- LIVE webcast on www.fmbworldtour.com & redbull.com/bike: on Saturday August 17th at 4pm - 7pm PDT // Sunday August 18th at 1am - 4am CEST
- Second Diamond event in 2013. First North American Diamond event on the FMB World Tour 2013 event calendar
- Total prize purse of 50,000 CDN Dollars
- Defending champion: Thomas Genon (BEL)
- Current FMB World Tour overall standings: 1stBrett Rheeder (CAN), 2nd Sam Pilgrim (GBR), 3rd Martin Soderstrom (SWE)
- Check out the GoPro course preview for this awesome event on Redbull.com/bike right here
Munich, August 13th 2013 -- This week the FMB World Tour returns to the birthplace of the sport, Whistler B.C. for the renowned Red Bull Joyride! Crankworx is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and in true freeride style they are putting on another awesome Diamond event. It was at this very event that the young superstar, Thomas Genon (BEL), was born last year -- the dark horse broke loose and shocked the world with an awesome win. Can he defend his title? Find out LIVE on fmbworldtour.com andredbull.com/bike.
It can be argued that the action from throughout the season has been accumulating, to explode in a single spectacular competition, the one we all wait for every year, the Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler. The course has been redesigned to present the riders with new challenges and the FMB World Tour Championship title is far from certain. Sadly, the current leader, Brett Rheeder won't be competing at Crankworx Whistler this week due to an injury. This leaves the door wide open for Sam Pilgrim sitting in 2nd and Martin Soderstrom currently 3rd, to take away big points. Saying this, let's not forget the world's best are coming to compete. Last year's champion, Thomas Genon will be there raring to steal another win and despite attending fewer competitions this season, there is no chance that the FMB World Tour 2012 Champion Brandon Semenuk is going to miss Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler . Take a look at the rider line up and you will see that the odds are tight.
The stakes are sky high for the FMB World Tour championship contenders and the suspense is reaching boiling point as we enter these last few days. Obviously, the last thing you want is to hear about the gnarly action that is bound to go down, second hand from your friends or Facebook. So Tune in LIVE on fmbworldtour.com and redbull.com/bike:
Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler LIVE webcast
Saturday, August 17th -- 4pm PDT
Sunday August 18th -- 1am CEST
Just in case you have doubts about the severity of Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler, let's hammer it home. The results from this FMB World Tour Diamond event will contribute to the rider invitation for Red Bull Rampage. That's right people! Red Bull Rampage is back for a consecutive year on October 13th and Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler will be the stepping stone for many of the athletes to ride at the FMB World Tour grand finale in Utah.
So keep your calendar clear this Saturday, or Sunday morning if you're tuning in from Europe, stack up on beverages and snacks, turn on whatever electronical device you might have with internet access and enjoy the action from Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler.