With a medley of airs and big turns, South African Jordy Smith surfed his way to the top step of the podium in the Billabong Pro Rio. Brazilian Adriano de Souza met him there, ripping his way into second place and bagging the ratings lead in the process in his home event. There was another impressive performance from Mick Fanning as well as the Australian backed up his consistent year with another semi-final finish.
Poland's freeride mountain bike ace Szymon Godziek took the best trick contest at Red Bull Berg Line on Saturday with a super smooth cashroll. It all came together for Godziek on the day, having landed a cashroll cleanly on just one previous occasion. Watch a replay of the Red Bull Berg Line event in Germany on Red Bull Bike
Dani Pedrosa powered his way from sixth on the grid to win the MotoGP of France at Le Mans and put himself on top of the championship standings. The Honda rider dealt with the wet track better than anyone before taking the chequered flag ahead of Cal Crutchlow and Marc Marquez. "I am so happy. It was a great race for me," Pedrosa said. "I got some good grip on the tyres, my braking was good and when I was in front, although I made a couple of mistakes, I was able to stay on the bike and bring it in."
MX1 World Champion Tony Cairoli took the 58th Grand Prix win of his career at the Beto Carrero track in Brazil. After title rival Gautier Paulin had won the last two GPs on the trot, Cairoli reasserted his hold on the 2013 crown with a maximum 50-point haul in Round 7 of the campaign. The Red Bull KTM Factory rider dedicated the victory on the podium to the late Marco Simoncelli – who raced the number 58 in MotoGP until his untimely death in October 2011.
England cricketer Stuart Broad put New Zealand to the sword on Sunday, inspiring his team to an astonishing 170-run win in the first Test at Lord's, with his seven wickets in 11 overs ripping through the Kiwis' batting order. Chasing 239 for victory, the Black Caps were bowled out for 68 in 22.3 overs after lunch as Broad finished with Test-best figures of 7-44.
Gee Atherton dominated the first round of the iXS German Downhill Cup in Winterberg.
At the seventh iXS Dirt Masters Festival in Winterberg Gee began the competition strongly by recording a time that was almost three-and-a-half seconds quicker than the field to gain the number one seeding.
And he only extended that lead in the run proper when Atherton finished with a time of 2:05.663, which was more than six seconds ahead of his rivals.
Meanwhile, in the 4X World Cup at Winterberg, Tomas Slavík took the win.
Mariana Pajón followed up second place at the UCI SX World Cup in Argentina with two championship titles at the same Santiago del Estero venue in the following days, taking the Pan American and Suramerican titles ahead of Gabriela Maria Diaz and Mariana Diaz in both events.