Never ones to stick to convention, Red Bull are staging a unique downhill mountain bike race this weekend (3-4 November) in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, with riders racing within the confines of the National Palace of Culture building.
A mix of Bulgarian downhill riders and invited international stars including Team CRC/Nukeproof’s Matti Lehikoinen and fellow Red Bull athlete Filip Polc will leave the start ramp on the eighth floor of the conference venue, riding through the building in a race against time and each other.
Matti's weapon of choice for Red Bull Ride the Palace: The Nukeproof Rook slopestyle bike
Rock-drops, berms, roots and wild lines will be replaced with huge drop downs, semi-floor constructions, narrow corridors, stairs and elevators.
60 riders will take part in qualification on Saturday with 30 riders qualifying for the final on Sunday. Stay tuned – we’ll bring you updates throughout the weekend!
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