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Sheehan & his double flip rule in Munich

X-Fighters 2014

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Josh Sheehan sees off a strong challenge from Taka Higashino to take the win in Munich showdown.

With Tom Pagès crashing out and Levi Sherwood also not making it to the business end of proceedings, the contest in Munich was blown wide open. The final match-up saw both Taka Higashino and Josh Sheehan presented with a great opportunity to climb the overall standings.

In the final, Australia's Sheehan claimed his first victory of the season thanks to a double flip that also won the award for best trick of the evening. Higashino tried every combo in the book: cliff hanger, helicopter and heart attack, but it all came up short against the inspired Aussie in Munich.

"I'm really happy! I haven't had a win for a while... I closed the gap with Levi, but I'm not really thinking about that. I'm just going to take the next round in Pretoria as it comes," said Josh Sheehan after his victorious podium ceremony.

Click here for Sheehan's last run.

Tom Pagés Red Bull X-Fighters Munich 2014
Tom Pagés - Red Bull X-Fighters Munich 2014© Sebastian Marko/Red Bull Content Pool

Tom Pagès said good-bye too early

Tom Pagès said good-bye to the German crowd earlier than expected. He was unable to land a bike flip in the first round while trying to beat the local rider Luc Ackermann, who went on to take fourth place in the contest.

"I'm sad," said an understandably disappointed Pagès after his crash. "The bike went so high that when I've tried to catch it she was too far gone. I know it's a dangerous trick, but I'll try it again next time."

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X-Fighters Munich 2014 Results

1. Josh Sheehan (AUS)

2. Taka Higashino (JPN)

3. Levi Sherwood (NZL)

4. Luc Ackermann (GER)

5. Clinton Moore (USA)


X-Fighters World Tour 2014 Standings

1. Levi Sherwood (NZL) - 265 pts

2. Josh Sheehan (AUS) - 260 pts

3. Thomas Pagès (FRA) - 190 pts

4. Dany Torres (ESP) - 185 pts

5. Taka Higashino (JPN) - 120 pts

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