Nicholi Rogatkin, Red Bull Rampage 2015
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This Gnarly Crash Couldn't Stop Nicholi Rogatkin

The Red Bull Rampage competitor recovers from a spectacular crash to jump a huge canyon gap.
By Mike Berard
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Nicholi Rogatkin, Red Bull Rampage 2015
Nicholi Rogatkin, Red Bull Rampage 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.
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This Gnarly Crash Couldn't Stop Nicholi Rogatkin
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.
Want more from the best event in freeride mountain biking? Head over to the official Red Bull Rampage event page to see highlights of the first nine competitions, as well as more exclusive videos, photos and stories, like these:
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