The sport of Slopestyle mountain biking entered a new era in 2018. The Crankworx World Tour and the Freeride Mountain Bike Association (FMBA) joined forces to create a singular elite-level series of Slopestyle mountain biking events.
The Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship (SWC) replaces the FMB Diamond Series and the Crankworx Slopestyle World Tour. SWC events on the Crankworx World Tour represent the pinnacle of the discipline of Slopestyle.
Overall, more than $200,000 USD is awarded throughout the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship season, with the Slopestyle World Champion claiming his crown at the end of the season at Red Bull Joyride in Whistler.
14 spots are up for grabs for SWC events. The top six riders according to the SWC Standings from the previous year automatically qualify for all SWC events. These six pre-qualified athletes are joined by the next best six riders according to the FMB World Ranking six weeks before an SWC event. The two final spots are awarded to FMB Wildcard entries who can win their spot on the start list by competing at designated FMB Gold events taking place before an SWC event. Additionally, winners of Red Bull Joyride, Slopestyle’s ultimate event, are granted lifetime entry to SWC events.
All news and highlights relating to the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship are available on crankworx.com.
For all the latest from the FMB World Ranking and Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship Standings: fmbworldtour.com