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30.03.2019

We’re riding high. Thank you Lesotho

The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship moved the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho this week and it’s been an incredible journey.

Mohapi Mosito  is the true hero story of the series thus far. The 19 year old local rider secured his ticket to the World Final in fine form in the midst of local and South African riders on the Velosolutions Pump Track at Roma Trading Post

With near perfect weather conditions the day was already set for celebrating in true African style and no day in Africa would be complete if it didn’t include singing and dancing from the early morning hours. The landlocked kingdom of Lesotho erupted in an incredible display of support and love when Mohapi crossed the line in first place, shaving a 10th of a second off South African, Ryan Ferichs.

Now almost two years since its completion, the pump track has become the base for a successful self-sustaining community development, boasting a locally run bike shop, events, the training of athletes and bike rentals to kids in the area. The home of the first #pumpforpeace initiative run by Velosolutions along with Lesotho Sky has proven its success with Molefi taking the win today and his journey to the World Final will be a special one.

Georgina Grassie, the 17 year old BMX rider hailing from Durban, South Africa took the win in the female category in fine form. Georgina represented South Africa in the World Final in 2018 and she showed all the skill she brought home from Arkansas at the Lesotho qualifier this past Saturday.

For more information, photos and final results head over to the race detail page