In celebration of Red Bull Rampage, let's look back at the all eleven winning runs in the event's history. From the Godfather of Freeride Wade Simmons to the most entertaining man on two wheels Brandon Semenuk, these runs span generations, genres and G-forces. Let's drop in.
Rampage #1-3: Two Canadians and a Frenchman
Kicking it off is Wade Simmons burly Canadian Bacon line at the inaugural Rampage in 2001; Tyler "Super T" Klassen's still-legit mega-drop in 2002; and Cedric Gracia's groundbreaking backflips and hip transfers at Rampage No. 3 in 2003. Three different styles. Three champions in their own right.
Rampage #4-6: The kids are alright
The next three Rampage events belonged to the younger generation. A teenage Kyle Strait went bigger than any man before at Rampage 2004. And he did it with no hands. A 17-year-old Brandon Semenuk won Rampage 2008 with speed, a big no-footed can-can and not one but two suicide no-handers off some impressive drop. Two years later, Cam Zink blew minds at Rampage 2010 with the biggest 360 ever landed.
Rampage #7-9: Freeride on speed, steroids and superstardom
From 2012 to 2014, we saw Rampage push the envelope even further. Kurt Sorge seamlessly stitched together a winning run at Rampage 2012 that was as technical as it was fast as it was tricked out. Arguably, no one has ever ridden Rampage as cleanly with so many tricks jam-packed into it as Sorge. Kyle Strait returned to the top of the podium for the second time in 2013, with a giant suicide no-hander with UCI World Cup-level speed and control. Then Andreu Lacondeguy rode his YT Industries TUES downhill bike down what many consider to be the rowdiest line in the event's history — watch Lacondeguy's amazing 2014 run — which is where we last saw Rampage one year ago ...
Rampage #10: The Kootney Kid returns
At Rampage 2015, Sorge returned after missing the 2013 and 2014 events due to injury to claim his second victory, joining Strait in the two-time winner's club, with another masterful run down the mountain.
Rampage #11: Semenuk back on top
Semenuk utilized 2016's new contest site (rampage's fourth venue change) to slash, drop, nosebonk, flatspin and backflip-can his way down the most impressive slice of the mountain to earn his second Rampage victory — joining Strait and Sorge in the two-time winner's club.
Want to see more Rampage action? 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: