28-year-old Spanish Street rider Sergio Layos made a successful comeback in 2013 following an accident that nearly ended his career. Filming a video near Montpellier the previous year, he fell while trying to land a 360 over a roof, and broke his shinbone and fibula. But, less than 12 months later, he took part in X Games Barcelona and then finished second at Arnette O Marisquiño XIII in Spain. Sergio has been active on the scene since 1999, picking up many podium finishes along the way. In 2011 he won the Best Line Award at the Nike ‘The Pool’ contest in the UK, and later that year he took first place at the Molletazo Contest in Spain. He was also a finalist at Simple Session in Estonia in 2012 before his injury. Sergio made his first bike at the age of 11 out of scrap parts found in a friend's garage. For his twelfth birthday, his mum, who he says is still the most important person in his life, bought him his first real bike and he was soon entering contests at his local skatepark. By 13, he was already turning heads and gaining a sponsorship deal with Fly Bikes. Sergio now spends much of his time in Austin, Texas, where he works on his skills with Rubén Alcántara and Alvaro Santalucía. Despite his injury, his style remains as ultra-smooth and clean as it was when he won the Creativity and Style Award at the Rebel Jam in Portugal in 2010 and the Style Award at Rebel Jam in the Netherlands the following year.
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