VIRGIN, Utah — The best riders in the world converged in the Utah desert today to test their mettle in mountain biking's greatest freeride contest. We've assembled the top five Red Bull Rampage runs in their entirety below; visit the official event page for additional video coverage.
First Place: Kurt Sorge (video above)
Kurt Sorge showed today that his 2012 Rampage victory was no fluke, delivering a run that showed just how fast and flowy the Canadian rider can be. With a steep drop up top, a fast run down the Fest ridge and a massive sender of a backflip no-hander at the end, Sorge showed that fast and stylish with a hint of gnar is still the ticket to win at Rampage.
Second Place: Andreu Lacondeguy
The charismatic Spainard overcame injury to take a second-place finish today. Riding the same line he did at Rampage 2014 (with some revisions), Lacondeguy rode his bike fast and he did it smoothly and with style, showing the world that consistency is important when working your way into the annals of freeride history.
Third Place: Graham Agassiz
For the past three years Graham Agassiz has qualifed in first place at Red Bull Rampage. Despite putting down some of the most blistering runs the Utah desert has ever seen, the friendly Canadian has fallen short of landing on the podium. This year, he arguably was a favorite to win but fell to the judges' fickle axe and landed in third. Not so bad, but something tells us he won't be happy until he takes the big prize.
Fourth Place: Brandon Semenuk
A former Rampage champion (2008) and a three-time Red Bull Joyride winner, Semenuk absolutely destroyed the mountain today with the grace and fluidity that has become his calling card. Big drop, flat-drop backflip, oppostie 360, backflip one-foot can — all highlights of any run, but he stacked them into the same run. Semenuk is a living legend. As the People's Choice winner, it's clear that he's as popular as he is skilled, and this kid continues to build on his icon status with every pedal stroke.
Fifth Place: Thomas Genon
Tommy G stepped up his game big time today, and in the process won the overall FMB World Tour title. Riding faster than he normally does and flashing a bag of tricks throughout his line, the Belgian showed that he is so, so much more than a "slopestyle guy." Genon has what it takes to win Rampage. Today was merely a warning sign.
Missed the live broadcast? No problem — you can watch the full replay now, and you can even jump straight to the biggest moments of the event on demand via the timeline below the video player.
Be sure to watch the full broadcast of Red Bull Rampage 2015 on NBC on Dec. 27, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET as part of the Red Bull Signature Series.