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Video: Red Bull Rampage 2012 Teaser

Aug 1, 2012
by Scott Secco  

World’s Best Mountain Bikers Ready to Take on Legendary Freeride Event In Utah’s Remote Desert Landscape

After 10 years of making and breaking careers, launching insane tricks that fill global highlight reels and pushing the boundaries of professional freeride mountain biking, Red Bull Rampage will once again bring the best of the sport to Virgin, Utah for a downhill spectacle that will be sure to drop jaws around the world. For 36 chosen athletes, Red Bull Rampage will be their chance to prove who’s the most spectacular and well-rounded freerider on the planet on October 5-7, 2012.

The athlete selection process will ensure that the best of the best take on the steep descents of the desert. The winners of the last two Red Bull Rampage events, young Canadian phenom Brandon Semenuk and 2010’s hero Cameron Zink will be automatically placed into the final on October 7th. Also confirmed to compete are the top 12 finalists from 2010, including names such as Darren Berrecloth, Andreau Lacondeguy, Robbie Bourdon and Thomas Vanderham.

Prior to the final, a qualifier battle will take place on October 5th where 24 athletes will try to prove they are worthy to go head to head against the best. The top 12 ranked athletes from the FMB World Tour will receive invites to the qualifier, including current point leader Sam Pilgrim and the top two from the Chatel Mountain Style 2012 will also receive invites to compete. Joining this year will be top World Cup riders, chosen because of the their proven freeride skills and ability to ride this type of terrain including 2010 World Cup champ Gee Atherton, Brendan Fairclough and Mick Hannah. Riding the qualifier will also be Paul Basagoitia, who landed the first-ever double backflip on natural terrain – a move that fans hope he will pull out of his bag of tricks on the steep slopes in Utah. First timer young gun Anthony Messere will join additional wild card athletes with proven big mountain riding ability that will receive the remaining invites. Results and film will be reviewed by a selection panel of event organizers, filmmakers and athletes to determine who makes the cut. Final wildcard athletes invites will be announced after Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx, Whistler on August 21st

See and be seen:
Red Bull Rampage is known for catapulting riders into the spotlight – and in 2012 this includes showcasing their talents in a national TV broadcast on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series. The event will air on Saturday, December 8th from 2 to 4pm. The Red Bull Signature Series is made up of 35 hours of one-of-a-kind programming on NBC and NBC Sports all year long. Red Bull Media House and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, are building the most progressive and innovative snowboarding, mountain biking, freestyle motocross, ice cross downhill, skiing and BMX events, showcased on custom courses from the inspiration of the athletes themselves. Go to www.redbullsignatureseries.com for web videos, photo galleries and see more of the action that makes up the Red Bull Signature Series.

Elevating the competition are event partners the Utah Sports Commission, Specialized and Oakley, along with Signature Series presenting partner Casio G’zOne Commando. Oakley returns this year with the Icon Sender, an on-course, custom-built feature that was the catalyst for the most awe-inspiring tricks in 2010. Through the Utah Sports Commission, the event will once again return to the majestic backdrop of Virgin that has proven to be the best terrain in the world.

Log-on to www.redbullusa.com/rampage for further event details and to watch the live webcast on October 7th.


FBM World Tour
For the first time, the Red Bull Rampage will also be the Finals for the FMB World Tour. This highly anticipated tour will feature 18 stops around the world and will highlight Big Mountain, Slopestyle and Dirt Jump events. The results of Red Bull Rampage will help determine who wins thet the 20,000 Euro prize purse. For more information and http://fmbworldtour.com/2010/

About Utah Sports Commission
The Utah Sports Commission is a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of statewide sports, business, community, and government leaders. The Sports Commission was created to foster national and international amateur and professional sports competitions to be held in the state of Utah, acting as a catalyst in unifying the states sports community and strengthening Utah's presence in the global sports marketplace. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities, and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bid process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities and other related services. For more information, visit www.utahsportscommission.com

