Audi Nines Announces Wildcard Entries, Adds 3 Women & 3 Men to Rider List

Aug 17, 2021
by Alicia Leggett  

Audi Nines has added three women and three men to the rider list from its 'Become a Nine' video competition. The competition was originally held to offer just two talented riders the chance to ride the event, but "after so many mind-blowing submissions," Audi Nines said in a press release, "the judges couldn't resist and ended up choosing a total of 3 men and 3 women to join the Audi Nines 2021 family, culminating in a total of 35 world-class mountain bikers and rising stars alike."

While the Become a Nine competition has given men an entryway into the event in years past, this year is the first time that women have had the opportunity to throw their hats into the ring, so the nine women now invited to the event are making history. The Become a Nine winners are Alma Wiggberg (SWE), Gemma Corbera (SPA), Patricia Druwen (GER), Griffin Paulson (CAN), Tim Bringer (FRA), and Lukas Skiold (SWE). See the full rider list below.

bigquotesWomen’s mountain biking is set to ignite a whole lot of inspiration and world-firsts with 9 Freeride & Slopestyle women from across the globe to take on the Audi Nines course for the first time. I am honoured to share this experience and push our progression with these riders. The women’s line up, level of riding and support from the industry right now is so inspiring. Thanks Audi Nines for pushing the doors open for women’s MTB... It’s go time!!Caroline Buchanan

The event will be held without spectators August 24-28. Stay tuned for coverage throughout the week here on Pinkbike.


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 It's been fun watching Sam Reynolds' video series on building the courses. Those machine operators are artists with a bucket. Mesmerizing to watch. Also great to see women getting invites to this event as well as the upcoming Fest series event. Great time to be a mtn bike fan.
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 Came here to say pretty much exactly this!
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 Yeah, Griffin! Can't wait to see you throw down out there!!
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 he is awesome
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 wow! all who were added showcased amazing bangers. Nice move to bump the original 2 up to 6
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 This is going to be awesome! Been watching Sam's build vids with my 3 yr old (who loves both bikes and heavy equipment) and it's been super fun, can't wait to watch the riders test it out. Especially stoked for the women's event!
  • 3 0
 Jess Blewitt no doubt could have been in there if she wasn't currently busy taking the World Cup by storm! !
  • 3 0
 Sam Reynolds is the hero we need right now!
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 Where is Damon Iwanaga?!?!
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 Just imagine this place being turned into a massive open access bikepark. Like Disneyland for jumpers!
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 Only one Canadian woman became a 9 this year and is on the list. The rest are 10's!
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 Joey Gough in there! Awesome to see.
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 Joey Gough at Audi nines! Fuck yeah!
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 Heavyyyyyy line up!
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 Alma Wiggberg rips HARD
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 pb ai comment pls
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