Red Bull Rampage 2013 - Final Results

Oct 13, 2013 at 14:11
by Mike Kazimer  
Red Bull Rampage 2013 Results
1. Kyle Strait 87.50
2. Kelly McGarry 86.75
3. Cam Zink 84.75
4. Andreu Lacondeguy 84.25
5. Tyler McCaul 80.50
6. Pierre Edouard Ferry 76.50
7. Cam McCaul 75.75
8. Brendan Fairclough 75.50


Best Trick: Cam Zink
People's Choice: Kelly McGarry



Kyle Strait also managed to just make it to the lip of the Oakley Icon Sender. He also bounced almost all the way to the bottom of the landing before regaining control.

Check out more photos, video, interactive content and more at the Red Bull Rampage site.


508 Comments

  • + 319
 well that sucked... freakin wind.
  • + 82
 the first runs were awesome. still a great event and free
  • + 355
 its too bad norbs got robbed again.. of a second run!
  • + 101
 semenucks 0 for 4 in the last 2 years for completing a run at rampage...
  • - 102
flag AlexArmanetti (Oct 13, 2013 at 16:29) (Below Threshold)
 Zink should have at least gotten 4th place! I know he played the rest of his run safe, but he did the biggest flip in history. I only got to the point of Cam Zink's first run. What did I miss? What did Mcgarry do?
  • + 33
 oh ya i agree the first runs were great, i just wish i didnt waste an hour and a half waiting for the wind to let up
  • + 7
 Ya real bummer! I was looking forward to seeing what his run would be like , looked crazy tech
  • - 31
flag Bullitproof (Oct 13, 2013 at 16:29) (Below Threshold)
 it really shows how his lack of competitions is impacting him.. i guess he's just not used to them as he was thaat one season.. cuz hes not one for crashing on 360s
  • + 146
 mcgarry only did A BACKFLIP OVER THE CANYON GAP! was freaking insane!
  • + 61
 Yeeeeaaaaahhhh Kelly
  • - 26
flag Bullitproof (Oct 13, 2013 at 16:33) (Below Threshold)
 yea he got second, and did two backflips, therefore scoring greater than sink, who only did one. props to everyone though, sickest rampage yet
  • + 18
 that just kept getting scarier after logans crash i was getting nervous about the second runs but the fact that they arent continuing it tomorrow is bullshit!!!
  • + 8
 only the first run scores are used, since not everyone got a second run
  • + 31
 why not continue tomorrow? Frown
  • + 36
 McGarry... what a lad. Totally deserves it!
  • + 72
 So This time we can say everyone got robbed?
  • + 8
 well i was thinking i was going to miss being able to say norbs got robbed but...
  • + 17
 ...norbs got robbed
  • + 35
 I'm just glad that everybody survived.
  • - 14
flag theedon (Oct 13, 2013 at 17:03) (Below Threshold)
 AGGY GOT ROBBED
  • + 30
 should run the event first thing in the morning. winds are usually low, ground sometimes has a bit of overnight condensation to keep the soil more stable, and if weather plays a hand at least there's more available day left to finish. just a thought. too bad on those missed runs but the ones we got were pretty bloody good regardless. andreu has a curse. 4.
  • - 45
flag Nate-Clark (Oct 13, 2013 at 17:20) (Below Threshold)
 F*ck you guys, Zink got robbed.
  • + 16
 Not really.....
  • - 19
flag mtb101010 (Oct 13, 2013 at 17:32) (Below Threshold)
 Iwas out hunting i didnt see it. What happened to semenuk?
  • + 3
 just crashed both runs? but second run he crashed after a 3 drop. then got back up and crashed flipping a jump on the way down i think? ya. it just wasn't his day to be.
  • - 12
flag sicsoma (Oct 13, 2013 at 17:49) (Below Threshold)
 notice how no one is talking about how bad-ass Kyle's run was??? cuz it really wasn't. in my opinion, this was the lamest rampage yet--except, of course, for Cam's flip over the sender and McGarry's flip over the gap.
  • + 25
 Kurt Sorge - "ive just been gettin as high as possible" haha
  • + 39
 Kelly got robbed!!!!!!!!
  • - 1
 Lyles run was CLEAN! No bobbles, no mistakes, just dialed and clean with a MASSIVE Sui no hander off the Icon big girl line. He was the first to hit it today and the only one to clean it at the time, that's why he got a scoring advantage.
  • + 23
 I´m sorry for Bizet, he had a pretty sketchy line on top and was planning to pull out a double-flip. And Andreu, what a great rider and got 4th for third time, that gotta suck.
  • + 28
 Mcgarrys run was frakin gnarly... also looks like a merman?
  • + 7
 andreu Yea! I was really hoping he would have won or placed in the top three. That's my Boy!!
  • + 1
 can anyone tell me the time on the Mitch Chubey crash. i dont know how i missed it but i also cant find it now... did redbull edit it out? i thought it was live.
  • + 6
 I think they did edit it out. I watched it all live and they didn't show it
  • - 1
 coupstair- it was GUSTY in the morning so basically this year they really lucked out with the weather, which seems to happen every time they hold this comp. I'm just happy we got to see two of the biggest tricks in a comp. (and outside of), on top of them stomping everything first go.

Despite a couple really scary falls (just wait till you see that dude from SLC who ejected over the front end and down a double stager cliff), everyone was so on point and slaying. Andreu was ripping that top section like a dh trail in his back yard.
  • + 5
 hmm. they shouldnt say its live then if they are editing out runs. even failed run.. I hope he's ok.
  • - 35
flag infinitybike (Oct 13, 2013 at 19:25) (Below Threshold)
 zink got robbed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 23
 Please stop.....
  • + 31
 The wind is definitely a disappointment, but for those being negative and saying the event sucked are not giving theses guys the respect they deserve. Even the guys who didn't qualify put it all out there, and the bar has definitely been raised for future events. As far as the judging goes, just by reading through the comments you can see that nobody agrees exactly how it should be. As far as problems with the redbull streaming, I'm still thankful that redbull has spent so much money promoting this sport.......What happened to all the people who were just happy to see the sport progress and gain recognition? Yes I feel like they are getting out numbered by elitists who complain about everything............Just get out and ride, and remember what the sport is all about
  • - 21
flag AlexArmanetti (Oct 13, 2013 at 19:56) (Below Threshold)
 Why did I get neg propped?
  • + 7
 @AlexArmanetti You said Zink should have gotten 4th.. thats my guess
  • - 7
flag sethsherlock (Oct 13, 2013 at 20:15) (Below Threshold)
 Next years tee-shirt: Norbs got robbed again! Haha... I really suck at jokes. I give myself a flat 0.
  • + 3
 Did you not read the results?
  • + 4
 @AlexArmanetti, You shouldn't comment about Zink placing in a false position when you don't even know what the 2nd place rider did. Go rewatch the "live" broadcast before commenting again.
  • + 1
 maybe in coming years thelander will cleanlandering's oppo flipwhip from oakley icon sender.
  • + 3
 I didnt catch it til 240, and by then the winds were getting to bad already, first year i was finaly able to catch it live too. Haha, darn!
  • + 5
 There's a curse for Semenuk in the Rampage, he is one of the best riders out there but when it's Rampage time he just can't complete the run.
  • + 15
 Am I the only one who can't stand the announcer at rampage?
  • - 9
flag AlexArmanetti (Oct 13, 2013 at 22:18) (Below Threshold)
 @dirtworks911 I saw that the results were reposted and that he got third. I saw Mcgarry's run, but it didn't satisfy my personal taste. It was awesome when he flipped the canyon gap, but the rest of his run didn't impress me as much as Zink's and some other riders. @foreverforum260 I see what you're saying. It's another case of pinkbiker's inability to read. I thought he got a 5th place run at the time and then ten minutes later I saw that he got 3rd. Haha. Good old pinkbike!
  • - 7
flag mtb101010 (Oct 13, 2013 at 22:28) (Below Threshold)
 Why the neg props?
  • + 8
 how did zink ended up third ??? what about the lacundaguy ?!!
  • + 11
 How did it suck? Zink and Mcgarry were riding at a whole new level
  • + 7
 To be honest I don't think anyone got robbed this year, other than the second runs. I think it was all pretty fair but if some people lose their second runs, everyone should have lost their second run and gone back to the first run score.
  • + 3
 To me Lacondeguy and Tyler McCaul got robbed, they were ranked above Cam Zink until their 2nd run scores got discounted - that SUCKS! Also I feel truly bad for anyone who went down hard and got injured on their 2nd run only for it to have been worthless in the end... they should have kept the scores as is and tuff titties to anyone who didn't get to do their 2nd run, albeit Zink would have been the only one in the top 5 who's score would have been affected by this, which I think is fair as he did only do one thing in his run.
  • - 2
 I think Rampage should be moved to where there is a lot less wind. We wanna see the biggest stuff sent in MTBing, not riders cautiously riding with high winds around.
  • + 1
 He fell like he always does at rampage where was thelander and pilgram
  • + 1
 Actually he did score last year. I think his highest was 63..?
  • + 4
 I don't think you can say that a 360 at rampage is anything normal like in a hard packed dirt/ slope style corse. The dirt is so loose and the labdings are practically impossible to see as well as being a couple if feet wide.
  • + 2
 Actually he did 3. And it's bit the number of flips that score you high. 2/3 of his flips were really difficult, but still if zink would have just whipped and tabled all the way to the bottom on the big jumps then he could have won.

