Update: September 29, 2014
A second round of qualifying was completed yesterday (Sunday) and Graham Agassiz destroyed the rest of the field.
Graham Agassiz with monster drop on his top qualifying run (left) and he tops the qualifying for the finals on Monday (right).
The final ten qualifiers are:
1. Graham Agassiz CAN – 94.00
2. Brett Rheeder CAN – 86.50
3. Tom Van Steenbergen CAN – 83.75
4. Jeff Herbertson USA – 82.50
5. Paul Basagoitia USA – 82.00
6. Szymon Godziek POL – 80.50
7. Kyle Norbraten CAN – 80.25
8. Louis Reboul FRA -78.25
9. Carson Storch USA – 77. 25
10.Geoff Gulevich CAN – 77.00
Pre-Qualified to Finals:
Andreu Lacondeguy ESP
Brandon Semenuk CAN
Brendan Fairclough GBR
Cameron Zink USA
Kelly McGarry NZL
Kyle Strait USA
Mike Montgomery USA
Ramon Hunziker SUI
Pierre Edouard Ferry FRA
Thomas Genon BEL
Original post: September 27, 2014
Due to heavy storms that persisted for most of Saturday, the Finals for the 2014 Red Bull Rampage has been moved to Monday, September 29th but we have plenty of photos from qualifying.
Makken Haugen busts out a solid superman in qualifying.
Photo-John is on site and delivering fresh photos to us here at Mtbr. He said that conditions included pouring rain and lightning.
Robbie Bourdon, attempting to break out of the atmosphere.
Szymon Godziek threw down big during Red Bull Rampage qualifying with this perfect backflip over the Red Bull canyon gap.
Dark skies and gray clouds.
Top Qualifiers after Run 1:
1. Brett Rheeder (Trek)
2. Tom Van Steenbergen (Trek)
3. Szymon Godziek (Dartmoor)
4. Kyle Norbraten (Specialized)
5. Jeff Herbertson (Pivot Cycles)
6. Geoff Gulevich (Rocky Mountain)
7. Bernard Kerr (Pivot Cycles)
8. James Doerfling (Knolly)
9. Carson Storch (Diamondback)
10. Ryan Howard (Trek)
Courtesy of Red Bull, here is a video featuring highlights from Qualifying Run 1:
“Nerves, wind and weather ruled the Red Bull Rampage qualifiers on Friday, as competitors attempted to earn a coveted spot in the finals with their first runs. Szymon Godziek flipped the canyon gap, Tom van Steenbergen flowed the whole mountain with style, and Brett Rheeder showed everyone that slopestyle riders know how to shred the desert, too.
There were some big crashes — most notably Graham Agassiz’s huge cliff drop and Nick Rogatkin’s bike tomahawk — but overall it was a safe, action-packed day of riding.
Unfortunately, there are few things that can stop a Rampage rider in his tracks – bad weather is one of them. Four competitors were able to squeak in second runs before the show was put on weather hold when torrential rain hit, and lightning eventually sent everyone home.”
All photos courtesy of Photo-John. For more information visit: photo-john.net