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Austrian Höll opens up in first episode of new UCI MTB World Cup show

Rob Warner, Eliot Jackson and Emily Batty have joined forces to host a new Red Bull TV show ‘Beyond the Line’ that goes behind the scenes throughout the 2023 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season.

The new show will give unparalleled access to some of the biggest MTB names using remote technology to bring live on-site interviews, race analysis and event updates, straight into the studio.

British former downhiller Warner has hosted UCI MTB World Cup coverage for several years and will go behind the scenes of every stop with Jackson and Batty as well as popular global riders.

Warner, 52, said: “It is great to see ‘Beyond the Line’ on Red Bull TV. The World Cups hold a special place in my heart and, being in the studio with Eliot, Emily and world class guests, I am in my element.”

American Jackson first started in downhill aged 18 and went on to line up for his first World Cup race at Val di Sole, Italy in 2010 at age 20, then continued on the circuit for seven years before transitioning to the likes of Crankworx and honing his broadcasting skills as a race analyst.

Canadian Batty competed in the XCO World Cup, while she also earned a 2014 Commonwealth Games silver and World Championship bronzes in 2016 and 2018. The 35-year-old said: “‘Beyond the Line’ is an in-depth look into the World Cups, that no other show has. I am excited to be part of it.”

Austrian downhill mountain bike star and reigning world champion Valentina “Vali” Höll will appear in the first episode alongside compatriot Andreas Kolb as they dive into the season and what is next for the races.

California native Jackson added: “Vali Höll is one of my favourite riders and it is great to have her on the show. The World Cups are always full of surprises, and I am looking forward to speaking about their journey so far and what might be in store for them this season.”

Episodes will be released throughout the current 2023 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season.

Watch the first episode on Red Bull TV HERE.

Header image: Rob Warner, Emily Batty and Eliot Jackson pose for a portrait during the Red Bull UCI Mountain Bike World Cup TV Show in Salzburg, Austria on July 4, 2023. Credit: Leo Rosas / Red Bull Content Pool

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