The 2015 podium saw a Fest Series domination; Kurt Sorge (1st), Andreu Lacondeguy (2nd), and Graham Aggasiz (3rd). “We must be doing something right,” said Andreu in the parking lot after finals. With a new venue, new lines, and new options for creativity, this year’s event has sparked excitement throughout the industry and the Pinkbike team is stoked to be on the ground brining you updates again.

While last year saw incredible feats and victories, it also saw devastating crashes. Our international community has followed Paul Basagotia and witnessed the incredible strength he’s shown with his recovery from the injury he sustained on one of the biggest runs we saw in the finals.

Another void in this year’s line-up is our friend Kelly McGarry. His towering locks and signature canyon gaps will be missed, but not soon forgotten.

Starting Wednesday we will be brining you daily updates, photo epics, and some behind the scenes insights – for now, here is a look back at some of the big moments of 2015.


at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA

Kurt Sorge Mitch Cheek and Alex Volokhov. BC gnar.
Kurt Sorge, Mitch Cheek, and Alex Volokhov created some BC gnar.

protective measures at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Protective measures were in place next year as riders overlapped each other's lines.
Old man Sorge watering the lawn.
Old man Sorge watering down what would be the winning line.

Blow out.
Blown out.

it s busy out there lots of traffic
In the relatively small canyon, there was lots of traffic.

The dig crews await the cool release of the evening shadow.
The dig crews embraced the cool release of the evening shadow.

Prospectors on the frantic hunt for Rampage gold and glory.
Prospectors were on the frantic hunt for Rampage gold and glory.
Prospectors on the frantic hunt for Rampage gold and glory.

Bas Van Steenbergen drops into the labyrinth with only a tyre s width or two to spare on an inaugural test.
Bas Van Steenbergen dropped into his labyrinth with only a tire's width or two to spare on his inaugural test.

Andreu Lacondeguy is relentless. Hit and hike up for another. He must have hit the RZR hip ten times until on his final hit he came in a little hot and landed on the flats.
Andreu Lacondeguy was relentless, hiking up for practice runs repeatedly; he must have hit the RZR hip ten times, until on his final hit he came in a little hot and landed on the flats.
Andreu Lacondeguy flatspin on the the hip at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Andreu Lacondeguy's flat-spin on the the hip.

Brett Rheeder.
Brett Rheeder.

Aggy.
Aggy.

Super T--Tyler Klassen and Aggy taking the measure if Aggy s big step down.
Super T - Tyler Klassen - and Aggy measuring Aggy's big step down.
The big concern for Aggy in sending his big feature was the wind.
The big concern for Aggy in sending his feature was the wind.

Smoke storm.
Smoke storm.
Kickstand.
Kickstand.

Aggy was up sending it early in the day then hit up an afternoon session.
Aggy hit up an afternoon session on the first day of practice.

Bas Van Steenbergen
Bas Van Steenbergen
Bas Van Steenbergen whipping into the the cliffside.
Bas Van Steenbergen whipping into the the cliffside.

Zink pioneers his new creation down to the finish area. Expect inversion in the near future.
Zink pioneered his new creation down to the finish area.

Antoine Bizet was looking sublimely confident in the air today.
Antoine Bizet was looked sublimely confident.

James Doerfling sending it off one of the bigger drops at rampage sticking the landing.
James Doerfling sent it off one of the bigger drops at rampage and stuck the landing.
James Doerfling flipping off the YT booter but cased the knuckle and smashed his hand up pretty good. He s a young buck and will be just fine for tomorrow.
James Doerfling flipping off the YT booter before casing the knuckle and smashing his hand up pretty good.

Kelly McGarry dropping in off one of the hardest most exposed moves in Rampage during his GoPro course preview run.
Kelly McGarry dropped in off one of the hardest most exposed moves in Rampage during his GoPro course preview run - we are sure going to miss his him this year

Dust trails and silhouette s.
Dust trails and silhouettes.

Rheeder with a back flip no hander off the RZR jump.
Rheeder with a back flip no hander off the RZR jump.

Tyler McCaul took his time and a lot of speed test runs before he finally hit the gargantuan drop on his line. Butter.
Tyler McCaul took his time, and a lot of speed test runs, before he finally hit the gargantuan drop on his line.
Tyler McCaul sending it off the big dog nicknamed El Presidente after his second favorite margarita at Chilis.
Tyler McCaul sending it off the big dog nicknamed "El Presidente" after his second favourite margarita at Chilis.

