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Freestyle Motocross Amazes in Moscow

28. June 2010 by Michelle 0 Comments

While the extreme sport of freestyle motocross has risen in popularity over the last 20 years in the U.S., the Red Bull X-Fighters wanted to bring the excitement to riders and fans all over the world. In 2008, they launched the World Tour, pushing the boundaries of modern freestyle motocross in some of the most spectacular locations on Earth.

 

So far this year, riders have flown and flipped through the skies of Mexico City’s Monumental Plaza del Toros, as well as alongside Cairo’s Great Sphinx. This past weekend, Russia’s Red Square hosted a leg of the World Tour for the first time and athletes were in awe of the beautiful architecture, magical atmosphere, and gorgeous Russian women!

 

Twenty riders, known as the international elite, are competing for the 2010 championship title. With a mix of American athletes, Australians, Japanese, and others, this is a remarkable demonstration of extreme international talent. There is even one Russian rider who is helping propel the sport in a country of few riders and even less tracks. Alex Kolesnikov builds his own ramps and foam pits in his hometown of Kolomna and now gets to compete with the best in the world.

 

Check out these amazing photos with the beautiful backdrops of the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral. Then watch the video to hear how the competition played out and who rode away winning this event.

 

 

 

Photo credits: https://zyalt.livejournal.com, Red Bull X-Fighters