Over 200 eager fans crammed into a back garden some where in a Canberra suburb this evening for the inaugral PumpTrack World Championships and witnessed Mick Hannah win the title.
The ten fastest qualifying riders went head to head against the clock to bang out the quickest 6 laps they could manage, the music was pumping, the riders were pumping, the next door neighbours were pumping and the crowd went wild.
Lopes, Peaty, Bryceland, Delfs all gave it a go but fastest qualifier , a whisker over 40seconds, Brendan Fairclough thought he’d done enough in the final for the win, and actually probably did…but a loose wire led to to his time not being recorded giving the win to Hannah.
This was a great event, let’s hope it carries on for 2010.
I sat on the shed roof and filmed most of it, so stay tuned for the DirtTV video soonish.
In the mean time here are a few camera phone pics, to give you an idea.
Mick Hannah wins the inaugral 2009 World PumpTrack Championships