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Tom Pages: BEING | X Games

Since the birth of freestyle motocross at the X Games, France’s Thomas Pages was a fan. With roots in BMX and motocross racing, Thomas Pages, along with his brother Charles, pursued the desire to become good at racing motocross. But along the way, the freestyle side of the Pages emerged. During races, they started throwing tricks. “It felt natural,” says Charles Pages.

From lake jumping BMX bikes to attempting backflips on dirt bikes into rudimentary DIY foam pits, the Pages brothers pushed each other to explore the realms of freestyle motocross, with older brother Charles leading the charge. And by 2010, the Pages had gained worldwide renown as progressive freestyle innovators. But with the renown came pressure to push the limits of freestyle motocross even further.

In the quest for the FMX front flip, Charles Pages crashed in Bercy, France in 2010. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and never rode professionally again. “The only way I could sort it out was to ride,” said Thomas. He took his anguish, his anger, and channelled it into his freestyle riding. He was now riding for both Pages brothers.

And he became a freestyle motocross winning machine in the process. This is Being Tom Pages.


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