Top XG Munich Moto X Moments
A Step Above
Familiar names and first-time gold medalists enjoyed success last week at X Games Munich. Czech rider Libor Podmol won his first X Games gold medal by clearing 29 feet on June 28 and barely hanging on after a rough landing.
'Dream Come True'
Libor Podmol's carefree style ended up surpassing favorites Matt Buyten (silver) and Ronnie Renner (bronze) in Step Up at X Games Munich. "All my life I've wanted to ride at X Games. To get the gold here is a dream come true," Podmol, 29, said.
Twitch's Whip Gold
Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg reclaimed his Best Whip crown June 28 at X Games Munich when he won 65 percent of the fan vote. X Games Barcelona winner Edgar Torronteras earned silver with 14 percent of the vote.
Looking For Three
Mike Mason fended off a rallying Javier Villegas on June 28 at X Games Munich to secure his second consecutive Moto X Speed & Style gold medal and third overall. He will be racing for the discipline's first three-peat next month at X Games L.A.
Mike Mason again dominated Moto X Speed & Style on June 28 at X Games Munich to win his sixth X Games medal. "I knew the tricks I was going to do and the lines I was going to take, and I knew as long as I got the starts I'd be OK," Mason said.
Despite nagging injuries, Nate Adams decided to compete in Moto X Speed & Style at X Games Munich and earned a bronze medal in the process. Adams lost his semifinal to silver medalist Javier Villegas when a midrace collision caused his bike to stall out.
Just like at X Games Barcelona, the Moto X Freestyle competition was canceled because of rain and poor course conditions. Only some brief practice runs took place before the decision was made to scrap the contest. The 10 riders will split the prize money.
Forsberg In Front
A day after the Enduro X races were postponed because of rain, Maria Forsberg on Sunday raced to her third gold medal at X Games Munich. Forsberg held off rival and two-time defending champion Laia Sanz at Olympic Stadium.
Even though it didn't rain Sunday, Enduro X riders still had to contend with water. Two-time Enduro X gold medalist Taddy Blazusiak rips through the water hazard during the men's final at X Games Munich, where he picked up the bronze medal.
Taylor Robert, right, pulls away from X Games Barcelona gold medalist Mike Brown during the men's Enduro X final Sunday at X Games Munich. Robert won his first gold medal in the event.