Milano, March 10th 2014 - An evolution in downhill mountain bike racing is set to take place this summer on July 13th at Red Bull Wide Open. The world’s best gravity racer will be going head to head in a Super-cross-style amplitude and race format. This all new competition will test the full scope their bike skills and determine who is truly the top gravity racer in the world.
Snaking 500 meters down the Bikepark Mottolino in Livigno, Italy, Red Bull Wide Open will feature a custom, one of a kind Super-cross size
downhill track. Especially designed to challenge the competitors on a variety of levels, the athletes will have to tackle terrain with unheard of levels of speed and air time. Side-by-side they will race down a course riddled with jaw dropping 60’ gaps, massive 20’ berms, wallrides, and technical rock waterfalls. The broad elite of competitors will attack this new course concept in a non-stop, six man head-to-head competition.
Confirmed competitors for the Red Bull Wide Open include some of the world’s top downhill racers, 4X racers and freeride athletes:
Aaron Chase, Andreu Lacondeguy, Andrew Neethling, Bernardo Cruz, Cameron Zink, Greg Minnaar, Danny Hart, Darren Berrecloth, Filip Polc, Geoff Gulevich, Kyle Strait, Logan Bingelli, Martin Soderstrom, Marcelo Gutierrez, Mick Hannah, Nick Beer, Nico Vink, Sam Reynolds, Tomas Slavik, Yannick Granieri
The Red Bull Wide Open program includes gravity racing, a bike industry expo and other thrilling side events – all the action and eye candy necessary to entertain spectators and create a memorable event.
July 11th: training
July 12th: training and Red Bull Wide Open qualifications
July 13th: Red Bull Wide Open competition
Info available on www.redbull.it/wideopen
Video teaser is available for free under the following link: https://www.redbullcontentpool.com/content/international/products/trailer_dirty_81?s=wide+open&productIndex=0
General Information about the bike destination Livigno
Livigno is famous for a great range of winter sport activities and its breathtaking nature, earning it the nickname “Little Tibet”. Its unique mountain scenery is also perfect for a variety of biking sports in the summer. The spectrum of trails around Livigno features something for everyone: cross-country, all mountain and downhill riders can choose the perfect biking challenges. Road cycling athletes also choose Livigno for altitude training (1816m a.s.l.) and a total of 3,200 km of mapped trails and GPS-tracks can be discovered in the surrounding area. The bike park is not only well-known among the gravity sport fans because of the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in 2005, but also for a large range of different freeride tracks. Down in the valley, the town centre of Livigno offers 250 tax-free shops. Located right in the heart of Europe. Livigno can be easily reached by car or train and bike hotels provide individual services for all bike fans and vacationers.
Web www.livignobike.it - www.livigno.eu
About Mottolino Bikepark
Mottolino is well known for its dedication to FUN and its willingness to offer top quality service. The Bikepark has been among the first ones opening in Italy and it’s very well known for the large variety of different freeride tracks. At the Mottolino Bikepark riders can find anything they’d like: 11 trails for all abilities, a jump area with structures for any level and a north shore area with wooden platforms. With two incredible events such as the Nine Knights MTB and the Red Bull Wide Open, Mottolino is confirmed among the top bikeparks in Europe.
For any other information check the website
Mottolino.com or facebook.com/MottolinoFunMountain
The Red Bull Wide Open will be executed by H5 Events, the producers of Red Bull Rampage and many other mountain bike events worldwide.
Their knowledge and expertise will ensure a progressive course design backed by 17 years of expertise.
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