In Case you were under a rock for the past few days….
(in the MTB world at least)
Video Highlights Below
KURT SORGE WINS THE 12TH EDITION OF RED BULL RAMPAGE AND MAKES HISTORY
– VIRGIN, UTAH (USA)
Sorge, Zink and Brandon Semenuk were all battling it out for the first
ever Red Bull Rampage hat trick. At the end of the day, with a score of
92.66 in his first run, Sorge came out on top and not only became the
2017 champion but the first athlete to take home three golds –
cementing him as the winningest athlete in Red Bull Rampage history.
“I am speechless. I can’t believe it. It was a lot of work out here
for a couple of weeks, and to make my diggers, everyone back home and
the fans proud, is out of this world,” said Sorge. “All riders were
going huge and doing technical tricks off all of the big features –
putting together really technical flowy lines,” said the champion.
Rounding out the Red Bull Rampage podium was Cameron Zink, freeride
mountain bike icon, coming in a close second, and rookie Ethan Nell, a
twenty-year-old Utah local who was competing in the event for the first
time, taking home third.
Building upon the success of last year’s format changes, the elite
group of 18 riders and their two-person build crews created their own
manmade lines down the mountain without the use of power tools. As a
result, no two riders’ paths down the near-vertical sandstone ridges
were the same.
RED BULL RAMPAGE 2017 FINAL RESULTS
1. Kurt Sorge (CAN) – 92.66
2. Cameron Zink (USA) – 90.33
3. Ethan Nell (USA) – 90.00
4. Brandon Semenuk (CAN) – 89.66
5. Brett Rheeder (CAN) – 89.33
6. Thomas Genon (BEL) – 89.00
7. Carson Storch (USA) – 87.66
8. Kyle Strait (USA) – 87.33
9. Tyler McCaul (USA) – 87.00
10. Tom Van Steenbergen (CAN) – 84.33