- Live webcast on www.fmbworldtour.com: Global viewing times can be checked here.
- First North American Gold event on the FMB World Tour 2013 event calendar
- Total prize purse of 25,000 USD
- Defending champion: Brandon Semenuk (CAN)
- Current FMB World Tour overall ranking: 1stBrett Rheeder (CAN), 2nd Sam Pilgrim (GBR), 3rd Thomas Genon (BEL)
- Colorado Freeride Festival 2012 highlights: click here
For the first time this year, the FMB World Tour crosses the Atlantic for an official Gold event. Colorado Freeride Festival at Winter Park Resort will kick off the North American leg of the tour. With two 2012 podium riders not able to attend, will last year's runner-up Martin Soderstrom come out on top, or will another contender snatch the victory? Find out LIVE on www.fmbworldtour.comon July 27th from 7:30pm CEST.
Europe has already hosted a Diamond event, three Gold events and numerous Silver and Bronze events this season -- now, with solid overall ranking points already on the board, the battle for the 2013 title moves to North America. With the top six results counting towards a riders overall ranking position, Colorado Freeride Festival with its Gold status could potentially be a game changing event. So do not miss the action! You can catch both qualifying and finals LIVE on www.fmbworldtour.com!
Qualifications: Friday, July 26th
· Colorado Freeride Festival, 8pm-11pm CEST // 12pm -- 3pm MDT
Finals: Saturday, July 27th
· Colorado Freeride Festival, FINALS -- 7:30pm - 11pm CEST // 11:30pm -- 3pm MDT
Long-term FMB World Tour rider, Kelly McGarry has helped design the Trestle Bike Park course for this major event. Kelly has created a sweet line, integrating all your traditional slopestyle features, including flat drops, dishes, logs and of course big booters. So the athletes will have the perfect conditions to drop their best tricks and put together amazing runs to impress the judges and amaze onsite and online spectators. In 2012 the podium at Colorado Freeride Festival was of the highest calibre. Brandon Semenuk took first, with Martin Soderstrom and Brett Rheeder in second and third. Although this year, current FMB World Tour champion Brandon Semenuk will not be competing and unfortunately Brett Rheeder is recovering from an injury sustained at Crankworx Les 2 Alpes. This means the podium and big ranking points really are up for grabs -- the question however, is who will make it to the top? Here are the confirmed riders so far.
Make sure you tune in July 26th and July 27th for more FMB World Tour action and follow online for regular updates and LIVE event interaction onwww.facebook.com/fmbworldtour & www.twitter.com/fmbworldtour
More Information about the Colorado Freeride Festival can be found on: http://coloradofreeridefestival.com/