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München Mania: Freestyle Motocross Star Thomas Pages Dazzles With 540 Rotation to Dominate X Fighters in Germany
“The heart of Bavaria has just been sold to a Frenchman!” A super hyped commentator at Red Bull X Fighters Munich summed up what was a stunning evening of Freestyle Motocross madness in the sprawling German city and capital of the famed region. Referring to Oakley’s own FMX star, Thomas Pages, the amped announcer had the privilege of calling the ultra heated contest that saw the French phenom knock off fellow Oakley star and defending series champion, Dany Torres in stunning fashion. ‘Flipping his bike 540 degrees in the air’ fashion, that is. “I had so many hot tricks to do tonight and felt the crowd pushing me on,” said Thomas, rocking his Oakley motocross goggles. “This was the scariest event I’ve ever done.”
The ever-impressive double backflip was enough to land Cam Sinclair the Gold a couple years ago. But with the sport’s progression getting even gnarlier, Oakley’s Australian FMX star settled for a solid X Games Moto X Best Trick Bronze in Los Angeles this week. His 89.33 run fell just short behind a surging Taka Higashino (Silver) and an unstoppable Jackson Strong.
The highflying Kiwi (New Zealand native) may not have claimed Gold. But make no mistake: Levi Sherwood threw down, big time, to take his second-straight Moto X Freestyle Silver at X Games on Thursday night. The young star shelled out a massive second run characterized by mental extensions – throwing a kiss of death backflip, a can can backflip and an extended kiss of death backflip to challenge for the Gold two years after claiming Silver behind Travis Pastrana (2009) as a rookie. But it just wasn’t enough to trump the magical evening of Taka Higashino – who executed the never before seen ‘Rock Solid Backflip’ for his first-ever Gold in six long years of attempts.