Personally I think mcgarrys run was better than straits...
  • + 0
 oh and wind blows, not sucks Wink
  • - 5
flag tonycooper (Oct 14, 2013 at 14:31) (Below Threshold)
 Worst Rampage judge ever..
  • - 3
 A suicide no hander is actually harder to pull off than a backflip if you actually took the time to try, you would know.
  • - 1
 iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tc3Gw6AaTVU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>/iframe>
  • + 142
 strait didn't deserve to win. Mcgarry did way more cool stuff in his run. At least he got peoples choice!
  • - 45
flag mhopper (Oct 13, 2013 at 16:33) (Below Threshold)
 straits run was mediocre at best
  • + 75
 Lolwut. Kyle did the most technical line. He totally deserved the win. Just the other day people were bitching about how rampage is too into tricks and features.
  • + 44
 I wanted Agassiz to win.
  • + 18
 Aggy would've had it but he went down both runs Frown i'm bummed bizzete didn't get a second run
  • + 9
 There is alot more to rampage then tricks however they were amazing
  • + 84
 Woah woah woah....but lacondeguy and his FMX gnar??? That super man seat grab!!!!!!!!! Just outrageous....awesomely outrageous!
  • + 13
 Scottchris, totally man the extension on it was insane comparable to doing it on a moto! and with the moto you can throw out alot more coz your weight wont effect it as much! And one handed!
  • + 19
 Kyle just looked smooth from top to bottom. I think he made it look too easy for people to give him enough credit. In my opinion the top 3 was perfect. He deserved the win for sure!
  • + 24
 Kyles top section was more technical, he went 'big' twice, and he was totally smooth, Kelly's run was awesome but he did case the canyon gap and also went offline from his last 1 or 2 jumps right near the bottom. I actually think the judging at Rampage is pretty fair and accurate as long as you bare in mind they are judging a big mountain contest so are looking at size, technicality and fluidity, tricking a big jump obviously gets major style points.
  • - 29
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  • + 1
 The chubster deserved the win. So much style.
  • + 1
 I agree jclnv, he diddnt pull a half chub this time, thats for sure, he went allll theee wayyyyy!
  • + 1
 Totally agree,,,,
  • + 2
 You can't call a champ by half of the play time! Come on. There would have been more banger second runs, everyone knows. Anyways, we enjoyed an absolute freakin show, next level shit ...btw, recognized Binggelis backflip down that drop!?,.. so close,.. just missed to roll out straight, ..a bag of healing vibes to him, and all others, got slammed n damaged.
  • + 4
 Minchae, is rob your boyfriend?
  • + 2
 Right on well said!!!! I was there .So proud of kyle...super fast decent too
  • - 1
 Far the gnarliest line ridden. That suicide no hander was sweet to. Second best trick at rampage, only beaten by zinks flip. After watching the top 3 runs over and over again, I can clearly see how strait won it. Faultless from top to bottom. A true free ride/ big mountain run.
  • + 0
 I know this is repetitive, but im tired of hearing strait made it look easy. Zink did the same line as strait and made him look slow! Straits run just seemed conservative. Im not saying Zink should have won, but Andreu in 4th again? I mean come on, his run was badass.
  • + 125
 You know, and I feel like a dick for saying this, but I have always seen Kelly McGarry as an almost fill in for a bike brand to promote their products, whilst filling up spots for some comps. There is so much more to this guy than just his riding, which i always felt was just that one step behind his comrades. His article here posted a few days ago about his trek to Machu Pichu, and the stoke he provides to kids and his healthy promotion of the sport deserves a lot more credit than I ever gave him, and for that I am sorry Kelly. You sir, are an inspiration, your efforts at Rampage have totally changed my opinion of you. This sport should be grateful to have someone like you a part of it. Well done to all the other competitors as well, the real winner here isn't an individual, its the sport in general.
  • + 15
 Well said, sir.
  • + 18
 Kelly's run was crazy! So good...great to see an awesome run from an underdog.

And I challenge anyone to not "hold it together" after back flipping the sender like Zink. Total commitment- stick it or be a paraplegic.
  • + 5
 I had hope for him after the Peru video. I have dug his style for a little while now though and was hoping he'd do something at Rampage. It's made for someone of his size.
  • + 6
 Well said man Kelly is an awsome bloke I got the pleasure of having a few beers with him at xup festival earlyer this year and he's such a humble and nice dude . Can't be more stoked for Kelly's second place to bad he didn't get to have a second run
  • + 3
 Makes you wonder what he had in mind for that second run, right? I feel if he had a 360 in place of one of those flips he would have won.
  • + 2
 They were saying he was talking about front flipping the canyon gap on his second run . That would of made rampage a whole lot better than wat it was , but I guess that leaves us hanging for the next rampage to see wat mcgazzas got up his sleeve
  • + 6
 Agreed. I always thought Kelly was a waste of comp space - always plays it safe, nothing too progressive. And then he pulls that. Just a boss
  • + 1
 Got to meet him a couple of times now since Diamondback is based about 10 miles from my house. Very chill guy and full of nothing but stoke...even being injured as he was when I met him. Props!!
  • + 121
 Zink is such a badass. The way he progresses the sport, you cant help but like him. Truly one of the sports greats.
  • + 49
 Agreed. Yeah Zink! Also I love how Kyle Strait was radioing him after sending the canyon, didn't even seem care about his own results. Then BACKFLIP!!!!! ...and the Earth shook.
  • + 18
 and on this day we mark one of the greatest achievements done by man.
  • + 35
 *two of the greatest achievements. McGarry's flip is definitely up there as well!
  • - 31
flag minchae (Oct 13, 2013 at 18:26) (Below Threshold)
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  • + 25
 warner warner warner warner warner warner warner warner warner warner warner warner warner warner warner warner warner warner warner.....................
  • + 8
 Seriously that announcer at rampage was like a broken record. 'Into the labrynth!'...Nothing better than rob warner calling it as he see's it!
  • + 3
 Yea next year get in some commentators who do the event and riders some justice. They were terrible.
  • + 2
 Agreed. Too much rara USA. Need announcers that know the difference between France & Belgium, New Zealand & Australia. Perhaps some that actually know biking.
  • + 1
 ZInk has the biggest balls in the sport. Man that was a crazyass flip into the ages! That record will probably last for a long, long time!
  • + 2
 I was just happy Brad Ewen wasn't commentating. If i heard "shut the front door" one more time my laptop probably would have gone through the window
  • + 2
 I'm right there with you, webby01.
  • + 1
 What's wrong with the commentators? In my opinion they were good.
  • + 2
 The commentator brad ewen at the event not the broadcast hosts. The guy sounds like a broken record from a monster truck rally. Especially annoying when you're standing out there waiting for the judges to walk over to the other side of the hill.
  • + 1
 Crappy commentating was the common negative from fellow attendees.
Not stoking the crowd, not providing stats, rider bio/data, music...big guy needed a wingman!
  • + 2
 He needed to be replaced.....by rob warner
  • + 1
 Warner AND Tippie. Shut the......well, you know the rest.
  • + 66
 Kelly was robbed. That backflip was HUGE!!! Should have won in my opinion
  • + 19
 his run was awesome.
  • + 13
 I agree. Kyle had a good run but not as good as Kelly's and Zink had one awesome trick the rest of his run was eh. (Though I would love to see what he did with a second run.)
I would've had it Kelly->Andreu->Kyle or Cam. But that's the way it goes with judged events. I'm glad Kelly got the People's Choice award.
  • + 10
 If Kelly hadn't gone offline at the end of his run he might have won it, KYle did have two huge bangers in his run, not to mention a much steeper and more technical top section - Backflips just don't get recognised in competitions nowadays unless you're doing on over the biggest jump on the course. I would so love to have seen McGarry win, but if you watch the replays, Kyle earned the gold fair enough.
  • + 3
 One of the differences between the two huuuuge backflips was that everyone knew Cam was wanting to do that so that built up a lot of anticipation (we would have been disappointed if he didn't attempt it) whereas Kelly's was unexpected.

