Esta carrera siempre ha sido mi favorita, sobre todo cuando volvió para ser realizada cada año. El día de ayer fue anunciada la edición 2012 de la famosa carrera llamada Red Bull Rampage. Este evento es considerado en todo el mundo, como la carrera por excelencia del Freeride, donde competirán los 40 mejores riders de la especialidad.
Después del salto les dejo el comunicado oficial en ingles, y el teaser de la edición para este año, que se realizara del 5 al 7 de Octubre!
Who will rule the land this year?
Watch the Live Webcast Oct. 7th at http://redbullusa.com/rampage
Stay tuned Dec 8th at 2pm ET as part of Red Bull Signature Series on NBC
Santa Monica, CA – August 1st, 2012 – 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