With less than two weeks to go until Crankworx, which is the first "diamond" level event of 2011, it's a good time to check in on the overall Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour rankings.
Following the Claymore Challenge, Yannick Granieri held the lead over Sam Pilgrim and Brandon Semenuk. Chatel Mountain Style stirred things up a little bit, and now Brandon Semenuk is in the lead, followed closely by Sam Pilgrim and Yannick Granieri. Last year's World Champion, Cam Zink, has also returned to the top ten thanks to his win at Chatel.
Each rider’s best four results at the different FMB World Tour competitions count for the overall ranking, so we'll likely see some changes as the season progresses, especially with two diamond level events in the mix.
As of July 5, 2011, the standings look like this:
The following events remain on the 2011 FMB World Tour schedule:
- Dakine Air Strike at Dakine Freeride Festival 2011 (Silver Event) Saalbach (AUT), July 9th, 2011
- Red Bull Joyride at Kokanee Crankworx 2011 (Diamond Event)
Whistler (CAN), July 23th, 2011
- Go Big or Go Home at BIKE Expo 2011 (Silver Event)
Munich (GER), July 21st – 24th, 2011
- Crankworx Colorado (Gold Event)
Winterpark Resort (USA), July 30th 2011
- Bearclaw Invitational 2011 (Gold Event)
Mt. Washinton (CAN), August 6th, 2011
- Goatstyle 2011 (Silver Event)
Silver Star Resort (CAN), August 11th – 13th, 2011
- Red Bull District Ride 2011 (Diamond Event) Nuremberg (GER), September 9th – 10th, 2011
Big thanks to Vital MTB for allowing me to share their post with you fine people. Posted by bturman.