The light was epileptic up on the ridge once the runs started going.
The light was insane up on the ridge towards the end of the day.

Riche Schley slayed the road up to Rampage a bit too hard apparently..
Richie Schley schley'd the road to Rampage a bit too hard apparently.
Loose program over in the parking lot Bernard Kerr seems to think driving the Mustang slower today up the road caused his flat tire.
Bernard Kerr seemed to think that driving his rental Mustang slower this day caused his flat tire.

As the sun sets on this quailie day we bid you farewell until tomorrow. Here s to hoping it goes off with out a hitch.
The light was firing.

The rider meeting. Otherwise known as the laying down of the law on getting the beast that is Rampage semi under control.
The rider meeting. Otherwise known as the laying down of the law with Todd Barber presiding.

Remi Metallier s palms.
Metailler's palms.
Barely able to hold on Aggy cleaned his run playing it safe and saving it all for tomorrow.
Barely able to hold on, Aggy cleaned his run playing it safe in qualies.

As soon as the dust settled on Qualies it was back to the grind practice makes perfect. But consequences are high. Herbs sessioned the top with zero problems but fell afoul of a mis-aligned landing and is out with a compound fracture of his left leg.
As soon as the dust settled on qualies, it was back to the grind: practice makes perfect. But consequences were high. Herbs sessioned the top with zero problems, but fell afoul of a mis-aligned landing and was out with a compound fracture of his left leg.

R-Dog. Suicide.
R-Dog. Suicide.

Niko Vink won the award for burliest drop at Rampage and it sure was. He landing a bit too far over and not far enough out compressing on the knuckle and going full charge down the hill.
Niko Vink won the award for burliest drop at Rampage and it sure was. He landed a bit too far over and not far enough out, compressing on the knuckle and going full charge down the hill.

Cam Zink linked up the rest of his line this afternoon. Next time you see him hit this he ll be spinning it.
Cam Zink linking up his full line.

Thomas Genon s always been more of a Crankworx guy but looks to be coming well into his own in the Utah dust.
Thomas Genon's always been more of a Crankworx guy, but came well into his own in the Utah dust.

Bernard Kerr only had one run today due to a cracked frame. It was an absolute burner unfortunately it wasn t enough.
Bernard Kerr only had one run during qualies due to a mechanical. It was an absolute burner, but unfortunately it wasn't enough.

Graham Agassiz at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Graham Agassiz

Nico Vink easily had the gnarliest line off the top of the course. What made it even gnarlier was the fact that the first time he hit it was in his qualifying run.
Nico Vink easily had the gnarliest line off the top of the course. What made it even gnarlier was the fact that the first time he hit it was in his qualifying run.
Nico Vink went a tad too far to the left off his ludicrous drop and high-sided hard off the landing. He rode his bike down the course after this happened.
Vink went a tad too far to the left off his ludicrous drop and high-sided hard off the landing. He rode his bike down the course after this happened.

Antoine Bizet at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Antoine Bizet

Red Bull Rampage 2015
#mcgazzaforever

R Dog with a ridge line no hander. R Dog stepped it up and showed that Doggy style and rode to ninth place today.
R-Dog with a ridge-line no hander. R-Dog stepped it up; showing off that doggy style that took him to ninth place in qualies.

Ferry s ultra-technical line went down well with the judges and he iced the cake with rad style on the way.
Ferry's ultra-technical line went down well with the judges and he iced the cake with rad style on the way.

Now riding alone for team Van Steenbergen Bas rode with more than enough steeze for two.
Riding alone for team Van Steenbergen, Bas rode with more than enough Van Steeze for two.

Aggy. Massive.
Aggy. Massive.

It s hard enough to ride the lines here at Rampage much less with a whirlie bird hot on your heels.
It's hard enough to ride the lines at Rampage, much less with a whirlie bird hot on your heels.

Remi Metallier qualifying a very respectable 8th today.
Remy Metailler qualified a very respectable 8th last year.

Antoine Bizet suicide over the canyon gap during the first run ending his day in the second spot for qualifiers.
Antoine Bizet suicide over the canyon gap during the first run, he ended his day in the second spot for qualifiers.

Claw cracking tables.
Claw, cracking tables.
Bourdo going airborn.
Bourdo going airborne.

Darren Berrecloth back on his game after a few years off from riding in Rampage nailing his line and ended up qualifying 4th.
Darren Berrecloth back on his game after a few years away from Rampage; nailing his line, he ended up qualifying 5th.

