Germany es war unglaublich. Füssen raised the roof.
A stacked field of some of the best riders in BMX and MTB in Europe and a 1000 plus strong crowd set the stage for a superb German Qualifier for this the 10th stop of the 2019 Red Bull Pump Track World Championship in the town of Füssen.
Füssen, the picturesque Bavarian town in the Allgäu region of Germany is just north of the Austrian border and the southernmost point of the famous "Romantic Road“. Only one hour from Munich and home to the eclectic Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles this past Saturday Füssen was the epicentre of the pump track world when it played host to the 10th stop in the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship series.
With near-perfect weather conditions kicking off the start of the race, a stacked field of some of the best riders in both MTB and BMX from across Europe and an enthusiastic 1000 plus crowd made for a day of epic racing on the Velosolutions Pump Track at the Skate and Bike Park.
Philip Schaub takes the win from Noel Niederberger and Niels Bensink
The 21-year-old BMX rider, Philip Schaub - hailing from Stuttgart - convincingly snatched the win from 23-year-old Swiss Downhill rider, Noel Niederberger and 21-year-old Dutch BMX rider, Niels Bensink.
Noel Niederberger, winner of the 2018 Liechtenstein Qualifier and Niels Bensink, winner of the 2018 Netherlands Qualifier had their work cut out for them on the day, but nothing could stop Philip Schaub from taking home the coveted Final ticket in a cracking time of 16.04 seconds in his final run.
Vanessa Kager takes her third podium win in the 2019 series and is fast becoming the queen of pump track racing.
Vanessa Kager is going from strength to strength with every win, with her triumphs in both the Austrian and Italian Qualifiers, the 18- year-old BMX rider from Austria is on fire and is the female rider to beat at the moment.
Kristina Madarásová - 20-year-old pro BMX rider and previous National Champion from Slovakia - travelled 7 hours by car to obtain her second place on the day and her ticket to the World Final. The rules of the series allow the second placed rider to travel to the Final if the first placed rider has won more than one qualifier in the current season.
Germany you raised the roof this weekend and exceeded all expectations, we can’t wait to come back!
1. Philip Schaub - BMX - Germany
2. Noel Niederberger - MTB - Switzerland
3. Niels Bensink - BMX - Netherlands
4. Nils von Niederhäusern - BMX - Switzerland
1. Vanessa Kager - BMX - Austria
2. Kristina Madarásová - BMX - Slovakia
3. Laura Brethauer - MTB - Germany
4. Saskja Lack - BMX - Switzerland