Pages seemed to have little trouble with the air of Mexico City, where the high altitude (7,350 feet) caused the riders trouble because it robbed their engines of horsepower and forced them to make adjustments in their strategy. Local heroes Erick Ruiz and Alex Cervantes of Mexico took 10th and 11th place, respectively. Pages dazzled the crowd of onlookers on his electrifying first Qualifying run with three of the most difficult tricks known – the Special Flip off the seat of his bike, the Volt that left him spinning in mid-air above his bike and the Flair -- turning 540 degrees in mid-air. Pages also added a back flip to his repertoire. It was an emotional victory for Pages, who was wearing a jersey with the Eigo Sato’s name on it as a tribute to the Japanese FMX athlete who sustained fatal injuries in a training accident last month in Japan. Pages was the runner-up in 2012, finishing a close second to Sherwood.