Energy drinks company and supporters of all things extreme sports, Red Bull have put their financial might behind the fantastically viewer friendly sounding Wide Open race. Organised by H5 Events, the team behind the Red Bull Rampage, the Wide Open race will mark the dawning of the Mountain Bike Supercross format. It’s part downhill, part free ride and part 4X. It pits six riders a heat against each other and the 500m long supercross-style downhill course, which features 60 foot gaps, 20 foot berms, wall rides and rock waterfalls (the mean big brother of the rock garden).
South Africa will be represented by Andrew Neethling and Greg Minnaar when the racing kicks off at Bike Park Mottolino in Livigno, Italy on July 11th to July the 13th.