New Zealand trailblazer Jess Blewitt and Jackson Goldstone will form the strongest Red Bull Hardline rider list to date.
Red Bull Hardline will be broadcast live on Red Bull TV on Sunday 11th September.
Confirmed Rider List
|Phil Atwill||Propain Bicycles|
|George Brannigan||NS BIKES UR||5th 2016|
|Adam Brayton||Hope Tech||4th 2015. 3rd 2016. 5th 2017. 7th 2021|
|Ronan Dunne||Continental Nukeproof Racing|
|Kade Edwards||Trek Factory Racing||10th 2018. 13th 2019. 3rd 2021.|
|Craig Evans||Santa Cruz||6th 2015. 1st 2017. 15th 2021.|
|Dennis Luffman||FMD Racing|
|Sam Gale||Specialized Bicycles||10th 2021.|
|Jackson Goldstone||Santa Cruz Syndicate|
|Jess Blewitt||GT Factory Racing|
|Thibault Laly||Pinkbike Racing||20th 2021|
|Harry Molloy||Madison Saracen||.|
|Danny Hart||CUBE Factory Racing||1st 2014.|
|Charlie Hatton||Continental Atherton MTB Race Team||3rd 2018. 7th 2019.|
|Sam Hockenhull||Cannondale||18th 2021.|
|Dan Atherton||Continental Atherton MTB Race Team||2nd 2014, 13th 2016, 3rd 2017,|
|Matteo Iniguez||Commencal Vee||6th 2021..|
|Gaetan Vige||FRF race Company||5th 2018 9th 2019 21st 2021|
|Bernard Kerr||Pivot Cycles||3rd 2015. 1st 2016. 2nd 2017. 2nd 2018. 1st 2019. 1st 2021.|
|Andreas Kolb||Continental Atherton MTB Race Team|
|Josh Lowe||YT Industries||11th 2021.|
|Brook Macdonald||MS Mondraker Team||10th 2016.|
|David McMillan||Specialized Bicycles|
|Jim Monro||Continental Atherton MTB race team.||13th 2021.|
|Flo Payet||Scott Factory Racing||7th 2018. 11th 2019.|
|Kaos Seagrave||FMD Racing||7th 2017. 14th 2019. 8th 2021.|
|Joe Smith||Vitus Bikes||4th 2014. 2nd 2015. 8th 2016. 2018 4th. 3rd 2019|
|Vincent Turpin||Scott Factory Racing|
|Theo Erlangson||Computer Mania MTB Team||6th 2018. 2019 4th. 2o21 4th.|
THE WORLD’S BEST & BRAVEST RIDERS REVEALED FOR RED BULL HARDLINE 2022
(Tuesday 30th August, 2022) The world’s toughest downhill mountain bike race, Red Bull Hardline, is not for the faint hearted. As we draw towards the end of an action packed UCI world cup racing season, the world’s most fearless downhillers look ahead to the return of Red Bull Hardline for it’s eighth and greatest edition. A world-class line up of riders are set to descend the Dyfi valley track as spectators return to the infamous course designed by Dan Atherton for the first time since 2019.
Who will cement their place in downhill MTB history by delivering a clean run to clinch victory in front of thousands of eager fans in the 2022 edition of the world’s toughest downhill mountain biking event?
Red Bull Hardline triple crown winner Bernard Kerr returns to defend his title, as last year’s overall winner prepares to tame the biggest features of any race on the downhill calendar. Having guided new and less experienced riders through the course in the 2021 edition, he’ll brave the hardcore course including some exciting new sections set to wow spectators and Red Bull TV viewers alike (stay tuned for details). Previous winners, Danny Hart and Craig Evans are no strangers to Red Bull Hardline and the Welsh mountains and will return this year with a vengeance, as they set out to replicate their blazing runs from 2014 and 2017 respectively.
This year, Brook “the ‘Bulldog” McDonald will also return for the first time since 2016, eager to defy gravity once again after recovering from a severe spinal cord injury three years ago.
With spectators allowed back on site, the atmosphere is guaranteed to be electric. All eyes will also be on Kaos Seagrave, eagerly waiting to see if he’ll throw another huge backflip over the Step Up like in 2019. Crowds can also expect to see local riders like Joe Smith return after suffering a hard crash last year as he looks to tame Dan Atherton’s intense and technical downhill track. Atherton Racing’s own Charlie Hatton is also set to ride as he aims to go one better than his podium finish in 2018, alongside Red Bull Hardline course builder turned racer Jim Munro. Fellow team mate Andreas Kolb is also set to take on the world’s toughest downhill mountain bike event for the first time after a strong season on the world cup circuit.
For the second year in a row Red Bull is working again with Trash Free Trails (TFT), the community-focused, non-profit organisation with a mission to protect our trails and the wild places they take us.
Ahead of the main event, fans can enjoy daily shows documenting all of behind the scenes action at Red Bull Hardline with episodes 1 & 2 available to watch on Saturday 10th Sep, and episode 3 as an exclusive pre-show offering on Red Bull TV ahead of the main event.
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