Rider List Announced for Red Bull Rampage 2021

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On 15 October, riders will once again take to the steeps of the Utah desert for Red Bull Rampage 2021. The rider list and alternates have been announced. This year there is a brand-new venue in Southwestern Utah. Here’s who will be riding Rampage this year at the 20th-anniversary event.

Pre-Qualified Athletes:
  • Brendan Fairclough  GBR
  • Szymon Godziek  POL
  • Tyler McCaul  USA
  • Ethan Nell  USA
  • Brett Rheeder  CAN
  • Brandon Semenuk  CAN
  • Carson Storch  USA
  • Kyle Strait  USA
  • Vincent Tupin  FRA
  • Tom Van Steenbergen  CAN
Wildcard Invites:
  • Andreu Lacondeguy  ES-CT
  • Jaxson Riddle  USA
  • Kurt Sorge  CAN
  • Brage Vestavik  NOR
  • Cam Zink  USA
Alternates:
  1. Thomas Genon  BEL
  2. Emil Johansson  SWE
  3. Reed Boggs  USA
  4. DJ Brandt  USA
  5. Antoine Bizet  FRA

The Chosen Riders

The top ten riders from the 2019 competition were automatically pre-qualified into this year’s event, while the other 5 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.

Six former winners and two event rookies are amongst the list of athletes invited to compete, highlighting a true cross section of the sport today. All invited athletes must confirm their attendance by September 27th, at which point anyone who drops out or is unable to attend would be replaced by an event alternate and the competition roster will be set.

Red Bull Bike

After a short hiatus, it’s exciting to see Red Bull Rampage return this year, especially since it’s the 20-year anniversary. While we missed the 2020 event, I know myself and the rest of the riders are looking forward to getting back out to Utah. A new venue means open doors for creativity, but also a big build to have our lines ready for finals. Looking forward to getting the shovels in the dirt.

Defending Red Bull Rampage champion, Brandon Semenuk.
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Brett Rheeder rides at Red Bull Rampage in 2019. Photo: Red Bull content pool.

Red Bull Rampage 20th Anniversary

Red Bull is thrilled for the return of the premier big-mountain freeride event in 2021, marking the 20-year anniversary of some of the biggest and baddest tricks, lines, and moments in freeriding history. The inaugural Red Bull Rampage was held in 2001, and since then, 14 different events and 9 different winners have earmarked their place in the history books. For the 20th anniversary, get ready to celebrate as we not only look back at some of the best moments and stories from over the years, but also highlight the progression, tricks and technology that have shaped the contest throughout the years.

The competition format will remain the same, with an elite group of riders carving their ultimate lines into the side of near-vertical sandstone ridges with the help of their two-person build crews. In advance of the competition, riders and their support crew will spend four days building their lines, followed by a rest day, and then four practice days. All the preparation will end in an epic showdown in the desert, where only one will ride away as the champion of the 2021 Red Bull Rampage.

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  • Premier Icon DezB
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    I see where I went wrong as a young rider… never wore a cap!
    Be good to see these nutters throw emselves off cliffs again 😊

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Utterly bonkers and perilous.

    🤘🤘🤘

    Premier Icon Steve Reynolds
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    Missed out again…
    Maybe next year, I’ll sort my passport out just in case.

    Premier Icon scuttler
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    I see where I went wrong as a young rider… never wore a cap!

    This comp needs more 70’s british names. Way too many rad names, not enough Kens, Daves, Keiths, Malcolms and of course Des.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Too right. I mean who really is called Carson Storch?! Next thing you know there’ll be kids called Chaos.. oh!

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    100kgs of Brage. Pity the poor, Virgin dirt.

    Premier Icon Kayak23
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    Brendog is out of Rampage 😭

    Seemingly his leg got infected in the cut and so he’s had to spend seven days in hospital and having a vacuum dressing applied.

    Such a shame. Absolutely love the Brendog/Deaks/Wilkinson coverage from over there. Always brings a distinctly British angle to what is an overtly ‘MURRCAN event.

    Details and pictures on his Instagram page story.

    Insta story

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    🙁

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