Moto X Best Whip
Since 1999 no male Spanish athlete has won a gold in the X Games.
That changed Sunday as Barcelona native FMX Freestyle rider Edgar Torronteras brought the gold medal home to Barcelona in Best Whip. In the only format where fans get to pick the winner, Torronteras narrowly edged out reigning three-peat winner Jeremy Stenberg.
“To win my first gold ever, and to win it at home is a dream come true,” said Torrenteras through tears. “I have been dreaming about this all of my life. Today I won it, here in my hometown, in front of my family and my friends. To try and describe these feelings is so diffuclt. I had to ride against the best riders out there, so to win you need to beat the best. Today I was the best.”
Moto X Step Up
It came down to a winner take all jump off for the gold.
Surprisingly the jump off included only one rider expected to be there, the other was a surprise.
After a heated and physical argument in Brazil last month that set the tone for Step Up in Barcelona, Ronnie Renner and Josh Hansen found themselves together again this time in the jump off tie breaker for gold with Renner coming out on top and securing his 4th Gold jumping clear of 32 feet.
With the win, Renner tied Matt Buyten and Tommy Clowers as the only three men to hold for gold medals in Step Up.
“That was one of the hardest battles I have had,” said Renner. “I was starting to think it wasn’t going to happen, but it did and I am so happy. (Josh) Hansen has started to figure this thing out. Now it’s more than just me and Buyten in this Step Up competition.”