Mind-blowing highflying and dangerous stunts: World’s best extreme athletes come to Moscow

Mind-blowing highflying and dangerous stunts: World’s best extreme athletes come to Moscow
Over 70 athletes will demonstrate their skill in freestyle motocross, stunt riding, drifting and car racing.

On 1 April, Moscow will host the 10th Proryv extreme sports festival. For one day, Olimpiisky Sports Complex will be turned into a track for adrenaline junkies from all over the world to perform their stunts. Over 70 athletes will demonstrate their skills in freestyle motocross, stunt riding, enduro cross, drifting, car racing, big air and other disciplines.

The anniversary festival will involve a record number of freestyle motocross riders. Sixteen of them, including Japanese Taka Higashino, Italian Vanni Oddera and Russian Alexei Kolesnikov will present a show with stunts off five ramps.

About 25,000 spectators will watch rider Terry Grant (his record is registered by the Guinness Book of World Records), and rider Heath Frisby, an extreme sports legend, perform various stunts.

This year, the festival will include a car show featuring the Moscow police. The Moscow public will also be able to watch X Games gold winners, BMX riders Zack Warden and Vince Byron. Russia’s Legend Stunt Team will perform on motorcycles and quad bikes. Besides this, a sophisticated freestyle programme on three snowmobiles will be presented.