FLASHBACK VRIJDAG | WAT IS ER GEBEURD BIJ DE MXDN 2000

Sebastian Tortelli and Ricky Carmichael split wins in moto two and three of the XNUMX Motocross des Nations. 

Team USA won the XNUMX Motocross des Nations. It was a big deal (and of course, it was not such a big deal). We were suppose to win. We were expect to win. If we didn’t win it was because the whole thing was rigged. The real surprise was that we were on a three year losing streak. So, in the year XNUMX we loaded up all the best riders in the USA, even if they were French, South African or Presbyterian and shipped them to France for the Motocross des Nations.

Okay, maybe all of these riders weren’t born in the USA and most of them had to ride for the countries they abandoned when they moved to the land of opportunity (we forgave them). But, when the race was over you either had an AMA license in your pants pocket (regardless of what team you raced for) or you were sucking French soil all day.

SEE THE USA, JOIN THE AMA

Ricky Carmichael and Sebastian Tortelli split wins in moto two and three, while Ryan Hughes won moto one (after James Dobb got zapped by bad karma for giving up his AMA license and moving back to Merry Old England—served him, right).

Meanwhile in the tiddlers Travis Pastrana and Stephane Roncada picked up where they left off at the XNUMXth and final round of the XNUMX AMA National Championships just a week before. The only spoiler in the mix was South African Grant Langston, who was the first XNUMX in the first moto (ahead of Pastrana and Roncada), but he quickly made amends for his faux pas by applying for an AMA license, renting an apartment in Corona and booking his South African Airways flight to SoCal (which he will call home from now on).

AND WHAT DID THIS ALL MEAN?

Ryan Hughes won moto one. 

It was important that America won the Motocross des Nations. Without the victory to prop up our fragile national ego we might have fallen behind France, England, Belgium and Italy in Gross National Product, defense spending, nuclear warheads or countries invaded.

Thankfully, we won.

RESULTS: MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS | St. Angely, France

Ricky Carmichael. 

XNUMX. America…XNUMX
2. Italië ... 36
3. België ... 44
4. Groot-Brittannië ... 47
5. Zuid-Afrika ... 55
6. Japan ... 62
7. Australië ... 99
XNUMX. Finland…XNUMX
9. Tsjechië ... 103
10. Duitsland ... 105
11. Ierland ... 109
12. Spanje ... 110
13. Oostenrijk ... 110
14. Portugal ... 114
15. Denemarken ... 126
16. Letland ... 126
XNUMX. Croatia…XNUMX
XNUMX. France…XNUMX*
XNUMX. New Zealand…XNUMX*
XNUMX. Sweden…XNUMX*
(*had two or more DNF’s)

Italy’s Thomas Travershini.

MXDN MOTO XNUMX
XNUMX. Ryan Hughes…USA
XNUMX. James Dobb…Eng
XNUMX. Andrea Bartolini…Ita
XNUMX. Peter Johansson…Swe
5. Francisco Garcia Vico ... Spa
6. Grant Langston ... SoA
XNUMX. Chad Reed…Aus
XNUMX. Erwin Machtlinger…Aua
XNUMX. Miska Aaltonen…Fin
XNUMX. Travis Pastrana…USA

Travis Pastrana rode an RMXNUMX for team USA. 

MXDN MOTO XNUMX
XNUMX. Ricky Carmichael…USA
XNUMX. Sebastien Tortelli…Fra
XNUMX. Marnicq Bervoets…Bel
XNUMX. Paul Cooper…Eng
XNUMX. Claudio Federici…Ita
XNUMX. Josh Coppins…NZ
XNUMX. Yoshitaka Atsuta…Jap
XNUMX. Gordon Crockard…Ire
XNUMX. Stephane Roncada…Fra
10. Greg Albertyn ... SoA
XNUMX. Travis Pastrana…USA

Stephane Roncada.

MXDN MOTO XNUMX
XNUMX. Sebastien Tortelli…Fra
XNUMX. Ricky Carmichael…USA
XNUMX. Andrea Bartolini…Ita
XNUMX. Marnicq Bervoets…Bel
XNUMX. Ryan Hughes…USA
6. Greg Albertyn ... SoA
XNUMX. Gordon Crockard…Ire
XNUMX. Paul Cooper…Eng
9. Joel Smets… Bel
XNUMX. Darryl King…NZ

Chad Watts, Ricky Carmichael and Jeremy Albrecht (in his Sunday go-to meetin’ hat). 

 

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