Flat just isn t enough for The Claw who appears to be well and truly back .
Flat just isn't enough for The Claw, who appeared to be well and truly 'back'.

The boys that made it through finals.
The boys that made it through finals.
 1 back to back qualifying champion.
Number 1 back to back qualifying champion.

The steepest drop on the hill okay maybe bar Vink s but on of the smoothest under pilot Cam Zink. Just a straight-air today tomorrow who knows...
The steepest drop on the hill (okay maybe bar Vink's) but one of the smoothest under pilot Cam Zink.

Kurt Sorge sailing over the ridge hip.
Kurt Sorge sailing over the ridge hip.

The Claw and KJ.

Strait.
The start of a big day and half an hour of hits of the lower jumps to get in the zone.

Rheeder.

Lacondeguy.

Lyle.
Sorge.

R-dog.
Norbs.

Final fine tune.

The Claw.

Aggy hiking up to the top.

Aggy finding a mental space to work from that is beyond what most people are capable of. There are so many variables to consider on that long march to the top of Mount Rampage.

Antoine Bizet.
Semenuk
Rheeder.

R Dog bring her home keeping her steazy.
Ryan Howard was almost more stoked on his run during qualifying and was stoked to just get a bonus lap in for finals.

Brendan Fairclough sending over his first of two canyon gaps.
Bren-dawg is the new Cedric Gracia: World Cup DH rider in the summer, Rampage wild card at the end of the season.

pair with Paris shot.
Kelly McGarry doing what he did best and flipping just about anything.

Remy Metailler at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Another DH racer with Rampage chops: Remi Metailler throwing the suicide no-hander across the canyon gap.

Sam Renyolds soaring across the Virgin skies like Christopher Reeve.
Sam Reynolds' superman over the canyon laying it out and getting himself the best trick award.

Front flip... check. Massive amplitude... check. Bizet halfway into his mad run.
Antoine Bizet hands down would have changed the Red Bull Rampage results last year had he landed his double backflip on the lower RZR booter. His front flip up top, canyon gap flip, and double flip lower down was absolutely incredible to watch.

Cam Zink spinning the big drop on his line.
Cam Zink spinning the big drop on his line.

Pierre Edward Ferry placing the icing on his technical masterpice with a casual back flip on the Rzr booter.
Pierre Edward Ferry placing the icing on his technical masterpiece with a casual back flip on the RZR booter.

Broken dreams for team Chubey.
Broken dreams for team Chubey.

Bas Van Steenbergen s first time at Rampage and you could see just how much fun he was having top to bottom. Nasty big mountain moves to flowy dh tech all in one run.
Bas Van Steenbergen's first time at Rampage was last year and you could see just how much fun he was having top to bottom. Nasty big mountain moves to flowy dh tech all in one run.

Brett Rheeder at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Brett Rheeder's slopestyle influence really brought a lot of different style to Rampage with a trick fuelled line.

Logan Bengelli
Logan Benggeli

Tommy G tamed a big mountain today and took the FMB overall.
Tommy G has come a long ways since winning Crankworx on a hard tail back in 2012, proving himself adept not only at a dirt jump style of comp but capable in a true big mountain comp like Rampage.

Paul Bas dropping into his picturesque berm and his run was looking on fire.

One ballsy pilot to land in the dust storm in order to transport Paul Bas off the Rampage site. Everyone from Pinkbike wishes Paul a speedy recovery.
whatever it took to get Paul Basagoitia to the hospital at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA

Red Bull Rampage Final s Images.
Paul Basagoitia went down hard during round one of what was shaping up to be an amazing finals run for him. Sending lots of love to him as he continues his healing.

Aggy dropping into a run that was six points higher than his qualifying run good enough to place him in the hot seat but a run that would ultimately be only good enough for third place against Andreau and Sorge.
Aggy dropped into a run that was six points higher than his qualifying run, good enough to place him in the hot seat, but a run that would ultimately be only good enough for third place against Andreu and Sorge.

Kurt Sorge and Darren Berrecloth both share this massive start drop which leads into the ridgeline.

Kurt Sorge blasting the hip on his first and only winning Rampage run.
Sorge s second move of his winning run with backflip onto the ridge.
Kurt Sorge stomping his winning Rampage run.

Kyle Strait with a classic Lyle move off the stepdown.
Kyle Strait showing some serious commitment to his line.

