Red Bull has confirmed that Thomas Genon will be competing Red Bull Rampage this year.
As we reported earlier this week, Brendan Fairclough has had to withdraw
due to complications with ongoing injuries sustained at the Lenzerheide DH World Cup and Brett Rheeder has not recovered from his knee injury
and had to pull out of the event. This left two spots open for reserves. Thomas Genon, Emil Johansson, DJ Brandt, Reed Boggs, and Antoine Bizet were all on the list but it was the Belgian rider Thomas Genon that got the nod to replace Brendan Fairclough and Utah-based Reed Boggs
that will be competing in Brett Rheeder's place on October 15. Emil Johansson was the second alternate behind Genon, but has prior commitments and could not make it.
Genon has competed in the past 7 Rampage events since making his debut in 2013. He has a best-ever result of fifth at the event, which he achieved in 2015 and 2018.
Current 2021 Red Bull Rampage Rider List:
|Thomas Genon & Reed Boggs are joining the party in the desert. Healing vibes to Brett Rheeder and Brendog and fingers crossed we’ll see them back in Utah next year.—Red Bull Bike|
Szymon Godziek (POL)
Tyler McCaul (USA)
Ethan Nell (USA)
Brandon Semenuk (CAN)
Kyle Strait (USA)
Vincent Tupin (FRA)
Tom Van Steenbergen (CAN)
Andreu Lacondeguy (ES-CT)
Jaxson Riddle (USA)
Kurt Sorge (CAN)
Brage Vestavik (NOR)
Cam Zink (USA)
Reed Boggs (USA)
Thomas Genon (BEL)Alternates:
DJ Brandt (USA)
Antoine Bizet (FRA)
More info, here
In my opinion, it should be 20 total riders. I recall they had more riders than 15 in past years.
It should be top 10 from last rampage are auto invited.
Then top 5 from proving grounds.
Then top 5 video submissions.
and he was in BC this weekend so should be able to make it into the US; not sure about his crew...
I’m sure Tom and his team were already prepared just in case though.