Tuesday Jun 03, 2014

Extreme Weekend Roundup

The Extreme Weekend Roundup is absolutley packed this week. We have news, results and highlights from five days of action sports at FISE World and all the action from the first ever Freestyle of Nations. 

Add to that competition news from skateboarding, Formula Drift, motocross and surfing and you have the biggest EWR we've ever done. You're welcome...

FISE World Montpellier 2014: Results and Highlights

FISE World took over Montpellier, France this weekend for five days of extreme sports mayhem.

The best athletes from action sports including skateboarding, MTB, BMX, wakeboarding and roller skating were joined by over 500,000 spectators in the south of France.

Over 30 hours of competition were streamed live on Extreme.com but if you missed any of it we’ve put together a roundup of all the best results and highlights for you to digest in just a matter of minutes. Enjoy!

Click here for the FISE World Montpellier 2014 Roundup.

World Cup Skateboarding: Lutzka wins Far'n High

Greg Lutzka on his way to a second World Cup win of the year

Greg Lutska won his second World Cup Skateboarding event of 2014 this weekend, coming out on top at the Far’n High in France.

The American, who also took home the Simple Sessions trophy in February, saw off close competition from Spaniard Danny Leon in Villers-sur-Orge. Portugal’s Bruno Senra rounded off the podium in the double points event, while in the women’s competition, last year’s winner Pamela Rose was beaten to the top spot by fellow Brazilian Leticia Bufoni.

Click here to watch highlights from the Far’n High World Cup.

The next major World Cup Skateboarding event is the Dew Tour Beach Champs in Ocean City, which kicks off on June 25th. Check out the Extreme Sports Channel TV listings for repeats of the 2013 edition.

Formula Drift 2014: Gittin edges out Forsberg again

Vaughn Gittin narrowly defeated Formula Drift points leader Chris Forsberg for the second time in a row to claim victory at round 3 in Florida this weekend.

The two Americans met in a repeat of the round 2 final and Gittin once again steered his way to the top of the podium in Miami, with Kenny Moen finishing third.

Thanks to his opening day win Forsberg, who has his sights on winning a second championship, still sits at the top of the overall standings but Gittin is now just ten points behind him in the race for overall victory.

The next race on the Formula Drift 2014 calendar takes place at Wall Speedway in New Jersey on June 20th & 21st.

Gittin and Forsberg go head-to-head in a final for the second time in two rounds

FIM Motocross GP: Desalle makes Cairoli pay for errors

Clement Desalle pounced on a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes by Antonio Cairoli to record his second perfect score of the season at the Motocross Grand Prix of France on Sunday.

The Belgian rider capitalized when seven-time world champion Cairoli fell with six laps to go in the first race, and just two corners remaining in the second, on a slick track in Saint Jean d’Angely.

Cairoli dropped back to third on both occasions allowing the ever-consistent Jeremy Van Horebeek into second. Desalle is now just 20 points behind the defending champion with both men winning two of the last four Grand Prix, suggesting he may push Cairoli right to the wire.

In the MX2 Championship Jeffrey Herlings continued to dominate the overall standings with another double victory, beating Arnaud Tonus to the line in both races.

Click here for highlights from both the MX2 and MX1 Championships.

The next race in the World Championships is the Grand Prix of Italy in Maggiora which starts on June 15th. Can’t wait? Check out our motocross shows, ‘Blood, Sweat and Gears’ and Crusty Demons’ on the Extreme Sports Channel.

Desalle closes the gap on Cairoli with a perfect score in France

Freestyle Motocross: Spain win first Freestyle of Nations

Team Spain lifted the first ever Freestyle of Nations trophy in Germany on Saturday and claimed the title of best FMX nation on the planet.

Dany Torres, Maikel Melero and Jose Miralles saw off competition from seven other nations in six events to win the inaugural competition in Gelsenkirchen.

The Freestyle of Nations is the first team FMX event of its kind and tests riders abilities in Freestyle, Best Trick, Highest Air, Best Whip, Race & Style and Synchro.

For a full report, results, highlights and the full replay of our live stream click here.

ASP World Tour: Fitzgibbons claims second straight victory

Sally Fitzgibbons celebrated her second consecutive ASP World Championship Tour victory of the year last Thursday by beating Stephanie Gilmore in the final of the Fiji Pro.

Victory keeps Fitzgibbons comfortably second in the overall standings, after her victory at the Rio Pro two weeks ago, and helped her close the gap on defending World Champion Carissa Moore.

The Hawaiian surfer and world number one suffered a shock quarter-final defeat to rookie Dimity Stoyle who finished third along with Malia Manuel.

The men’s event got underway on Tuesday with 11-time World Champion Kelly Slater heading in as the defending event champion and current world number one.

ASP Surf Tour 2013 started showing on the Extreme Sports Channel this weekend and runs throughout the month. Check our TV listings here.

Sally Fitzgibbons has now won two consecutive ASP World Tour events

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