Movers & Shakers: Red Bull athletes hang tough

Weekly results round-up of Red Bull athletes doing their thing at the world's top sporting events.
Coco Zurita flying high
Coco Zurita flying high © Juan Luis De Heeckeren/Red Bull Content Pool
By Tim Sturtridge

The BMX Worlds in Cologne was home to plenty of freewheeling action over the weekend. Daniel Dhers followed up his recent X Games gold in Munich with another impressive display on German soil, the Venezuelan’s Flatspin 720s and 360 No Footed CanCans to Whip to Barspin got him gold in the Pro Park final.

In the finale of the Pro Vert class, Coco Zurita (pictured above) shot himself to unbelievable heights with stylish Inverts, Toboggans and Flow, and brought in a deserved victory ahead of BMX legend Mat Hoffman. Also amongst the medals was France’s Matthias Dandois who finished up third in the Pro Flatland final.

Martin Soderstrom during Speed and Style © Ale Di Lullo

As Crankworx Les Deux Alpes returned in 2013 so did last year's Slopestyle winner Brandon Semenuk. The Freeride World Tour’s number one once again took top honours in the iXS Slopestyle despite some big pressure being applied by Martin Söderström in the early stages of the contest.

Söderström may have been forced into a third place finish in the Slopestyle final but there was no stopping the Swede in the GT Speed and Style event. Also celebrating at Crankworx Les Deux Alpes was Frenchman Yannick Granieri after dazzling the judges during the Teva Best Trick Showdown. Meanwhile, it was a family affair in the Air DH with wins for brother and sister combo Gee and Rachel Atherton.

Marc Marquez tops MotoGP World Championship
Marc Marquez tops MotoGP World Championship © GEPA/Gold & Goose

Marc Marquez completed a memorable weekend at the Sachsenring by claiming a race win that propels him to the top of the MotoGP World Championship standings.

We had a very good race. The victory is so important because those 25 points mean a lot in the championship.

- Marc Marquez

Topping the Moto3 World Championship after racing at the Sachsenring is Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Luis Salom. The Spaniard now holds a 14-point advantage over his nearest rival as the championship heads into a midseason break.

Tony Cairoli takes his third GP win in a row
Tony Cairoli takes his third GP win in a row © R Archer/KTM Images

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing riders Tony Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings were in unstoppable form at the MXGP of Finland. Tony took his third GP win in a row (his eighth of the season) in Finland as he extended his unassailable lead at the top of the MX1 World Championship to 99 points. Just as impressive was Jeffery who has now won every round of the campaign as he cruises to the defence of his title. Jeffery won both races in Finland by almost a minute each.

Stuart Broad bowls Michael Clarke
Stuart Broad bowls Michael Clarke © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Holding his nerve during a tense opening Test Match of The Ashes at Edgbaston (UK) was England all-rounder Stuart Broad. Chipping away with bat and ball saw Broady take three wickets in the match (including Australia captain Michael Clarke pictured) and notch 89 runs. Most of Stuart’s runs were posted during a crucial second innings partnership with Ian Bell.

The answer is blowing in the wind
The answer is blowing in the wind © Thorsten Indra/Red Bull Content Pool

German windsurfer Philipp Köster ruled the waves he set about winning the Men's Super Session at the PWA Pozo World Cup. The 19-year-old started off the final in emphatic fashion as he exploded into one of his trademark, bolt upright double forwards, before later adding a quite exquisite - yet ridiculous - no-handed backloop to seal his place at the top of the fleet. See how Philipp honed his skills in Maui pre-season in this epic video.

There's no stopping Danny Leon
There's no stopping Danny Leon © Luis Vidales/Red Bull Content Pool

This year’s NASS Festival saw Danny Leon obliterate the competition while skating his way into top spot at the World Cup event in Bristol (UK).

Steve Smith grabs some air
Steve Smith grabs some air © Tyrone Bradley/Red Bull Content Pool

Steve Smith cemented his credentials as Canada’s King of Downhill by winning the Canadian MTB National Championships. The titles just keep stacking up for Steve who is currently ranked third in the UCI World rankings and second on the UCI World Cup rankings.

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