Lacondeguy.
Andreu Lacondeguy dumped out a huge 450 off the ridge line hip, flowing the entire run top to bottom with his staple moves and style.

Sam Reynold s second run saw a tune-up but he couldn t quite stick the landing after this huge side-winder.
Sam Reynold's second run saw a tune-up but he couldn't quite stick the landing after this huge side-winder.

the Claw at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA
Darren Berrecloth, the Canadian legend clawed his way back to another top 10 Rampage performance on his new ride.

Judging something like this is a mental chess game there are so many variables to consider speed fluidity style tricks airtime risk overall impression. Bottom line It s not a job I d want.
Judging something like this is a mental chess game, there are so many variables to consider: speed, fluidity, style, tricks, airtime, risk, overall impression. Bottom line? It's not a job most people want.
Judging something like this is a mental chess game there are so many variables to consider speed fluidity style tricks airtime risk overall impression. Bottom line It s not a job I d want.

Red Bull Rampage Final s Images.
The man himself Kurt Sorge.

Two time winner Kurt Sorge.
Two time winner Kurt Sorge.

the 10 years of winners of Rampage at RedBull Rampage 2015 Virgin Utah USA

Red Bull Rampage Final s Images.






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38 Comments

  • 63 7
 -Zink and semenuk got robbed -remi metailler was so fckin fast -vink's balls are like the size of my house irideforpaul.com
  • 5 51
flag olaffons (Oct 11, 2016 at 6:56) (Below Threshold)
 I've never seen more boring run than the Zinks. 30 seconds to the drop which was pure madness and than 40 seconds of nothing...
How can You say he got robbed?!
  • 22 2
 @olaffons: Haaaaa hahaha Damn I found the dumbest comment on Pinkbike thank you @olaffons for making me laugh this morning! If you were not there to see Zink's line in person take yo ass home and stay there!
  • 10 0
 Funny that Rogatkins crash didn't make the highlights. Not even a mention of him. And wonder why the FMB champ didn't get an invite. I won't single anyone out but I could name a few guys that will be anything but exciting to watch.
  • 7 3
 #Rogatkingotrobbed
  • 4 0
 Vink´s drop was one of the most fking gnarliest things I´ve ever seen! Bender is still alive!
  • 23 2
 Did anyone else see the title and freak out thinking they had missed the live stream?

No? Just me? Ok
  • 15 2
 the format is definetly better this year! tighten your gopro mount sorge!!
  • 9 0
 Vink is insane. I only wish he rode it out!
  • 8 0
 Feeling good to see McGazza once again
  • 7 2
 thought strait got a bit robbed last year... at least as burly as the Fest line up top and then suicide on the biggest drop on course?? no one else tricked that thing...
  • 6 0
 Vink's drop is still mind boggling. BASE jumping... on a bike.
  • 6 0
 fukkin Nico Vink!!! You're a crazy F***! but that's why we love you!
  • 6 1
 Aggy lookin like a downhill ridin Moses
  • 4 0
 I spend all year waiting for Rampage! Friday cannot come soon enough!!!!
  • 3 0
 I am in awe of all these guys. It is truly amazing how much skill they have and how f$%@ing huge they go.
  • 3 0
 The sheer MASSIVENESS of these guys' balls astounds me.....
  • 3 1
 Norbs' still robbed ! Almost nothing about his run nor his wedding proposal..
  • 2 0
 Super T? Dude where has he been hiding out?
  • 1 0
 SuperT would be marketing GOLD for any manufacturer ... they guy maintains legendary status and appeal
  • 1 0
 Look at those portrait shots. None of the guys is happy. They look really concerned.
  • 1 0
 I think for winning a Rampage, to trick at least one Drop should be MANDATORY...
  • 1 0
 Do any riders use carbon rims in Rampage ? I would imagine a few, but who specifically ?
  • 1 0
 Shit I can't wait. Reynolds for best trick again.
  • 1 0
 These dudes are all batshit crazy and I love them for it.
  • 1 0
 Rogatkin's crash didn't make it to the highlights? dafuq?
  • 1 0
 Waiting is so long......
  • 1 0
 Nice pic of Kickstand!!!
  • 1 2
 Would be cool to Paul Bas attend to watch
  • 3 5
 I wonder if Zink is going to let anyone else right his line... Cause ya dude its your mountain... What a worm
  • 1 3
 Aggy got robbed
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