World???¦??s Best Mountain Bikers Set to Compete in Utah
Santa Monica, CA ???¦?? August 28th, 2013 ???¦?? Receiving an invite to compete in the most daunting event in freeride mountain biking is considered an honor, a challenge and a bit of a terrifying proposition for even the most top-level athletes in mountain biking. On October 11-13th, the following athletes will have a chance to prove their skill, fearlessness and ability to master the legendary terrain that is the home of Red Bull Rampage:
Pre Qualified to Finals: Qualifiers:
Andreu Lacondeguy Anthony Messere Makken Haugen
Antoine Bizet Anton Thelander Mick Hannah
Brandon Semenuk Brendan Fairclough Mike Hopkins
Cam McCaul Brendan Howey Mike Kinrade
Cameron Zink Chris Van Dine Mike Montgomery
Geoff Gulevich Curtis Robinson Nico Vink
James Doerfling Darren Berrecloth Nicola Pescetto
Kurt Sorge* Garett Buehler Peter Henke
Kyle Norbraten Gee Atherton Pierre Edouard Ferry
Kyle Strait Graham Agassiz Sam Pilgrim
Logan Binggeli Jamie Goldman Stevie Smith
Thomas Vanderham Kelly McGarry Thomas Genon
Tyler McCaul Kenny Smith Yannick Granieri
Wil White Kirill Churbanov
The athlete selection process for the finals gives an automatic bye to the winners of the last three Red Bull Rampage events, 2008 champion Brandon Semenuk and 2010???¦??s hero Cameron Zink (*2012 winner Kurt Sorge is out due to injury). Also automatically invited into the finals on October 13th are the top 12 finalists from 2012. The 27 participants for the qualifiers, taking place on Friday, October 11th are selected based off FMB Tour ranking, performance at key events such as Crankworx and the Bearclaw Invitational and proven big mountain riding ability. Twelve will move on to the finals.
THREE WAYS TO WATCH
Tickets to the event are available for $20 at rampage.eventbrite.com and are expected to sell out. Tickets are good for the qualifiers on October 11th, and the finals on October 13th. Please be aware that there is a 5-mile hike/ride to contest site and no food/drink is available for purchase on-site. By purchasing a ticket you acknowledge and agree that you may appear in event coverage, which includes moving, and still images, webcasts & TV shows. Please carefully read the spectator advisory before purchase.
The finals will be shown in an enhanced webcast live on Sunday, October 13th at www.redbull.com/rampage.
Finally, the family can gather around to tune-in to NBC on Saturday, December 21 at 2:30 pm ET to catch the broadcast of Red Bull Rampage presented by Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE and brought to you in partnership with Dodge Dart, GoPro, the Utah Sports Commission, Specialized and Oakley. The show airs as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, the most progressive action sports property in the world, featuring some of Red Bull???¦??s top events including Crashed Ice, Ultra Natural, Wake Open, Dreamline and Joyride. For more information, please visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com.
FMB World Tour
The 2013 Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour integrates 33 events from all over the globe into one overarching competition for the title of FMB World Tour Champion. FMB World Tour events envelop the many facets of the freeride sport including: big mountain, slopestyle and dirt jump. For the third time, Red Bull Rampage will mark the great final of the FMB World Tour as one of only three Diamond Events worldwide. Red Bull Rampage promises to host heart-stopping finals to determine the Red Bull Rampage champion and 2013 FMB World Tour Champion.
More information on: www.fmbworldtour.com
About Utah Sports Commission
The Utah Sports Commission is a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of statewide sports, business, community, and government leaders. The Sports Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts and to help enhance Utah’s economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of national and international sports. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities, and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bid process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities and other related services. For more information, visit www.utahsportscommission.com