Just days before the event, Discovery Channel's Antonio Cruz has joined the list of riders scheduled to ride the inaugural Red Bull Road Rage event, with Tour de France announcer Bob Roll signing up to be the race emcee. Competitors will race down the legendary Tuna Canyon to find out who is the fastest descender on a 2 mile course with a 2,000 foot elevation drop, cliff-hanging berms and 120 degree turns around rock faces at speeds up to 60mph.
Riders attending include David Clinger and Carl Decker, plus Eric Carter, Brian Lopes and Marla Streb. The race will consist of two formats - time trials and a pack race, where the top 16 from the time trials will race boardercross-style, in four-rider heats. The top two in each heat will advance through and after three times down the hill, the fastest in the pack will be crowned. Avid brakes have recently doubled the prize purse, meaning winners will now share in $10,000. For more information, visit www.redbullroadrage.com.