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“There were a lot of ups and downs during the whole season,” said Sherwood after being pushed to his limits by Pages. Pages dazzled the crowd in Sydney with breathtaking moves such as the flair or the volt. The flair is a mind-boggling 540 degree mid-air turn, the volt leaves him spinning in mid-air above his bike. Sherwood had to first beat hometown hero Sheehan in the semi-final. Sheehan, who won on Cockatoo Island last year, had a great run with a double backflip but suffered two minor crashes, allowing Sherwood to squeak by into the final. It was the battle the world had been waiting for and the New Zealander prevailed with another flawless run under pressure to win his first Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Title. The best FMX Athletes in the world brought an explosion of tricks like never seen before in a Freestyle-Motocross-Event.
Results Sydney 2012: 1. Levi Sherwood (NZL) , 2. Thomas Pages (FRA), 3. Josh Sheehan (AUS), 4. Jackson Strong (AUS), 5. Eigo Sato (JPN), 6. Taka Higashino (JPN), 7. Dany Torres (ESP) , 8. Cameron Sinclair (AUS), 9. Blake Williams (AUS), 10. Javier Villegas (CHL), 11. Todd Potter (USA)
Results World Tour 2012: 1. Sherwood 335 points, 2. Pages 315, 3. Torres 215, 4. Villegas 190, 5. Sato 190, 6. Potter 155;
Pictures: Sebastian Marko, Andy Schaad, Andy Langreiter, Mark Watson