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117 Comments
  • 187 3
 Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!Can't wait!
  • 45 5
 same same same same same same same same same same same same same same same!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 9 2
 the countdown begins!!!!!!!!
  • 16 0
 oh man.. this is gonna be AWESOME
  • 4 0
 is cam mccaul still out?
  • 14 1
 The rider I'm looking forward to seeing the most is Kirill Benderoni.
  • 5 0
 benderoni would do like a 50ft drop front flip into the valley gap and do a backflip, dude is nuts!
  • 5 0
 I will go with Kirill Benderoni for the win.
  • 4 0
 Come on Aggy, here is hoping you and Sorge build something fast and big!
  • 1 0
 spaz choch
  • 5 0
 It's about time I've only been waiting two years for this. My favorite event! This is mountain biking.
  • 2 0
 Is Martin Sodastrom doing this? If so my bets are changed and now and on him after that VoD just the other day.
  • 2 0
 Benderoni is like Bender, but with a very tasty twist.
  • 1 0
 Need more downhillers.
  • 2 0
 So looking forward to this. Flights have been booked for a while now from UK to Vegas and hotel in Vegas booked for a few days. Guessing the location is just outside of Zion like last time. Trying to work out whether to book a room nearby or rent an RV for a few days. Anyone know the GPS coordinates so I can work thing out?
  • 1 0
 Very keen for this sonicfury ehh Smile
  • 102 2
 Our Olympic Games :-)
  • 53 1
 except better
  • 35 2
 you're not wrong ! They should roll up the olympics early and put this on the TV for the next month instead !
  • 29 0
 dont forget about whistler crankworx
  • 16 1
 and our opening ceremony is premiere of "Where the trail ends" Wink Best olympics ever!
  • 16 0
 Thats sick that Brendan Fairclough will be in it. I always thought he could be a great freerider.
  • 2 0
 Hell yeah dude! I thought they'd put Smith in there too but either way it's gonna be the event of the year!
  • 3 0
 Super excited about brendog taking part
  • 3 0
 it's gonna be downhiller vs slopestyle rider battle again ... slopestyle rider got so much advantage, but Gee-man just behind Zink last year,, with few more downhiller compete this year, it'll be soooo sick!!! i want to see SickMick in there !!!
  • 2 0
 Do u think Graham Agassiz would make it in.
  • 4 0
 I highly doubt Agassiz wouldn't be in it.
  • 1 0
 Well he obviously isn't now since he broke his leg! Frown
  • 1 0
 Don't forget that brendog is also a super sylish Dj rider too , if he can do a run with the speed and style of Gee's with a few nacs and no handers I think he could win it.
  • 1 0
 It would be sweet if Gwin was in it.
  • 16 0
 red bull rampage is the highlight of my year this year iis that bad? no way
  • 1 0
 my favorite event for sure! need to go there and watch it. not far
  • 15 2
 the only true freeride comp in the world... way better than all these "slopestyle" courses!!!!
  • 22 0
 I dunno, Chatel is pretty freeride
  • 3 0
 definitely don't overlook Chatel
  • 12 0
 My second child is due to be born in AZ on Oct. 7th. My wife is going to be pissed when she finds out I wont be there.
  • 4 0
 She will understand :o
  • 6 0
 My four year olds sons favorite mountain bike DVD is Redbull Rampage 2010. Every time he watches Zinc do the Oakley drop he comes out with "That's easy". Makes me laugh every time.
  • 9 0
 Two names to look out for: Buehler and Doerfling.
  • 1 0
 bigtime!
  • 1 0
 agree ! both got so much flow and style .
  • 9 1
 sooooo stoked!!!!!! Smile
  • 3 1
 I have a friend who's a local to Virgin, Utah and he's just an absolute shredder I think it would be so sick if he was able to be a wildcard for Rampage. He shreds so hard and could definitely compete in rampage.
  • 4 1
 Will be so good to watch how Pilgrim will tackle a course like this! I heard Chris smith might be wild card too, that will be good! Big Grin Can't wait! Big Grin Smile Cool Big Grin
  • 4 0
 Pilgrim will be a fish outta water at Rampage, its just not this style of riding. I'm pretty confident he won't podium. If he trained for it year round in Utah like a lot of Pro's do, i'm sure he could do well.
  • 6 1
 " including 2010 World Cup champ Gee Atherton, Brendan Fairclough and Mick Hannah. "