Lesson: maybe it's good to keep a few secrets and surprise the crowd/judges.

Props to them (and all the other riders) for stepping up and pushing the limits.
  • + 3
 Kelly's tricks were nuts, but he lacked a bit of flow going into some of the steep stuff. Props to him though!
  • + 5
 75ft backflip
  • - 2
 totaly agree, but is hard to beat a american in america with americans judging....
  • + 8
 Keskiyo, I guess Sorge, Gracia, Klassen, Simmons, and Semenuk are all Americans now?
  • - 8
flag Keskiyo (Oct 14, 2013 at 13:10) (Below Threshold)
 mzeek: If he wasnt american i don´t know if he would got that high score.
  • + 58
 This is bullshit. Lacondeguy had the best run
  • + 9
 completely agree. Such a flowed run.
  • + 17
 lacondeguy must be so choked, how many times has he come 4th now? his run at least deserved a podium spot.
  • + 10
 His second run wasn't judged as high as it should have imo. Same with Kelly as well.
  • + 4
 they didn't count the second run because not all the riders got one. went back to his first run score. same for everyone.
  • + 2
 have to agree... he threw big and absolutly RIPPED that mountain side apart!
tough to decide between lacondeguy and mcgarry tho impressive from the kiwi too Smile
  • + 6
 Agreed, his line might not have been the most technical but he absolutely ripped it down the mountain like a mad man then threw some sweet tricks at the bottom. Watching his two runs were the most exciting in my opinion..
  • + 6
 I would say that it should have been Kelly then Andreu, and probably Zink or TMac for third.... When Andreu pulled that Superman seatgrab (same with Kelly's backflip) I nearly shat myself. That was completely insane.
  • + 3
 I didn't realise they cancelled all the 2nd run scores, I could have sworn Lacondeguy was above Zink for a minute, that sucks for Lacondeguy! He deserved 3rd perhaps
  • + 7
 I think I enjoyed Andreu's run the most. So much speed and flow - he looked so confident over some treacherous lines, plus style for miles. I also loved McGarry's run. 3 backflips in one run? I know it's not just a trick contest, but my god...! Healing vibes to our boy Logan. That was brutal.
  • + 8
 I couldnt understand why he scored so low. Fast Flowy and beautiful to watch.
  • + 5
 Yeah he should be on the top 3
his run was so clean,fast & full of trick
  • + 2
 I think Kelly was a bit better, but he deserve the 2nd for sure!
  • + 5
 Both of Andreu's runs were incredible. Consistent, fast, trick-laden and super fun to watch. Should have been a podium for him for sure.
  • + 1
 If they counted the 2nd runs (they didn't, though), he was robbed. 2nd runs were not counted, though.
  • + 52
 Wind sucks
  • + 198
 No, it blows
  • - 26
flag enduroswag (Oct 13, 2013 at 16:37) (Below Threshold)
 lol, awesome conversation!
  • + 33
 And you just completely blew the fun out of it
  • + 27
 but it was for a gust cause...
  • + 15
 I really woosh it wasn't so windy.
  • + 13
 it certainly didn't make the competition a breeze.
  • - 5
flag paulclarke (Oct 13, 2013 at 23:39) (Below Threshold)
 Im gonna blow all of you
  • - 5
flag Skootur (Oct 14, 2013 at 1:36) (Below Threshold)
 I'm not gonna make any stupid jokes so you can just blow me.
  • + 49
 Last year norbs got robbed by the judges. This year he got robbed by the wind.
  • + 0
 Uh, Strait, McGarry, Zink, Lacondeguy, McCaul, Ferry, McCaul, Fairclough all placed, despite the wind. Norbs didn't get robbed of anything this year. Life isn't perfect and neither is he.
  • + 2
 true but i really wanted to see his second run
  • + 42
 if zink got a second run he would have won for sure
  • + 29
 speculation
  • + 9
 ^doubter
  • + 14
 says the guy who doubts that anyone else could win...
  • + 0
 idk, he did one trick the whole mountain, and got third.. so more tricks, plus a first of its kind = glory, no?
  • - 20
flag Islandbear (Oct 13, 2013 at 16:35) (Below Threshold)
 Chuck Norris still wins!
  • + 5
 Its just pretty assuming to predict what could have happened with so many riders still to come down the course. I don't doubt Zink, you just cant say that shit....
  • + 20
 If Semenuk got a third run he would won for sure
  • + 14
 when Zink landed that backflip, the grand canyon got 1000 feet deeper
  • - 7
flag trailstar2danman (Oct 13, 2013 at 19:22) (Below Threshold)
 Semunuk should of stayed home, or in the parks. Wink
  • + 2
 Semenuk HAS won this event before, fyi.
  • + 1
 ...wants to win again, obviously.
  • + 40
 So why not finish it tomorrow? I'm free to watch.
  • + 4
 Exactly what I was thinking...
  • + 5
 Money. Any idea how expensive it is to rent those helicopters and all that production equipment? Plus medical staff and a bunch of other stuff I'm probably not considering. It's a huge event and I'm sure it's really expensive.
  • + 1
 Yes it would have been expensive, but this is redbull we're talking about. I expect it was probably slightly more expensive to hold a trip to space for a couple of days then it would be to hold this for a day.
  • + 1
 Imagine the setup costs in comparison! Allowing an extra day as contingency for an event held in the mountains, which is weather dependent is simply prudent.

I really feel for those guys who missed out on their second run.

The level was so high this year and I think there was more to come.

