Thunderstorms and Torrential Rain Would Not Stop the Italian’s from Coming Out in Force
Over 1000 spectators braved the stormy conditions that met the Italian qualifier for the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship. Fans were not disappointed as riders from all over Europe put on an incredible show of speed and style.
In the Women’s field, Vanessa Kager made the trip from Austria to Trentino in search of her ticket to the World Final. Having come so close in Balzers earlier this month where she secured 2ndplace, all was to play for in Italy. Seeing off fierce competition from Camilla Tagliapietra in the final, it was Kager’s turn for glory and she took the top step of the podium.
In the Men’s field Giacomo Fantoni was pitted against Eric Seifried in the final race of the day. Have battled throughout the day in knock out heats with the 32 fastest riders from seeding, the World Final ticket would come down to one race. In a hotly contested battle, Fantoni would steal the win from Seifried and claim his ticket to the World Final in Springdale, Arkansas.
I came to the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship with no expectation of winning but in the end I won the event and I am really happy. I cannot wait to compete at the world final in Arkansas Giacomo Fantoni
With the final European qualifier set to go down in Roosendaal on the 22nd of September we can expect to see a field of the fastest riders challenge each other on the colossal Velosolutions Pump Track.
Tickets to the world final are now available to purchase at: https://stubs.net/e/2187/velosolutions/g3awc
Italy Top 4 men
1. Giacomo Fantoni
2. Eric Seifried
3. Simon Rus
4. Christopher Gallagher
Italy Top 4 women
1. Vanessa Kager
2. Camilla Tagliapietra
3. Lisa Gava
4. Giuditta Cemin