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Ruaridh caught the attention of the media when he claimed the Junior World Champ title in 2007 – and that with a style on home soil in Fort William. In the years that followed he became serious World Cup contender with results in the top 20 and many victories in international events. Together we’re aiming for very, very high results in the World Cup and at the same time remember victory on the maybe most insane race of them all – 2015 Red Bull Hardline.

Hometown: Galashiels, Scotland

Racing: Downhill

Age: 27

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Racing career highlights:

2016

  • Red Bull Hardline - 2nd
  • UCI MTB World Cup Overall -26th
  • UCI MTB World Cup Lenzerheide – 9th
  • UCI MTB World Mont-Sainte-Anne - 20th
  • UCI MTB World Cup Lourdes - 19th
  • UCI MTB World Cup Cairns - 25th
  • UCI MTB World Cup Leogang - 27th
  • British Downhill Series Ae Forest – 9th
  • British Downhill Series Fort William – 10th

2015

  • Red Bull Hardline 2015 (UK) - 1st
  • UCI MTB World Windham - 20th
  • UCI MTB World Cup Lenzerheide - 20th
  • UCI MTB World Cup Fort William - 21st
  • UCI MTB World Cup Val di Sole - 23rd
  • UCI MTB World Cup Leogang - 27th
  • UCI MTB World Mont-Sainte-Anne - 28th
  • National DH Championships - 3rd
  • Scottish DH Champs Ae Forest - 1st
  • Enduro World Series Glentress - 5th, 1st on stage 4
  • Crankworx Whistler - Canadian Open DH - 7th
  • Rose Bikes BDS Moelfre - 3rd
  • Rose Bikes BDS Bala (UK) - 7th
  • iXS European Cup Schladming (Austria) - 4th
  • Scottish DH Cup Innerleithen - 4th

 2014

  • 4th on British Downhill Championships
  • 17th at UCI World Cup Fort William
  • 20th at UCI World Cup Leogang
  • 21st at UCI World Cup Pietermaritzburg
  • 9th at Canadian Open DH, Crankworx Whistler
  • 1st on second stage of Enduro World Series Tweedlove (16th overall)
  • 4th at British Downhill Series Antur Stiniog
  • 6th at British Downhill Series Llangollen & Bike Park Wales
  • 5th at iXS EDC Schladming

2013:

  • Victory on iXS European DH Cup race in Chatel
  • 3rd place on iXS European DH Cup race in Maribor
  • 29th and 30th finish on UCI MTB World Cup events in Leogang and Crankworx AirDH

2012:

  • 23rd World Cup Val di Sole
  • 21st World Cup Val d Isere
  • 26th World Cup Hafjjell
  • 2 victories in British Downhill Series

2007-2011:

  • Junior World Champion 2007 (Fort William)
  • 11th World Cup Vigo 2007
  • 17th World Cup Schladming 2007
  • Several top 30 World Cup finishes 2008-2010
  • 17th World Cup Fort William 2011
  • 17th World Cup Windham 2011
  • National DH Champion 2011
 

2015 photo highlights (photos by Klemen Humar, phunkt.com & Sven Martin/Red Bull Content Pool):