Kurt Sorge Wins The 2012 Red Bull Rampage!

Kurt Sorge has cemented his name in Freeriding history winning the 2012 Red Bull Rampage!

Sorge’s winning run scored 86.75 points from the judges included a suicide no-hander, backflip step-down and Sorge’s signature super extended Superman. In his first run Sorge was the first rider to throw down a backflip and the judges rewarded him for it. The addition of a superman in his second run secured his victory.

2010 winner Cam Zink had to sit out and watch the action from the side line after bailing on the Canyon Gap. Miraculously Zink was able to walk away from this huge crash with no serious injuries, but was unable to ride.

Gee Atherton was also left unable to compete after what he described as “the biggest crash of my life”, clipping the side of a cliff face on a huge step down. Fellow dh rider Brendan Fairclough qualified for the finals but tweaked his knee, remember Fairclough suffered a huge knee injury last year, and so also had to admit defeat.

The relatively unknown French rider Antoine Bizet had a disastrous first run crashing almost immediately after rolling out, but redeemed himself with his second run pulling an incredible four backflips and storming into second place with 79 points. Utah local Logan Bingelli came third with two super slow backflips as well as sticking the wall ride, all on a 650b equipped bike! After catching his breath Logan admitted this was the first time he’d flipped his bike since the last rampage back in 2010!

Top Five

1 Kurt Sorge – 86.75

2 Antoine Bizet – 79.00

3 Logan Bingeli – 78.50

4 Andreu Lacondeguy – 74.00

5 Tyler McCaul – 71.00

Stay tuned for a full feature in the next issue of IMBikemag!

Danny MacAskill is at it again, this time in a slightly more relaxed and chilled out edit he checks out the Alpe Adria Trail, an epic adventure along the 750KM...

6 days ago
5,284

We saw it win, we saw it take the overall World Cup title and we saw it come so close to taking the rainbow stripes with Ratboy aboard, introducing the new San...

2 weeks ago
1,190

Now that's going BIG! It's no surprise that Andreu Lacondeguy's training compound involves some big air, but as it's an ex MX spot, he needs 13 metre drop in t...

6 days ago
1,067

Could this be the best backyard? Three years ago Marcelo Cardona left the city life behind, in search for a better life for his family, now he has a home surro...

2 weeks ago
896

Following Kelly McGarry down his own trails must be scary in anyone’s books, have you seen his total disregard to his own safety? Luckily for us Aaron Chase...

3 days ago
877
Mountain Bike Magazine Online and Free

IMB is a free international online mountain bike magazine that focuses on all aspects of mountain bike. It is published every 2 months and is completely free to read. This free online mountain bike magazine is the most successful online mountain bike magazine of its kind. With readers in over 150 countries round the world it is the only mountain bike magazine to achieve a true global status.

Each free issue of IMB comes packed full of articles about the sport of mountain bike. Regular features include our very popular video technique section with moves for beginners intermediates and experts alike. Add to that a mix of mountain bike news, travel and interviews from around the globe and you have everything you will ever need to keep you up to date with mountain bike.

IMB is the world's number one online mountain bike magazine. IMB is FREE to read and published 6 times a year by Next Element Ltd.

Total Page Flicks 103,022,659
TOP