Mat Rebeaud es el gran campeón del mundo con una serie de saltos y acrobacias espectaculares que le valieron el primer puesto en el evento Red Bull X-Fighters en la Ciudad de México. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Kyle Cowling put together this pretty cool video of Lance Coury, Mat Rebeaud, and Rich Kearns. Check it out!
On July 27th 2007, the Red Bull X-Fighters tour reached its thrilling competition climax at the legendary Las Ventas bullring in Madrid. This historic venue provided a stunning backdrop for the tour finale, when 23,000 spectators gathered in the arena to watch the world’s best freestyle motocross riders battle it out to become 2007 champion.
In place of the traditional corrida spectacle, onlookers witnessed the death-defying ‘motoreros’ being propelled high into the night sky over Madrid courtesy of a huge quarterpipe and a variety of other trick ramps. As the standard rises year on year, so the participants are forced to push the limits of their extraordinary sport, constantly experimenting with new and more dangerous stunts than ever before.
With the competition entering its final stages, 20 year-old Sevillian young gun Dany Torres led the pack, with US veteran Travis Pastrana hot on his heels after an emphatic victory in Ireland. Japanese master Eigo Sato, Swiss Mat Rebeaud and crowd-pleaser Ronnie Renner (USA) were all in contention, while fellow American Nate Adams, Norway’s André Villa, French challenger Charles Pagès, plucky Australian Matt Schubring and Libor Podmol of the Czech Republic completed the line-up.
News and updates on each event can be found online at www.redbullxfighters****
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Swiss rider Mat Rebeaud soared to take the title at the inaugural event of Red Bull X-Fighters 2008 in Mexico City. The 2006 champion fought his way through the qualification rounds and into the final where he overcame Dany Torres from Spain after a monumental battle. Jeremy Lusk (USA) grabbed third place. Find more info, pics and videos on www.redbullxfighters****
Yee–Ha! Cowboys cheer for Aussie Maddison
Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2009 Calgary
A sell-out crowd of 21,000 fans in Stampede Park in Calgary (Alberta, Canada) celebrated
the victory of Australia's Robbie Maddison on Saturday night at the second stop of the Red
Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2009. The cowboy city was abuzzing. American Nate Adams
pulled off a 360 in the quarter-final.
CALGARY (CAN). Maddison was able to stay in front of the competition and stay cool in the
frenzied atmosphere of the cowboy rodeo. The 28-year-old had to go to the limits on his 100-kg
(220-pound) bike in the Stampede Park be earn the honor of celebrating the victory on the dirt.
Japan’s Eigo Sato was beaten in the final. Mat Rebeaud (SUI) took third place.
“I can’t believe it. It’s a dream come true. The hard work paid off. The whole day was totally insane.
I had a feeling from the start that I had a chance to win today and after winning the quarter-final
against Nate Adams I knew I could go all the way,” said the beaming Australian. Adams put all his
eggs in one basket and was hoping to snatch the win with a 360 – a complete turn in midair. But
Maddison prevailed with a superior all-round performance.
Local hero Jeff Fehr ended up in 9th place. The crowd favorite arrived in the arena wearing a
Calgary Flames jersey. NHL superstar Dion Phaneuf, who was serving as a show judge, personally
presented Fehr with a team jersey. “That was an incredible adrenaline rush. I did everything I could
in front of the home crowd. The field was incredibly strong and I’m really pleased with the result.”
Imágenes de la preparación en Fort Worth para la celebración de la tercera cita del Red Bull X-Fighters 2009 con Dany Torres, Stenberg, Mat Rebeaud, Robbie Madison y más... Vaqueros, cheerleaders, reinas del rodeo, toros y FMX!!!! FMX RULEZ!!!! Video courtesy of RedBullContentPool / Global Newsroom. All rights reserved. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Breathtaking jumps, world renowned locations and spectacular stunts, the sound of engines and the rhythm of samba: the Red Bull X-Fighters Series 2008 promises a one-of-a-kind mix of extreme sport and unforgettable spectacle. At five locations, Mexico, Fort Worth (Texas), Wuppertal (GER) and Madrid, the tough newcomers to the sport will challenge the top four freestyle motocross riders to a duel in the sky.
The historic Mexican pyramid city of Teotihuacán was the place to be on Tuesday (local time) as two FMX riders warmed up for the beginning of Red Bull X-Fighters 2008 in Mexico City. In front of a breathtaking backdrop, Dany Torres (ESP) and Johan Nungaray (MEX) whet the crowd's appetite in preparation for the showdown on Friday 4 April 2008 at the Plaza de Toros.
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Sports Director of the Red Bull X-Fighters Series 2009, Tes Sewell, talks in an interview about new judging rules and the big style question as the Series prepares to touch down for the very first time on Canadian soil for the second stop of the season in Calgary.
Tes, give us a brief description of what Red Bull X-Fighters is all about for you.
SEWELL: Red Bull X-Fighters is about getting the twelve best riders in the world and putting them together in unique situations and unique locations and finding a way to get the best out of all of them to find a tough, well-deserved champion at the end of it all.
Australia's Robbie Maddison breaks through for his monumental win at the Redbull X-Fighters event in Calgary, Canada... defeating series leader Eigo Sato.
This is highlights clip from Mexico RedBull X-Fighters 2008. I gust puted another song into it. And, i think, it matches perfectly. Enjoy !
