Updated: Red Bull Hardline Qualifying Cancelled Due to High Levels of Wind

Jul 24, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
Charlie battling one of the smaller gaps

The organisers of Hardline have announced qualifying is cancelled due to the current levels of wind on site.

After originally delaying the qualifying from 2 pm local time to 5 pm the organisers have now made the decision to cancel today's session as the conditions are not improving. The racing will kick off tomorrow with no qualifying, this means all riders will get to have a race run in finals.

bigquotesDue to the persistent winds on site, today’s qualifying for Red Bull Hardline has been cancelled. This is to protect the safety of the riders, which remains our absolute priority.

We are scheduled to proceed as planned at 2 pm BST tomorrow with an extended finals show live on Red Bull TV.

Once riding gets underway tomorrow you can watch the live stream of all the racing here.



Original Story

Originally, the qualifiers for Hardline were to start at 2 pm local time, but with the current weather, the organisers have pushed this back. Currently, the plan is to hold qualifying runs at 5 pm local time today, but everything is being closely monitored to ensure the highest level of safety for the riders.

bigquotesDue to the current levels of wind on site, the decision has been made to postpone today’s Red Bull Hardline qualifiers, previously due to go live on Red Bull TV at 2 pm BST. This is to ensure the safety of the riders which is of utmost importance.

We are closely monitoring the situation and are hoping to run a rescheduled qualifiers at 5 pm BST today (Saturday).





51 Comments

  • 93 1
 The whole course is a safety issue wind or no wind lol. But glad they are watching out for the guys.
  • 8 3
 Correct, but like you, I am glad they didn't make a new episode series : Final Fails
  • 52 2
 Typical, 7 days of 28-32c weather and then it goes pete tong for race weekend!
  • 8 3
 why they didnt move forwards? seriously an event 'window' better than cancelled last minute.
  • 2 0
 @a-d-e: Because having a crew as big as needed to do a live broadcast on standby for more than a day would cost a fortune.
  • 2 1
 @megatryn: Plus it wouldn't give riders the chance to practice adequately.
  • 27 3
 Qualifying wont be a breeze
  • 21 3
 dunnunnit da dunt da dunt.................SAAAAAAILLLL!
  • 16 2
 Well, that's blown it.
  • 9 1
 If I was forced to ride this track I'd be postponing for a more solid reason than wind.
  • 8 1
 Good old Welsh weather, desert conditions one minute, deluge the next.
  • 8 3
 new sport time! Kite mountain biking! no battery, no fucking pedals!
  • 4 2
 Its the future, get on board or be left behind
  • 6 2
 I had some foul wind myself today.
  • 6 3
 They’ve all eaten too many baked beans….
  • 10 7
 Cancel culture strikes again.
  • 2 0
 Debbie Downer. Whu whuuuuuuuu.
  • 1 1
 @fruitsd79: I hope my jesting doesn’t fly overhead at warp speed.
  • 1 0
 yeah, fingers crossed...got a backyard barbeque planned for hardline...like we do for rampage. if it doesnt go offf we'll just have a yardful of drunk depressed fans!
  • 2 1
 The wind is levelling up.
  • 7 6
 The track must be mind blowing right now
  • 3 1
 More McSpicy casualties
  • 1 0
 O snap. I was so hoping they would go
  • 1 1
 Looks like the wind, just made everyone qualify for tomorrow. Hope it's good weather!
  • 1 0
 the wind in the forecast for tomorrow (darksky.net/details/52.5899,-3.8536/2021-7-25/ca12/en) looks similar as today - lets hope they can ride..
  • 2 1
 Like the Wind over Troubled...Road Gaps....
  • 1 0
 Smoke/climate change in Fernie/brutal
  • 3 2
 Gone with the Wild.
  • 2 2
 Wind ^
  • 30 1
 @flyingfox49: you blew it
  • 1 2
 @Dogl0rd: don't let this comment go whoosh
  • 6 4
 Frankly, I don’t give a damm @Dogl0rd:
  • 1 1
 @flyingfox49: what does the fox sat
  • 1 1
 Parp!
  • 2 2
 Worst Comments ever
  • 5 7
 Bloody hell same time as the rugby now ... what to do
  • 29 1
 No contest you silly sausage
  • 4 1
 @murfio: you're right! Of course you are right! How silly
  • 1 1
 @valleytroll: Actually you may aswell watch the rugby now since this is postponed till tomorrow!
  • 3 1
 @murfio: still give the rugby a miss out of respect for the little sausages sizzling on the hill all week
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