Red Bull Hardline returns for 2023 and the organisers have announced the list of riders who are brave enough to take on the world's toughest downhill mountain bike race. Here's everything you need to know.
Red Bull Hardline is back for the ninth time, inviting the world's best and bravest riders to race a course that's become infamous for being the toughest on the calendar. As always, Hardline is an invite-only event, with many famous MTB faces coming back to tackle the event, and some having a crack at it for the first time.
Last year saw Hardline's youngest-ever winner, Jackson Goldstone tackle the race for the very first time and at age 19, he's coming back to defend his title. Others include Bernard Kerr, whose race didn't go to plan last year after a bit of a spill in the beginning stages of the track.
Josh Bryceland, best known at Ratboy will be making a second appearance after racing the event back in 2018. Not only is this a comeback to Hardline, but it's a return to racing for the British rider.
A fresh face on the scene is Kyle Strait. Having fractured three vertebrae while competing in last year's Red Bull Rampage, he's been recovering steadily with Hardline being a huge step back into the racing scene.
Here's a full rider list which includes some Hardline regulars and big MTB names -
Kyle Strait, George Brannigan, Adam Brayton, Josh Bryceland, Ronan Dunne, Kade Edwards, Thomas Estaque, Craig Evans, Brendan Fairclough, Sam Gale, Thomas Genon, Laurie Greenland, Jackson Goldstone, Gee Atherton, Thibault Laly, Harry Molloy, Charlie Hatton, Sam Hockenhill, Matteo Iniguez, Gaetan Vige, Bernard Kerr, Josh Lowe, Brook Mcdonald, Jim Monro, Florent Payat, Kaos Seagrace, Joe Smith, Theo Erlangsen and Taylor Vernon.
Red Bull Hardline will be broadcast globally on Red Bull TV on Sunday 16th July and across the UK, spectators can enjoy live screening at Brink in London, No Limits in Leeds, Adrenaline Alley in Corby, and FlyUp 417 in Gloucestershire.
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