Red Bull Rampage 2012: Practice day photos

Images from Saturday's practice day at Red Bull Rampage

Watch Red Bull Rampage 2012 live on Red Bull TV at 9pm CET on Sunday October 7.

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Tools of choice
Competitors' bikes parked up during a break at practice day at Red Bull Rampage

Tools of choice

A row of mountain bikes sit waiting for the riders to use as Red Bull Rampage Finals practice gets underway on Saturday

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Building the line
Darren Berrecloth works on his line for Red Bull Rampage Finals day

Building the line

Before practice riding began on Saturday, Darren Berrecloth was out working on one of his lines on the Red Bull Rampage course

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Route planning
Red Bull Rampage Organizer Todd Barber and Darren Berrecloth go over Berrecloth's route during lunch break

Route planning

Darren Berrecloth (right) later talks to Red Bull Rampage organiser Todd Barber (left) about the route and lines he plans to take for finals day

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Glory for Gee?
Gee Atherton rides during practice at Red Bull Rampage

Glory for Gee?

Gee Atherton will be out of his comfort zone for Red Bull Rampage. Don't count him out for finals day on Sunday. He finished 2nd in the 2010 edition after pulling a huge quarter pipe transfer on the course

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Semenuk on the drop
Canada's Brandon Semenuk rides during finals practice at Red Bull Rampage

Semenuk on the drop

Brandon Semenuk leads the overall FMB World Tour standings. He needs to finish ahead of Martin Söderström in today's Red Bull Rampage finals to secure the title

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Riding the ridge
Cameron Zink of USA rides during finals practice at Red Bull Rampage

Riding the ridge

Cameron Zink rides the narrow centre ridge trail just after the start gate. The ridge allows riders to build up leg speed but control is also needed with a big fall either side if they get it wrong

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Rheeder's on it
Brett Rheeder rides during practice at Red Bull Rampage

Rheeder's on it

Brett Rheeder qualified 5th after Friday's qualifying round and will be hoping to make the same sort of impact in today's final

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Strait to it
Kyle Strait rides during practice at Red Bull Rampage

Strait to it

Kyle Strait is one of the few riders to have entered all the previous Rampage editions. Kyle was remarkably only 14 when he entered the inaugural event in 2001

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Gulevich's leap
Geoff Gulevich rides in practice for Red Bull Rampage

Gulevich's leap

Geoff Gulevich took 5th place in Red Bull Rampage 2010. During that run he took his line from the centre ridge off the start. It will be interesting if Gulevich uses the same line this year to approach the Oakley Icon Sender

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Sign on
Darren Berrecloth signs an autograph for a fan after practice for Red Bull Rampage

Sign on

Red Bull Rampage allows fans to get close-up to their heroes. Darren Berrecloth always makes himself available to sign autographs after finishing riding for the day

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