The stage is set at the year’s gnarliest gravity mountain biking competition. Here’s a close look at the 2022 Red Bull Rampage athletes and venue as the action draws near.
Red Bull Rampage goes live today at 10:30 a.m. MT (pending good weather). When it does, you’d better be ready: The action will be fast and furious. You can watch Rampage live in Virgin, Utah, or on ESPN+. (Or on Red Bull TV if you’re not in the U.S.)
But what should you watch for? Sure, the world’s best gravity mountain bikers will spend hours careening through the sky and tearing up the dirt. But to really squeeze the juice out of the daylong sending, it’s worth knowing a little more. Riders to Watch
There’s only one way to put this: All eyes are on Brandon Semenuk ahead of this year’s competition. The 31-year-old became Rampage’s only four-time champion (and its oldest) last October. He also won his first-ever Rampage back in 2008 at just 17 years old.
If that all makes Semenuk seem like he might be ready to take his foot off the gas and bask in the glow, think again.
“[T]his is a passion. I do it because I love it,” he told the print publication The Red Bulletin . “If I start to do it in a way where I’m not gonna love it, then it’s not really worth it to me anymore. I’m not gonna risk my life if I’m not in it — if […]