WINNIPEG - The nation's premier bull riding series, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada's elite Monster Energy Tour will launch in Winnipeg on January 26th with the Winnipeg Classic.
The event features Canada's best riders alongside some of the league's top international athletes, squaring off against the rankest bucking bulls from the nation. Fans will witness exhilarating 8-second rides and wrecks throughout the action-packed event as the PBR's courageous bull-riding athletes face off against their 2,000-pound opponents.
While the toughest sport on dirt has bucked into Winnipeg more than a dozen times, the 2019 season-launch event will mark the third time Winnipeg has hosted the premier Monster Energy Tour.
Among those riders anticipated to compete in the tour's return to Winnipeg is two-time and reigning PBR Canada Champion Zane Lambert, who despite now calling Ponoka, Alberta, home hails from Westbourne, Manitoba.
Winnipeg is a city with rich history for the veteran rider as the site of his first-ever PBR event, which he also won. Lambert tied for third in Winnipeg in 2017, a finish that proved vital in his come-from-behind march to his second national title.
The field is also expected to include top Canadian young guns Brock Radford (De Winton, Alberta), poised to capture his first Canadian Championship this season, and Lonnie West (Cadogan, Alberta), last year's runner-up to the national title.
The bull riding action begins at 7:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, January 26 at Bell MTS Place.
Tickets for the one-day event go on sale Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m. CT. They range in price from $25 to $100, standard fees apply, and can be purchased at the Bell MTS Place Box Office, online at www.Ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000.