Cam Sinclair will make an emotional return to Madrid in Spain for the same event that nearly cost him his life a year ago, when round four of the prestigious Red Bull X Fighters takes place this Saturday.
Freestyle Motocross hero Cam Sinclair will make an incredibly emotional return to Madrid in Spain for the same event that nearly cost him his life a year ago, when round four of the prestigious Red Bull X Fighters Championship kicks of in the Plaza de Toras de Las Ventas this Saturday night.
Sinclair made a miraculous return to professional FMX only eight months after an attempted double backflip went wrong during last years X Fighters event in Madrid. The accident left Sinclair with a severely lacerated liver, internal bleeding, sever head injuries and multiple broken bones.
Showing incredible focus and determination, not only has Sinclair returned to the sport he loves, but has since landed multiple double backflips throughout the recent Crusty Demons and Nitro Circus Live Tours of Australia, and he is currently ranked ninth in the 2010 X Fighters Championship Series.
Returning to Madrid for the first time will without doubt be an emotion-charged experience for Sinclair and his fiance Brooke, who sat by his side in a hospital nearby the Plaza de Toras last year.
So far the journey back has not been as easy as the pair would like, with all of Sinclair’s baggage and custom made FOX riding gear lost in transit.
“I think me and Madrid were just never meant to be,” Sinclair joked. “Unfortunately this means I’m going to miss the first practise, but I should be ready to go again tomorrow. Luckily one of the other riders here has organised me some new FOX gear to borrow. Once I get back on the bike I’ll be fine, but this is not the way I wanted this weekend to start!”
Local fans and media in Spain have been incredibly supportive of Sinclair since his accident last year, with organisers planning a huge introduction and video package for the 25-year-old’s return to Madrid.
“Everyone has been so great to me in Spain,” he said. “I’m just looking forward to getting on my bike and riding my best to say thanks to everyone that has supported me so much in my comeback.”
Sinclair qualified 10th yesterday, with fellow Australian Robbie Maddison fourth and rookie Jackson Strong ninth.