Munich, August 8th, 2011 – Earlier than expected, Brandon Semenuk (CAN) is crowned the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour Champion 2011! With a point lead that is now officially impossible to beat, Brandon Semenuk does not have to fear the competition any more after his victory at last weekend’s Bearclaw Invitational. Brandon Semenuk will take home the unique trophy of the FMB World Tour after the prize giving ceremony at the Red Bull District Ride on September 10th: The golden CamelBak Better Bottle. Congratulations Brandon!
Up until the results were in after the Bearclaw Invitational, there was still a chance that one of the contenders could beat Semenuk with their results from the Bearclaw Invitational and the Red Bull District Ride. However, after a truly amazing season, nobody could compete against a rider that reliably delivered top results at every event in which he competed. And what’s more, Semenuk has the chance to get a perfect season: if he should win the Red Bull District Ride in Nuremberg, every one of his five results that count towards the FMB World Tour ranking will be a first place. He is going down in history as the first rider of the FMB World Tour to ever accomplish this feat, in a Tour that is merely in its second year.
Nevertheless, the battle for places 2-10 remains exciting, since the points won at the Red Bull District Ride as a Diamond event can still shake up the ranking entirely. Last year’s FMB World Tour Champion Cameron Zink (USA) is currently in second place and will do all he can to keep it that way. Sam Pilgrim (GBR), the only European in the current top 3 will definitely put up a good fight to improve his position; after all, he was in first place long enough throughout the season to taste victory. At an event such as the Red Bull District Ride anything is possible and the world’s best riders will give all they have at this final event of the 2011 FMB World Tour season. Even if the top of the podium is already reserved for <a href=” http://www.fmbworldtour.com/”>Brandon Semenuk</a>, it is still unpredictable who will join him.
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About the FMBA
The Freeride Mountain Bike Association (FMBA) is a non-profit organization that follows the goal of guiding the mountain bike freeride sport into a more professional direction and firmly establishing it in the world of sports. To achieve this goal, the FMBA promotes high standards of judging, course design and safety and implements them in all events of the FMB World Tour. Athletes and event organizers are provided with a tangible world ranking system and reliable guidelines forming an organized and structured framework for a free and creative sport.
About the FMB World Tour
The Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour integrates contests of the highest level from all over the globe into one overarching competition for the title of FMB World Tour Champion. All athletes with a membership of the FMBA have the opportunity to become the next FMB World Tour Champion. FMB World Tour events envelop the many facets of the freeride sport including: big mountain, slopestyle and dirt jump.