Red Bull X-Fighters Madrid 2017

Red Bull X-Fighters returns to the bullring

Tom Pagès wants to win in Madrid one more time. Get your tickets before it’s too late!
By Oliver Schran

Who can dethrone France’s Tom Pagès? That’s the question on the minds of 11 of the world’s best freestyle motocross riders who will go all out to stop the flying Frenchman on July 7, 2017 at the Red Bull X-Fighters in Madrid. Pagès has won the world’s most prestigious FMX competition at the Las Ventas bullfighting ring four straight times and remains the man to beat on the big occasion.

The Las Ventas bullfighting ring will once again be the venue for the 2017 edition of the Red Bull X-Fighters, where riders will push the limits of the sport. The riders, who both savour and rave about the hothouse atmosphere in Madrid, compete against each other with their best tricks in a series head-to-head knock-out rounds in front of a panel of judges and the enthusiastic crowd of 23,000.

Watch the clip below from the last event to see what to expect from the upcoming showdown in summer 2017...

Pagès of France will attempt to win in Madrid for a record fifth time when the world’s best freestyle motocross riders gather in the Spanish capital for the 16th consecutive year. But the 2013 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour champion will have to reach deep into his bag of FMX tricks to prevail against 11 rivals such as Dany Torres (ESP), Clinton Moore (AUS), Levi Sherwood (NZL) and Josh Sheehan (AUS).

Levi Sherwood of New Zealand performs at the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas during the qualifying for the Red Bull X-Fighters in Madrid, Spain on June 23, 2016
Levi Sherwood sends it into Spanish airspace © Joerg Mitter/Red Bull Content Pool

All the biggest names in FMX history have won the now-legendary stop in Madrid, which has defined the sport more than any other venue. American Travis Pastrana has won it three times and Spain’s Torres twice. Other Madrid Red Bull X-Fighters winners include Australia’s Robbie Maddison, Mat Rebeaud (SUI), Nate Adams (USA), Kenny Bartram (USA), Edgar Torronteras (ESP) and Sherwood (NZL). Pagès will attempt to etch his name even deeper into FMX immortality with a fifth straight victory in Madrid on July 7, 2017.

Ticket sales are now open and FMX fans should be quick to order since the event has sold out very quickly in the past.

redbullxfighters.com/tickets

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