20 Unforgettable Action Sports Heroes Of 2013

From Carlos Burle, to Danny MacAskill to Diana Nyad. We recognise our inspirations from the last year.

Tom Pages is a man of many talents. He started out in BMX before turning his hand to the world of competitive Freestyle Motocross (FMX) in 2007. Since then he has been smashing it left, right and centre. But it was his unbelievable performance at the Red Bull X-Fighters in 2013 that forced us to step up and take notice.

The Red Bull X-Fighters is not only considered one of the toughest on the Motocross circuit but one of the toughest across all sports. It is dangerous, unforgiving and requires staggering levels of skill to even compete at, let alone win.

Showing he has utter balls of steel, Pages let it rip and ripped across distances of 30 metres, 15 metres high in the air pulling tricks out of the bag. These included a 540 degree turn off a quarter pipe, a mid-air backflip above his seat, a mid-air 36 degree spin off his bike and his favourite trick of all the Tsunami Indy.

Let’s not forget, after only a year of competing, Pages became the first rider to stick a double grab flip and along with his brother, landed the first duo frontflip caught on camera. What a legend.

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