Barcelona prepares the X Games

Posted on 10 April 2013 in Barcelona, always!, Sports

The X Games are coming to Barcelona, offering a great sports show from 16 to 19 May. The Games will offer 14 disciplines in four categories of extreme sports: skateboarding, BMX, motocross and rallies.

Olympic Ring | Montjuïc - X Games Barcelona

Olympic Ring | Montjuïc - X Games Barcelona

Extreme sports legends who have already confirmed they’ll be taking part at this edition include the freestyle motocross rider, Travis Pastrana, famous for being the first rider to do a back flip, and Bob Burnquist, a skateboarder specialising in giant leaps. Other participants include the rally driver Ken Block and the motorbike stunt rider Robbie Madisson.

The freestyle motocross rider, Edgar Torronteras, born in Cardedeu, is one of the great Catalan hopes for a medal. “I can’t sleep. I’ve done a lot of training, I have to do whatever it takes to win that medal“, said Torronteras during the presentation of the Barcelona X Games. Torronteras is one of the pioneers in the Freestyle Moto X and will be taking part in the Best Whip and Speed and Style events.

The Barcelona X Games’ organisers have announced that they have already sold 20% of the tickets available. They expect some 140.000 persons to turn up, bringing the city an estimated turnover of 42 million euros a year.

[Barcelona X Games]

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