This weekend saw the Red Bull Mini Drome take its first outing for 2012 at York Hall in Bethnal Green, find out who this years victors were and get more details on the action here.
London welcomed the return of the Red Bull Mini Drome to York Hall in Bethnal Green, where over a thousand spectators gathered to get a free taster of the World’s smallest velodrome in action. Fixed gear riders from across the UK and Europe took part in the challenge on the single timed track reaching speeds of up to 20mph, pushing their skills on a bike to the limit.
This year, an extra qualification date was added into the competition giving over 200 entrants the chance to experience the event. The fastest 50 riders qualified for the main event on Sunday and competed in a single timed-lap for a spot in the final 32. Then hungry to take home the winning title, riders went head to head in a 10 lap race against the clock.
It was a tense and exciting contest which saw several of the hotly tipped riders including Christian Vollmer, Juliet Elliot and Anna Glowinski knocked out, and a semi final round which pitted previous winners Toms Alsberg and Ricky Crompton against each other.
Finally it was down to Straton Heron and Toms Alsberg to go head to head for the title of champion of Red Bull Mini Drome 2012.
In a closely fought round Toms Alsberg had the edge beating Straton Heron with a fastest lap time of 3.2 seconds and taking his fourth victory at the Red Bull Mini Drome.
Toms Alsberg: I feel amazing, this is my fourth gold of the Red Bull Mini Drome events but every time I win it’s like the first time. The atmosphere is electric. The competition gets more challenging and the riders get stronger and stronger, bring on the next one!”
1st Place- Toms Alsberg
2nd Place- Straton Heron
3rd Place- Tristan Goodley
For more on Red Bull Mini Drome:
- Check out the Official Red Bull Mini Drome site.
- See the world's smalllest velodrome in action in London last year.
- Find out all you wanted to know about Red Bull Mini Drome.