Six of the best: Red Bull Rampage classic moments

It's just four weeks until Red Bull Rampage and we can't wait! The king of freeride comps took the world by storm when it launched in 2001, stunning MTB veterans and the wider public with its monster cliff hucks and brutal crashes. As the years progressed, BMX-style tricks were added to the mix, adding a whole new dimension. Here's a look back at six classic runs.

1 Cedric Gracia backflips his way to first place in 2003. A year later, the Frenchman nearly kills himself after crashing a monster step-down in practice, dressed as Captain America (it was Halloween).

Cedric Gracia backflips his way to first place at the 2003 Red Bull Rampage. Picture by Ian Hylands/Red Bull Content Pool

Cedric Gracia kills it at the 2003 Red Bull Rampage. Picture by Ian Hylands/Red Bull Content Pool