2023 Red Bull Rampage Athlete Lineup & Venue Revealed

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Top 18 Mountain Bikers in the World Are Invited to Premier Big-Mountain Freeride Competition — In One Month, Riders will Return to the Site of the 2008-2013 and 2022 Competition Zone

VIRGIN, Utah (September 13, 2023) — Eighteen athletes have been invited to the 2023 Red Bull Rampage, the premier big-mountain freeride competition, which returns on October 13th. In one month’s time, the world’s top mountain bike athletes will descend on Southwestern Utah, where they’ll compete to determine the best in the sport.

Szymon Godziek rides his bike at Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah, USA on 21 October, 2022. // Garth Milan / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202210220308 // Usage for editorial use only //

“Red Bull Rampage is the ultimate test of your skill on a mountain bike,” said 2022 Rampage runner-up Szymon Godziek. “I’m excited to return to Utah for my seventh Rampage invitation, reconnect with the top riders in the freeride scene, and put together a run that showcases my style and technique.”

Szymon Godziek rides his bike at Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah, USA on 21 October, 2022. // Paris Gore / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202210220326 // Usage for editorial use only //

The top five riders from the 2022 competition were automatically pre-qualified for this year’s event, while the other 13 wildcards and 5 alternates were selected by a committee of former Rampage competitors, pro athletes, judges, and industry experts based on competition results and video submissions. Four former winners and three event rookies are among those set to compete, highlighting a blend of seasoned veterans and hungry newcomers ready to leave their mark at the event.

Reed Boggs performs at Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah USA on October 15, 2021 // SI202110160122 // Usage for editorial use only //

This year marks the 17th edition in the event’s history, which returns to the site of the 2022 venue. Located just outside of Virgin, Utah, this venue has hosted the 2008-2013 and 2022 competition zone. Five events have been held at this location, where some of freeride’s most iconic moments have occurred, including:

Thomas Genon competes at Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah, USA on 15 October, 2021. // SI202110160077 // Usage for editorial use only //

Only time will tell what this year’s riders will add to the freeride history books at Red Bull Rampage.

Brett Rheeder rides at Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah, USA on 21 October, 2022. // Robin O’Neill / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202210220343 // Usage for editorial use only //

2023 Red Bull Rampage Invited Athletes

Pre-Qualified Athletes:
    1. Szymon Godziek (POL)
    2. Reed Boggs (USA)
    3. Thomas Genon (BEL)
    4. Carson Storch (USA)
Wildcard Invites:
    1. Adolf Silva (SPA)
    2. Alex Volokhov (CAN)
    3. Bienvenido Aguado Alba (SPA)
    4. Brendan Fairclough (GBR)
    5. Cam Zink (USA)
    6. Clemens Kaudela (AUT)
    7. DJ Brandt (USA)
    8. Emil Johansson (SWE)
    9. Jaxson Riddle (USA)
    10. Kurt Sorge (CAN)
    11. Kyle Strait (USA)
    12. Talus Turk (USA)
    13. Tom Van Steenbergen (USA)
    14. Gee Atherton (UK)

Absent from the list this year is former four-time champion Brandon Semenuk, who cited scheduling conflicts. In his place, first alternate Gee Atherton will get the opportunity to come back to the venue he last rode in the 2012 Rampage.

ESPN+ returns to exclusively stream the event in the U.S., and the competition will be available live on Red Bull TV in all other countries. Following the live show, the complete event will be available on-demand on both ESPN+ and Red Bull TV. On October 22nd, viewers can also tune-in to a 90-minute highlight on ESPN.

Red Bull Rampage is proudly supported by BFGoodrich Tires, T-Mobile, GoPro, Carvana, OANDA, Maverik, Troy Lee Designs, AutoCamp and Utah Sports Commission.

To stay up to date on the latest Red Bull Rampage information, including venue details, ESPN+ and Red Bull TV tune-in times, and spectator info, follow @RedBullBike and visit the event website at www.redbull.com/us-en/events/rampage.

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