Madrid

24 Jun 2016

Madrid, 24 Jun 2016

France's Thomas Pagès carved his name into the record books with a spectacular fourth straight Red Bull X-Fighters win in Madrid, the spiritual home of freestyle motocross that celebrated its 15th anniversary in style in front of a full house. At the Las Ventas bullring Pagès treated the crowd to his new Front Flip Flair, the first time ever the trick was performed in competition.

In an epic three-way battle featuring the world's best FMX riders, Thomas Pagès emerged victorious at the Red Bull X-Fighters event in Madrid for a record-breaking fourth consecutive year on Friday. The flying Frenchman sent the sold-out crowd of more than 20,000 at the Las Ventas bullring into a state of euphoria with a brilliant run against Clinton Moore and Josh Sheehan Australia in a gripping final. He filled his run with gravity-defying tricks of up to 15 meters high.

Moore, the 2015 World Tour champion, came in a close second after a flawless run in the final with his Bundy jump recorded to be 14 meters high by a new Intel high-tech device. Sheehan had to settle for third despite nailing his signature double back flip. Levi Sherwood (NZL) finished fourth on an unforgettable night at the FMX extravaganza in the Spanish capital. No other riders have won Madrid more than twice.

"That's insane," said Pagès, trying to catch his breath after dazzling the appreciative crowd on Friday with a stunning comeback following his lowly 11th place finish in Thursday's Qualifying marred by a heavy crash. "I was really stressed coming here with the new tricks. But it all worked out. Madrid is the best place in the world for FMX. It's incredible. What a place to be!"

Pagès won all five helmets from the judges in a clean sweep of the first three-way final in the history of the Red Bull X-Fighters, one of the many innovations added for the stop in Madrid. The 31-year-old Pagès, who won the World Tour in 2013, mastered his Bike Flip, his Special Flip, his new Front Flip Flair and the Volt – amazing tricks that only a few years ago would have been enough on their own to win an event.

"I'm very happy with my run," said Moore. "It was definitely one one of my best runs ever. I've got a little more homework to do. Hopefully next time I'll be even better prepared and do an even better run."

Las Ventas Unforgettable - Once Again!

Las Ventas Unforgettable - Once Again!

Madrid Best Moments

Madrid Best Moments

Winning Run Tom Pages

Winning Run Tom Pages
Top 3 Mexico City 2015

Red Bull X-Fighters Mexico - Event Highlights

Top 3 Mexico City 2015
Red Bull X-Fighters Mexico - Event Highlights
Dany Torres - Going Upside Down

Dany Torres' POV Clip from Mexico

Dany Torres - Going Upside Down
Dany Torres' POV Clip from Mexico
Levi Sherwood - Shaolin Flip

The Best Action from Mexico City

Levi Sherwood - Shaolin Flip
The Best Action from Mexico City
Clinton Moore - Cliffhanger

Moore Flips onto the FMX Olympus

Clinton Moore - Cliffhanger
Moore Flips onto the FMX Olympus
Clinton Moore - Dead Body Flip

Clinton Moore's Winning Run from Greece

Clinton Moore - Dead Body Flip
Clinton Moore's Winning Run from Greece
Tom Pages - Bikeflip

The Best Action from an Epic Greek Drama

Tom Pages - Bikeflip
The Best Action from an Epic Greek Drama
Tom Pages enters the arena

Las Ventas Unforgetable - Again!

Tom Pages enters the arena
Las Ventas Unforgetable - Again!
Tom Pages - Special Flip

Tom Pagès' Winning Run from Madrid

Tom Pages - Special Flip
Tom Pagès' Winning Run from Madrid
Tom Pages - Alley-Oop Flair

Amazing Action in Madrid

Tom Pages - Alley-Oop Flair
Amazing Action in Madrid
Josh Sheehan - KOD Flip

A Final for the History Books

Josh Sheehan - KOD Flip
A Final for the History Books
Tom Pages - Bikeflip

Tom Pagès' Winning Run from South Africa

Tom Pages - Bikeflip
Tom Pagès' Winning Run from South Africa
Javier Villegas - Ruler

Heart-Stopping FMX Action in Front of the Union Buildings

Javier Villegas - Ruler
Heart-Stopping FMX Action in Front of the Union Buildings
Abu Dhabi Venue - Birds View

A World Tour Final for the History Books

Abu Dhabi Venue - Birds View
A World Tour Final for the History Books
Clinton Moore - Rock Solid Abu Dhabi Final 2015

Clinton Moore's Winning Run from Abu Dhabi

Clinton Moore - Rock Solid Abu Dhabi Final 2015
Clinton Moore's Winning Run from Abu Dhabi
Rob Adelberg - Transfer Flip Cordova

Adrenaline Fuelled Dramatic Action in Abu Dhabi

Rob Adelberg - Transfer Flip Cordova
Adrenaline Fuelled Dramatic Action in Abu Dhabi
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