Current GEICO EnduroCross star overcomes adversity to win first Global X Games Enduro X
Irvine, CA (April 22, 2013) – Taddy Blazusiak, the current GEICO AMA EnduroCross champion had to overcome a poor qualifying heat race and an extremely slippery track to win the first ever Global X Games Enduro X event, which was held in Foz Do Iquacu, Brazil. Cody Webb, runner up in the 2012 GEICO EnduroCross Championship showed that he is capable of challenging Blazusiak and leading when he washed out the front end to give up the lead. In fact, Webb and Blazusiak exchanged the lead several times in the first few laps. Webb recovered to finish second ahead of the UK's David Knight, the multi time World Enduro and GNCC Champio, making it three nationalities on the podium.
“I don’t know how it looks on TV but I have never ridden something as hard as this track,” Blazusiak said after the finals. “It’s so slick … I’m super stoked on first place. I gave it all I had and I’m so pumped.”
Colton Haaker, another American and winner of the 2012 Las Vegas opening round finished in fourth position riding a new Rockstar Energy, Lucas Oil backed Honda. Monster Energy Kawasaki's Taylor Robert rounded out the top five.
1 Taddy Blazusiak
2 Cody Webb
3 David Knight
4 Colton Haaker
5 Taylor Robert
6 Mike Brown
7 Cory Graffunder
8 Kyle Redmond
9 Alfredo Gomez
10 Max Gerston
11 Geoff Aaron
12 Bobby Prochnau
13 Bryan Roper
14 Ricky Dietrich
15 Gary Sutherlin
Watch the video of the Men's final here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Qttkfrs0o
In the Women's completion, it was another podium with three Nationalities represented as Spain's Laia Sainz topped American Maria Forsberg and Puerto Rico's Tara Geiger. Sainz is a multi-time Women's World Enduro champion and looked very comfortable in her first ever X Games Enduro X event. Sainz took the lead from Forsberg on the first lap and rode a clean race to take the gold medal. Forsberg had to battle back from a first lap delay to earn the silver medal while Geiger, the former Women's X Games Women's Moto X champion rode a consistent race for the bronze.
2013 X Games Enduro X, Brazil, Women's Final Results
1 Laia Sanz
2 Maria Forsberg
3 Tarah Gieger
4 Rachel Gutish
5 Kacy Martinez
6 Chantelle Bykerk
7 Jolene Van Vugt
8 Mariana Balbi
9 Marcella Gonclaves
10 Stefany Serrao
Watch the video of the Women's final here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_AcfeDk5XU
The top EnduroCross riders will now head to Las Vegas for the opening round of the 2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series will kick off on Friday, May 3rd during the Monster Energy AMA Supercross finals weekend in Las Vegas. You can get tickets at the Orleans Arena Box office: http://www.orleansarena.com/event-calendar/geico-endurocross-summer-2013
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2013 X Games Enduro X
Location Date Arena / Additional Information
Foz do Iquacu Brazil April 18, 2013 Foz do Iquacu
Barcelona, Spain May 18, 2013 Barcelona Olympic Stadium
Munich, Germany June 30, 2013 Olympiastadion
Los Angeles, USA August 4, 2013 Staples Center
2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross, Fueled by Monster Energy Schedule
Location Date Arena / Additional Information
Las Vegas, Nevada May 3, 2013 Orleans Arena (Friday during Supercross weekend)
Sacramento, California June 8, 2013 Sleep Train Arena
Ontario, California September 21, 2013 Citizens Business Bank Arena
Denver, Colorado October 12, 2013 National Western Complex
Everett, Washington October 26, 2013 Comcast Arena
Boise, Idaho November 9, 2013 Idaho Center
Las Vegas, Nevada November 23, 2013 Orleans Arena
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