|Riders who had to qualify are at a significant disadvantage compared to the pre-qualified riders - they have had to focus their energies on piecing together a line that would get them to the finals. Now they're in, the time to build a second line is very limited. Most are frantically trying to add onto their original line to make them creative enough to take home the win. Pierre Eduard Ferry compares notes with Ramon Hunziker to work out the best options for tweaking their lines for finals|
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3. Cam McCaul
(Zink to have a light off after nac flipping the canyon gap and not landing perfectly enough to hang on). I've got a lot of time for Cam Zink. He's not the kind of guy who rides within himself, if anyone can be said to be doing that at Rampage. He's a real rostrum or hospital kind of guy. Legend. Did you see how hard his head hit the ground on his 360 practice crash last time? If that happened to me, I would have never touched a bike again (not that I would have been jumping off the icon sender in the first place, mind).
I want to start predicting based on pictures, but some of this is just so beyond the pale that I have no idea how to even begin a podium guess, much less how they do it.
This is already the best Rampage yet, and it hasn't got anything to do with manmade or not-manmade, or any of that... they are SO committed... and it freaks me out a bit.
Where is Gwin? I saw an interview with him last year in which he said he'd do it if he could, but he'd have to find something like Gee found because he hasn't got any tricks.
Anyway, he's sponsored by Red Bull and he's the reigning WC champ, he could definitely have got entered if he wanted. So where is he?
Was ages ago since I was last on the west coast.