OH FKING YES
  • 2 0
 Im just wanting to see pilgrim backflip a huge flat drop!!
  • 4 0
 I would like to see sam ride it on a single speed NS soda with one brake though...
  • 4 0
 Redbull still hasn't said exactly where this is gonna be... what's up with that? I wanna be there in person damnit.
  • 1 0
 This!
  • 6 3
 EVERYBODY'S FREERIDE FIGHTING... WITH WHIPS FAST AS LIGHTNING... SOME OF THOSE HITS ARE FRIGHTENING... BUT SOME LANDED THEM WITH EXPERT TIMING...
  • 5 0
 I have a feeling semenuk will win
  • 5 1
 finnaly, Brendan Fairclough in big mountains, gonna see some nasty whips
  • 4 0
 kinrade, agassiz, lacondeguy
  • 2 0
 I'm routin for agassiz this time round.
  • 2 0
 Sick to see Steve Romaniuk in that video. The guy is so under rated i think cuz he doesnt really do much anymore but he'll still send the biggest lines
  • 1 0
 he just needs to stay healthy during rampage! i would put him in the final if i was in charge haha
  • 2 1
 I think now highly over rated. Got lazy and you could see when he first attempted his line in 2010 that he was never strong enough to hold onto the bars. Don't get me wrong he still shreds but I think he believed to much of his own press. Got to put in the work to keep up.
  • 1 0
 I think thats false. Gee Atherton, an amazingly fit, in awesome shap rider, did a smaller line than steve and still barely held on. Steve almost rode his out and it was quite a bit bigger than Gee's
  • 1 0
 I'm gonna go with Cam Zink. Iknow he won last year but I thinkhe can do it again. He's been doing a lot of big muntain stuff too. remember that video with Strait when he landed that massive backflip?
  • 5 2
 Garett Buehler going to kill it!
  • 3 0
 Kirill Benderoni has to be there!
  • 3 1
 im pretty sure brendawg has competed at rampage before? 2010 i think?
  • 5 2
 negative ghostrider
  • 1 0
 Can't wait to watch this now that i live within an hour from the event location!
  • 2 0
 I get to go this year I cant wait!!
  • 1 0
 So stoked that I actually get to witness it all in person! It's gonna be epic!
  • 3 1
 FUCK YEAH, i love watching this.
  • 3 2
 Can't wait to see Brendawg in it. His bar tweaks are more stylish than my , EVERYHING,
  • 2 1
 It will be nice to see how the downhill guns handle the freeride kings. This Rampage has everything to be the best ever!!
  • 1 0
 looks like im headin to utah the first week of october. gotta witness this madness in person
  • 1 0
 there is water in the water and the sharks are around lol but seriously so sick
  • 1 0
 blood* (in the water)?
  • 2 0
 I bet CG would want to be in this if he wasn't injured. heal up CG!
  • 2 0
 Wish CG was there get better dude!
  • 4 3
 Waiting. Red bull rampage rules!
  • 2 1
 Yeah GO BIG OF GO HOME ^^
  • 1 0
 LEGEN...wait for it...DARY, can't wait!
  • 1 0
 sooo stoked its going to be so sick this year
  • 3 2
 Awww yeah!!! Cant wait!!!! I almost s*it myself when I saw it.
  • 2 1
 So excited! I'll be there to witness all the madness in person!
  • 2 1
 Yeahhhh man, this will be my third time going as well! Its was a dream come true to see this event in person, especially since I thought it was never going to come back after they discontinued it. Best weekend ever.
  • 3 1
 And I think I read somewhere that because of the nbc deal they're gonna hold Rampage every year now instead of every other year which is great!
  • 2 1
 yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 2 1
 Colorado will be in da' house for Rampage!
  • 2 1
 Any1 got a link to a video of Brandon's 2008 winning run?
  • 1 0
 U can find it on YouTube mate...
  • 2 1
 saaaammmmm ppppiiillllllggggrrrriiiiiimmmmm!!! wonder what he can do!
  • 2 0
 Your joking right?
  • 1 0
 No iv never seen him ride anything like it and wonder how hes gonna do.... Good? Bad? Who knows.........
  • 2 0
 Sam does have a point to prove across the pond. Lets see what he's got eh.
  • 2 1
 new bank account opened i wanna go to this next year
  • 1 0
 counting the minutes ....
  • 1 0
 "Who will rule the land?" .......... Err, Brandon Seminuk!?!?!? Haha
  • 2 1
 OMG , a movie without dirt jump, god exist...
  • 1 0
 whats with the fuckin add you cant close so gay
  • 1 0
 just wondering if Pilgrims gonna hit Rampage up on his hardtail still!?
  • 1 0
 Doubt it, he'll probably use the ns soda
  • 1 0
 BENDERONI! BENDERONI! BENDERONI!
  • 1 0
 did anyone else pee a little? ahahaha
  • 1 0
 your right the only thing in the Olympics I like is the bmx.
  • 1 0
 is brandon semenuk competing?
  • 1 0
 obviously
  • 1 0
 dammit where's the pic from the thumbnail on the home page??
  • 1 0
 Olympics rule and so does Rampage!
  • 1 0
 I think will take it if he doesnt crash romaniuk
  • 1 0
 STOKED
  • 1 0
 name of the song?
  • 1 0
 did u find out the song name ?
  • 2 1
 Can't wait
  • 1 0
 Sick!
  • 1 0
 Lacondeguy!!!!
  • 1 0
 Brendawg ftw!
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