Brandon Semenuk is having one damn productive year. First was the release of his own movie, Rad Company, which premiered in the spring. Then came a big hometown win – his third – at the Red Bull Joyride slopestyle contest at Crankworx, sending the Whistler Village into a frenzy. Following that, and with barely a week to get back to feeling comfortable on the big bike, Brandon set down a burner of a run at the Red Bull Rampage freeride event, taking home second place and the People's Choice award.
After a full season of FMB Diamond Series stops, the grand finale went down last Monday, on the red sands of Utah at Red Bull Rampage. The Spaniard Andreu Lacondeguy can call himself the new Red Bull Rampage champion. But it was also a battle between Trek C3 Project team riders, Brandon Semenuk and Brett Rheeder for the FMB World Tour overall title. In the end, TLD's Brandon Semenuk took his third title after 2011 and 2012. For Trek, Semenuk’s third and Rheeder’s fifth place was a double win. The performance of their all-star team has also rewarded them with the first ever FMB Factory Team title.
The last race of the 2014 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is done and dusted and it couldn't have happened in a better way. In front of the eyes of the pioneers of the sport it was Sam Willoughby (AUS) and Mariana Pajon (COL) who grabbed the wins at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. The overall titles went to Liam Phillips (GBR) and Caroline Buchanan (AUS) who came to the final race as series leaders.
"I love teaching and educating women about riding, racing, and the industry and since we need to even the scale out a bit more and if you're a single woman you can't beat the chances you'll have at the bike races/events!"
Alright Luca, get us up to speed and fill us in a bit. How old are you? Who do you race for? How long have you been racing?
Hey MTB-MAG, I’m 18 years old. I race for: Intense Cycles, Troy Lee Designs, Deity Components, DVO Suspension, Shred Optics, iMountainBike, Five-Ten, Maxima Bike, and Ryno Power. I’ve been racing since I was 12, so I just finished by 6th season.
Amazing tricks, top-notch riding and an electrifying atmosphere – the world’s best 24 mountain bike slopestyle athletes put the ancient city of Nuremberg at the pinnacle of action sports during Red Bull District Ride.