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Lacondeguy and Agassiz launch a 76-foot cliff drop

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Written by Mike Berard
Watch the two Red Bull Rampage riders sail off the side of a huge cliff during practice in Utah.
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Agassiz and Lacondeguy Launch 76-Foot Cliff Drop
When Graham Agassiz and Andreu Lacondeguy began building a lip-heavy line at Red Bull Rampage with heavy drops on each end, the rest of the field wondered how they would pull it off. Yesterday, they answered part of the question by sending a gigantic step-down, and they did it by pushing each other out of their comfort zones – watch it happen in the video above.
"Aggy is crazy!" says Lacondeguy about the Kamloops freerider after he sailed his bike 76 foot off the drop. High praise from a man who is world-renowned for going absolutely massive.
Sporadic wind and pre-game nerves played a big part in holding back the two marquee riders from hitting the drop, which leads into another step-down, and then to the Polaris RZR Moto Booter. While Lacondeguy is pre-qualified for finals on Sunday, Agassiz – who qualified in first place in 2013 but finished outside of the top 10 in the final – is required to ride in 2014 qualifiers today.
With uncharacteristic reserve, Lacondeguy took at least a dozen dry runs at the drop before committing, landing more or less where Agassiz did. For today's qualifier, he'll cheer Aggy on from the sidelines.
Cheer on from your own digital sidelines during the webcast of finals on Sunday, September 28, starting at 1:00 p.m. MT on the official Red Bull Rampage site.
You can also watch the finals on Red Bull TV through its iOS and Android applications, as well as on Apple TV, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and Samsung Smart TVs.
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