There were a few people "got robbed", but at least not by the judges this year.
  • + 40
 Yeaah McGazza! Locking it down for the Southern Hemisphere!!
  • + 1
 locking it down for NZ bud!
  • + 35
 ZINK FLIPPED A FUCKIN 70 FT DROP MCGARRY FLIPPED A 72 FT GAP WHAT DID STRAIT DO A SUICIDE NO HANDER but I still love you Kyle congrats on the win
  • + 27
 I wish people like you understood this isn't just about tricks. There's a lot more too it. Especially how creative riders are with their lines. That's supposed to be a big point here. Yet, I saw how many riders taking the same lines? A lot, and they scored lower and rightfully so.
  • + 11
 idk about you, only reason zink wasnt on top is cuz he threw away the rest of his run pretty much.. if he woulda finished he woulda had it
  • + 27
 its not a best trick comp bro
  • + 9
 Yeah but then what if Semenuk had finished? or Norbs got a second run? It's all speculation Zink could have continued and crashed scoring lower than he did but he didn't, he played it safe and walked away in one piece with a podium finish.
  • + 2
 exactly bikerobot
  • - 1
 I understand that but still think about it
  • + 9
 Strait had some stylish tricks, no huge bangers, but his run was also way different than anyone elses, his line was crazy, and he rode it all practically flawlessly and with style. I'm not a big fan and really wish some other riders had taken it, but he earned it.
  • + 4
 No huge bangers? He did a no hander off one if the largest drops ever done. I'd call that a banger.
  • + 2
 If McGarry landed the canyon gap w/o the small case, he wouldn't have gotten robbed. If Zink had done one or two more features - not even large ones - with just a hint of style, he'd be the 2-time champ. All Strait did was manhandle some steep-and-techy lines up top and suicide a 50+ft drop (and a damn smooth, clean one at that) and kept charging to the finish. Ultimately, he flowed from top-to-bottom better than anybody, imho.

All I know is that was one of the rowdiest throw-downs any of us has ever witnessed. Debate THAT.
  • + 33
 Before anyone starts with the crap saying the judges got it wrong. I'd like to say that they did a great job today and it was a lot fairer than last year..
  • + 5
 this year i put the judging and contest format out of my mind (mostly) and just enjoyed the awesome riding by everyone involved. truly enjoyable
  • - 13
flag krxkrx (Oct 13, 2013 at 16:44) (Below Threshold)
 Sorry, they didn´t.
  • + 10
 I agree man, the judging was right on in my opinion. So many amazing runs though! So much fun to watch!
  • - 8
flag krxkrx (Oct 13, 2013 at 18:20) (Below Threshold)
 So you guys are voting negative for saying that the judges got it wrong but are voting positive because riders got robbed...WTF?
  • - 5
flag krxkrx (Oct 14, 2013 at 7:26) (Below Threshold)
 This is what should have happened:

1 McGarry
2 Cam Zink
3 Andreu Lacondeguy
4 Graham Assasiz
5 Kyle Strait
  • + 2
 What? Graham didn't even have a complete run? How would he have fallen ahead of Strait? I think it should have been McGarry, Strait, Lacondeguy, Zink, T. McCaul
  • + 4
 No offence keirux, but Zink's run had one feature in it, albeit one of the biggest flips ever, and the rest of it was well, a bit shit, Aggy didnt manage to put a whole run together, and Kyle Straits run was full of flow, style and a huge suicide no hander...
  • + 2
 keirux, U re right about the podium, unfortunately Laconderguy 2nd run was not pointed, and I think in this case the 3rd goes to Strait. Don`t know what judges saw, but people saw it better Smile
  • + 31
 awesome riding, but very disappointing they couldn't finish their second runs.
  • + 12
 wish zink had finished his first run! (hoping everyone knows what i mean by that...) pretty much the only reason strait took it instead of zink.
  • + 32
 Mcgarry got robbed
  • + 38
 no. just stop it. we dont need another one of these jokes
  • + 12
 what joke?
  • + 4
 yup.
  • + 5
 agreed Kelly was awesome, but so were a lot of the riders...
  • + 12
 How is Straights run better than Mcgarrys? McGarry went inverted a couple times, and of course backflipping the gap pushed the sport into new territory. All from a guy you wouldn't expect that kind of performance. Awesome.

Straight? he recycled a trick from 2004 on the sender. In my mind, no contest.
  • + 29
 Straits top section was waaay more technical.
  • + 12
 You know, freeride isn't all about tricks
  • + 6
 Freeriding is all about your line and how you feel about riding . Where as a free ride competition is all that but you have got to appeal to judges and move on with the time with more tricks and an altogether exciting run .
  • + 1
 Goback and compare straights run at 53:00, to mcgarry at 1:36. tell me mcgarry shouldn't have scored higher.
  • + 3
 Talking about the line, Lacondeguy was better than Strait..this guy fast, clean & full of trick
  • + 2
 Everyone is speculating over mcgerry not getting first when he got second... Atleast last year, norbs got 10th which is a huge misjudgement. This year was judged much better
  • + 1
 I think that small case on the backflip was the difference between 1st and 2nd.
  • + 2
 Have to realize that the backflip itself just isn't that hard of a trick these days for these guys unless it's off something massive or sketchy.
  • + 1
 You have to mix things up , Kelly only done backflips and doing the massive canyon gap . If Kelly were to have done something different he would have scored higher .
  • + 29
 Kyle, strait up killed it. Congrats to Zink for having the biggest balls in mountain biking.
  • + 27
 Hell yea Kelly . awesome to see a kiwi up there. That flip was huge
  • + 21
 The people's choice was the best results. Strait's run was good but there were better runs.
  • + 3
 I agree 10000%. When i saw the People's Choice I thought to myself about how that is exactly how i would have placed them.
  • + 20
 If you told me yesterday Zink would flip the sender and NOT win, I wouldn't believe you.
  • + 3
 That was mind blowing, but Zink even admitted he played it safe after he landed his backflip.
  • + 1
 It got him 3rd, which is good considering he literally coasted the rest of his run afterwards. You have to stomp the entire run to be #1.
  • + 16
 The only people who got "robbed" were the riders who didn't get to drop their second runs, and the spectators who waited 365 days for this!! We ride nature, and sometimes it says no. Strait makes history, McGarry & Lacondeguy are stoked. Long live Rampage...
  • + 19
 YEAH STRAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 0
 Man FUCK wind!!!
  • + 19
 Andreu Lacondeguy got robbed
  • + 18
 Kelly Mcgarry got robbed!! also cam zinks flip was nuts!!
  • + 16
 Zink's flip was so dirty I had to switch to porn.....
  • + 13
 I've waited one year for this, and it's suspended for the wind at the half of the event, fuck it! McGarry deserved the 1st, Zink the 2nd and Lacondeguy the 3rd.
  • + 9
 So, how about that Tyler McCaul? Why isn't his huge flip drop to MASSIVE HUCK being raved about? His second run was incredible. Fairclough also deserves some props here. That World Cup speed and style was so fun to see.

I was so stressed as Zink dropped in. I didn't want to see him be seriously injured or worse in front of his pregnant wife... but he and Strait nailed it. Would have loved to see them them take 1-2.

Anyway, thank you to all of the riders. You put it all on the line for our entertainment. Who cares about rankings!? You guys are legends!
  • + 12
 Zink would have gotten first if he finished his first run, that flip was so insane!
  • + 9
 But he didn't and history's history
  • + 1
 I'm thinking he wanted to throw down the rest of the way but, after landing something like that back-flip, it has to be impossible to function properly. I know I'd be tripping balls on adrenaline rolling away from it if I were him.

He didn't need to do much, either. Another jump/drop or two with a hint of style would have managed.

