Video: Tour de Pump in Mendrisio, Switzerland

May 25, 2013 at 7:45
by Fraktiv  
Views: 26,040    Faves: 133    Comments: 9


Tour de Pump Stage 5, Mendrisio Pump Track


Trying to escape from the rain, we drove the team bus as far south as we could in Switzerland. We spent the day on Monte Tamaro, and Floriane Pugin had fun on the downhill tracks in the warm sun.


As soon as we approached Mendrisio though, dark clouds showed up and when we started riding, they poured down so much water that it felt like having a shower.



Luckily, there was a bar next to the pumptrack, so we could have a little break. One hour later, the sun was out again, and we continued our session on the 330m long concrete track.





Have fun watching, and be ready for the big final of the Tour de Pump, at the opening of the bikepark Zurich!




42 Comments

  • 42 0
 I wish there were more of these around. I think pump tracks would benefit all kinds of bikers. I've heard spending some time on a pump track is actually a pretty decent workout. And they look incredibly fun. More pump tracks please!
  • 3 0
 Agreed, the mix of jumps and bike-control would be great for everyone!
  • 4 1
 Yeah, today I've been on a pumptrack all day long, and it's like I run a Marathon. Big Grin
  • 9 3
 Build one
  • 1 0
 Pumptrack will kill if you really commit to it, we have a local mini-pumptrack, needs so much work though being dirt and kids not always knowing how to ride it.
  • 5 0
 this is the latest project we have going in our yard, not finished yet but already awesome fun.
imgur.com/a/xrprz
  • 1 0
 yeaah @roemun, looks like tons if fun!
  • 2 0
 Nice looking track roemun, jealous of your site access as I've been carting 15+ tonne (and counting) of dirt down 3 flights of stairs to build ours!
  • 14 0
 Sweet!
What was that? Nose manual to manual to nose manual to manual to nose manual?
Noël Niederberger is just too sick!
  • 7 0
 That was probably one of the most steezy things I've ever seen.
  • 5 0
 I had to rewatch it about 10 times, shaking my head in disbelief.
  • 2 0
 At 1:24.. yeah, that was impressive. pretty sure you called that right, Haegar.
  • 13 0
 Looks so much like dirt.
  • 1 0
 Illusions...
  • 2 1
 Dirt ? Well i guest those two www.pinkbike.com/photo/9626167 are gonna send some gnarly tricks Big Grin
  • 9 0
 one day, I will have a concrete pumptrack
  • 14 2
 One day, I will ride a pumptrack...
  • 5 0
 ^sooo true I've never been to a pumptrack in my life
  • 1 3
 I have. I wasn't very good.
  • 2 0
 Some skate parks can be ridden just like a pump track. Go to your local skate park and give it a go.
  • 4 0
 How to build your own pump track here www.leelikesbikes.com/build-your-own-pump-track.html
Gives all the heights, ratios, and ideas you need.
I have ridden some bad ones which can't decide if they are dirt jumps or pump track and thus does neither.
  • 1 0
 Cheers for posting that. I'm so glad I decided to look at this thread, I'm all fired up to start digging in a local quarry! Smile
  • 4 0
 Sweet looking park. I would be nice to know how much these cost to build. Would like to propose one for our town.
  • 1 0
 The one In Zurich cost 2 millions of swiss franc ...
  • 4 0
 That seals the deal I hate where I live...
  • 3 0
 This is absolutely beautiful all the way around!
  • 2 0
 That looks absalutely wicked! Rad! Why dont we have that sort of thing in the UK?
  • 1 0
 somebody knows where I can get the design drawing of this Pumptrack??, I think is pretty sick and just perfect for a comunity proyect that we are developing in my city Smile
  • 2 0
 you have to contact www.pumptrack.ch or www.velosolutions.ch Those are two trackbuildcompnies we have here in Switzerland.
  • 1 0
 Just built our first pump track, 3 rounds and I'm beat! Super fun, anyone can ride it, and a wicked work out. Win, win ,win win
  • 2 0
 I build pumptracks professionally in NewZealand for schools - but this track is awesome!
  • 2 0
 Them guys dont know how lucky they are ...
  • 1 0
 Come to Sheffield! Hand built pumptrack perfection at Bolehills. Check us out in MBR
  • 1 0
 The last pic is pure awesomeness. That look on the kid's face is priceless!
  • 1 0
 I may have missed the comment in the thread, but who designed and built this trail?
  • 1 0
 www.velosolutions.ch is the company of Claudio Caluori
  • 1 0
 Btw does anyone know the make of that yellow bike frame ? looks sick
  • 1 0
 what a awesome track!! want to ride it


twitter-@CALIbro1993
  • 1 0
 come to canada haha
  • 1 0
 Today I will pump!
  • 1 1
 What kind of concrete was used to make this?
  • 1 0
 yeah, I want to know as well!

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