World’s Best Mountain Bikers Ready to Take on Red Bull Rampage


The riders are set, the course is being constructed and tickets will soon be available to witness the pinnacle of freeride mountain biking as Red Bull Rampage gets set to take stage in Virgin, Utah. After a thrilling contest at Red Bull Joyride, the final list of riders has been selected to participate, and on September 1st a lucky 1,800 spectators will get the opportunity to stamp their ticket to witness in person the throwdown in picturesque desert of Utah taking place October 5-7, 2012.

There will be a deep list of riders hailing from 10 nations, from veterans who have rode every Red Bull Rampage like Mike Kinrade and Kyle Strait, to new phenoms like Anthony Messere who at 16 will be the youngest rider in the field, and heavy hitters like Brandon Semenuk who at the ripe old age of 21 already has a Red Bull Rampage title under his belt. Three riders are coming to Red Bull Rampage with an additional goal in mind – to be crowned FMB World Tour Champion 2012. Semenuk, Martin Soderstrom and Thomas Genon all have the chance to take home the title at this year’s final event of the FMB World Tour in Utah – but with Semenuk’s points advantage if he stands anywhere on the podium he will be crowned champion. Soderstrom and Genon need to bring their best game to Utah desert if they want to defeat the defending champion. Red Bull Rampage is guaranteed to be filled with suspense as fans get to watch the world’s favorite riders battle it out on this unique course.

Tickets Available
On September 1st, fans can visit redbullusa.com/rampage to purchase their ticket from Event Brite. The tickets will be $15 and includes both competition days (October 5th qualifier and October 7th finals). Venue will be closed to spectators on Saturday, October 6th. Please read the spectator advisory and note the event site is remote and requires a 4 mile hike or bike ride into the venue.

Watch Live Online
For those not able to make it to Utah, there are several ways to catch the event while keeping your shoes clean. A live webcast will capture all the action on October 7th at redbullusa.com/rampage. Fans can also gather the family around the couch and tune into the TV broadcast on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series. The event will air on Saturday, December 8th from 2 to 4pm. The Red Bull Signature Series is made up of 35 hours of one-of-a-kind programming on NBC and NBC Sports all year long. Red Bull Media House and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, are building the most progressive and innovative snowboarding, mountain biking, freestyle motocross, ice cross downhill, skiing and BMX events, showcased on custom courses from the inspiration of the athletes themselves. Go to www.redbullsignatureseries.com for web videos, photo galleries and see more of the action that makes up the Red Bull Signature Series.

Pre Qualified to Final on October 7th:
Gee Atherton GBR
Darren Berrecloth CAN
Logan Binggeli USA
Robbie Bourdon CAN
Geoff Gulevich CAN
Andreu Lacondeguy ESP
Tyler McCaul USA
Alex Prochazka CAN
Brandon Semenuk CAN
Kurt Sorge CAN
Kyle Strait USA
Thomas Vanderham CAN
Cameron Zink USA

Qualifier on October 5th
Graham Agassiz CAN
Paul Basagoitia USA
Antoine Bizet FRA
Garett Buehler CAN
James Doerfling CAN
Brendan Fairclough GBR
Pierre Edouard Ferry FRA
Thomas Genon BEL
Yannick Granieri FRA
Jamie Goldman USA
Casey Groves CAN
Mick Hannah AUSTALIA
Mike Hopkins CAN
Ramon Hunziker SWI
Mike Kinrade CAN
Cam McCaul USA
Kelly McGarry NZL
Anthony Messere CAN
Kyle Norbraten CAN
Sam Pilgrim GBR
Brett Rheeder CAN
Curtis Robinson CAN
Steve Romaniuk CAN
Kenny Smith CAN
Martin Soderstrom SWE
Andrew Taylor USA
Guido Tschugg GER
Chris Van Dine USA
Nico Vink BEL
Greg Watts USA
Wil White USA

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