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- Updated: December 12, 2013
The Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour is revving up for another epic and spectacular season, with Thomas Pagès (France) preparing to defend his championship title in a five-leg tour. Over 200,000 spectators will witness the freestyle motocross elite in action, as the tour covers four continents in 2014. In addition to returning stops in Mexico City, Osaka and Madrid, this year Red Bull X-Fighters will bring the best in FMX to Africa and Germany, two countries where FMX and the high-octane, star-studded Red Bull X-Fighters has become extraordinarily popular in recent years.
Entering its 14th season, the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour will first dazzle crowds in Mexico City (14 March) for a legendary season opener in the thin high altitude air before returning to Asia with a stop in the land of the rising sun in Osaka, Japan (25 May). The tour will then move on to the celebrated Las Ventas bullring in Madrid (27 June) and Munich, Germany (19 July) before climaxing with a first-ever African World Tour final, in Pretoria, South Africa (23 August).
Last season, Pagès defeated Spain’s Dany Torres for the world title, in the most spectacular season in the history of the sport, featuring four different winners in five stops. Pagès won two stops in 2013; however, Dany Torres (Spain), Rob Adelberg (Australia), and Taka Higashino (Japan) all proved that they could beat the mercurial Frenchman with victories. Pagès clinched the championship title in a thrilling season finale in Madrid in a spectacular fashion – often referred to as the best run ever. Reflecting how close the world’s FMX elite has become, the Frenchman was the fourth different World Tour champion in the last four years. Pagès was the epitome of consistency all season, reaching the podium in all five events.
FOX Sports 1 Broadcast
The Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 as part of a three-year agreement with Red Bull Media House. This will include nearly 180 hours (over three years) of live and highlighted high-definition, season-long coverage from the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour as well as the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship and the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
2014 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Schedule
3/14 – Mexico City, Mexico
5/25 – Osaka, Japan
6/27 – Madrid, Spain
7/19 – Munich, Germany
8/23 – Pretoria, South Africa
More information on the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour is available at www.redbullxfighters.com.