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:
Andreu Lacondeguy, Antoine Bizet Anton, Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Cameron Zink, Geoff Gulevich, James Doerfling, Kyle Norbraten, Kurt Sorge*, Kyle Norbraten, Kyle Strait, Logan Binggeli, Thomas Vanderham, Tyler McCaul, Wil White
Anthony Messere, Makken Haugen, Anton Thelander,Mick Hannah, Brendan Fairclough, Mike Hopkins, Brendan Howey, Mike Kinrade, Chris Van Dine, Mike Montgomery, Geoff Gulevich, Curtis Robinson, Nico Vink, Darren Berrecloth, Nicola Pescetto, Garett Buehler, Peter Henke, Gee Atherton, Pierre Edouard Ferry, Kyle Strait Graham, Agassiz Sam Pilgrim, Jamie Goldman, Stevie Smith, Kelly McGarry, Thomas Genon, Kenny Smith, Yannick Granieri, 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.
The finals will be shown in an enhanced webcast live on Sunday, October 13th at www.redbull.com/rampage.
Finally, you can 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.