Watch Jackson Goldstone's winning 2022 run from the world’s toughest downhill MTB race – Red Bull Hardline

Jackson Goldstone sending it at Red Bull Hardline 2022
(Image credit: Paul Brett)

Canadian downhill mountain bike racer Jackson Goldstone was born to ride, his mountain biking family from Squamish, British Columbia had him riding by aged two, BMX racing at four, and he even became an internet sensation by six when a video of him throwing tricks on his way to kindergarten went viral.

A rider with natural talent, he already has an impressive list of achievements on his riding CV including an honourable mention at his inaugural Crankworx Whip-Off competition in 2015. He has claimed multiple podiums since, including a win at Crankworx Whip-Off in Rotorua in 2020.

In 2021, seventeen-year-old Goldstone set his sights on World Cup downhill mountain bike racing. As a first-year junior, he blasted onto the circuit with three world cup wins and six consecutive podiums. At Les Gets, he won the junior category with a time faster than any of the elite racers and would finish the season with both the overall World Cup and Junior World Championship titles.

Jackson Goldstone at Red Bull Hardline 2022

Jackson Goldstone was born for downhill mountain biking (Image credit: Paul Brett)

The success would continue in 2022 and he would pick up where he left off with a World Cup win in Lourdes, he would win a further four rounds in the season but would lose his rainbow jersey to British rider Jordan Williamson.

In September, he would head to Dyfi, Wales and in an insane run in a time of two minutes and twenty seconds, Goldstone would win Red Bull Hardline, finishing six and a half seconds clear of Joe Smith in second place. At 18-years-old, he would be the event’s youngest winner.

Jackson Goldstone winning Red Bull Hardline

Jackson Goldstone on the new jumps at Red Bull Hardline (Image credit: Lewis Thomson)

For 2023, the upward trajectory continues as the Santa Cruz Syndicate rider eyes another World Cup series title and a crack at the World Championships in Scotland. Relive Jackson's winning run at Red Bull Hardline below, where he also chats about his thoughts on the event, and check out his highly entertaining TikTok channel.

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm