Edgar Torronteras, from Cardedeu near Barcelona, Spain, is one of the original FMX pioneers. During a long and distinguished career which began more than 20 years ago, he has invented a number of today’s most well-known tricks and moves. He also suffered for his art, breaking hundreds of bones in his body, including fingers, wrists, hands, legs, collarbone, ribs, ankles and pelvis.
2012 was a triumphant year for ET, finishing seventh at the Red Bull X-Fighters event in Dubai and winning a number of events at the Masters of Dirt show. He also finished fourth at the X-Games in the Moto X ‘Speed and Style’ event, third in the Barcelona Freestyle Masters, and took part in the famous Paris-Bercy show.
He bought his first bike in 1983, and took part in his first motocross race in Navas, Spain in 1987. He continued competing in MX events until 1996, when he switched his attentions to SX. His freestyle career began in 1997 and he has since won international events all over Spain, including Alicante and Alhama de Murcia (2006), Valladolid (2008) and Alicante (2009 and 2010).
Now aged 33, ET continued to compete in events around the world, including the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour. He is still regarded as one of freestyle’s greatest performers, and says that his best trick is the ‘whip no foot’. He is an extreme sports freak - when not competing in FMX, he enjoys wakeboarding, base jumping, BMX, snowboarding, free jumping ... and golf.
- Age: 33
- Height: 1.73m
- Weight: 78kg
- Nationality: Spain