Canada’s Brett Rheeder mastered the new Red Bull Rampage course to win his first title at the infamous Freeride MTB event. Rheeder put down a solid first run edging out the 18 other riders from around the world to take victory on his sixth attempt in the competition.
The run included two flawless Backflips and a 360 which scored 89.66 from the judges. Andreu Lacondeguy grabbed 2nd place and his third podium in Red Bull Rampage history, with local rider Ethan Nell taking 3rd for the second consecutive year in only his second appearance at the event.
Canadian Tom van Steenbergen, who finished in 4th, performed the biggest flat drop backflip in event history, a move that saw him win the Best Trick Award. The People’s Choice Award went to Adolf Silva who sent massive drops in both his runs. Brendan Fairclough took home the Kelly McGarry Spirit Award.
Tom van Steenbergen
RED BULL RAMPAGE 2018 TOP 10 FINAL RESULTS
1st Brett Rheeder – 89.66
2nd Andreu Lacondeguy – 87.33
3rd Ethan Nell – 86.33
4th Tom van Steenbergen – 84.66
5th Thomas Genon – 83.33
6th Tyler McCaul – 82.00
7th Kyle Strait – 80.33
8th Szymon Godziek – 75.00
9th Kurt Sorgeb – 74.00
10th Brendan Fairclough – 67.66
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Photos by Paris Gore, Garth Milan, Christian Pondella and Peter Morning / Red Bull Content Pool