Red Bull Hardline - Rachel Atherton Joins Commentary Team
10 September 2019 | By billy1979
Rachel Atherton holds 40 World Cup wins, multiple World Championship titles and the only rider to achieve the perfect season in MTB history. If mountain biking had royalty, Rachel Atherton would be the queen. We're excited to announce that she will be joining Rob Warner in the commentary box at this year's Red Bull Hardline.
Atherton’s illustrious career has spanned over 12 years and has seen her dominate the sport, with 5 World Championship titles and 40 World Cup titles to her name. However, this season has not exactly gone to plan. During training for Les Gets World Cup in France back in July, Atherton landed heavily on a flat drop near the bottom of the course. The harsh landing resulted in an injury to the dominant British rider’s right Achilles tendon which has put her out for the rest of the season.
However, Atherton will be swapping the bike for the microphone in Wales as she joins presenter Rob Warner to commentate on the toughest downhill mountain bike race in the world. Rachel will be on hand to provide her expert opinions and insights whilst the riders tackle the brutal course built by her brother Dan Atherton.
The sixth edition of the toughest downhill mountain bike race in the world, Red Bull Hardline, will take place across the weekend of the 14th-15th September. This year, tickets are available for the Saturday open practice session and qualifying. Finals will take place on Sunday. A huge screen will be in the event village for the public to watch the race on both Saturday and Sunday. All the action, both Saturday’s qualifying and Sunday’s final will be available to watch live at redbull.com/hardline.
Saturday tickets have now sold out, however, tickets for Sunday are available, they are sold per car, for a cost of £40 + booking fee (max five people per car). In total, 500 tickets per day have been made available. In 2019, spectators will have access to more of the course than in previous years with viewing areas accessible further up the track.
For more information and to buy tickets please visit redbull.com/hardline and join the conversation @RedBullUK with the hashtag #RedBullHardline.