Red Bull Rampage special airs Sunday

VIRGIN — Back for the 10th edition is the world’s premier freeride mountain bike event, Red Bull Rampage, the contest that puts the “mountain” back in mountain biking. All disciplines of riders, including downhill, slopestyle and freeride, converge on the demanding terrain of Virgin to compete for glory and bragging rights in one of the biggest tests of skill and guts in the world.

Red Bull Rampage freeride mountain bike competition, Virgin, Utah, Oct. 16, 2015 | All licensed images are printed with the express permission of Red Bull Media House North America, Inc. | Photo by John Gibson, St. George News
Red Bull Rampage freeride mountain bike competition, Virgin, Utah, Oct. 16, 2015 | All licensed images are printed with the express permission of Red Bull Media House North America, Inc. | Photo by John Gibson courtesy of Red Bull Media, St. George News

Sunday, a two-hour TV special on Rampage will air on NBC at 3 p.m. EST/ 1 p.m. MST as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, a collection of the most innovative and progressive events in action sports.

The stage is now set as the best riders from around the globe have arrived in the desert outside Zion National Park. The only things that will separate a rider in the start gate from standing atop the podium 2,000 vertical feet below are the narrow, exposed ridgelines, 70-foot jumps over rocky canyons and near-vertical drops.

But for those who step up to the challenge of man versus mountain, only one will be crowned king of the hill. Who will it be? Defending champion Andreu Lacondeguy from Spain? Can two-time winner Kyle Strait make it an unprecedented third? Or will regular contender for Best Trick Cameron Zink see his name listed at the top of the leaderboard? Watch Sunday to find out.

Sal Masekela, the definitive voice in action sports, hosts the Red Bull Signature Series show, now in its fourth year on NBC.

Red Bull Rampage, presented by GoPro, is brought to a national NBC audience in partnership with Polaris RZR, Pennzoil Synthetics, Samsung, Lifeproof, Jaybird, YT Industries and the Utah Sports Commission. For a preview of what fans can expect to see on NBC, go online.

About the Red Bull Signature Series

The Red Bull Signature Series is the most progressive action sports property in the world, featuring best-in-class events such as Frozen Rush, Hart Lines, Joyride, Straight Rhythm and Volcom Pipe Pro.

These events represent a collection of the most innovative snowboarding, surfing, mountain biking, skateboarding, motorsports and BMX events on custom courses inspired by the athletes themselves.

Red Bull Media House and the NBC Sports Group showcase this world-class property of action sports events all year long on NBC through state-of-the-art production and storytelling. For more information, please visit the website. Be sure to follow the Red Bull Signature Series on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

About Utah Sports Commission 

The Utah Sports Commission is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization governed by an all-volunteer board of trustees consisting of statewide sports, business, community and government leaders. The Sports Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts and to help enhance Utah’s economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of national and international sports.

The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bid process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships, promotional opportunities and other related services. For more information, go online.

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1 Comment

  • .... December 25, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I wonder how much time the LDS leaders put in court to have this stopped…can you imagine how embarrassing it is to have a sports venue sponsored by an energy drink in the state of Utah ! Brigham Young must be turning over in his grave

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