As Dexta said.....
  • + 10
 No one's mentioning AGGY'S DUMPED THREE?!? Sure he didn't pull a full clean run, but that was one of the steeziest moments of freeride ever
  • + 2
 Thank you. That line was so much fun to watch. So close to a possible podium.
  • + 11
 Why not continue tomorrow??
  • + 11
 it takes $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  • - 5
flag c-rod (Oct 13, 2013 at 21:04) (Below Threshold)
 Why, because you think that it has to be aired live, needing the helo's out there to film? Have it opened to the public? It wouldnt take no more money than what is going to be spent going back out there tomorrow to start cleaning up. Go out there, let the riders finish amongst themselves with the judges then post it up for the world to see.
  • + 5
 have you heard of a budget?
  • - 4
flag c-rod (Oct 13, 2013 at 22:01) (Below Threshold)
 I have , and I can assure you that for Red Bull, this event is way under budget. Like I said earlier it wouldn't cost too much more if anything to just go out there and let the last group of riders finish thief second run.
  • + 2
 Schedules of the riders for one.
  • - 1
 I bet the schedule could be easily changed for the missed opportunity to win the biggest event of the year. If I was a sponsor and my rider missed out a run due to weather and he called explaining that it would continue in the morning, I would say great do your best to win it!!
  • + 3
 youre an idiot c-rod.
  • + 3
 Ummmm....the riders DO have personal lives also... they're not just competing so armchair whiners can get their jollies off watching them and rooting for crashes. I think just before Cam Zink dropped in on his run the commentator mentioned how he's off to get back to his pregnant gf after the competition. How dare he rob you of your free entertainment.
  • - 1
 If you say so immacaroni....deeeight, you need to read my post a little better. Its obvious you haven't competed at a top level at anything and in a sense feel "robbed" of an oppertunity. I am willing to bet if you asked the riders who had not made their second run to return the following day they would all say yes.
  • + 3
 And what have you competed at a top level in c-rod? Tiddly Winks doesn't count for this discussion. I'm not feeling robbed of anything, other than the time of my life I've lost reading your nonsense.
  • + 1
 Then stop reading my nonsense. Other wise ask Jim Sharp , Clint Branger, Ty Murry what I've competed in at a top level, and what it feels like to get "robbed". Situations are situations when you look at the way you do, but from the competitors point of view it's totally different. I do understand where you are coming from and the reasons from the business standpoint. Every rider there has the ability to win that event or like you and I wouldn't be there. For those that did not get the chance to take advantage of that second run they will never know .
  • + 2
 I don;t see how bull riding applies to mountain bike big mountain competition... other than there's "riding" involved and the chance to get killed on television.
  • + 0
 You don't?? Competition is competition it doesnt matter if you are riding bikes, bulls, racing cars, or anything else it is still competition. you said "And what have you competed at a top level in c-rod" you never specified in mountain biking you did specify in a top level competition.
  • + 0
 just another pig headed dumb redneck....
  • + 0
 Would you like to explain your comment...,
  • + 1
 I'm not sure why or how, but this little strand of the thread has made my day. Thanks, guys!
  • + 1
 HAHA, Glad I could help with the entertainment !
  • + 8
 zinks run was not worth a 3rd in my opinion... yessss absolutly sick trick.. but this is best run not best trick! garrygarrys run was awsum, same with lacondeguys.. speed, techy, steep and tricks-a-plenty! I LIKE!!!.
  • + 1
 I think they got it right. You are right , it's not a best trick, which is why he got third. He pulled by far the best trick, while also riding a gnarly line up top, but had a poor lower section, so he was docked accordingly by the judges.
  • + 10
 I wish T-Mac got a better place than he did. T-Mac you did not throw down unnoticed, keep pushing it!!!!!!!
  • + 10
 Common, Kelly's run was so much better than Kyle's. Even Andreu's run was better KELLY GOT ROBBED!
  • + 1
 Based on just the tricks...yes. This is a big mountain contest and not slopestyle. They also judge for line choices, how they flow them and also tricks. Based on that, I feel they got it correct. Personally, it was a coin-flip between 1st and 2nd. As sick as Zink's flip was, there wasn't much else afterwards. That's where I feel Lacondeguy should have gotten 3rd. I'm not a fan-boy of any particular rider aside from all of them. That being said, what a killer throw-down we were able to witness...it's a pity it got cut short. That place was about to go off!!
  • + 9
 The police station has been recently overwhelmed with reports of a stolen second run, mother nature was seen fleeing the scene, running like the wind
  • + 8
 Hey did any of you noticed that Andreu Lacondeguy just rode 2nd round without fastening his helmet? The guy is completely nuts...
  • + 1
 You finally figured that out about him?? Wink
  • + 7
 Judges are looking not just looking for single tricks but also Technicality of lines and SPEED and FLUIDITY... All of which Kyle had, judges did a great job. stop saying a single tricks should win rampage...
  • - 2
 It shouldn't, but what do you think makes headlines at the end of the day??

But yes, if there is a compromise to be made maybe they should put a reward for best trick
  • + 1
 Which they did. Cam Zink won it for some back-flip that he did. It's a BIG-MOUNTAIN contest...not SLOPE-STYLE.
  • + 8
 Why dont people understand its about style and features of the line. Im sad that even rampage is turning into a ramp champ contest.
  • + 8
 I second that. Somebody give Tyler McCaul a medal!
  • + 8
 So when is Diamondback going to put that beast into production?? Congrats McGarry!!!
  • + 7
 Yeah Mcgazza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was awesome!!!! Shame about the wind but at least they weren't forced to just kill themselves for cameras...
  • + 1
 Indeed. As much as I'd love to have seen everybody put down a 2nd run, it's great to see they are more concerned with the actual safety of the riders (ironic when you think about what the event is all about) over ratings, profit, etc.
  • + 5
 Judging is such a tough call, Zink threw down one of the craziest tricks to date..... history for sure. However, I think Andreu should have been in 3rd, seeing how he had a full run and upped his score in his second attempt. Strait and McGarry are up for debate...... The flip over the gap, was a game changer in that aspect as well, but Kyle threw down a solid big bike line, with allot of style and speed points. All and all, it's too bad the wind didn't hold out.
  • + 2
 I totally concur with your entire post. It's honestly a coin-flip with Strait and McGarry and your assessment is spot-on. If McGarry lands that canyon-flip a little smoother, he'd be top-box after 1st run without a doubt in anybody's mind. Nobody got robbed of seeing some serious riding going down...period.
  • + 7
 at least the commentators were better this year, provided a bit of insight into it for people not into mountainbiking, instead of shouting holy mother trucker
  • + 6
 The guy announcer at the event was a complete waste. Glad the commentators were better on the other side.
  • + 7
 I totally agree dude. If I had to hear him say 'into the labyrinth' one more time I would have jumped off the Oakley sender.... without a bike!
  • + 9
 hands down, the best riding I've ever seen on two wheels!
  • + 2
 If there's one thing that can't be debated, it's that. +1
  • + 4
 Zink's flip was absolutely amazing!!! Just such a shame that he was so psyched about it that he pretty much forgot to finish off his run. Should have been the winning run but then he didn't follow through at the bottom. Not that I blame him. History making move.
  • + 5
 Hey Aggy, your run was awesome, so much style and flow! My favorite run of rampage even with the crash. I know you're probably bummed out but you put down a hell of a run! Keep your head high.
  • + 1
 Of all the runs, his made me want to go ride most...crashing aside.
  • + 8
 Come on Andreu, you have everything it takes to take the win!
  • + 4
 not enough to pay the judges! Smile
  • + 8
 Man I wanted to se Zink go for a second run
  • + 2
 You, me and millions of other people wanted that.
  • + 6
 Was I the only one who thought genon got robbed? He cleaned everything nicely on super technical sections. And on a personal note. First year on a DH bike?? WHAT!!!!????!!
  • + 6
 there was definately quite a few standout moments in this years rampage, but dam i gota say, aggys dump 3 off that drop was fuckin unreal.. really wish he got his whole run.
  • + 1
 I'm pretty sure he would have leveled that place had he stuck that last hip. I'm still tripping at how hard and far he sent it - would have been one hell of an exclamation point.
  • + 7
 i think first 3 are fair.. cam did the flip which was nuts but just cruised the rest.. well deserved top 3 spots imo
  • + 7
 so hopefully diamondback can release their damn DH bike now....
  • + 6
 the judges this year did a moderately terrible job...Andreu and McGarry got robbed
  • + 7
 Why can't they wait until tomorrow to finish second runs?
  • + 3
 $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  • + 1
 And redbull doesn't have money
  • + 0
 have you heard of a budget? it's something that every company must have....
  • + 1
 I'd have to guess a decent portion of the participants had travel plans already booked as well. Maybe.
  • + 4
 pretty sure in the back of his mind Zink will be glad he didn't have to go again and take the risk it would be the worst thing ever to be in hospital yourself the day you kid is born
  • + 1
 I don't know about you, but it was hard for me to watch him off the bike. Dude did not look remotely comfortable...what a freaking warrior.
  • + 7
 Someone Buy Will White a new Frame....Bless him Wink
  • + 6
 Everyone got robbed today.
  • + 4
 Really bummed that Aggy didn't get a second run. If he would've cleaned up the first run he could've podiumed if not won. Mad skills and style. NEXT YEAR
  • + 1
 He did his 2nd run, but missed a line near the bottom and felt shame.
  • + 7
 Gutted for Aggy
  • + 1
 There's no way he wouldn't have been on top after the 1st run had he stuck that...that...dear God, he went massive on that hip. Would have been the only run near 90pts after one run.
  • + 2
 amazing rampage, everyone killed it so hard, top 10 were all awesome, zink and kelly are gods, aggy s line was insane, andreu s flow is untouched and strait is legendary, you cant fight weather so it s all good, they should make a series of rampage. THIS IS MTB FREERIDE
  • + 7
 Nice one Kelly!!
  • + 2
 some dogdy judging imo. zinks run was shit apart form his back flip. then zink and strait just waited at the top for the wind to die down, tho it didnt seen any worse than for the other riders. call me a cynical but it seemed like they did well not doing their second run, well zink did, moved up to podium when andreu should have been in 3rd at least, and tylers run was better than zinks too. do one huge jump and podium, even tho you did next to nothing on the rest of it.
  • + 1
 I cannot believe that nobody else haven't seen the huge judging mistake. how Lacondeguy from 3rd became 4rth ????? since zink was 5th and did't took a second run he couldn't raise his score higher than Andrew or Tyler's score . Please check the scores on the replay at 2:40:11/4:20:52. Andrew had 86,25 ,Tyler had 85,75 and Zink had 84,75 at the end without any other rider dropping in due to the strong winds the score change into Zink 84,75 Andreu 84,25 Tyler 80,50 .Can somebody explain what happend ???? No offence to Zink he deserved to be 3rd and I am a HUGE fan of him but it seems that they stole the 3rd position from Andreu and the 4rth from Tyler what happened????????
  • + 1
 they dropped the second run scores, so those that risked their life on the second run did so for nothing.
  • + 7
 My Sunday got robbed!
  • + 5
 Yeah McGazza you rock buddy. rock star welcome at Atlas when you get home no doubt.
  • + 2
 Brendan Fairclough was robbed, of his sir name! It's pronounced Faircluff', not 'Fairclaw'. At first I thought they were giving him a new bad-ass nickname, but they were just pronouncing it wrong. Apart from that, and the wind cutting it short, it was awesome viewing!
  • + 6
 So many great moments! Best 4 hours I've had sitting on my couch!
  • + 2
 TMac: my personal favorite line (he skipped the steeps by jumping over all of them?!) and well-deserved fifth. That said, his first run felt a bit like he was feeling his line out, even though he rode it super cleanly. I still can't get over the size of that natural drop. I want someone to go out and measure that bad boy, because I think it's the biggest drop ever done.

