Pinkbike.com is so excited for this year's Red Bull Rampage! The LIVE webcast of the Finals on Oct. 3rd at Noon PST will feature an interface with live voting, live chat and you'll be able to watch everything live on Pinkbike.com! You can also expect daily updates from head judge Chris Lawrence, pictorials from Margus Riga, it's gonna be an unbelievable event!
The winners of the Red Bull Rampage over the years can easily be described as an elite group of riders. Here we take a look at the winners of the past and the 2010 Rider Line up that is ready to join in Rampage history.
Who has the game to take it all the way at this year's Red Bull Rampage?
Red Bull Rampage The Evolution - 2010 Competitor List:
Name - Country - Riding Style **Brandon Semenuk Canada - Slopestyle Cameron Zink USA - Slopestyle Cedric Gracia France - DH Racer Darren Berrecloth Canada - Freerider Gee Atherton UK - DH Racer Graham Agassiz Canada - Freerider Kurt Sorge Canada - Freerider Kyle Strait USA - DH Racer Michal Marosi Czech - Freerider Mike Hopkins Canada - Freerider Mike Kinrade Canada - Freerider **Paul Basagoitia USA - Slopestyle Robbie Bourdon Canada - Freerider Thomas Vanderham Canada - Freerider
Paddy Kaye and his crew of builders are hard at work to make this year's Red Bull Rampage - Evolution even crazier than in the past years.
Check out these two pics from one of the gaps in progress:
Looking back from the landing
Andreu Lacondeguy Spain - Slopestyle Andrew Taylor USA - Slopestyle Antoine Dubourgnon FRA - Freerider Alex Prochazka CAN - Slopestyle **Brendan Fairclough UK - DH Racer Casey Groves CAN - Slopestyle Chris Van Dine USA - DH Racer Curtis Robinson Canada - Freerider Evan Schwartz CAN - Freerider Garett Buehler Canada - Freerider Geoff Gulevich Canada - Freerider Greg Watts USA - Slopestyle James Doerfling Canada - Freerider Jamie Goldman USA - Slopestyle Kelly McGarry NZ - Freerider Kenny Smith Canada - Freerider Kyle Norbraten Canada - Freerider Logan Binggeli USA - DH Racer Mike Montgomery USA - Slopestyle Ryan Berrecloth Canada - Freerider Steve Romaniuk Canada - Freerider Tyler McCaul USA - Slopestyle Yannick Granieri FRA - Slopestyle Wil White USA - Freerider
**Denotes that riders are injured and will not be competing in the 2010 Red Bull Rampage.
This year's judges are:
Chris Lawrence Scott Hart Aaron Chase Randy Spangler Paul Rak
Upon talking to the head judge Chris Lawrence, this is how they tell us that the riders will be evaluated:
The categories are:
-Line difficulty -Fluidity -Style/technique -Air/amplitude -Each judged out of 25
Judges confer and determine line score after each run, this score is the same for every judge for each run. Then judges decide individually on remaining 3 categories. Crash means automatic fail in fluidity category (you can't crash and win), Semenuk won last time with a low line score, but killed it in everything else. Some guys like Atherton are railing fast, but style is low cause they don't have sick tricks. You need to put together an all around visually stunning run. Overall impression is paramount.
From all of us here at Pinkbike, we are super excited for the event and wish all the athletes good luck and be safe out there!