Building upon the success of last year’s format changes, the elite group of 21 riders will create their own manmade lines down the mountain without the use of power tools. As a result, no two riders' paths down the near-vertical sandstone ridges will be the same. To make things even more interesting, a new additional ridge will be opened up at the venue, which should allow the possibility for new lines.
In advance of the competition, the riders, along with their two-person build crews, are welcomed to the event site for four days of building and then four additional days to practice with their bikes in order to build their line in what is touted as one of the most intense contests in the world.
Set in one of the most demanding locations on the planet, the event has become the most coveted title in freeride mountain biking.
More information about exclusive spectator tickets and event experiences will be announced in the coming weeks.
PRE-QUALIFIED ATHLETES FOR RED BULL RAMPAGE 2017
1. Brandon Semenuk (CAN)
2. Antoine Bizet (FRA)
3. Carson Storch (USA)
4. Kurt Sorge (CAN)
5. Kyle Strait (USA)
6. Thomas Genon (BEL)
7. Tyler McCaul (USA)
8. Andreu Lacondeguy (SPA)
9. Pierre Edouard Ferry (FRA)
10. Tom Van Steenbergen (CAN)
Invited Wild Card and Alternate athletes to be announced.
-Source: Red Bull