Red Bull Joyride was one for the ages, with the big names throwing down and leaving us impressed, but none made us talk more than Torquato Testa. The rider, who for years has seemed to be just on the cusp of breaking through to serious freeride success, put down what looked like a flawless run with enough tricks to put him seriously in the running. Then, almost at the bottom, he came up short on a jump and slammed onto the ground. He's in stable condition, and thankfully could be seen moving and waving to the crowd as he was moved off the hill, but remains in the hospital at the time of this writing and will undergo surgery. Find his run here
We at Pinkbike have been devastated to see his crash, especially at a moment that had so much potential to show what he's made of in the bike world. We wish him all the best in his recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the bike before too long.