Amazing tricks, top-notch riding and an electrifying atmosphere – the world’s best 24 mountain bike slopestyle athletes put the ancient city of Nuremberg at the pinnacle of action sports during Red Bull District Ride. Over the course of two days, 84,000 fans filled the weaving alley ways in this historic city. On Saturday along, more than 62,000 spectators lined the streets around the hand crafted parcours, designed to push the best riders to their limits. Flowing through the cobbled streets, Canadian Brandon Semenuk linked up the perfect run to seal the victory. Following closely behind, was his fellow countryman Brett Rheeder, third spot went to Belgian Thomas Genon.
Brett Rheeder impressed the judges with his corked 720. Rounding off the podium was the Belgian, Thomas Genon, who showed a massive flatspin invert in the Big Air District. “I am so stoked that I made it to the top of the podium”, said Brandon Semenuk. “With such an amazing number of spectators Red Bull District Ride is totally different from all other events. I am overwhelmed that I could deliver such a run.“ By grabbing the win, Brandon Semenuk overtook Anthony Messere in the FMB Diamond Series ranking and is now the hottest contender for the FMB World Tour champion title.