Red Bull Final Descent - Winter Park

Sep 10, 2012 at 22:57
by Long Nguyen  

Red Bull Final Descent 2011 Angel Fire NM

As the sun rose on a chilly Rocky Mountain morning, 150 downhill racers sprinted to their bikes to take on the grueling Trestle Mountain Bike Park and compete for more than $7,000 in cash and prizes. Lap after lap, riders continued to push the limits and fight fatigue as each hour ticked away.

Red Bull Final Decent- Winter Park 2012

Red Bull Final Decent- Winter Park 2012

In the end, Waylon Smith from Newhall, CA took the Men’s Pro Division with an amazing 37 laps completed. Kim Godfrey from Louisville, Colorado, finished 34 laps to take home the victory in the Female Pro Division. Other category winners were:

Solo Men’s Expert – Brian White - 37 Laps
Solo Women’s Expert – Samantha Chaloupka – 31 Laps
Duo Pro – Mojo Wheels – 38 Laps
Duo Expert – Big ‘N’ Tall – 37 Laps
Team Division – Fort Lewis College – 37 Laps

Click here for full results.

“My hands hurt, my arms hurt, and everything hurts, but I am stoked” said Men’s Pro Solo Winner Waylon Smith. “It was a solid downhill course – challenging, but an awesome time.” said Female Pro Solo winner Kim Godfrey.

Red Bull Final Decent- Winter Park 2012

Red Bull Final Descent is the reincarnation of “The Burner,” a 12-hour endurance race held in past years at New Mexico’s Angel Fire Resort. The format of the event is simple - riders descend two trails throughout the day. After 12 full hours of riding, the finisher in each category with the most laps wins. The final race of the season will take place at Angel Fire Resort on September 29th.

Red Bull Final Decent- Winter Park 2012

Special thanks to Winter Park Resort as well as our industry partners Oakley, Troy Lee Designs, Fox and 5.10 Shoes.
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  • + 8
 Bring back Red Bull Dusk Till Dawn in Calgary!!!!!!!
  • + 3
 It mus be super exhausting! I know, how my hands, arms and legs are burning after about 15laps a day in Polish mountains and that's nothing compared to those tracks and 37laps? That's impressive!
  • + 2
 Winter Park needs to have a night race, Red Bill did the Red Bull Night Shift in the southeast at MTN that had the roughest and sketchiest trails I've ever been at, including anything here in Colorado
  • + 4
 Awesome coverage of the Jackson Hole Final Descent! Oh wait....
  • + 3
 you call this coverage to begin with?
  • + 1
 Nothing about those rad bike patrollers that work a 14-15 hour day to keep all those riders safe from not just the race but the whole bike park at the same time. whats up with that?
  • + 2
 fort lewis college scored a first place victory and today i got invited to attend fort lewis college. whoo!
  • + 1
 The race at windrock was in 2009. Im headin to asheville north carolina next weekend, never been there, wheres some good downhill?
  • + 1
 raced this. as a team of me and 2 others. put in 34 laps I believe and the winners put in 37 laps.
  • + 1
 Laps? So these guys get to the bottom then get on the lift and ride up over and over again?
  • + 3
 and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again...
  • + 1
  • + 1
 what happened to jackie harmony, she usually mops these things up
  • + 1
 Red bull night race at windrock tennessee is just plain crazy!
  • + 1
 Are they having this soon or was this just something that happened before. Would love to do it if it's coming up.
  • + 1
 Looks intense.. and fun

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