Dany Torres - Winner Red Bull X-Fighters Rome (c) B. Gardi - redbullxfighters.com

At the grand finale of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2010 in Rome’s Stadio Flaminio (ITA) it was Spanish rider Dany Torres who sailed to victory in front of a capacity 20,000-strong crowd, defeating Adam Jones (USA) in a thrilling final. In the overall standings Nate Adams (USA) managed to secure back-to-back titles on the world’s most respected freestyle motocross tour with a strong third place finish in the Eternal City.

“I love Italy!” screamed an ecstatic Torres into the microphone after impressing both judges and crowd alike with his huge bag of tricks in the final round. His opponent, Adam Jones, was forced to admit that the Spaniard had deserved the win in Rome: “Dany didn’t make a single mistake. I messed up in the final round. He deserved the victory here tonight.”

In a city which has witnessed more than its fair share of legendary gladiatorial battles, the duel for the overall World Tour title could barely have been closer going into the final stop of the season. In the end it was America’s Nate Adams who emerged victorious by the smallest of margins – just 5 points – from the head-to-head showdown with Andrè Villa (NOR). The victory means that Adams successfully defended his title, while Villa, who finished on the podium at the first four of the six stops in 2010, was left to rue chances missed in the season.
The Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2010 took the 12 best freestyle motocross gladiators on the planet to spectacular locations across three continents, where they put an amazing live show on for a total of 169,000 fans. With some of the kickers catapulting the athletes up to 50 feet high and 100 feet through the air, the riders performed spectalar tricks in the huge bullfighting arena in Mexico City, in front of the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt, on Moscow’s Red Square, in Madrid’s bullfighting ring, in front of the Battersea Power Station in London and at the season finale in Rome’s Stadio Flaminio.

Red Bull X-Fighters World Final Rome 2010:

1. Dany Torres (ESP)
2. Adam Jones (USA)
3. Nate Adams (USA)
4. Andre Villa (NOR)
5. Mat Rebeaud (SUI)
6. Remi Bizouard (FRA)
7. Brice Izzo (FRA)
8. Josh Sheehan (AUS)
9. Mike Mason (USA)
10. Massimo Bianconchini (ITA)

Final Standings, Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2010: 

1. Nate Adams (USA/370 points)
2. Andrè Villa (NOR/365 points)
3. Dany Torres (ESP/310 points)
4. Levi Sherwood (NZL/290 points)
5. Adam Jones (USA/290 points)
6. Robbie Maddison (AUS)
7. Mat Rebeaud (SUI)
8. Eigo Sato (JPN)
9. Mike Mason (USA)
10. Jim McNeil (USA)


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