Pierre: well deserved high-scoring run. Rode a pretty burly line and made it look easy, added tons of style, and two big tricks. I think the only thing keeping him from being higher up was that his line wasn't quite as burly as some.

The closest thing I think we saw to robbery was maybe Fairclough should've been a bit higher... But like with TMac, he had a super crazy run with some creative, largely untested moves, and the first run felt a bit more like he was feeling it out than he was really stomping stuff. I think he and TMac took one and two for creativity, though. I also think TMac's second run should've scored higher, but no point in arguing about second runs, unfortunately.

Would've loved to see Agassiz and Semenuk pull together full runs, but it just wasn't going to happen. I think if either of them had, we might be having a very different discussion today.

Overall, fantastic Rampage. Healing vibes to those hurt (Chubey you animal, Logan that was SO close…) I think there's a strong case to be made for keeping it at that venue for one more year. Thoughts?
  • + 2
 Gotta say, I think the judges were spot-on:

No one even attempted the Big Girl drop except for Doerfling (ejected to avoid a case), then Strait (case that he barely rode away from), then Zink (still cased, but cleanest in practice). Then Strait and Zink come through, hit it for the SECOND time in their contest runs, and both of them throw huge tricks. In practice and leading up to the event, there were multiple riders saying the Big Girl line was too scary, and that they'd hit something else. I think it was Hunziker that said that drop scared him too much so he'd build a line into the Canyon Gap instead. The intensity of tricking that big of a drop, with such high consequence, after it's barely even been tested cannot be overstated.

Before Big Girl Kyle's run was SO clean and tech. Go watch it again, and look at how steep and burly that is, and how perfectly you have to skip across that crazy traverse line. Kyle made it look simple, and got rewarded. His run was fast, flowy, and BIG, including perfectly clearing a gap at the end that I think only two other riders even hit (granted, Doerfling f*cking backflipped it, which was super burly).
  • + 2
 cos a 70ft backflip over a canyon has no consequences lol. it was a big drop but tmacs drop was as big and natural. zinks flip was impressive but seems that everyone is forgetting some of the other huge things that went down. zink only did the flip and not much more in his run. hardly deserving of 3rd imo.
  • + 2
 there's more of my justification for the judges' scoring below (look for the really long posts... sorry everyone). I'm happy to hear counterarguments, I just wanted to get my two cents out.

And yeah, Kelly's flip was outrageous and awesome, and TMacs line was my favorite of the whole day.
  • + 1
 This is how i think it should have gone.

1st Kelly McGarry (the canyon gap flip was massive and linked up with lots of other tricks)
2nd Andreu Lacondeguy (His run had plenty of DH speed and exposure and a solid link up of tricks)
3rd Cam Zink (that was the biggest backflip ever but then he played it safe expecting to be able to get a second run where he would link up the rest of his tricks but never got the chance)
4th Kyle Strait (plenty of technical line choice but only one big trip with the suicide no hander)
5th Tyler McCaul (also tech line choice and good speed with a good link up of tricks)
  • + 5
 Judging was spot on! Good work.
  • - 4
flag its-joe (Oct 13, 2013 at 16:46) (Below Threshold)
 No, Just no. Real score should have been:

