Check out the press release below for the long awaited premiere and release of TWICE! We hope to see you all there!!!
Freestyle Motocross (FMX) champion Cam Sinclair’s documentary titled ‘TWICE – THE CAM SINCLAIR STORY,’ will be premiered at the Astor Theatre, in St Kilda, Melbourne on December 13.
The project has been a constant work in progress for Sinclair since 2008, however the whole landscape of the film changed, when he suffered his life threatening accident in Madrid, Spain, in 2009.
An amazing story of determination and true love for his sport, ‘TWICE’ offers an incite into Cam’s career and life influences, as well as showing never seen before footage of his incredible comeback, to win the X Games, almost exactly a year after almost losing his life.
The global premiere of ‘TWICE – THE CAM SINCLAIR STORY’ will be open to the public, with the 1000 seat venue expected to fill with fans and followers of Sinclair having the rare opportunity to meet Sinclair personally.
The function kicks off at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available at the door, so arrive early to reserve your seat.
Just twelve months after the spectacular crash in Madrid which almost cost him his life, Cameron Sinclair is back in the Spanish capital to confront his past and look to the future. In an interview, the Australian rider talks about that fateful evening in the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, his long road to recovery and why it is only a matter of time before he takes on the Double Backflip again.
This is your first time back in Madrid since your crash during the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour event in 2009. How does it feel returning to the city one year on?
As far as the Red Bull X-Fighters go, Madrid is always something special, but coming back here for me is special in a different way. It is twelve months since the crash. To be honest, I don’t really remember much about it. I asked my fiancée Brooke about it, because I can’t recall what happened. When she told me it was pretty hard to take. In a certain way it is nice to be back in Madrid, but it is a shame I can’t ride here. At the moment there are loads of tricks I would love to do, but I am not yet physically where I would like to be, so I don’t want to risk getting hurt again.
The days and weeks after your crash must have been very hard for your family and especially for your fiancée Brooke, who was with you in Madrid for the event. How is it for her coming back?
Of course it is tough for her. To be honest, she didn’t really want to come back here, because she still has pretty bad memories of the place. That is why I asked her a few weeks ago what happened. It was really hard for her being here and not understanding the language, but Red Bull were really good and supported her really well. I guess it’s just something that she is going to have to get over, just like me. I have already told her that when I do the Double Backflip again it will be much safer, but I can understand that it still must be very hard for her here.
You competed in the opening event of the season in Mexico City (MEX), but you admitted before the competition that you didn’t have a realistic chance of winning. A few months on, how are you feeling?
It’s getting a lot better. In Mexico I was just coming back, then in Moscow I felt stronger, and now I am a lot better than a few months ago. Every week I can feel myself improving. Of course there are times when I don’t feel like anything is happening and I even want to quit, but I just have to follow the advice of the doctors and stay patient. They have told me that I could need anywhere between 12 and 24 months to get back to full fitness, so this time next year I hope to be back to where I want to be.
Having been riding at the very highest level just one year ago, it must be frustrating going into events knowing that you can’t keep up with the top guys because your body simply isn’t ready. What are your goals for the rest of this season?
My goal is just to do the best I can and make no mistakes. With the tricks I have at the moment I genuinely think I could finish in the top five, and if I threw the Double Backflip I could even win again, but I am going to leave that alone for the moment. I would like to do it again in London, if not there than definitely in Rome. I have spoken to Brooke about it, and I’m not really allowed, but after my accident my goal was to come back and win an event. At the moment my focus is on the X-Games next week, then I will look to see what I can do in London.
After such a scary experience, do you have any superstitions?
No, not really. I try and steer clear of that stuff. There are riders out there who always put one glove on first or something like that, but I’m not into it myself.
One of your most striking features is your collection of tattoos. Can you tell us about how you got into tattooing and what some of them mean?
