Libor Podmol just became the first non – American rider to win X Games Step Up! On a previously unseen Yamaha 450f, as opposed to his usual choice of a YZ250, the Czech rider rode with real heart and balls to be the only rider to clear the bar at 29.00 ft, on a particularly challenging jump. Many of the favourites and Step Up veterans were really struggling with the soft, rutted take-off, but Podmol managed to put in all on the line and hold on to the bike on both of his heavy landings to claim the Gold.  

Podmol killing step up! photo: Flo Hagena / Red Bull Content Pool


Step Up OG Ronnie Renner. photo: Flo Hagena / Red Bull Content Pool

Final Results:

GOLD – Libor Podmol

SILVER – Matt Buyten

BRONZE – Ronnie Renner

4. Massimo Bianconcini

5. Brian Deegan

6. Brian Foster

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