X Games Munich: photo blast

Mountain bike slopestyle takes centre stage in Bavaria.
By Ric McLaughlin
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Brett Rheeder did what he does best...
Brett Rheeder did what he does best... Classic black and white for a classic performance. Rheeder's win reverberated around the freeride world - he means business in 2013. © Lukas Pilz/Red Bull Content Pool

Mountain bike slopestyle made it's X Games debut on a suitably massive course constructed by Tarek Rasouli and his team. The world's best freeriders did battle to see who'd walk away with their name in the history books. 

Brandon Semenuk back on the box
Brandon Semenuk back on the box Brandon may have been happy to be back on the podium but seeing the current form rider at the top of the FMB World Tour, Brett Rheeder, ahead of him won't have pleased him. © Red Bull Content Pool
Darren Berrecloth: life in the old Claw yet
Darren Berrecloth: life in the old Claw yet Bearclaw had been involved in the course design right from the word 'go' and showed that his extremely adaptable style can still hang with the kids. Fourth overall for The Claw. © Red Bull Content Pool
Andreu Lacondeguy
Andreu Lacondeguy Third on the day for Andreu. His final run was typically big and smooth with a no-foot can-can over the final drop. © Red Bull Content Pool
Martin Soderstrom
Martin Soderstrom The Machine left Munich with a 6th overall after a disappointing second run failed to capitalise on a solid opener. © Red Bull Content Pool
Raymond George: Red Bull Phenom
Raymond George: Red Bull Phenom Californian, Ray George, walked away with third in the Red Bull Phenom comp but didn't go for the big drop come finals. © Lukas Pilz/Red Bull Content Pool
Anton Thelander: Red Bull Phenom
Anton Thelander: Red Bull Phenom After an aborted first run, the pressure was on Anton Thelander and he duly obliged with what would turn out to be the Red Bull Phenom winning run. It included a massive flat-spin 360, a tailwhip on the step-up and a 360 off the final drop. © Lukas Pilz/Red Bull Content Pool
Brett Rheeder takes the win
Brett Rheeder takes the win Brett Rheeder added to an already stellar season with a history making gold in the very first mountain bike slopestyle competition at the X Games. Flip-whip over the first gap, front flip over the step-up and a super-smooth 360 over the final drop sealed the deal. © Lukas Pilz/Red Bull Content Pool
X Games medalists
X Games medalists Rheeder, Semenuk and Lacondeguy make history with medals in the first ever mountain bike slopestyle comp at the X Games. Given the event's FMB diamond rating, they all received a serious points haul too. © Lukas Pilz/Red Bull Content Pool
Lacondeguy with his bronze
Lacondeguy with his bronze Bronze for Andreu and he looks (sort of) happy. © Red Bull Content Pool