Podcast - Niels Bensink, Dutch UCI Pump Track World Champ Aims for King of Crankworx

Niels Bensink

Welcome back and thanks for joining us for the second season of our podcast! For this first episode we've got Dutch UCI Pump Track World Champ Niels Bensink in the studio. Niels explains how he moved out of his parents’ home at 14 years old to chase his dreams racing bikes and what that taught him on his path to become a World Champion.

After what most would call a very successful BMX racing career, racing for the Netherlands Cycling Federation and now Niels is focused on Pump Track World Championships and King of CrankWorx. 

Niels Bensink

On his fourth attempt he took the top step of the UCI Pump Track World Championships after finishing just off the podium with two 4ths and a 5th in the prior years. He also finished off the 2022 season with a 5th in the King of Crankworx points standings with many podium finishes throughout the 4 stops proving he isn’t just skilled on a BMX race bike. 


Follow Niels’ attempt to be the King of Crankworx and his title defence on the rainbow stripes in 2023 via his instagram and youtube. To listen to more of the Steed Cycles podcast, check out our previous eposides on iTunes or Spotify, or check out our podcast blog posts.

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