI Pump Track World Championships is not merely a competition; it is a global celebration of skill, speed, and camaraderie. As riders from around the world converge on these diverse locations, fans can expect incredible performances and unforgettable moments.