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Red Bull Rampage Rider List and Live-Stream Details

A final list of 12 riders will compete in the 20th year of Red Bull Rampage, the pinnacle of freeride.

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Six former Rampage winners and two rookies are among the 15 athletes invited to this year’s Red Bull Rampage event, the premier big-mountain freeride competition in mountain biking. The world’s best riders will descend on a brand-new venue in Southwestern Utah in celebration of the 20-year anniversary of the competition. The event is scheduled for October 15thand tickets will go on-sale to public on Friday, August 20th at 9am Pt/12pm ET at www.redbull.com/rampage.

“After a short hiatus, it’s exciting to see Red Bull Rampage return this year, especially since it’s the 20-year anniversary,” said defending Red Bull Rampage champion Brandon Semenuk. “While we missed the 2020 event, I know myself and the rest of the riders are looking forward to getting back out to Utah. A new venue means open doors for creativity, but also a big build to have our lines ready for finals. Looking forward to getting the shovels in the dirt.​​”

Brandon Semenuk
Brandon Semenuk, one of only two three-time Rampage winners and the defending 2019 champ, plans to return in October to see if he can nab a fourth. Photo: Peter Morning/Red Bull Content Pool

The top 10 riders from the 2019 competition were automatically pre-qualified into this year’s event, while the other five wildcards and five alternates were selected by a committee of former Rampage competitors, pro athletes, judges, and industry experts based on competition results and video submissions.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be invited to Red Bull Rampage for the first time,” said Jaxson Riddle. “I’m ready to compete on the biggest stage in the sport. I grew up just miles down the road watching this contest so to be among my idols and compete alongside them is going to be such a huge accomplishment.”

All invited athletes must confirm their attendance by September 27, at which point anyone who drops out or is unable to attend would be replaced by an event alternate and the competition roster will be set.

 

2021 Red Bull Rampage Invited Athletes

 

Pre-Qualified Athletes:

Brendan Fairclough  GBR (injured pre-Rampage, not riding)

Szymon Godziek  POL

Tyler McCaul  USA

Ethan Nell  USA

Brett Rheeder  CAN (injured pre-Rampage, not riding)

Brandon Semenuk  CAN

Carson Storch  USA (injured in practice, not riding finals)

Kyle Strait  USA

Vincent Tupin  FRA

Tom Van Steenbergen  CAN

 

Wildcard Invites:

Andreu Lacondeguy  ES-CT (injured in practice, not riding finals)

Jaxson Riddle  USA

Kurt Sorge  CAN

Brage Vestavik  NOR (injured in practice, not riding finals)

Cam Zink  USA

 

Alternates:

  1. Thomas Genon  BEL (Riding on Friday)
  2. Emil Johansson  SWE
  3. Reed Boggs  USA (Riding on Friday)
  4. DJ Brandt  USA
  5. Antoine Bizet  FRA

 

The inaugural Red Bull Rampage was held in 2001, and since then, 14 different events and nine different winners have earmarked their place in the history books. For the 20th anniversary, Rampage will look back at some of the best moments and stories from over the years, as well as highlight the progression, tricks and technology that have shaped the contest throughout the years.

The competition format will remain the same, with an elite group of riders carving their ultimate lines into the side of near-vertical sandstone ridges with the help of their two-person build crews. In advance of the competition, riders and their support crew will spend four days building their lines, followed by a rest day, and then four practice days. All the preparation will end in an epic showdown in the desert, where only one will ride away as the champion of the 2021 Red Bull Rampage.

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