Red Bull X-Fighters 2010: Battersea Power Station In London
New Zealandís Levi Sherwood recharged Londonís iconic Battersea Power Station on Saturday as he won the fifth stop of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2010 in the British capital.
19-year-old Levi Sherwood kept his cool in front of 30,000 fans at the Battersea Power Station in London. American Nate Adams and Spaniard Dany Torres filled the podium, while Tour leader Andrè Villa had to settle for a disappointing ninth place.
It was raining cats and dogs on the night of the Red Bull X-Fighters event in London, which quickly led to slippery run-ins and increasingly soft landings.
“We couldn’t go right to the limit in the evening – it was too dangerous,” explained America’s Nate Adams, who took a strong second place.
As all riders were competing under the same conditions, it was decided that the results would stand. Despite the rain, Battersea Power Station was sold out right down to the very last seat for an evening of spectacular FMX action.
“The fans certainly fired up the old coal power station,” grinned third-placed Dany Torres. Crowd favourite Robbie Maddison, famous for his jump over London’s iconic Tower Bridge in 2009, could only finish in tenth place after falling hard during Qualifying.
“It’s insane,” commented Levi “Rubber Kid” Sherwood, who now lies only 20 points behind Andrè Villa. “I’m going to give absolutely everything at the last event to try and knock Villa off top spot.”
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