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Top downhill-, 4x and freeride-athletes have confirmed their participation for the unique competition in Livigno on July 13th

Milan, April, 15th 2014 – As spring approaches, preparations for the Red Bull Wide Open are heating up. This summer, the search for the ultimate mountain bike athlete will take place at Bike Park Mottolino in Livigno (ITA). On July 13th downhill, 4X and freeride icons will go head-to-head down a huge supercross inspired track packed with technical features and high-speed obstacles. The rider line-up is one of a kind – for the first time ever so many heavy hitters will be united side-by-side in a single 6-man format race.Photo

Since the announcement of Red Bull Wide Open, athletes have been flooding in to reserve a spot on the starting list. “Red Bull Wide Open is a mix of my 2 favorite sports, mountain biking and supercross, so deciding to attend the event was very easy,” said Martin Soderstrom. “The chance to race against some of my heroes from other disciplines is a once in a life time opportunity that I do not want to miss! It will be a challenge to ride such a unique course but I guess everyone will let loose and just send it!”Photo

While Martin Soderstrom is one of the biggest names on the freeride scene, other competitors like Brian Lopes, Greg Minnaar and Andreu Lacondeguy will be attending to defend their corner of the gravity world. Which discipline will prove to have the necessary skills to conquer the Red Bull Wide Open track? Come to Livigno on July 13th and find out!

Athletes currently confirmed for Red Bull Wide Open:

PhotoFor former 4X Champion Brian Lopes, the Red Bull Wide Open course will be his biggest challenge yet. “I'm looking forward to July 13th, I'm waiting for the challenge in Livigno since the moment I was asked to participate,” said Brian Lopes.“ His elbow-to-elbow racing skills will prove useful in the 6-man format race. But will downhill racers like Greg Minnaar have the technical advantage over the rough terrain at such high speeds? At this point it is anyone’s guess who will take the title. With such a talented and insane rider line up, awesome action is guaranteed!PhotoSo, save the date, July13th 2014 and bring your bike because Bike Park Mottolino has some of the most flowy and exciting trails in the Alps. There is no doubt that after watching Red Bull Wide Open, you will feel the urge to rip up some dirt as well! Alongside the race action several side events including a bike expo will provide even more eye candy for the onsite guests.

Official schedule:

July 12th: training and Red Bull Wide Open qualifications

July 13th: Red Bull Wide Open competition

About Red Bull Wide Open

Snaking 500 meters down the Bike Park Mottolino in Livigno, Italy, Red Bull Wide Open will feature a custom, one of a kind supercross size downhill track. Especially designed to challenge the competitors on a variety of levels, the athletes will have to tackle terrain with unheard of levels of speed and air time. Side-by-side they will race down a course riddled with jaw dropping 60’ gaps, massive 20’ berms, wallrides, and technical rock waterfalls. The broad elite of competitors will attack this new course concept in a non-stop, six man head-to-head competition.

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General Information about the bike destination Livigno

Livigno is famous for a great range of winter sport activities and its breathtaking nature, earning it the nickname “Little Tibet”. Its unique mountain scenery is also perfect for a variety of biking sports in the summer. The spectrum of trails around Livigno features something for everyone: cross-country, all mountain and downhill riders can choose the perfect biking challenges. Road cycling athletes also choose Livigno for altitude training (1816m a.s.l.) and a total of 3,200 km of mapped trails and GPS-tracks can be discovered in the surrounding area. The bike park is not only well-known among the gravity sport fans because of the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in 2005, but also for a large range of different freeride tracks. Down in the valley, the town centre of Livigno offers 250 tax-free shops. Located right in the heart of Europe. Livigno can be easily reached by car or train and bike hotels provide individual services for all bike fans and vacationers.

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About Mottolino Bikepark

Mottolino is well known for its dedication to FUN and its willingness to offer top quality service. The Bike Park has been among the first ones opening in Italy and it’s very well known for the large variety of different freeride tracks. At the Mottolino bikepark riders can find anything they’d like: 11 trails for all abilities, a jump area with structures for any level and a north shore area with wooden platforms. With two incredible events such as the Nine Knights MTB and the Red Bull Wide Open, Mottolino is confirmed among the top bikeparks in Europe.

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