Pagès Returns Down Under for 2016 AUS-X Open


The French Freestyle Motocross star will line up for the Monster Energy ‘Best Trick’ competition.

By Hayden Gregory
Pagès hits some serious air at the 2015 AUS-X Open

The former Freestyle Motocross World Champion finished runner up in the 2015 event to Aussie rider Jackson Strong. With a record breaking $120,000 prize pool up for grabs Pagès will no doubt be looking to go one better and land on the top step of the podium this year.

“I have really good memories from last years AUS-X Open, and I really can’t wait to come back! I love visiting Australia at that time of the year, so it’s awesome to be able to go down there, and compete in such an awesome event. 

“This year is going to be really tough – competition wise – as I know that Clinton (Moore) is working on some pretty crazy tricks, along with the other big name guys too, so I’ll go there and try do my best and we’ll see what happens,” said Pagès.

Pagès will join a host of stars for the 2016 blockbuster including supercross legends Ryan Villopoto, Chad Reed and Cooper Webb.

“The opportunity to compete alongside Ryan, Chad and Cooper is amazing. It’ll be a real honour to share our experiences with those legends – I can’t wait for it all to begin!” concluded Pagès.

More superstar announcements are expected in the coming weeks before action kicks off at Sydney’s Qudos bank Area on November 12 and 13.

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