- LIVE webcast on www.fmbworldtour.com& redbull.com/bike: Qualifying on Friday July 12 at 13:30 (CEST), Finals on Saturday July 13 at 16:30 (CEST)
- Last European Gold event on the FMB World Tour 2013 event calendar
- Total prize purse of 20,000 Euro
- Defending champion: Brandon Semenuk (CAN)
- Current FMB World Tour overall ranking: 1st Brett Rheeder (CAN), 2ndSam Pilgrim (GBR), 3rd Thomas Genon (BEL)
- Check out the teaser clip for this awesome event right here
Munich, July 9th, 2013 -- This weekend the FMB World Tour travels to the mountain biking haven that is Les 2 Alpes, France, located in the heart of the French Alps for Europe's last Gold event. With a three year automatic invite to Crankworx Whistler's Red Bull Joyride on the line for the winner and an automatic invite to the iconic Diamond event to the highest ranking rider who hasn't been invited yet, the Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle, presented by iXS, is a pivotal stop on the FMB World Tour.
With training beginning today on the course designed by Yannick Granieri and the biggest slopestyle stars rolling into Les 2 Alpes you can expect epic action at the Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle, presented by iXS. Watch the event teaser here, then tune in LIVE on Friday, July 12 for the Qualifications and on Saturday, July 13 for the Finals to catch all the action on fmbworldtour.com and redbull.com/bike.
Friday, July 12
· Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle, presented by iXS, Qualification -- 13:30-15:30 CEST
Saturday, July 13
· Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle, presented by iXS, FINALS -- 16:30-19:00 CEST
Two weeks ago the world's slopestyle elite gathered in Munich, Germany for the first ever X Games Mountain Bike Slopestyle competition. Brett Rheeder left Munich victorious and will go down in the history books as the first rider to ever win a mountain bike slopestyle X Games gold medal. Now the young Canadian is on his way to Crankworx Les 2 Alpes and the elite are following to challenge him once again for the top spot at an important FMB World Tour Gold event.
It should be no surprise the rider line up is stacked with the biggest names in slopestyle. Current FMB World Tour champion, and 2012 Crankworx Les 2 Alpes winner, Brandon Semenuk will be there to prove he still has what it takes to stand tall on the podium. Despite his skill and standing, it won't be easy! Brett Rheeder is on a roll this year with consecutive victories at Red Bull Berg Line and X Games Munich and currently leads the overall ranking. Other heavyweights like Sam Pilgrim (currently 2nd) and Thomas Genon (currently 3rd) will be laying it all on the line to rack up big points for their overall title crusade. In fact, looking at the quality of the rider line-up for this competition, victory at Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle, presented by iXS, really is anyone's game!
Make sure you tune in LIVE to watch first hand as the crème-de-la-crème of slopestyle riders lay down their biggest tricks on this big, fast and technical course. You can watch the qualifying LIVE on Friday July 12th 13:30pm-15:30 CEST | 4:30am-6:30am PDT and the finals will be shown the following day, on Saturday July 13thfrom 16:30-19:00 CEST | 7:30am-9:00am PDT. All the action will be streamed on fmbworldtour.com and redbull.com/bike.