The Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid. This amazing bullring has been on the calendar for over a decade and it has witnessed some truly titanic head-to-head battles in its time.
From Robbie Maddison showing off the spectacular Volt (Body Varial) that earned him victory in 2010 to Tom Pagès throwing down an incredible sequence of never-seen, gravity defying moves last year, the competition in Madrid has intensified with each passing year.
Perhaps it's the tight confines that put the always-fired-up crowd right at the heart of the frenzied action, or maybe it's bullring's tradition as a home of gladiatorial combat, but Madrid often sees some of the best action of the whole year.
Since 2002, the FMX elite has been flying through the air consistently at Las Ventas, one of the world's most famous bullfighting arenas. In 2013, France's Tom Pagès was crowned the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour champion with a heart-stopping performance in Madrid. His victory completed the most exciting season in the thirteen-year history of the world's premiere freestyle motocross competition with more winners and even more spectacular tricks than ever. Japan's Taka Hagashino finished second and Chile's Javier Villegas took the third place.
Located in the Guindalera quarter of the district of Salamanca, Las Ventas was inaugurated on June 17, 1931. With a seating capacity of 25,000 people, the venue is regarded as the home of bullfighting in Spain. The architect José Espeliú designed this bullring in the Neo-Mudéjar (Moorish) style with ceramic incrustations. The seats are situated in ten "tendidos".
For more information, visit www.las-ventas.com