The Power of Style and Airtime: Young Gun Dany Torres (ESP) Wins the Red Bull X-Fighters 2007 in Mexico City!
Unprecedented enthusiasm of 42.000 spectators, the crème de la crème of international freestyle motocross athletes and a one-of-a-kind show: The Red Bull X-Fighters 2007 in the Monumental Plaza de Toros bullfighting arena in Mexico City were way more than just a freestyle motocross contest. In a breathtaking head-to-head challenge the riders battled their way up into the super final. In the end, it was 19-year-old Spanish shooting star Dany Torres to excel and pull the most powerful tricks with the ultimate in style and creativity. All-time technical ruler Nate Adams (USA) came in second place followed by Robbie "Maddo" Maddison (AUS) who finished third.
Ten of the world's most renowned and respected freestyle motocross riders of eight different nationalities had followed the call of the Red Bull X-Fighters and travelled all the way to Mexico to be part of this year's show. 42.000 spectators on-site and more than 10 million TV and internet viewers witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime freestyle motocross fiesta in the world's biggest bullfighting arena Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City. Packed with elements of traditional bullfighting, flamenco performances and music acts the contest format had ten top riders compete in a testosterone-loaded head-to-head battle.
Displaying incredible courage, technique, style and airtime the ten top athletes indulged in a passionate battle for the crown of the Red Bull X-Fighters in Mexico City. Shooting up in the night sky as high as 20 metres with their 250ccm bikes these bold motoreros radiated speed, style and power. Among the judging criteria were difficulty and execution of tricks, variety of tricks and usage of course, style and show aspects, and overall impression. At the Red Bull X-Fighters the crowd also has a big say in the judging of a rider's presentation so Mexico's most famous TV host Facundo acted as the judge of the spectators' voice.
The arena was literally boiling when local hero Johan Nungaray entered. Unfortunately, he barely used the whole set-up and did not show great variation in his tricks. FMX showman and all-time favourite of the Mexican audience Ronnie Renner (USA) threw some massive super whips but no flips. Swiss Mat Rebeaud, winner of last year's Red Bull X-Fighters in Mexico City, had just recovered from a broken femur which kept him away from showing 100% of his skills. Three riders made their way into the super final: overwhelmingly smooth and progressive Australian Robbie Maddison impressed the crowd and judges performing one flip after the other riding faster than anyone else. A class of his own when it comes to a large trick repertoire and confidence, Nate Adams (USA) pulled some super clean Catwalks, Cordova Backflips and Lazy Boys.
However, neither Maddison nor Adams could stop 19-year-old Latino young gun Dany "DT" Torres (ESP). When Torres pushed into the super final the crowd jumped off their seats waving their bandanas and screaming like crazy. Fiercely attacking his former heroes Torres threw some super high Cliffhangers, Turndowns, Superflips and Heelclicker Backflips with a breathtaking Turndown Whip as the winning jump. An impressive combination of sophisticated riding, variety of tricks and interaction with the crowd earned him victory.
"I watched Maddo and Nate ride so well so I knew I had to push it to the very limit in my run. It worked out and I am so happy!" No doubt, the Red Bull X-Fighters in Mexico City will be something to remember for up-and-rising Torres.
The Red Bull X-Fighters are going on tour for the first time in 2007, hosted by three more venues after Mexico City. At the next stop on 26 May at Slane Castle, Ireland, FMX legend Travis Pastrana (USA) will be attacking Torres's position and definitely interfere with the top three ranking. Next stop will be Moscow on 30 June followed by the final tour event on 27 July in Madrid.
More Information: www.redbullxfighters****
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This episode; we get amongst the good times at the final stop of this year's pro-wake series in the US. Cult continues on its hunt for Australia's freakiest surf talent, the Get Ya Freaks Out Tour, stopping through Byron Bay for one of the whackiest contests yet. The world's freestyle moto-x elite pull out all stops on the latest leg of Red-Bull's X-Fighters competition in Spain, which saw Aussie Robbie Maddison take 3rd place behind a near unstoppable Matt Rebeaud. And champions of Aussie's underground hard rock scene Mammal chat with Skuff TV about stage diving, chicks at gigs and taking the power back!
This week we get a sneak peak at brand new Aussie Mountain Biking movie "TIA - This is Australia", an insight into Mountain Biking down-under premiering at next weekend's leg of the MTB World Cup in Canberra - check www.tiafilm**** for more details.
We also head to Germany where Swiss FMX-freak Mat Rebeaud sealed the deal on this year's RedBull X-Fighters, knocking Australia's Robbie Maddison out of the way in the semis before going on win the Hamburg leg of the series.
And we gear up for all the snowboarding action at this weekend's Stylewars event at Falls Creek by looking back on last year's competition.
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17 year old FMX wonderkid Levi Sherwood takes out the first stop of the Redbull X-Fighters at the famous Plaza Del Toros in Mexico, ahead of Eigo Sato & Matt Rebeaud.
We also hang with Matt Rebeaud for a day & see what he gets upto.
Mejores momentos del X-Fighters de México donde el rider japonés Eigo Sato se corono con 160 puntos, siguiendole el jovencísimo neocelandes Levi Sherwood con 130 puntos y el mitico Mat Rebeaud, que también suma 130 puntos.
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