Due to fire safety prevention precautions, organizers of the 2006 Red Bull Road Rage have cancelled their event. After close evaluation of the current fire danger conditions by the Malibu, California fire chief, the decision was made yesterday to call off the 2nd edition of the downhill challenge.
Il Falco Bergamasco, Paolo Savoldelli of Discovery Channel, had planned on attending the event to showcase his descending skills as Cyclingnews reported on October 22. Savoldelli was to face the 2005 winner and former world downhill mountain bike champion Myles Rockwell.
"While disappointed, everyone at Red Bull is in full support of whatever action is necessary for the safety of the local community. Red Bull would like to thank all of the athletes, media and bike industry for their support of the event," said organizers in a released statement.