Ireland´s Rónán Dunne wins Red Bull Hardline Tasmania and first ever female riders in final

The Maydena Bike Park in Tasmania is known for its steep and rugged terrain, used to develop some of the world’s most challenging mountain bike trails. 

Maydena, Australia: A sold out crowd of 5,000 excited fans celebrated Rónán Dunne (IRL) as he took out the first place position in Red Bull Hardline Tasmania at Maydena Bike Park. Rounding out the top three Bernard Kerr (GBR) in second and George Brannigan (NZL) in third.  

The event today also saw huge progression for the female competitors on the long technical course. Wildcard entry Gracey Hemstreet (CAN) and Louise-Anna Ferguson (GBR) were the first ever female riders to compete in the Red Bull Hardline Final, the first time in ten years, since the creation of the event. Tahnee Seagrave (GBR), Harriet Burbidge-Smith (AUS), Hannah Bergemann (USA) and Cami Nogueira (ARG) did not qualify for the Final. 

Taking the track today were 27 riders, with Tasmania’s own Darcy Coutts unfortunately unnable to compete due to an injury, following an impressive 3:10.722 qualifying time yesterday. 

Red Bull Hardline Tasmania Final results

Rónán Dunne          IRL    3:08.145
Bernard Kerr           GBR    3:10.021
George Brannigan   NZL    3:11.021
Matteo Ingiuez        FRA    3:13.047
Connor Fearon        AUS    3:13.469
Laurie Greenland    GBR    3:14.177 
Sam Gale                NZL    3:14.700
Sam Blenkinsop     NZL    3:14.721
Theo Erlangsen      RSA    3:15.807
Gaeton Vige           FRA    3:15.844
Brook MacDonald   NZL    3:16.607
Baxter Maiwald       AUS    3:18.072
Adam Brayton        GBR    3:18.508
Thibault Laly           FRA    3:18.727
Kaos Seagrave       GBR    3:20.832
Vincent Tupin          FRA    3:21.447
Jim Monro               GBR    3:22.525
Dennis Luffman       GBR    3:25.487
Johny Salido            MEX    3:36.340
Remy Morton          AUS    3:45.607
Matt Jones              GBR    3:54.107
Gracey Hemstreet  CAN    3:56.586
Reed Boggs            USA    3:59.562
Thoomas Genon      BEL    4:19.916
Louise-Anna            GBR    5:08.412
Dan Booker              AUS    DNF
Jackson Goldstone   CAN    DNF

Course Facts

•    Track Length – 2.3km
•    Vertical elevation – 575m
•    Largest gap jump – 75ft / 23m
•    Largest vertical drop – 10m+
•    Estimated course race time – 3.5min
•    Highest elevation point – 925m above sea level 
•    Geology on the course changes three times, which results in totally different rock and soil types throughout the course. 
•    Local flora includes; Eucalyptus Regnans (the world’s tallest flowering plant, and one of the world’s tallest trees- they grow up to and above 100m tall).

About Red Bull Hardline Tasmania

Leading up to the race will include a week full of MTB moments and festivities. Red Bull Hardline will take place as the headline event of a 5-day mountain biking festival in Maydena, which includes several events and festivities for the community to be involved in. Red Bull Hardline Tasmania has received support from Tasmania Government through Events Tasmania in a continued joint effort to elevate the unique area and outdoor action sports.

Red Bull Hardline is an invite-only event for the most progressive male & female MTB riders in the world and Red Bull Hardline welcomes thousands of spectators for the first time in Australia for one of the best editions yet of this iconic race. Red Bull Hardline is a Gold Standard Trash Free Trails event. From encouraging attendees to bring their own water bottles, to training race marshalls to collect litter left along the course, to collecting old kit to donate to a local youth cycling project, the event encouraged collaboration in a bid to ensure everyone leaves the location with even more than was here when Red Bull Hardline arrived.

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