Red Bull Rampage Announces Invited Athletes


After a long and spectacular season on the FMB World Tour, the invite list for Red Bull Rampage, the world’s toughest freeride MTB event, has been set. Pre-qualified athletes like defending champ Andreu Lacondeguy, two-time champ Kyle Strait and regular contender for best trick Cameron Zink will come back to face a long list of athletes looking to become king of the mountain. FMB World Tour athletes that weren’t previously qualified for Red Bull Rampage but were invited include Canadians Anthony Messere and Logan Peat and yearly contenders Thomas Genon and Yannick Granieri. The 10th Edition of Red Bull Rampage will take place in Virgin, UT on October 17th. A full athlete invite list can be found on redbull.com/rampage and below.

Invited Athletes

Andreu Lacondeguy – SPN*
Anthony Messere – CAN**
Antoine Bizet – FRA***
Bas van Steenbergen – CAN***
Bernard Kerr – GBR***
Brandon Semenuk – CAN*
Brendan Fairclough – GBR*
Brett Rheeder – CAN*
Cameron Zink – USA*
Conor McFarlane – NZL***
Darren Berrecloth – CAN***
Geoff Gulevich – CAN***
Graham Agassiz – CAN***
James Doerfling – CAN***
Jeff Herbertson – USA*
Kelly McGarry – NZL*
Kurt Sorge – CAN*
Kyle Jameson – USA***
Kyle Norbraten – CAN*
Kyle Strait – USA*
Logan Binggeli – USA***
Logan Peat – CAN**
Louis Reboul – FRA***
Makken Haugen – NOR***
Mitch Chubey – CAN*
Nic Pescetto – ITA***
Nicholi Rogatkin – USA**
Nico Vink – BEL***
Paul Basagoitia – USA*
Pierre Edouard Ferry – FRA***
Ramon Hunziker – SWI***
Remi Thirion – FRA***
Remy Metailler – FRA***
Ryan Howard – USA***
Sam Reynolds – CZE**
Szymon Godziek – POL*
Thomas Genon – BEL**
Tom van Steenbergen – CAN***
Tomas Zeida – FRA**
Tyler McCaul – USA***
Wil White – USA***
Yannick Granieri – FRA**

*indicates pre-qualification
**indicates Top 7 FMB World Tour
***indicates wildcard invitation

Video – History of Red Bull Rampage

Kyle Strait has seen, and done it all in his long, cross discipline bike career – starting his racing career at 11, he is currently the only person to win Red Bull Rampage TWICE. Released today, with special archive footage never seen before, Strait sits down to analyze the years as they went by, the evolution of the sport and the competition, and what it takes to win the toughest MTB event out there. See more at redbull.com/rampage.

Can’t wait until October to get your gut-wrenching, nail-biting freeride fix? Head over to redbull.com/rampage to watch highlights of the last nine competitions all summer long. The great equalizer of all mountain bike events, Red Bull Rampage draws slopestyle riders, downhill racers and natural-terrain freeriders together in one big-mountain test of all-around bike skill on near-vertical ridges near Virgin, Utah.