All You Need To Know | Natural Selection Tour Stop 3

Alaska awaits for the world’s best riders to battle it out in the Natural Selection Tour finals

(Above: Photo courtesy of The Natural Selection Tour / Red Bull Media Pool)

The stage is set for a dramatic climax to the inaugural Natural Selection Tour, with the top riders from the previous two stages heading to Tordrillo Mountain Lodge in the hopes of being crowned Tour champion. Returning to the head-to-head format of Jackson Hole, hopeful riders will battle it out on some of Alaska’s most technical and awe-inspiring terrain. The riders have already selected their preferred lines and judges will be on location to judge the winner in each of the matchups.

“This is it. Alaska provides the most optionality and room for creative expression for big mountain freestyle riding” – Travis Rice

The men’s riders include Mark McMorris, Ben Ferguson and Mikkel Bang, the top three riders at Jackson Hole, and Chris Rasman who was the top finisher at Baldface-Valhalla. For the women, the finals competitors include Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, who won at Jackson Hole, Robin Van Gyn, the winner at Baldface-Valhalla, and Hana Beaman. Beaman, who finished third at Jackson Hole, was invited in the place of runner up Marion Haerty who unfortunately can’t make it to Alaska due to new U.S. pandemic travel restrictions.

Travis Rice, had this to say about the final leg of the Tour: “This is it. Alaska provides the most optionality and room for creative expression for big mountain freestyle riding. The scale up there is just on another level. It’s been a dream to bring an event like this to AK.”

The same sentiment was echoed by Hana Beaman, who commented on the toughness of the competition ahead: “Alaska is really anybody’s game. There are so many factors at play, like scale of the features, snow conditions, steepness, route finding, line selection, and experience/confidence. It can be a real mental trip in Alaska. You never really know how your line is going to ride until it’s go time and you are literally riding down some gnarly face for the first time.”

The HempFusion Natural Selection at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge will be shown on Friday April 16th at 3PM EST / 12PM PST / 7PM GMT exclusively on Red Bull TV, with the show featuring all the contest action leading up to the finals as well as revealing the ultimate champions.

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