Red Bull Rampage 101
Here’s the basics you need to know about when and how to watch the 2018 Red Bull Rampage. Plus: who’s riding and our tips for the podium spots.
What time is it on?
The 2018 Red Bull Rampage is on today (Friday October 26th) from 6pm UK time.
Where’s the live stream?
Who’s going to win?
It’s extremely difficult to say. Even if we go off form and past Rampage performances there’s still the panel of judges to factor in.
The judges are always the wildcard with Rampage. It’s partly due to the nature of an event that’s based on judging things like ‘style’ and ‘amplitude’, rather than who’s fastest across a finish line etc.
Even in the modern era, that features a judging panel of past-Rampagers and similar experienced freeriders, there always seems to be some level of “he was robbed” type controversy. Even last year had Antoine Bizet’s mind-blowing double backflip being snubbed by the judges.
Then there’s the venue to consider. It’s new this year so we don’t really have much an idea as to who it suits best. Having said that, early info suggests that it’s a bit less ragged and sketchy than previous venues and as such may play into the hands of big boosting slopestylers as opposed to gnarled hcking freeriders.
One thing we can say is that the winner will be one of these names…
Tom van Steenbergen
Pierre Edouard Ferry
Of these, the previous Rampage winners are Andreu Lacondeguy, Cameron Zink, Brandon Semenuk and Kurt Sorge.
And there are two Rampage virgins in the mix: DJ Brandt and Adolf Silva.
Who do we think will win?