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Red Bull Rampage 2012



You’ve never seen a mountain bike competition quite like the Red Bull Rampage.

In 2004, the boundary-pushing energy drink company had an idea: let’s carve a course from a mountainside that matches the gnarliness of the talent that’s invited to ride all over it. Red Bull succeeded, laying the dirtwork for nearly a decade of MTB memories, perhaps most notably: Cameron Zink’s insane 40-foot 360 at the 2010 Rampage, a competition that he won. At this year’s event, which took place Oct. 5 to Oct. 7 near Virgin, Utah, plenty more memories were pounded into the dirt by 36 of the best riders in the world, including Kurt Sorge, Antoine Bizet and Darren Berrecloth.

This time Zink didn’t land so smoothly following his most massive air. During a practice run, the 26-year-old overshot the landing of the 65-foot Canyon Gap, smashing into Utah dirt but miraculously escaping with just minor injuries.

The riders that made the finals escaped in better shape. Press play above to see their final rides.

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