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What Happened to Brendan Fairclough at Rampage?

Behind the scenes and canyon gaps, see why the favorite didn't complete practice at Rampage 2016.
Red Bull Rampage 2016 Mountain Bike Freeride Event
Brendan Fairclough © Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool
By Scott Hart

"In hindsight, [I] probably didn't have enough speed," says Brendan Fairclough as he reviews the crash footage on his phone, after a failed first attempt at a massive canyon gap during practice at Red Bull Rampage 2016. "[It] ended my Rampage hopes."

Watch the video below, produced by Lifeproof, to follow Fairclough's preparation — from identifying and building his line, through the nervous moments before attempting to ride it for the first time and accepting the outcome, good or bad ...

Don't miss the 90-minute Rampage TV special on NBC this Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST as part of the Red Bull Signature series.

Want more Rampage? Go to the official Red Bull Rampage event page for exclusive videos and stories:

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