McGarry in first
Zink in second
Lacondeguy in third
  • + 1
 Zink did nothing after his drop all the way to the finish. He's lucky to have gotten 3rd. The only person robbed was Lacondeguy, who should have finished 3rd. Strait has a flawless top-section, which was techy as hell. The only other rider that flowed the top half better, imho, is Fairclough. If McGarry doesn't tag the canyon gap that little bit, it would have been him on top.
  • + 6
 aggys run was my fav!
  • + 1
 As gutted as him that he didn't land that last hip...which was beyond massive. The dumped 3 off the drop was rad.
  • + 3
 Graham agassiz run was so underrated. He tore qualifying apart. Made that valley his bitch. He hit every feature on course i saw it with my own eyes. I was there both days
  • + 5
 Brace yourselves....people claiming robberies are coming.
  • + 3
 Congrats to Kyle Strait on the win he rode well as did Kelly Mcgarry with his huge backflip over the canyon gap. Cam Zink killed it with the backflip!
  • + 5
 All kinds of robbing going on this year!
  • + 4
 Congrats to Kyle Strait. The speed and comitment on a techy line choice was amazing!
  • + 1
 The difference. A smooth suicide off a massive drop with a smooth landing helps, too.
  • + 5
 I feel so bad for semenuk, I was rooting for him
  • + 2
 I was pretty crushed for him...he's had such bad luck at rampage lately (and its not like he can't ride that shit...hello backflip from lbb). I really just wanted to see what he had in store for his run...we hardly saw any of it.
  • + 2
 If he could just complete a run he'd win again. This year, like last year, he pushed the envelope and went for insanely gnarly lines that he tried to trick as well. I'm not saying others didn't ride tech lines, but Semenuk's looked that extra bit more extreme. Massive props for his gut to risk that during competition again.
  • + 2
 Gutted for him, but glad he saved himself when he was bailing. He was dangerously close to free-falling quite a way down.
  • + 3
 kelly's flip was insanely huge, as well Zink's. Tough call for the judges, Kyle's run was clean, luck of the draw for Utah and Rampage, next year will be off the hook!
  • + 1
 McGarry 1st, Zink 2nd, Lacondeguy 3rd, Strait 4th. I give extra points to riders that try and kill themselves purposefully. But I honestly thought that Lacondeguys run was better than Straits. A bit more style and insanely fast. Props to all four though, amazing, simply amazing.
  • - 2
 Yeah I gotta agree. I think most riders can relate to the type of line Strait pulled off and therefore would give him first. But coming from an average freerider viewer like me, the things McGarry Zink and Lacondeguy pulled off had so much more of a "wow" factor. And in the end, is it not about the viewers at home? Plus its so hard to tell how steep these lines are from the heli shot...
  • + 1
 I would love to know who in the riders opinion had the better trick Mcgarry or Zink? From our perspective and judges is one thing, but as far as the riders of the event, what would they be more afraid to do the gap or the drop?
  • + 3
 A lot of BIG Crashes this year, really shows how Gnarly it is out there. Props to All. Thanks Pinkbike for the coverage as always!
  • + 5
 Lacondeguy really should have placed better. I'd hate to be a Judge!
  • + 2
 amazing backflip no wonder if he got podium, thats why mother nature doesnt want to watching others rider to do that suicide backflip....strait,mcgarry, and zink...you'r the winner for me....hats off
  • + 1
 i believe the judges were having hard time there. everyone was pushing to the limit and did amazing run top to bottom. at least that's what happened in top five run. respect to all of you and what you did in this sport. well see you in the next rampage.
  • + 3
 shame that Zink didn't get to do a second run. couldve blown everyone out of the water.
  • + 3
 Well, this was going to be the best RedBull rampage ever! stupid wind destroyed it, everyone SENDED it! MAN!
  • + 4
 Kelly!!!!!! That run was insane! Awesome seeing him smash the canyon gap!
  • + 1
 Yeah Fairclough....nice job man. So stoked for McGarry, great run and well deserved 2nd. Zink raising the bar yet again. The man is completely committed to pushing the limits to the max.
  • + 1
 So what happened, cuz i couldn't watch it till the end i waited for so long the part two of the second run did it ran at all ?? would appreciate if someone would answer me, thnx in advance !
  • + 3
 I hope they keep it in Virgin, Ut. They keep getting progressively bigger and bigger each year!
  • + 1
 I think it's time for a big-mountain tour, with UT being one of the locations.
  • + 2
 Kelly should have won! He did more tricks than Kyle and even though he just cased his flip on the canyon gap it was still ridiculously smooth. Way sicker run than Kyle's.
  • + 0
 McGarry's run was great, but he looked less confident on his tech lines up top than Strait, and from my laptop throne, they looked a bit less intense (aka, very hard for me to make that judgment, but that's just how it looked). The canyon flip was huge, somewhat unexpected, and 100% badass, but it's over a jump that people have been doing for years—with Hunziker, Agassiz, McCaul, Steenbergen, McGarry (others?) all hitting it this year—that likely would've been backflipped last year if Zink hadn't popped so damn hard off that lip in practice. His run afterwards was great: huge road gap, corked backflip on a big hip, but he also got a bit off-line and lost in the sage, unlike Kyle, who came charging into the finish area.

Zink: biggest backflip ever. History made. He called it out and landed it SO perfectly. A 3rd well-deserved, in my opinion, but it's not a best trick. He knew he needed more in run 2.

Lacondeguy: There's a reason he and Vink were able to ride their top line so fast and flowy: because they're total badasses. But also, because it just wasn't as steep, exposed, and burly as some of the other lines out there. That said, it's still incredibly steep, exposed, and burly, but compared to some of the other lines up top, it was a bit lacking. Granted, he threw a backflip (over a relatively safe jump compared to Gully's or TMac's backflips), hit the old Sender (that many have hit) and rode a pretty standard line below, albeit with another massive backflip and a sweet one hand super seater. Basically, the best merits of Andreu's runs were the tricks and the speed (possible b.c of a less burly line), so all those people not wanting Rampage to become a slopestyle? Stop saying that Andreu got robbed.
  • + 1
 mcgarry should of won HE WAS ROBBED! strait second,zink would of won if he continued his run after the big sender backflip!! 1. Kelly McGarry 2. Kyle Strait 3. Cam Zink the peoples vote!!
  • + 4
 The Rampage should be finished tomorrow.
  • + 3
 The riders have the right to finish it.!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 You should make t-shirts of this.
  • + 1
 McGazza has been doing the tour a while now and may have been getting a bit over it and then this year he front flips at X Games and Crankworx and then this result-more life in the 31 year old yet
  • + 2
 So pinkbike made an article all about Benderoni but didn't cover anything on his runs at the event. What happened with the open loop? Did he wreck on it?
  • + 1
 He decided not to go qualifying at all. No motivation as he said.
  • + 4
 Poor Aggy, that run was insane.....
  • + 4
 Yeah kelly, doing NZ proud!!!
  • - 2
 I don't think he got rob!!! he just has the 4th place curse on him.
  • + 4
 get well soon bingelli, I was very sad to see that fall.
  • + 2
 Joining the wishes , took quite a while to evacuate him...
  • + 4
 Was it just me or were there a lot more gnarly wrecks this year?
  • + 4
 Praying for Logan binggelli! Broken femur, out for 4-6 months, that's what I was told from his manager.
  • + 2
 DANG!!! Really sorry to hear this.......Healing vibes your way, Logan.
  • + 1
 Harsh on Logan...healing vibes! As far as the gnarly wrecks, there were a few. Semenuk made the save of the day on his 1st run. He was scary-close to falling a long, long way.
  • + 4
 Lacondeguy is been curse with the 4th place spell forever.
  • + 1
 Maybe his 4th time will be a charm!
  • + 2
 Lacondegy and Mcgazza are my champions the weather was crap true, but their runs ware truly insane Smile
  • + 3
 congrats for Kyle Strait winning this year's redbull rampage!
  • + 1
 This my result of Red Bull Rampage 2013 1. Kelly McGarry 86.75 2. Cam Zink 84.75 3. Andreu Lacondeguy 84.25 4. Kyle Strait 81.00 5. Tyler McCaul 80.50
  • + 2
 Mcgarrys backflip should have taken 1st place, backflippin down is probably allot easier than flipping across a huge gap
  • + 2
 I thought the 70+ ft gap flip deserved best trick> if not the 1st place!!
  • + 1
 Heard Zink got moved off his line after the sender because of improperly moved people and barricades. Not sure if its true. Also first words on Bingelli was a broken femur.
  • + 2
 Kelly McGarry is this year's man, unbelivable he's not on the first place - shame!
  • + 2
 This event must have a window to be done without wind.. like surfing events that wait for the best waves
  • + 2
 half of the guys got robbed... by the wind, who knows what would have happened?
  • + 3
 Kelly got robbed he should of won
  • + 1
 McGarry was robbed and Lacondeguy was also. THEN THE FUCKING WIND CAME AND KILLED THE BUZZ. TIL NEXT YEAR RAMPAGE HAD A BLAST
  • + 3
 best Rampage so far, the progression is off the hook!!!!!
  • + 3
 yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaahh Kelly!! well done mate!
  • + 3
 Why can't it carry over to tomorrow so we can have a legit competition?
  • - 1
 $$
  • + 2
 I hate u wind, those second runs would have been history i think! Cam looked so stoked up there, well congratz to Kyle!
  • + 2
 Kelly McGarry the got robbed, his work was much better
  • + 1
 Seriously next year don't change the zone of riding just change those fuckin stupid judges.......
  • + 2
 Wind SUX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 did red-bull edit out Mitch Chubey's run.. i have gone through this a couple of times and it doesnt seem to have been shown.
  • + 3
 no...unfortunately he had a terrible crash in practice. They were just giving an update to us during live feed
  • + 1
 it was a little confusing... especially when they showed him what appeared to be live getting pulled out on a stretcher.
  • + 3
 Yah I was confused too! But I read later he actually crashed in practice...
  • + 1
 thanks for the info...
  • + 2
 Strait won with a suicide no hander as his best trick? That is ridiculous
  • + 3
 Well for one it's not a best trick contest. Second he did that suicide no hander off one of the biggest drops ever done. A drop that all but one other rider at the comp would even attempt. I can't believe how people are selling that short, like its a stock move to send a no hander off a 50 foot drop.
  • + 1
 They are also judging the riders in the top, steep sections for line choices and how they actually flow their run...not just "best trick". Tricks do raise scores, but it's not the only thing riders get scored on.

