Thomas Pagès

Cultural Task

Tom Pagès

Tom is a single 28 year old Freestyle Motocross rider. He was born in Nates France and now lives stilll lives in France but in a samll town called Biarritz. He first rode a motorike when he was fifteen. He was alwasy into BMX riding. Before he starting riding motorbikes, he used to race and jump his BMX. After getting his first motorbike he went on to build his first FMX ramp in 2005. Not to long after, he rode at his first show in La Bosse de Bretagne in the July of 2005. From that point he has been competing around the world in X Games, RedBull X-Fighters, Dew Tour and on the Freestyle Channel. Througthout Thomas career he has perfected and accomplished some amazing talents and propelled him to be competeing with some of the best riders in the world.


All these riders put their life on the line to peform in front of thousands of people, in these arenas. As you can see these riders will have to practice non stop for hours on end, to get the tricks right. They will first try their stunt in a foam pit, which is like two shipping containes full of foam blocks. After they have perfected their stunt they will go on to a dirt lading. Most of the time they won't land it for the first few times.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMWhkw9EdRM



Some trick performed by Thomas Pagès

Bibliography


Thomas Pagès. (2013, August 23 ). Retrieved August 31, 2013, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Pag%C3%A8s


ESPN. (2013). Thomas Pages. Retrieved August 31, 2013, from Action Sports: http://espn.go.com/action/athlete/history/_/id/48351/thomas-pages


Thomas Pagès. (n.d.). Retrieved August 31, 2013, from RedBull MOTORSPORTS: http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/offroad/athletes/1331575082632/thomas-pages


Thomas Pagès. (2013, August 23 ). Retrieved August 31, 2013, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Pag%C3%A8s


ESPN. (2013). Thomas Pages. Retrieved August 31, 2013, from Action Sports: http://espn.go.com/action/athlete/history/_/id/48351/thomas-pages


Thomas Pagès. (n.d.). Retrieved August 31, 2013, from RedBull MOTORSPORTS: http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/offroad/athletes/1331575082632/thomas-pages