Top Freeride Mountain Biker Barred From Entering USA Over Red Bull Rampage Participation

Top Freeride Mountain Biker Barred From Entering USA Over Red Bull Rampage Participation

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Top Freeride Mountain Biker Barred From Entering USA Over Red Bull Rampage Participation

[Cover Photo: Rémy Métailler Facebook Page]

PinkBike is reporting that top flite freeride mountain biker, Rémy Métailler is currently barred from entering the US due to a visa requirement that requires athletes to register for a B1 or B2 visa that covers participating in commercial sporting events.

Related: Rémy Métailler Raises The Bar For Urban Downhill

Métailler was on his way to compete in the annual mother of all mountain biking comps– The Red Bull Rampage. Considered easily one of the top 10 freeride mountain bikers in the world, the Whistler resident has since sought out legal advice as well as offered to turn down any prize money from the event. That’s not changing the US from changing this particular stance.

In the past Rémy has thrown down at the Red Bull sponsored freeride event in Virgin, UT and his sponsors must be disappointed by his absence this year. And unless he can obtain a B1 visa in the coming days, he’ll be left out of the comp.

Find the entire PinkBike post here: Rémy Métailler Denied US Entry, Won’t Be At Rampage

 

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