Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
Focus on the big picture

Breathtaking motocross double double front flip off a cliff #shorts

Guardian, 18 Nov 2021
The freestyle motocross rider Tom Pages pulled off an amazing first in the ski resort of Avoriaz in France – riding off a sheer cliff and performing a double front flip before parachuting down.

Subscribe to @Guardian Sport for more from our series: The Amazing World of Sport ► http://bit.ly/GDNSport
Subscribe to Guardian News ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub

Pages attacked the seven-metre ramp at 50 mph and shot out more than 55 metres from the cliff before gliding back down to the ground.

After successfully completing two complete front flips, Pages released a specially designed parachute and glided to safety over the picturesque ravine. A second chute deployed on his motorcycle.

'What's going to get me stoked after that?' Pages said as he reflected on his achievement. 'I don't know. I'm going to have to find something even more stupid to have fun.'

Pages is no stranger to extreme sports: he is a multiple Red Bull X-Fighters champion and a five-time X Games gold medallist.

The Guardian publishes independent journalism, made possible by supporters. Contribute to The Guardian today ► https://bit.ly/3uhA7zg

Website ► https://www.theguardian.com
Facebook ►https://www.facebook.com/theguardian
Twitter ► https://twitter.com/guardian
Instagram ► https://instagram/guardian

#shorts #motocross #freestyle
Related Articles