Thursday Jul 07, 2011

Red Bull Joyride Invited Athletes List Released

The Red Bull Joyride will be a game changer for the world of freeride mountain biking. With a whopping $25,000 on the line for first place, Kokanee Crankworx has confirmed the best mountain bikers in the world will compete at the Teva Best Trick Showdown July 21 and the inaugural Red Bull Joyride Qualifiers July 21 and Red Bull Joyride Finals on July 23, 2011.

Confirmed pre-qualified athletes for Red Bull Joyride Finals on July 23 (WATCH IT LIVE RIGHT HERE)

Cam Zink - Reno, NV Mike Montgomery - San Diego, CA Casey Groves - Kelowna, BC Kelly McGarry - Nelson, NZL Sam Dueck - Chilliwack, BC Yannick Granieri - Craponne, FRA Brandon Semenuk - Whistler, BC Darren Berrecloth - Qualicum Beach, BC Martin Soderstrom - Uppsala, SWE Sam Pilgrim - Colchester, GBR

Confirmed for Teva Best Trick Showdown and Red Bull Joyride Qualifiers July 21 (WATCH IT LIVE RIGHT HERE)

11. Amir Kabbani - Munich, GER 12. Andreu Lacondeguy - Barcelona, ESP 13. Antoine Bizet - FRA - qualified through Chatel Mountain Style 2011 14. Greg Watts - Santa Cruz, CA 15. Jack Fogelquist - Santa Cruz, CA 16. Kyle Strait - Huntington Beach, CA - qualified through Claymore Challenge 2011 17. Lance McDermott - Manchester, GBR 18. Medhi Gani - Lannilis, FRA - qualified through 26 Trix 2011 19. Mitch Chubey - Langley, BC - qualified by top six 2011 FMBA ranking 20. Paul Basagoita - Minden, NV - qualified through Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle 2011

Wildcard Athletes:

Cam McCaul, Graham Agassiz, Kurt Sorge, Tyler McCaul and Geoff Gulevich

Six athletes will be qualified based on the results of two full-course runs on July 21, limited to the 15 athletes that are not pre-qualified for Red Bull Joyride. Red Bull Joyride judges will observe both the Teva Best Trick Showdown contest and the two full-course qualifying runs. Riders will be ranked based on overall performance of both Teva Best Trick Showdown and the qualifying runs to select six athletes to advance and join the ten pre-qualified riders for Red Bull Joyride on Saturday, July 23.

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