Andreu was shaken up, but eventually popped back on his bike and rode to the finish line. 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Time then for the defending champ to take make his bid for glory. This competition is so difficult that even in a virtual world it’s hard to imagine pulling off what these riders accomplish on each run down the mountain. The fan-favorite, Andreu Lacondeguy from Barcelona, Spain who won the event in 2015 with an outrageous score of 95.25, wiped out so hard on his first run that it felt like all of the oxygen had been sucked out of the mountain for a brief moment with time standing still and everyone waiting for Andreu to get back on his feet. To have it all come undone on the very last trick booter was oh so cruel, but Andreu showed us something we don't get to see every day - or maybe ever again. As you can clearly see from the race footage, the mountain is mad steep. In 2015, the total prize fund was $100,000. Ethan was happy to have been able to get to the bottom, and an 86 put him into 7th which earns him the automatic invite to next year's event. Kyle Strait Becomes Red Bull Rampage’s First Repeat Winner. Check him out after the competition: For me, the crash that was hardest to watch was American rider Carson Storch who landed so hard off a jump that his tire literally exploded and he was forced to walk down the mountain. Getting deeper into the start list, we were treated to stomped run after stomped run. Event day is always stressful and you’re up on top of the mountain all day just like thinking about things and watching people’s runs and figuring out like what you need to do. “I’m so stoked. A post shared by BroBible.com (@brobible) on Oct 27, 2019 at 5:29am PDT. The full crew shows up a week early and is tasked with helping the competitor find his line down the mountain and building out the biker’s run using shovels (no power tools). Here’s Brett Rheeder’s run down the mountain that was sick enough for second place this year: Also, when I say ‘crowd’ I’m talking bout two things really. (By comparison, his winning run in 2018 was 89.66.) He’s only the second person in history to have won three times at Red Bull Rampage, joining Kurt Sorge, who was the first to accomplish that feat. This content is imported from Instagram. Lunn was an extraordinary rider and beloved throughout the mountain bike community. Strait went inverted but couldn't put it down, and he'd end the day with the first run score leaving him in 9th place. Thank GOD for the perfect weather because I would’ve been pouring sweat on the hike to the top if it wasn’t mid-70s and breezy. Your Rides May Take a Hit, What Fueling With Candy Means for your Heart, FitGrid App to Help Connect Group Fitness Members. One of the coolest things Red Bull Bike did this year was to introduce an AR/VR feature by using drones and 4K cameras to map out every bit of terrain on the mountain to create fully realistic projections of each rider’s line down the mountain so fans watching on the Red Bull TV app could get a first-person view of how insane each line was. He told me the first thing he does upon arriving to the course in the morning is check the wind and he went on to explain that when these riders are in the air their bikes and tires essentially act as the sails on a sailboat. On the positive side, Johny won't need surgery, and is stable and recovering in hospital now. Right out of the gates, what I learned is you need to be in pretty legit shape just to hoof it up the mountain.
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