Photos of the week

Have a look at some of the very best images from around the world of action sports this week.
By Lukas Pilz & Sam Bloomfield

Huge surf, Himalayan high-jinks, roof top trial biking, truck racing on ski slopes, all sorts of ski and snowboard success and the gruelling challenge of the Dakar Rally; 2014 has got off to a spectacular start.

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Hirscher's hitting top speed
Marcel Hirscher won the slalom race at Adelboden to take the overall lead in the 2014 FIS World Cup
Hirscher's hitting top speed Marcel Hirscher (c) seems to be on form at exactly the right time. He battled soft snow and warm temperatures at Adelboden in Switzerland to take first place in the Slalom and third in the Giant Slalom. This weekend's results see him take a narrow overall World Cup lead over Aksel Lund Svindal. © GEPA pictures/Red Bull Content Pool
Storm force
Sebastian Steudtner surfing a big wave in storm conditions at Peniche, Portugal, in January 2014
Storm force Storms across the Atlantic meant that much of Europe's west coast saw some epic conditions last week. This is Sebastian Steudtner at Peniche, Portugal. For more, check out the recent photo stories on the Surf Channel. © jeffflindt.com
The biathlon boys
The Austrian biathlon team of Christoph Sumann, Daniel Mesotitsch, Simon Eder and Dominik Landertinger won gold in the men's relay at the IBU World Cup
The biathlon boys Christoph Sumann, Daniel Mesotitsch, Simon Eder and Dominik Landertinger of Austria took home gold in the men's relay race at the IBU World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany. © Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom
The dust of the Dakar
Andrey Karginov (driver) Andrey Mokeev and Igor Devyatkin (co-drivers) during the third stage of the Dakar Rally from San Rafael to San Juan, Argentina
The dust of the Dakar Team Kamaz driver Andrey Karginov, with co-drivers Andrey Mokeev and Igor Devyatkin on Stage Three of the Dakar Rally. After Stage Seven, the Kamaz trucks were in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 9th places overall, while Marc Coma led the bike section and Giniel De Villiers held third place in the cars. © Marcelo Maragni/Red Bull Content Pool
Eva carves up the cross
Eva Samková of the Czech Republic won the Snowboard Cross race at the FIS World Cup in Vallnord-Arcalís, Andorra, on Januray 12 2014
Eva carves up the cross Eva Samková of the Czech Republic won the Snowboard Cross race at the FIS World Cup in Vallnord-Arcalís, Andorra, at the weekend, commenting: "Today I just had a very good day. It was really fun and a very good and fun course. I am extremely happy.” © Vitek Ludvik/Red Bull Content Pool
High in the Himalayas
Guido Tschugg and Andi Wittmann mountain biking in the Himalayas
High in the Himalayas Guido Tschugg and Andi Wittmann found some great riding 4200m up in the Himalayas. Check out the full photo story here. © Carlos Blanchard
Bobby Brown blasts Breckenridge
Bobby Brown won the Slopestyle World Cup in Breckenridge, Colorado. Jesper Tjäder and Kai Mahler finished second and third.
Bobby Brown blasts Breckenridge The USA's Bobby Brown won the Slopestyle World Cup event in Breckenridge, Colorado. Jesper Tjäder of Sweden and Switzerland's Kai Mahler also put in strong showings, taking second and third respectively. © Zach Hooper/Red Bull Content Pool
A snowball's chance...
David Lama climbing the southeast ridge of Cerro Torre in Argentina
A snowball's chance... David Lama scales the south east ridge of Cerro Torre in Argentina. You can watch a new POV climbing video from David here. © Lincoln Else/Red Bull Content Pool
Schlierenzauer soars to silver
Gregor Schlierenzauer won silver at the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria
Schlierenzauer soars to silver Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer (l) won silver at the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup event in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria. Peter Prevc of Slovenia (c) took the win, while Japan's Noriaki Kasai rounded off the podium. The result sees Schlierenzauer in second place overall. © GEPA pictures/Red Bull Content Pool
Roof riders
Trial biker Petr Kraus in action in algeria during Red Bull Activation
Roof riders Trial biker Petr Kraus shows off his perfect balance during Red Bull Activation in Algeria. © Rami Elshakry/Red Bull Content Pool
Frozen Rush
Rick Johnson in action during the finals of Red Bull Frozen Rush at Sunday River in Newry, Maine, USA on 10 January, 2014
Frozen Rush Ricky Johnson mid-air on his way to winning Red Bull Frozen Rush at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. Read more about the event here. © Garth Milan/Red Bull Content Pool
Getting his fix
Fixed gear star Addison Zawada rides through traffic in Jacksonville, Florida.
Getting his fix Fixed gear star Addison Zawada flies through traffic in his home town of Jacksonville, Florida. © Robert Snow/Red Bull Content Pool
Pucker up
Aaron Colton shows off his stunt riding skills at the Feria de Manizales in Colombia
Pucker up The USA's Aaron Colton shows off his stunt riding skills at the Feria de Manizales in Colombia. © Camilo Rozo/Red Bull Content Pool
Podium at Phoenix
Ryan Dungey of Red Bull KTM finished n third place in the AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona in January 2014
Podium at Phoenix Red Bull KTM rider Ryan Dungey finished third in a hard-fought second round of the AMA Supercross Series at Chase Field, Phoenix. The result leaves him in second place in the early season standings. © Cudby S/KTM Images
All together now
Pickwick perform at Red Bull Sound Select Presents, at the The Doug Fir in Portland, OR, USA, on 3 January, 2014.
All together now Galen Disston, singer for Seattle-based rockers Pickwick, gets some audience participation going at Red Bull Sound Select Presents at the Doug Fir in Portland. © Aaron Rogosin/Red Bull Content Pool