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USA the World's Greatest Motocross Nation Hot

motocross_of_nationsThe FIM Motocross of Nations has finished, and once again, AMA Team USA stands at the top of the podium. Ryan Dungey, Andrew Short, and Trey Canard carried Team USA to victory in Lakewood, Colorado, but it wasn't an easy win.

Team USA was trailing Germany heading into the final Moto, but a stellar performance by Dungey and Short gave Team USA a 1-2 finish and their 6th consecutive Motocross of Nations win. Germany dropped down to third place after the final Moto, and Belgium finished second.

"As AMA Team USA knows more than any other, victory at the Motocross of Nations is always sweet," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "However, it's just a bit sweeter when that win comes on home soil. The AMA congratulates riders Ryan Dungey, Andrew Short and Trey Canard, and team manager Roger DeCoster, for another stellar athletic, coaching and tuning performance on the world stage."

It is only the third time that the Motocross of Nations has been run on American soil, but it is the 21st time that the America team has brought home the trophy.

"This is a very difficult race but one I've always wanted to do. It definitely lived up to all my expectations," Canard said.

Canard competed in the MX2 class, and after a fall at the beginning of the first Moto, he climbed back up to 12 place. In the second Moto he finished 7th.

"This weekend was quite amazing," said team captain Ryan Dungey. "This is right at the top considering what I have won this year. Everything must go right to win at this event. It is hard to put into words but it's like the experience of a lifetime. I felt like we really stuck together as a team and that helped a lot. We never quit and always kept pushing. I want to thank the team and everyone behind us."

 

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