Lukas podiums at the Red Bull Pump Riders

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Lukas and Michael Mechura raced in the first ever European round of the Red Bull Pump Riders over the weekend in Prague, Czech Republic, where Lukas finished third in the BMX class and Michael just missed out on the MTB podium, finishing in fourth place. 

Lukas and Michael Mechura raced in the first ever European round of the Red Bull Pump Riders over the weekend in Prague, Czech Republic, where Lukas finished third in the BMX class and Michael just missed out on the MTB podium, finishing in fourth place.


What’s Pump Riders? It’s an adrenaline pumping, audience-friendly bike race that sees riders compete head-to-head on a symmetrical track on bikes that don’t have chains! Riders had to use all their upper body strength to power and pump along the track during the ‘best of three’ rounds of racing.


Lukas raced in the BMX class, falling victim to mechanical failure in the first round of the semi-final when his rear wheel let him down. Round two was better with Lukas taking the win but not making up enough time overall to reach the main final. He won both runs in his small final and finished third overall.


Michael Mechura entered the MTB class and was riding well, beating Michal Prokop in the first race of the semi-final. Bad news in the second run though as Michael crashed in the corner, sending him into the small final where he was beaten, finishing fourth overall.

Lukas said: “Over 3,500 spectators in the centre of Prague made for a great race. The event was superb with all kind of bikers together in one place!”

 

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