Movers and Shakers: X marks the spot

A packed weekend of X Games action is just one part of our bulletin from the Red Bull athletes.
Tom Schaar skateboarding at the X Games in Munich
Tom Schaar in action at the X Games Munich © Helge Tscharn/Red Bull Content Pool
By Sam Bloomfield

There is so much to get through this weekend, in a round-up so full of action it's hard to know where to begin. Let's start with the epicentre of it all though, the Summer X Games in Munich. Amongst the highlights here was Daniel Dehrs' win in the BMX Park final, which also saw Daniel Sandoval pick up the bronze medal. The MTB boys scored some success in the Slopestyle event, with Canada's Brandon Semenuk and Spain's Andreu Lacondeguy taking silver and bronze respectively.

Skateboard success came in the form of Brazilian Pedro Barros, who took home the silver medal in the Skateboard Park final. Making a little bit of X Games history was Tom Schaar (pictured), 13, who became the youngest Big Air medallist when he claimed bronze.

There were plenty of places in the motorised disciplines too, with a bronze medal apiece for Taddy Blaziusak in the Men's EnduroX and Ronnie Renner in Best Whip.

Head on over to the Red Bull X Games Munich site for a full round-up of each day's action, as well as loads more pics and videos.

Sweden's Anton Thelander, winner of Red Bull Phenom at X Games Munich
Anton Thelander, winner of Red Bull Phenom © Lukas Pilz/Red Bull Content Pool

Still with the X Games for a moment, the Red Bull Phenom MTB Slopestyle event also took place on Sunday. This competition for new, up-and-coming MTB talent was won by Sweden's Anton Thelander, from Canada's Tom Van Steenberg and the UK's Matt Jones. You can check out a full replay of the event here.

Sebastien Loeb takes the chequered flag at Pikes Peak
Sebastien Loeb at Pikes Peak © Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool

Over to the USA now, where Sébastien Loeb smashed the course record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Challenge. The Frenchman clocked in at 8m13.878s, squeezing an average speed of 145kph out of his Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak over the course's 20km and 156 corners. This means he cut over 90 seconds off the course record, set last year by Rhys Millen.

Neymar celebrating after scoring against Spain
Neymar scores the second against Spain © Getty Images

The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro was the setting for a footballing masterclass from Neymar and his Brazilian team mates. Facing Spain, the reigning World and European champions, the Brazilians put in a performance full of intensity, bite and technique to win the match by three goals to nil. Neymar's stunning finish for Brazil's second was perhaps the decisive moment of the match.

Marc Márquez takes a corner at the Dutch MotoGP in Assen this weekend
Marc Márquez in action at the Dutch MotoGP © GEPA/Gold & Goose

We saw success in the MotoGP in Assen, Netherlands too. Marc Márquez improved on his third place in Barcelona, with  runners-up spot here, only finishing behind the legend that is Valentino Rossi.

Mark Webber on the podium at Silverstone
Mark Webber at the British GP 2013 © Mark Thompson/Getty Images

The British Formula 1 Grand Prix took place at Silverstone on Sunday. A rather chaotic event was marred somewhat by concerns over tyre safety as a number of drivers suffered punctures. Red Bull's Mark Webber was one of those who negotiated the race safely however, finishing second behind Nico Rosberg. This was Webber's final British GP before he moves on to Porsche next year and he made a point of thanking the British fans after the race.

Michel Bourez surfing at the Oakley Pro Bali 2013
Michel Bourez in action at the Oakley Pro Bali © Damea Dorsey

To Indonesia now, where surfer Michel Bourez is starting to make a name for himself. Hot on the heels of his first ever third-placed finish at Australia's Gold Coast event, Bourez went one better at the Oakley Pro Bali, finishing second only to Joel Parkinson, the defending world champion.

Antonio Cairoli competing in the MX1 GP in Uddevalla, Sweden
Antonio Cairoli in MX1 action © R Archer/KTM Images

The slightly colder-climes of Sweden saw MX1 and MX2 GP action and Red Bull KTM rider Tony Cairoli winning his 60th Grand Prix. Also placing well at Uddevalla were Ken de Dycker, who finished in second behind Cairoli in the MX1, and Jeffrey Herlings and Jordi Tixier who finished first and third in the MX2.

Orlando Duque dives from the cliff in Vila Franca do Campo
Orlando Duque in cliff diving action © Paulo Calisto/Red Bull Content Pool

One last hop and we're over in the Azores, off the coast of Portugal, for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. It was a tough event, with high winds causing challenging conditions for the athletes, but it also produced some stunning action. Red Bull's Orlando Duque took a good second place, only defeated by the string of 9s produced by Gary Hunt. You can find out more about Red Bull Cliff Diving here.

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