Red Bull Rampage 2013: Stories Behind the Podium

See some of the backstory behind the athletes at mountain biking's gnarliest big-mountain event.
By Kevin McAvoy

You've no doubt heard about Cam Zink's massive step-down backflip off the Oakley Icon Sender in the Red Bull Rampage 2013 final, but did you know that he and his girlfriend were expecting their first child within days of the event? And that she was there?

The riding is one thing, especially in an event like this, but there's a lot more that goes into it than the typical viewer sees. Watch the video above to see how Zink and some of his fellow competitors dealt with the pressure, the elements, and the hype.

Check out all of our Red Bull Rampage coverage with incredible new interactive features on the offiical Rampage site.

By the way, congratulations go out to Cam and his girlfriend Amanda, who welcomed a baby girl into their lives on Tuesday, October 22.

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