Zink won best trick, btw.
  • + 2
 Norbs didn't get a chance to get robbed!
  • + 2
 The real podium! 1 - Kelly McGarry 2 - Andreu Lacondeguy 3 - Cam Zink
  • + 2
 I did not even watch this event. I was busy drinking a beer and riding.
  • + 2
 Kelly it the new Norbs! Kelly got robbed!!
  • + 2
 Lacondeguy (3rd place) and Tyler (4th place) got robbed! :/
  • + 5
 I kind of feel ya, but i dont think they got robbed I just think the competition was extremely close
  • + 1
 As much of a legend that Zink is and will always be, I'm surprised he got 3rd only because he just coasted the rest of his run after his epic drop-flip. Then again, had he pressed on and added to his run, the score might have been 150 or more. We will never know...
  • + 2
 f*ck ! strait first ? lol

Kelly Mcgarry first, for me !!
  • + 1
 I think tyler mccaul had the best line, huge props for that sick drop to him! Smile
  • + 2
 Poor Andreu, another 4th place for him :-/
  • + 1
 Kelly McGarry is this year's man, unbelivable he's not on the first place - shame!
  • + 2
 This was by far the best rampage ever, besides the wind!
  • + 1
 Just as things were about to really heat up, the wind took the wind out of our sails. Unfortunate as hell, but it was still one of the best events I've watched to this point. All kinds of next-level riding was going down.
  • + 2
 Strait run was clean, stop b#$@*ing about it.
  • + 2
 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh hate wind!!!!
  • + 1
 Best Canadian Thanksgiving. RAMPAGE! BEER, good friends, good food, and a DQ ice cream cake to top it off. BOOOOO WIND!
  • + 3
 worst commentary ever
  • + 3
 McGarry got robbed.
  • + 1
 What happened to Vanderham? He was prequalified but I didn't see him ride at all or really get mentioned.
  • + 2
 He crashed in practice and broke a couple of ribs.
  • + 3
 The viewers got robbed!!
  • + 3
 Europeans were robbed
  • + 2
 100% agree!!! But more so Kelly was the outright winner if you ask me... his run was best of the day by a long shot!!!
  • - 2
 RobBull Rampage aka ROBBed U aLL. Lucky me, I won. I bet, Andreu will not stay in 3rd and Kyles score will be judged different by the public. Maybe behause RB is again not able to bring justice into the TV pics. The Cam Positions and the Cut and Zero Editor made extra info features about the radness of the Chosen Lines helped to not Trust the verdict of the judgement.
  • + 2
 Kelly Mcgarry got robbed on a bike that looks like a session!
  • + 2
 McGarry impressed me the most! Very glad for him.
  • + 3
 Kelly got robbed
  • + 1
 QT Represent! shot Kelly you killed it
  • + 1
 That was rock & roll on two wheels,well done everyone who took part.
  • + 1
 Need a replay! Missed it earlier
  • + 2
 McGarry got robbed!!!
  • + 1
 OMG, how can Strait won ?? McGarry and Zink were much better than him!!
  • - 3
 why was the moto guy ronnie renner such a d bag at 1:46:00 ?!?!??! he puts down DH riding and gives his hat away and walks off camera. i hope others saw that loser. just because he wasnt in the spot light he acts like a little brat!!!!
  • - 3
 Soooooooo,

Kyle Norbraten (among many others) didn't get a chance for a second run.

This was a decision taken by people other than himself, without prior consultation. That opportunity was, you might say, «taken away from him».

Therefore, « Norbs STILL got robbed»


PS: Zink crushed it.
  • + 1
 Kelly was the winner though!
  • + 1
 Rob this, rob that... who the f*ck is Rob? Who cares, shut up.
  • + 1
 Whooo, Kelly kills´it °!
  • + 1
 Except the wind at the end...
  • + 1
 The GT Fury really is THAT GOOD. So many wins this season!
  • + 1
 Had to watch replays cos it was 3am in aus
  • + 0
 For me the results are these:

1. Cam Zink

2. Kyle Strait

3. Andreu Lacondeguy

4. Kelly McGarry
  • + 2
 Kyle Like a Boss!
  • + 1
 Kyle killed it he is the BOSS
  • + 2
 fuck the wind
  • + 1
 Wind robbed US! Norbs, too.
  • - 3
 I think red bull rampage sorta sucked this year because the lack of fan appreciation?? Did anyone else notice the class system of red bull bull shit this year?? Totally catering to the folks who aren't rampagers, while shitting on the real fans.
Love cam Zink for life!!
  • + 1
 Mcgarry was robbed ! Definitely the best of the first runs !
  • + 1
 Thats an epic Pix at the top!
  • + 1
 Kyle Strait 1st, and T-Mac 5th! HIGHLANDS REPRESENT!
  • + 1
 Now they wish their bikes had the extra 5 pounds.
  • + 1
 Badass event this year, to bad so many crashes and so much wind.
  • + 1
 The entire MTB world just got robbed, by Ms. Nature herself!
  • + 1
 Or, she sensed something worse than Bingelli's crash (healing vibes!) was about to happen and she decided to "shut the front door" on her own. At the rate the first round went, somebody easily could have died out there trying to one-up what had already happened. In that sense, we should be fortunate we will never know.
  • + 1
 Man it was close though!!! Definitely the best year of rampage yet!
  • + 1
 how do you watch it if you missed it live on redbull?
  • + 1
 WE GET ROBBED!!!
Holy shit, i wanna see the second run... why not today?
  • + 2
 Rampage got robbed!!
  • + 1
 Does anybody else want to know how Benderoni's open loop went??
  • + 1
 He decided not to go qualifying at all. No motivation as he said.
  • + 1
 I'd choose life, too. Smile
  • + 1
 SEEK!!! Big Grin
  • + 1
 McCaul got robbed!!
  • + 1
 Disappointed.
  • + 1
 McGarry got robbed!
  • + 1
 Brendan have 76 points
  • + 1
 kyle strait x2
  • - 1
 ZINKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BOSSSSSSSSS ! all riders was robbed today ! Good night
  • - 1
 2nd run............. Zink Won for me today!!! Good on ya Kyle but the biggest BALLZ goes to ZINK!!!!!!
  • + 1
 agree!
  • + 0
 Brilliant event- even if the judging was off and the wind called it off!
  • + 0
 the stupidest fucking thing ever. zink would have raped his 2nd run!
  • - 1
 Norbs got robbed hahahahahahaha DavidGilchrist!!! hahaha
  • - 1
 This time God robbed them all!!
  • + 0
 I got robbed!!!
  • - 1
 Should have been Zink Lancondaguy Bren dog
  • - 3
 If you don't want to watch reefer or beer. Don't come to rampage! Also if you waited for wind for an hour and a half it's time to stop being a sheep.
  • - 1
 Totally-rampage was full of squares this year: (
  • - 2
 !!!ZINK'S GOT ROBBED!!!
  • - 3
 what happened with semenukwhere did he come
  • + 2
 He fell off his bicycle so last equal with the other poor guys who fell over...
  • + 1
 live ,every exciting
  • - 1
 BULLSHIT
  • - 2
 It's time to find another place for 2014, Virgin - Utha is done !
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