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Building Blog: 2014 Rampage
As you probably know already, the Red Bull Rampage is moving to a new zone this year. Starting from the same ridge as the 2008-2013 editions, the new zone is on the other side of the same mountain - to the riders' right. Also new for 2014, the riders will have a
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Connor Fearon Injury Update
Australian pinner, Connor Fearon had a bad crash the morning of World Champs finals runs, injuring his jaw, nose and was just released from the hospital. Connor has been clawing his way up the results all year and is a staple ripper in Vital ... more »
Gee Atherton and Manon Carpenter Win 2014 World Championships
Sunday September 7 and Hafjell was on good behavior as the fastest riders in the world got ready for the biggest single race of the 2014 downhill season - the World Championships. One run and done, with no points to play for and no more big ... more »
Greg Minnaar and Rachel Atherton Fastest in Worlds Timed Training
Greg chasing rainbows - photo by Duncan Philpott.
Both meaningful and meaningless at the same time, Official Timed Practice at World Championships replaces seeding, but does not determine the starting order for finals. Starting order for finals is determined according to a rider's UCI points, ... more »
Loris Vergier Seeds Fastest Junior in Hafjell
Loris Vergier looking on it in practice - photo by Sven Martin.
Loris Vergier took the first step today towards living up to his favorite status by seeding in first place by quite a margin. Taylor Vernon and Amaury Pierron are in hot pursuit. Belgium's "part-time downhiller" Martin Maes and the USA's Luca ... more »
2014 Red Bull Rampage Building Begins
Digging has begun at the new 2014 Red Bull Rampage site in Virgin, Utah. Vital contributor and all-around badass, Dave Smutok is in charge of the build. He answers some important questions about the process over on Red Bull Bike. Get' em Smutok! ... more »
2014 Industry World Champs in Hafjell, September 3, 6pm
Looks like a fun time was had by all. Results: Ariel Lindlsey Nigel Page & Sven Martin (tie Sven claims) Knut Lokas Stay tuned for a full report.
Come one, come all, September 3rd at the DH Finish area at World Champs in Hafjell is the ... more »
Sam Hill and Rachel Atherton Win Meribel World Cup, Josh Bryceland and Manon Carpenter Take Series Wins
Hill in practice - photo by Sven Martin.
After a year that took us racing in both hemispheres, on 4 continents, and in 7 countries, race day dawned on Meribel for the season ender. A day that would decide not only the race in question, but the World Cup overall titles in all three ... more »
Matt Simmonds and Rachel Atherton Qualify Fastest in Meribel
Matt Simmonds during practice - photo by Duncan Philpott.
Qualifying is over in Meribel, and there's a familiar face at the top of the standings. We're talking about Rachel Atherton of course, because in the men's, Matt Simmonds put down the fastest run of the day to take the number 1 qualifying spot ... more »
Meribel World Cup Timed Training Results, Bryceland and Rachel Atherton Fastest
Timed training at the final round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup has concluded in Meribel, France. The steep, natural, open course is no longer a mystery as riders finally experienced all it had to offer. While timed training is a pretty ... more »

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