Oakley's 18-Year-Old Levi Sherwood Victorious In Moscow

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Oakley’s 18-year-old Levi Sherwood of New Zealand won his second ever Red Bull X-Fighters event last weekend in Moscow. Oakley’s Andre Villa placed third.

A exhilarated crowd of 40,000 fans were on hand to witness the best twelve freestyle motocross riders in the world competed in front of the world-famous Kremlin on Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday night. Sherwood and Nate Adams battled it out in the final match up with Sherwood taking the win.

No fewer than 250 loads of dirt transformed the historic cobblestones of Red Square in the heart of the Russian capital into an FMX course worthy of hosting the top riders on the planet as the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour hit Russia for the first time ever. Levi “Rubberkid” Sherwood who jumped through the air and into the hearts of the Russian fans packed into the historic location: “The tricky course here was just right for me. This day will go down in history.”

Just meters from the eastern walls of the Kremlin, spectacular tricks, incredible flips and the whine of two-stroke motors brought the tens of thousands of fans in the stadium to boiling point. The legendary square in the heart of Moscow, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 1990, was packed to the rafters as the best riders in the world came to town.

Oakley’s Andre Villa of Norway finished third and remains in the overall lead in the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2010, 20-points ahead of Adams.

The next event is scheduled for July 22nd and 23rd at the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullfighting ring in Madrid, Spain. The final two showdowns of the season will take place in London and Rome.

Author

Erin Edwards

Date

June 28, 2010