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The first stop of the Freeride Mountain Bike Diamond Series begins tomorrow at Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle

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FMB Diamond Series 2014: Crankworx Les 2 Alpes teaser

This weekend the FMB World Tour travels to the mountain biking haven Les 2 Alpes in France for the first FMB Diamond Series competition. The FMB Diamond Series is a new high-class series within the FMB World Tour, from which only one champion will emerge. With five FMB Diamond Series stops on the 2014 calendar – every result will count towards the overall standings, so each stop counts!

Once again, the French slopestyle pro, Yannick Granieri took on the task of designing the course. A flowy ride with gnarly kickers and a brand new feature–an open loop–is fit to challenge the world’s best.

You can tune in live for the finals on Saturday July 5th on Redbull.com/bike and fmbworldtour.com.

Live viewing time of the FMB World Tour – Crankworkx Les 2 Alpes
Saturday, July 5 – 4:30 pm CEST (Local time, France)
Saturday, July 5 – 3:30 pm GMT
Saturday, July 5 – 10:30 am EDT
Saturday, July 5 – 7:30 am PDT

With the biggest names on the FMB World Tour all gathering in Les 2 Alpes, the battle for the first FMB Diamond Series points will be fierce.

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Brandon Semenuk will be there to defend his consecutive titles, after reigning victorious in 2012 and 2013. Will he be able to fight of the rest of the field to make it a triple?

Brandon Semenuk will be there to defend his consecutive titles, after reigning victorious in 2012 and 2013. Will he be able to fight of the rest of the field to make it a triple?

Canadian, Brett Reeder, who is returning to Les 2 Alpes after taking a hard crash in 2013 on this very course, is looking strong coming into the weekend. Rheeder took the title at the Vienna Air King in April, but will his bag of opposite-tricks be enough for a podium at the first FMB Diamond Series event?

Canadian Brett Reeder, who is returning to Les 2 Alpes after taking a hard crash in 2013 on this very course, is looking strong coming into the weekend. Rheeder took the title at the Vienna Air King in April, but will his bag of opposite-tricks be enough for a podium at the first FMB Diamond Series event?

Martin Soderstrom is also back behind bars, and after a long road to recovery, his fans are eager to see if he can whip and spin his way on to the podium. Antoine Bizet amazed the biking world a few weeks ago at 26TRIX with his debut double backflip no-hander. will he drop it again in Les 2 Alpes in front of a home crowd to secure victory?

Martin Soderstrom is also back behind bars, and after a long road to recovery, his fans are eager to see if he can whip and spin his way on to the podium.

Antoine Bizet amazed the biking world a few weeks ago at 26TRIX with his debut double backflip no-hander. will he drop it again in Les 2 Alpes in front of a home crowd to secure victory?

Likewise, after the Gold event in Leogang, young-gun Nicholi Rogatkin has qualified in amongst the world’s best. He seems to have the tricks and the guts to go big–huge in fact–but will it be enough to stay ahead of the more experienced athletes? Click here to watch a video of Nicholi Rogatkin rip and hear what his peers have to say about his rookie year.

After the contest, riders can submit their best POV photos for the brand new FMB World Tour Best GoPro Shot Award. Fans can visit the FMB World Tour Facebook page next week and vote for their favorite POV submitted by the riders themselves from Crankworx Les 2 Alpes. Visit fmbworldtour.com for more information.

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