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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Photo gallery: Masters of Dirt, Graz

Masters of Dirt always serves up an exciting event. Launch photo gallery »

Arnold Schwarzenegger's hometown hosted the first stop of the 2011 Masters of Dirt tour this past weekend and despite icy sub-freezing temperatures on both Friday and Saturday night in Graz, Austria, the world's best FMX riders managed to dig deep and deliver at the first Masters of Dirt event of 2011.

Masters of Dirt veterans Remi Bizouard, Libor Podmol, Eigo Sato, Alastair Sayer, Edgar Torrontares and Massimo Bianconcini were joined by new guys Mike Metzger and Jose Mirales. Unlike Europe's IFMXF contests, the Masters of Dirt events are run as entertainments as opposed to legit contests and include of plenty of pyrotechnics and scantily clad dancing girls making for a visually-stimulating show comparable to Australia's Crusty Demons Tour.

Italian photographer Ricky Monti traveled to Graz and brought back this epic bunch of photos. Click here to check out the gallery.