Top Female Freeriders Join Audi Nines MTB for 2021

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The rider list has been announced for the 2021 Audi Nines MTB freeride event. Due to take place on 24-28 August at the Ellweiler quarry in Germany, the event returns for its fourth consecutive year, this time welcoming some of the world’s top female freeriders into the mix.

Photo: Cagreenwood

The time has come for Audi Nines to debut the much-needed addition of mountain biking’s top women into the Audi Nines family. The drive to make Audi Nines more inclusive and equal comes at a time when women’s talent in mountain biking is exploding, and riders are pushing their limits to develop the sport like never before. This integration provides new space for the expanding MTB community to demonstrate their talents on a global stage. Freeride and Slopestyle riders will have the chance to push themselves in an environment that isn’t driven by points and podiums but instead through creativity and freedom of expression.

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Rider List

Men:

Bienvenido Aguado (ESP)Lukas Knopf (GER)
Antoine Bizet (FRA)Sam Pilgrim (GBR)
Erik Fedko (GER)Sam Reynolds (GBR)
Max Fredriksson (SWE)Nicholi Rogatkin (USA)
Dawid Godziek (POL)Daniel Ruso (AUT)
Szymon Godziek (POL)Lukas Schäfer (GER)
Tom Isted (GBR)Nico Scholze (GER)
Emil Johansson (SWE)Adolf Silva (ESP)
Peter Kaiser (AUT)Peter Kaiser (AUT)
Clemens Kaudela (AUT)Brendan Fairclough (GBR)
Tomas Lemoine (FRA)Sam Hodgson (GBR)
Kaos Seagrave (GBR)Kade Edwards (GBR)

Women:

Casey Brown (CAN)Joey Gough (GBR)
Veronique Sandler (NZL)Kathi Kuypers (GER)
Caroline Buchanan (AUS)Robin Groomes (NZL)

There will be no public viewing at the event this year due to Covid.

Photo: Patrick Schweika

I’ve been a big fan of this event for many years, and I think having us ladies included in 2021 is huge! In my opinion, the format of a big session in a non-competitive environment is the perfect recipe for creativity and progression in women’s freeride and is exactly what is needed to develop the sport further and inspire more women to get amongst it. I can’t wait to send it with these awesome riders.

Veronique Sandler

Become A Nine video Contest Launches for Women

The “Become a Nine” online video contest offers two amateur or professional mountain bikers the chance to win a wildcard entry to the Audi Nines MTB 2021 and showcase their talent on a global stage. Alongside the men’s entry, this year, we are proud to debut the addition of a women’s wildcard spot. The deadline to submit entries for the contest is 15th August 2021.

For more, head to the Audi Nines site.


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Comments (1)

    This is a great bit of news. Fantastic to see Joey Gough there, but very excited to see Caroline Buchanan in the lineup!

    Let’s hope this is the start of more big mixed-field events.

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