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Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle

Athlete Invites to the FMB World Tour Stop July 13

Words by Crankworx.
June 11th, 2013

The rider invites for the Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle, presented by iXS have been sent to 28 of the world’s best freeride mountain bikers. The Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle, presented by iXS will take place for its second year and is a gold-level stop on the Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour. This year’s event in France will feature the top 24 athletes on the 52 week FMBA seeding list as well as four additional athletes who have been extended special invites for the event.

“So far this spring we’ve seen some amazing performances on the FMB World Tour. Sam Pilgrim and Brett Rheeder have been battling for the top spot on the podium for most of the season. It will be great to see how they match up against last year’s Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle Champion, Brandon Semenuk, come July 13,” says Darren Kinnaird, Crankworx General Manager. “The Yannick Granieri designed course was definitely an athlete favourite last year, and with a few tweaks, we expect performances worthy of a Crankworx Slopestyle champion during the event.”

Brandon Semenuk by Stef Cande L2A

Brandon Semenuk at Les 2 Alpes 2012. Photo Stef Cande.

Invited athletes, based on current FMB standings, for the Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle, presented by iXS:

• Martin Soderstrom
• Brett Rheeder
• Thomas Genon
• Kurt Sorge
• Tyler McCaul
• Anthony Messere
• Sam Pilgrim
• Cam Zink
• Yannick Granieri
• Antoine Bizet
• Cam McCaul
• Kelly McGarry
• Geoff Gulevich
• Greg Watts
• Szymon Godziek
• Darren Berrecloth
• Anton Thelander
• Jakob Vencl
• Leo Delfour Barsacq
• Tomas Zedja
• Linus Sjoholm
• Jack Fogelquist
• Paul Genovese
• Sam Reynolds

Special Invites:

• Brandon Semenuk
• Mike Montgomery
• Andreu Lacondeguy
• Kyle Strait

Ten pre-qualified athletes (top three riders from 2012 plus the seven highest ranked FMBA athletes) will be joined by eight riders from a July 12 qualification event for the Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle, presented by iXS Finals. Riders pre-qualified for the July 13 Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle, presented by iXS are:

• Brandon Semenuk
• Martin Soderstrom
• Leo Delfour Barsacq
• Brett Rheeder
• Thomas Genon
• Kurt Sorge
• Tyler McCaul
• Anthony Messere
• Sam Pilgrim
• Cam Zink

It’s not too late to book a trip for Crankworx Les 2 Alpes. More information on the festival, accommodations and events, including the POLYGON Air DH, supported by Fox, can be found on crankworx.com/les2alpes. The Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle, presented by iXS will also stream live online courtesy of Red Bull Media House on redbull.com/bike.

Crankworx Les 2 Alpes will happen July 6 – 14, 2013 and is the only Crankworx event to take place outside of North America. This event is presented in partnership with the tourist office of Les 2 Alpes and Ayton Concept of France. Crankworx Whistler goes down August 9-18 and is a 10 day festival of epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and vertical-dropping riding. A time-tested stage for gravity-fed mountain biking, Crankworx has forged the future of freeride, launched careers and raised up a spectacle out of dirt, sweat and cheers. Feel the impact. Embrace the amplitude. Experience the awe that is Crankworx 2013. Crankworx Whistler is presented by the Whistler Mountain Blackcomb and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.


Les 2 Alpes went off last year and is sure to be rad again…