Rogatkin’s Heinous Rampage Crash

Words Mike Berard
Date Oct 16, 2015

VIRGIN, Utah — Nicholi Rogatkin, competing in his second Red Bull Rampage, has had a breakout year. After proving himself on the FMB World Tour by ending up in third place in overall points, Rogatin has been working hard to improve his skills in a big mountain venue.

In Thursday’s qualifying round, however, Rogatkin suffered one of the scariest crashes in Rampage history (see it in the video below). But as medical personnel attended to him, he stood, wiped himself off and put his helmet back on. The tough-as-nails Boston rider then proceeded to sail over the hugely intimidating canyon gap and followed it up with a backflip at the end of his run.

Rogatkin’s unwavering drive to mount up and complete his run surely earned him a new legion of fans, not to mention a truckload of ironman points. Despite not qualifying for Friday’s final, Rogatkin proved he could hang in the often unforgiving world of big mountain riding.

Watch Red Bull Rampage finals LIVE on Red Bull TV on Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m. MT, or watch the Spanish broadcast here.

He got so lucky!


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Dale Tiessen  - Oct. 22, 2015, 9:10 a.m.

This is ridiculous. It provides the perfect example of how the event is not well run. If that was hockey, football, or any other sport, the competitor would have been examined at the field of play to determine if there were any signs of Traumatic Brain Injury (concussion) or other. They would NOT have been allowed to get back on the playing field (or in this case throw a leg over their bike). Safety measures like this are in place even for amateur sports now.


Alex Dobi  - Oct. 16, 2015, 1:59 p.m.

Anyone knows the song thats playing in the background?


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