Red Bull X-Fighters Moscow: Sherwood Wins

A sell-out crowd of 40,000 fans were on hand to witness the best twelve freestyle motocross riders in the world battle it out in front of the world-famous Kremlin on Moscow's Red Square on Saturday night. Young gun Levi Sherwood showed his class in the final against Nate Adams to take his second-ever win on the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour.

MOSCOW (RUS) - No fewer than 250 truckloads of dirt transformed the historic cobblestones of Red Square in the heart of the Russian capital into an FMX course worthy of hosting the top riders on the planet as the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour hit Russia for the first time. With temperatures exceeding 90 degrees, it was 18-year-old Levi "Rubber Kid" Sherwood who jumped through the air and into the hearts of the Russian fans packed into the historic location. Amongst the 40,000 spectators was Super Bowl champion Reggie Bush, who was wrapping up a trip that took him to the World Cup in South Africa before settling in for some FMX action in Moscow.

"The tricky course here was just right for me," said Sherwood, who also won in Mexico City last year. "This day will go down in history."

Mere yards from the eastern walls of the Kremlin, spectacular tricks, incredible flips and the whine of two-stroke motors brought the tens of thousands of fans to a boiling point. The legendary square in the heart of Moscow, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 1990, was packed to the rafters.

"The pressure was huge, the course was tough and the heat was a problem for everyone," explained Adams, the runner-up. "It is an incredible feeling to jump here. The equivalent back home in the USA would be to perform in the garden of the White House!"

Andre Villa continues to lead the overall standings in the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2010 after finishing third in Moscow. Robbie Maddison, famous for his Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. events and jumps over London's Tower Bridge and the Corinth Canal in Greece, failed to qualify for the semifinals after missing a landing, eventually finishing fifth. Japan's Eigo Sato progressed into the semifinals but had to settle for fourth place after losing his duel against Adams.

The comeback kids, Dany Torres of Spain and Mat Rebeaud of Switzerland, were unable to keep pace with their competition in Moscow as they returned to the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour after injuries, finishing sixth and tenth respectively.

Following stops in Mexico City, Cairo and Moscow, the biggest freestyle motocross tour on the planet now moves on to the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullfighting ring in Madrid for the next event of the season on July 22-23 before the final two showdowns of the season in London on August 14 and Rome on October 1.

**Final Results, Red Bull X-Fighters Moscow / Russia: **
1. Levi Sherwood (NZL)
2. Nate Adams (USA)
3. Andre Villa (NOR)
4. Eigo Sato (JAP)
5. Robbie Maddison (AUS)
6. Dany Torres (ESP)
7. Adam Jones (USA)
8. Cameron Sinclair (AUS)
9. Jim McNeil (USA)
10. Mat Rebeaud (SUI)
11. Alexey Kolesnikov (RUS)
12. Blake Williams (AUS)

1. Andre Villa 245 pts.
2. Nate Adams 225
3. Levi Sherwood 175
4. Robbie Maddison 165
5. Adam Jones 155
6. Eigo Sato 125
7. Jim McNeil 95
8. Dany Torres 90
9. Cameron Sinclair 35
10. Libor Podmol 25
11. Blake Williams 20
12. Lance Coury 20
13. Charles Pages 20
14. Mat Rebeaud 15 15. Diasuke Suzuki 15 16. Alex Kolesnikov 10 17. Petr Pilat 10 18. Nick De Wit 5 19. Johan Nungaray 5

Red Bull X-Fighters Moscow: Sherwood Wins