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Thomas Pages wins Munich X-Fighters

3 years ago

Thomas Pages laid down three of the biggest non-backflip tricks in freestyle motocross to secure his maiden victory on Saturday at the penultimate round of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, in Munich, Germany.

With an outstanding performance that left a frenzied crowd in Munich’s Olympic Stadium on its feet, Pages beat defending Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour champion Dany Torres to turn the title fight into a four-way battle. The flying Frenchman nailed three of the most difficult tricks known to mankind and pulled off a sensational victory over Torres on the biggest European course ever built without doing a single back flip – a trick he has steadfastly avoided since 2009.

Pages was able to move himself into a tied points lead position with New Zealand’s Levi Sherwood, who suffered a sub-par fifth place finish. Pages is now sits even on points at 235 with Sherwood. Torres, who scored back-to-back second places in Madrid and Munich, is now third with 185 points.

The stage is now set for an exciting showdown at the final round of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour at Cockatoo Island on Sydney Harbour, October 6.

X-Fighters Munich Results:

1. Thomas Pages FRA
2. Dany Torres ESP
3. Eigo Sato JAP
4. Javier Villegas CHI
5. Maikel Melero ESP
6. Levi Sherwood NZL
7. Rob Adelberg AUS
8. David Rinaldo FRA
9. Hannes Ackermann GER
10. Mat Rebeaud SUI
11. Blake Williams AUS
12. Remi Bizouard FRA

Overall Standings:

1. Sherwood 235 points
2. Pages 235 points
3. Torres 185 points
4. Villegas 175 points
5. Sato 145 points
6. Todd Potter 145 points
7. Adelberg 145 points
8. Melero 130 points
9. Wes Agee 80 points
10. Josh Sheehan 55 points

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