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Flying high in Spain

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July 13, 2017

Benalla’s Rob Adelberg has appeared in yet another world class motocross event — this time in Spain.

The 28-year-old, who now resides in Lurg, competed in the Red Bull X Fighters freestyle motocross event in the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, in Madrid on Friday night AEST.

Adelberg competed against 11 of the top freestyle motocross riders from around the world, and finished in seventh.

The event was taken out by New Zealand’s Levi Sherwood, who impressed the judges with a no-hands double backflip.

Australian Josh Sheehan took the silver medal, and Japan’s Taka Higashino rounded out the top three.

Adelberg is now en route to Minneapolis in America for the annual X Games tournament, where he will compete in the freestyle motocross category.

Final standings – Red Bull X-Fighters Madrid 2017

1. Levi Sherwood (NZL)

2. Josh Sheehan (AUS)

3. Taka Higashino (JPN)

4. Adam Jones (USA)

5. Luc Ackermann (GER)

6. Dany Torres (ESP)

7. Rob Adelberg (AUS)

8. Maikel Melero (ESP)

9. Clinton Moore (AUS)

10. Harry Bink (AUS)

11. Fred Kyrillos (BRA)

12. Christian Meyer (ESP)

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