Doing our sport means taking a lot of risks, so most of the first ones I had done were to remember friends of mine who have lost their lives through FMX. My roommate broke his neck last year and eventually passed away, so I’ve got one of him. There are also a few others which have special meanings – I have one of my family crest, and another one with two spaces for when I have children. From then on I kind of got addicted to the whole tattoo thing and ended up getting pretty much my whole arm done, but initially the idea was to remember friends I have lost. On one of my wrists I also have the names of my mum and dad, Ken and Julie.
Are there any more you would like to get done soon?
I would kind of like to get my whole back done! That would be cool, and I could hide it away if I needed to. If I can get a medal at the X-Games next week then I am sure I will get something done. It is good to remember achievements, but I have nothing from Madrid last year. I don’t want to remember what happened last year.
Last time around it was Dany Torres who took the win here in Madrid in front of his home crowd. Who do you think is the favourite going into this year’s event?
You know, Dany Torres is such a great rider that he is hard to beat everywhere. When it comes to courses with lots of jumps or technical bits like Moscow then he comes a little unstuck, but in the bullfighting rings it is so hard to beat him – especially here in home town! Apart from him I suppose Levi has got to be one of the favourites – he’s an amazing rider and in great form at the moment.
Red Bull X-Fighters returns to Madrid, to the most revered arena on Earth. Las Ventas will go insane for two days again, with the biggest FMX competition on the planet and the most enthusiastic crowd in the sport cheering on each and every rider’s performance.
As in two previous years, the Qualification Rounds and Wild Card Competition will take place on Thursday, while Friday will be the day of the Grand Finale. After Dany Torres’ victory in 2009 – the first ever win for the local hero on home turf – the question for 2010 is whether the Spaniard will be able to step it up a notch and fight for the overall Championship title.
Riders List Red Bull X-Fighters Madrid 2010
Andre Villa – NOR
Jeremy Stenberg – USA
Cameron Sinclair – AUS
Eigo Sato – JAP
Levi Sherwood – NZL
Mat Rebeaud – CH
Nate Adams – USA
Robbie Maddison – AUS
Dany Torres – ESP
Adam Jones – USA
Remi Bizouard – FRA
Maikel Melero – ESP
Lance Coury – USA
Jackson Strong – AUS
Clinton Moore – AUS
Brody Wilson – USA
David Rinaldo – FRA
Thursday 22nd of July 2010: Qualification & Wild Card Competition
Friday 23rd of July 2010: Red Bull X-Fighters Spain
I got this link sent to me today from my mate Andy Wigan over at Transmoto Magazine. It’s a really cool and inspiring story about Cam’s comeback to FMX and how it could have an affect on Snowboarder Kevin Peace’s comeback after a near fatal crash in UTAH.
Read below and then head over to the Transfer Magazines site to read the full story.
The human price of progression has never been more severe. Pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce can find hope in stories like Motocross’ Cam Sinclair.
When Kevin Pearce attempted a double cork 1080 in a Park City, Utah halfpipe while training for the Vancouver Olympics he never could have imagined suffering such severe injury, not only career ending but life changing. This story of home-grown Freestyle Motor-cross rider Cameron Sinclair, highlights not only the pressure of elite level action sports, but also the consequences, Cameron’s story gives us hope that there is a road to recovery especially for people like Kevin Pearce.
Snowboarding has it’s double cork, while Freestyle Motocross (FMX) has the double back flip. American’s Shaun White and Travis Rice have been leading the double cork push in the world of snowboarding, while Australia’s own Cameron Sinclair has been pushing the limits of FMX, being one of a few riders internationally who can land a double back flip.
When you are pushing the upper echelons of any action sport there are always consequences lurking in the background. Something Cameron Sinclair knows all to well about, after failing to land a double back flip last year and sustaining major brain injury, he is beating the odds and back on his dirt bike, months before anyone predicted he would be.
Now I am sure you are thinking “this is Transfer not Transmoto, why do a feature on Cam?” Well, Cam has a connection with the snowboard world too, having not only learnt to snowboard in 2004 at Falls Creek during his first ‘on snow’ FMX demo, but he also landed his first back flip on a motorbike at the same ‘on snow’ demo the following year, 2005. Plus, why not feature a guy that proves you can come back to your best and still push the limits after a major injury. It should give us all hope that we will be seeing Kevin Peace back on his snowboard sooner rather than later.
