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Pagès wins X-Fighters without a flip

Originally Published: August 11, 2012
By Colin Bane | ESPN.com

French rider Thomas Pagès proved that it's still possible to win a major freestyle motocross competition circa 2012 without a single backflip variation, breaking out special flips and volt body varials and unveiling a new flatspin 540 flair on his way to winning the Red Bull X-Fighters event on Saturday at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany.

"I brought everything I had," Pagès said on Saturday, after far surpassing his more modest goal of merely finishing in the top ...

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