2010 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Italy

October 4, 2010
Courtesy of Red Bull X-Fighters
Without a single mistake Dany Torres clenched the final round in Rome after impressing both fans and judges with a variety of tricks.
Without a single mistake Dany Torres clenched the final round victory after impressing fans and judges with a variety of tricks.

“I love Italy!” screamed an ecstatic Torres into the microphone after impressing both judges and crowd alike with his huge bag of tricks in the final round. His opponent, Adam Jones, was forced to admit that the Spaniard had deserved the win in Rome: “Dany didn’t make a single mistake. I messed up in the final round. He deserved the victory here tonight.”

In a city which has witnessed more than its fair share of legendary gladiatorial battles, the duel for the overall World Tour title could barely have been closer going into the final stop of the season. At the end it was America’s Nate Adams who emerged victorious by the smallest of margins – just 5 points – from the head-to-head showdown with Andre Villa (NOR). The victory means that Adams successfully defend his title, while Villa, who finished on the podium at the first four of the six stops in 2010, was left to rue chances missed in the season.

The Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2010 took the 12 best freestyle motocross gladiators on the planet to spectacular locations across three continents, where they were fired on live by a total of 169,000 fans. With some of the kickers catapulting the athletes up to 15 meters high and 30 meters through the air, the riders competing in the huge bullfighting arena in Mexico City (MEX), in front of the Great Sphinx of Giza (EGY), on Moscow’s (RUS) Red Square, in Madrid’s (ESP) bullfighting ring, in front of the Battersea Power Station in London (GBR) and at the season finale in Rome’s Stadio Flaminio (ITA) completed an total of 770 jumps – including 524 flips – and flew almost 17,000 meters in the process.

2010 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Rome Results:
1. Dany Torres, ESP
2. Adam Jones, USA

After winning the 2010 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Nate Adams has taken back-to-back titles in the worlds most respected freestyle motocross tour.
After winning the 2010 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Nate Adams has taken back-to-back titles in the world’s most respected freestyle motocross tour.

3. Nate Adams, USA
4. Andre Villa, NOR
5. Mat Rebeaud, SUI
6. Remi Bizouard, FRA
7. Brice Izzo, FRA
8. Josh Sheehan (AUS)
9. Mike Mason (USA)
10. Massimo Bianconchini (ITA)

2010 Red Bull X-Fighters Championship Points:
1. Nate Adams, 370
2. Andre Villa, 365
3. Dany Torres, 310
4. Levi Sherwood, 290
5. Adam Jones, 290
6. Robbie Maddison, 265
7. Mat Rebeaud, 175
8. Eigo Sato, 130
9. Mike Mason, 105
10. Jim McNeil, 95