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Red Bull Rampage Athlete Invite List Revealed

Posted by Caleb Smith on Thursday August 29 2013

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Receiving an invite to compete in the most daunting event in freeride mountain biking is considered an honour, 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
Brandon Semenuk
Cam McCaul
Cameron Zink
Geoff Gulevich
James Doerfling
Kurt Sorge*
Kyle Norbraten
Wil White
Tyler McCaul
Thomas Vanderham
Logan Binggeli
Kyle Strait

Qualifiers:
Anthony Messere
Makken Haugen
Anton Thelander
Mick Hannah
Brendan Fairclough
Mike Hopkins
Brendan Howey
Mike Kinrade
Chris Van Dine
Mike Montgomery
Curtis Robinson
Nico Vink
Darren Berrecloth
Nicola Pescetto
Garett Buehler
Peter Henke
Gee Atherton
Pierre Edouard Ferry
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.

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THREE WAYS TO WATCH

Tickets to the event are available for $20 at https://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.

For more information, please visit www.redbull.com/rampage and on twitter:  http://win.gs/Rampage

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  • Mark

    I’m keen but can I grab a lift off someone? I’ll bring drinks and snacks in exchange.