Red Bull District Ride 2011 - Finals in Photos

Sep 10, 2011
by Ian Hylands  

riders hanging around at the castle...Photo Christoph Laue
  Greg Watts, Simon Kirchmann, Mitch Chubey, just hanging around at the castle...

Sam Pilgrim with 86.38 points..Photo Christoph Laue
  Sam Pilgrim won today, and big tricks like this flip off the Kaiserburg drop definitely helped.

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  Darren Berrecloth, 360 off the drop. The Drop District consisting of the Kaiserburg drop and the Quarterpipe was one of the most important parts of the course for riders to get points. The two obstacles were worth a total of 20 points combined.

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  Martin Soderstrom with a big tailwhip off of the Kaiserburg drop!

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  Cam Zink, this shot gives a different perspective on the size of the Kaiserburg drop.

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  Yannick Granieri seemed to have a bit of an off day today, when he's on he's definitely a contender, today just wasn't his day.

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  Thomas Genon on the big quarter...

Photo Christoph Laue
  Anthony Messere, 15 years old and competing with the big boys, what's going through his head before his run?

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  Cam Zink with a downside footplant on the wall in the Street District.

Photo Christoph Laue
  Semenuk flips onto the Renner Ramp in the Ramp District

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  Sam Reynolds and Theo Gustavson almost identical flips onto the Renner Ramp.

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  Martin Soderstrom had so much style, without his 2nd run crash he would have been in serious contention for the win

1st Final Run Photo Christoph Laue
  Brandon Semenuk throws a nice dumped 360 on his first finals run.

Photo Christoph Laue
  Darren Berrecloth, huge over the last jump...

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Sam in his last run ...Photo Crhistoph Laue
  Sam already knew he had won before his last run, but he still threw down anyway.

Sam on his final jump....find him if you can ...Photo Christoph Laue
  Sam Pilgrim on his final jump of his second run...

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  and a different angle of the same jump...

Oh boy Brandon ate dirt hard today... he had an incredible second finals run going and pushed it a little too hard on the very last big air jump. He crashed and hit his head very hard - luckily he seemed physically okay although he sounded a lot like certain semi-conscious Pastrana-interviews. Get well Brandon you absolutely killed it today photo c by me
  Oh boy, Brandon ate dirt hard today... he had an incredible second finals run going and pushed it a little too hard on the very last big air jump. He crashed and hit his head very hard - luckily he seemed physically okay, although he sounded a lot like certain semi-conscious Pastrana-interviews. Get well Brandon, you absolutely killed it today!!!!!

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  Anthony Messere had a bit of a hard crash on his first run while front flipping off the step down, and then on his second run he stuck the front flip but slid out on the corner leading into the dirt jumps. Unfazed he skipped the dirt jumps and went straight to a solid double flip on the Best Trick Jump. Unbelievable, this kid is definitely worth watching next year!!

The podium guys from today - congrats guys
  Final Results, Pilgrim 1st, Soderstrom 2nd, Semenuk 3rd

Photo Christoph Laue
  Sam has dominated the European events on the FMB tour this year, and the Red Bull District Ride was no exception!

FMB World Tour Overall

The podium guys of this year s FMB world tour photo c by me
  Following the District Ride Podium the awards were presented for the FMB World Tour Overall winners. We all knew that Semenuk had clinched it already, but the rest was still up in the air.

Final Rankings:

1st Brandon Semenuk 4090 points
2nd Cam Zink 3439.50 points
3rd Sam Pilgrim 3348.75 points

Photos by Lars Scharl, Christophe Laue and David Ulrich.


  • 58 1
 RedBull musta loved seeing a big Monster logo helmet on the top of the podium...
  • 18 1
 I think they were probably more stoked on having 2 of their own logos on the podium. As well as on top of the FMB overall podium.
  • 63 0
 fizzy drink wars
  • 92 0
 it would appear wearing a red shirt and black skinny jeans will guarantee you a good run
  • 5 0
 it just shows that the judging was exceptionally fair! good on you RedBull!
  • 2 0
 if thats all it takes, count me at walmart this moring and then off the Rampage!
  • 5 18
flag mayardmtbeames (Sep 11, 2011 at 6:20) (Below Threshold)
 those jeans are hardly skinny ..
  • 4 0
 I wonder how much monster and redbull actually compete. What if monster advertising does steal some costumers from Red bull, but increases the consumption of energy drinks even more, to the point where red bull actually comes out with a net plus?
  • 1 1
 I think if semnuk hadnt gone down in his second run on the last jump, he could of bagged himself a win, coming into it with a score of 74 odd. But good old Pilgrim won yet another event for the british! Big Grin
  • 4 1
 i wouldn't doubt if Monster and Redbull either have the same owner or have a whole bunch of the same shareholders...
  • 17 1
 I wanna see a pic of Lacondeguy's superman with added extension! so sic!
  • 13 0
 whhaatt!! I can't believe Anthony pulled a double flip!!!! :o
  • 6 0
 props to semenuk for an amazing year!!! Good luck to him and everyone else in the future...really looking forward to messere...amazing talent
  • 5 1
 not a fan of straight air victory laps, sam is a total baller.
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 It's a high risk sport.
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 but if your good enough to win then you can throw down in your last run aswell
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 Exactly. It's a high risk sport, but it's not hard to throw down an entertaining run for your victory lap. Straight air victory laps are lame, and I'd never expect it from the pros, though it happened alot this year...That said, Sam totally stepped it up for his second run. That's what the fans and the sponsors want to see, good on him!
  • 3 0
 good to see pilgram doin so well!
  • 3 0
 noone mentioned that berrecloth did a 360 over the last big 15m double...
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 I couldn't believe the announcers on that one ! " only bearclaw can make a trick like that look cool".. wth ?!
  • 3 0
 Lecondeguy's superman pics please...
  • 1 0
 check out this entire run of Nikki Leitner filmed onboard with a gobandit GPS HD Actioncam:
  • 4 1
 anthony messere pics?
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 Looks like it was a sick event! That final jump is massive Razz
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 huge flip no hander of sam is sick!
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 WOW did Semenuk go down hard. Glad to see he's ok.
  • 1 0
 any videos of the runs ? Smile
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 yeah if you go on utube and search 'redbull district ride 2011 Sam pilgrims final runs' you can see his runs and Martin Soderstrom's 2nd place runs are on there aswellSmile
  • 1 0
 wish I was there while it happened : )
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 wheres the pic of the double flip for anthony
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 So sick Smile
  • 1 0
 look at the gap Salute
  • 1 0
 Awesome event!
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