I was there, yes I was there – I witnessed an incredible FMX spectacle at an unbelievable location in front of the St. Basil’s basilica in Moscow’s Red Square. I am still out of breath from all the action and all my screaming – I was there with Jancis and the winners from our Moscow ticket completion – they turned out to be lovely, sexy Russian ladies. And what we all saw was FMX at the highest level on a very, very difficult and challenging course.
The only bad news about this event came before the event: Australia’s Blake Williams begin_of_the_skype_highlightingend_of_the_skype_highlighting fell heavily during free training was not able to compete in Saturday night’s main event due to a broken collar bone and concussion suffered as a result of the crash.
Here is my event report:
- Alex Kolesnikov – 346 points – solid run by the Russian local hero
- Mat Rebeaud – 380 points – he missed one jump on that difficult course but he proved that he is back and ready for more.
- Jim McNeil – 389 points – great run by Jumping Jim – missed one cordova flip and that was not enough against the strong competition.
- Cam Sinclair– 395 points – showed 12 great jumps and earned a spot in the quarter final.
- Adam Jones – 415 points – The Egypt winner dominated the first round and showed all of his signature tricks like stripper flip or turntable.
>Villa vs Torres: 0-5 : Andre Villa showed unbelievable stuff, he mastered the difficult course and surprised everyone by flipping the landing hill That was more than strong Spaniard Dani Torres could answered. Villa into Semi Final!
>Sato vs. Maddo: 1-4: Eigo was simply Eigo… great style, great flips, great extensions not a perfect run but it put pressure on Robbie Maddison. The Australian daredevil really wanted to win and maybe pushed it too hard. Maddo almost crashed on a superflip and that was it for the night. Sato into Semi final.
>Jones vs Adams 0 – 5: In the Adams family duel Adam Jones hat serious problems and completed only half of the tricks so it was easy for Nate to reach the next round without showing his best stuff. Nate Adams into Semi final!
> Cam Sinclair vs Levi Sherwood 0 -5 : Cam did a great and solid run – he even double flipped – but just his bike alone – And Levi Sherwood? – well he was a class of his own: all tricks with insane extension – that’s why we call him the rubber kid. Levi into Semi final.
>Sato vs. Adams: 0 – 5 Sato showed his unique stylel and one incredible superflip but it was not enough to beat the destroyer: Nate Adams was flawless and showed trick after trick: lazyboy flip, cordova flip, 360 nac and so on… Adams into the final!
>Villa vs Levis: 1-4 : That was the true final between the two strongest riders on the difficult Moscow course. Villa showed why he is in the lead of this year’s Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour – but even his best performance was not enough to stop the “wunderkind” from New Zealand. Levi into final!
Adams vs Levi: 2 – 3: Nate Adams was strong but he had to pay tribute to the difficult track and very untypical Destroyer style he even missed two tricks. And Levis Sherwood? To the sound of Bill Idols “We did not start the fire” – Levi launched a firework of breathtaking and hot tricks (including maybe the best EVER tsunami flip) – and after dominating the qualifying yesterday he is the new zsar of Russia.
The third stop of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2010 will take place next weekend on the most historical square in eastern Europe. FMX riders will have the chance for the first time in history to ride on the Red Square in Moscow and impress the russian crowd.
In the shadow of the Kremlin towers, which are only a few steps away from this very unique FMX battleground, the following riders will have the chance to collect points for the Overall Tour Ranking.
Riders List Red Bull X-Fighters Moscow 2010:
- Nate Adams – USA
- Dany Torres – ESP
- Eigo Sato – JAP
- Mat Rebeaud – CH
- Levi Sherwood – NZL
- Bilko Williams – AUS
- Cameron Sinclair (Wildcard) – AUS
- Alex Kolesnikov (Wildcard) – RUS
- Adam Jones – USA
- Andre Villa – NOR
- Jim McNeil – USA
- Robbie Maddison – AUS