Video: Nico Vink - Rampage Training

Sep 19, 2012 at 10:30
by Damien Vergez  
Nico Vink, one of the best Belgian riders, won his Wildcard for the Redbull rampage during the Châtel Mountain Style event in July. We followed him for 3 days in Châtel Bike Park riding big jumps and practicing for the event.

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  • 32 0
 now i am corious of what would happen if he would have driven that kart at the end
  • 20 0
 play gta if you wanna know haha
  • 32 4
 oh yeah, because when it comes to realistic simulations, gta is where i do my research...
  • 3 2
 Take a joke haha
  • 11 1
 Nico Vink - Rampage Training - Chatel - FastFokus. There is no reason this can be bad.
Edit: Watch it twice or skip reading Smile
  • 9 0
 chatel, gnarliest bikepark in europe Big Grin
  • 4 0
 Just massive!
  • 2 0
 haha nächstes jahr habi viel vor. whistler, kamloops, hafjell und chatel -.-
  • 2 0
 I Just love Chatel! Went out there this summer and was Awesome!
  • 2 0
 After watching this video I really wish Châtel Mountain Style had these conditions, looks so epic.
  • 2 0
 yeah, i'm going to throw down there next year too! but not the scott drop.
  • 4 0
 Great video, he's got great style on a bike. Doesn't he ride for Rose bikes though, see he's riding a Trek Session 88 in the video?
  • 2 0
 Yeah that's weird. He also rode a unlabeled session in chatel.
  • 2 1
 i thought he was riding for scott? the kit sure looks the part
  • 1 0
 I think it's the rose vaujany team jersey

according to this promo vid he's still with rose: bike-channel.tv/film/rose-vaujany-gravity-team-nico-vink-rampage
  • 1 0
 Yep, but his bike actually sucks a bit... So he rides his old Trek when he's not on contest or else...
  • 1 0
 I think he rode the trek even in the qualifier for chatel mountain style. Once talked to Bobby Root and he wasn't to keen on them bikes either...
  • 2 0
 Yes, he should be riding Rose, but as I recall he liked the Trek a lot.. So maybe Rose's contract applies only for World Cups.
Maybe he likes his old Trek more and uses it for the events where he's not bound to the Vaujany team..
By the way, as far as I know his english is as good as his french, so I have no idea why the interviews are in french and the subtitles in english in this movie.
edit: maybe 'cause it was shot in france by a french team..
  • 4 0
 that scott step down is soo phat
  • 5 0
 belgium represent!!
  • 2 0
 Finalement la Belgique representee.
  • 5 2
 The only way to train for Rampage is to train in Utah. Nothing compares to the stuff out there!
  • 1 0
 I thought the same, he is a very good rider but landing in Utah´s soft soil id different than landing at high speed in Cahtel, he will have to ajust that on body and bike. Good luck in Rampage!!
  • 3 3
 That isn't nearly as true as it used to be though, cause there are so many groomed line now. I remember the one time I went to watch in 2003, most of the drops they were hitting hadn't ever been hit, and they were landing in virgin powder. That seems like a rarity now, but it is still unique.
  • 4 1
 Is it just me, or were the subtitles in this video done by someone who also doesn't know how to speak english? lol
  • 3 0
 gnarly course, that step down is huge!
  • 1 0
 Could we compare whistler to chatel ? Witch one is the best ? I Could tell you whislter is amazing i was there for a week. I like to have the opinion of our european friends.
  • 1 0
 Europe is similar, except it has better food :p
  • 3 0
 chatel bike park cafe does an amazing burger
  • 1 0
 For the food, go to Pila Italy
  • 2 0
 Sweet Jesus, my heart is pumping jest watching this O.o
  • 1 0
 soooo fast! that track is sweet!
  • 1 0
 I thought he rides for rose bikes...
  • 1 0
 He does...
  • 1 0
 weet je hoe je in contact met hem kan komen ?
  • 1 0
 Was that a Hope V4 brake he had on his bike?
  • 1 0
 It does look like it.
  • 1 0
 yes, making some testing... green --> sponsorised riders
  • 1 0
 amazing place and riding. biiiiiggggg jumps are sweet
  • 1 0
 2:14 - big jumps huh? Try flipin huge!!!
  • 1 0
 why ruin the good phoenix song...idk
  • 1 0
 Really nice
  • 1 0
 he ride trek 88?
  • 1 0
 i think its a gambler
  • 2 0
 if it's a gambler I'm Jesus! or Bush, you just have too choose!
  • 1 0
 yeah u know i didnt really look to close judged it from his scott jersey shame on me but u should be muhamed
  • 1 1
 0:58 was a pathetic shovel fullWink
  • 1 0
 Smooth rider!

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