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Old 09-13-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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2 weeks and counting, is this the dream team?



Talk amongst yourselves....
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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Good luck, TEAM USA.
Roger D looks great for nearly 70.(wonder how often he dies his hair?)
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:30 PM   #3
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He does look good for being that old, had to check to see if you were right.

De Coster's name is almost synonymous with the sport of motocross, winning five 500cc Motocross World Championships during the 1970s and tallying a record 36 500cc Grand Prix victories.[2] His stature is such in the world of motocross that he is often simply referred to as "The Man."[1]
De Coster began his professional motocross career with the Czechoslovakian firm ČZ racing in the 500cc class.[1] He was also competent in other forms of off-road motorcycling, winning a Gold Medal in the 1964 International Six Days Trial, and won the 1964 Belgian Observed Trials National Championship.[1] He won the 500cc Belgian National Championship in 1966 and moved up to the Grand Prix World Championship in 1967.[1] He won his first 500cc Grand Prix in 1968.[1]
In 1971, De Coster left ČZ and join the Japanese firm Suzuki.[1] It was with Suzuki that he would attain his greatest success, winning the 500cc Motocross World Championship three years in a row in 1971, 1972 and 1973 before Heikki Mikkola dethroned him in 1974.[3] De Coster came back and regained the World Championship for the 1975 and 1976 seasons.[3] By the mid-seventies, he had established himself as the greatest motocrosser of all time.[1] In 1980, He joined Honda for one final season. He left the sport on top, winning his final world championship race — the 500cc Motocross Grand Prix of Luxembourg at the end of the 1980 season. He was also a four-time winner of the Trans-AMA motocross series and was a member of six winning Belgian teams in the Motocross des Nations.[1]
De Coster was known for his smooth, controlled riding style and a commitment to physical training. His training regime gave him the stamina that allowed him to circulate for most of the race in mid-pack before putting in a late charge through the field to victory when other racers had begun to tire.[1]
After his racing career, De Coster moved to the U.S. and remained involved in the sport, becoming the motocross team manager for Honda and Suzuki. Starting in 2011, he will be the team manager for the Red Bull KTM team. He has also managed Team USA in the Motocross of Nations.


Pretty amazing, trials champion in 64? Gold medal in Six days in 64? World Champion in 67??? I remember seeing him at Unadilla in the early 70's but I forget how old I am.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:54 PM   #4
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You Yanks are lucky to have DeCoster as teammanage, can't win MXDN without a Belgian around.

Just pullin' ya leg here. You guys have the team to beat like every other year.
Word is that it's gonna be quite wet on raceday so let's see ift hat can toss the competition around a bit.

I believe our team has a good chance for the cup, just like the French and Germans.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:22 PM   #5
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If Dungey and Tomac ride like they did in the outdoors, look out! I like Barcia, I just wish he would let Bam Bam out to play.

No matter how it plays out, it should be some good racing.
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:18 PM   #6
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Will there be any TV coverage?
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:35 PM   #7
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You Yanks are lucky to have DeCoster as teammanage, can't win MXDN without a Belgian around.
Word on the street is, he's been in The States so long he forgot how to speak French n'est-ce pas ?

And no... sadly we can not win without a Belgian



4 Proud 'Muricans... (and a Belgian) begin 13 years of TDN / MXDN dominance !

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Old 09-14-2013, 06:59 PM   #8
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Vet Mxdn,Usa seems to be doing well here!

Dowd is friggen 48 years old!

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[QUOTE=pvangel;22331692]Vet Mxdn,Usa seems to be doing well here!

Dowd is friggen 48 years old! [QUOTE]

Go Johnny D!
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:03 AM   #10
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This is one of my favorite races of the year. Least coverage though... I think we'll do well. Didn't Barcia place higher than Dungey last year? I wish Villopoto was able to go.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:42 PM   #11
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:25 PM   #12
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:16 AM   #13
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2 weeks and counting, is this the dream team?



Talk amongst yourselves....
Strange to see the American team with numbers 7, 8 and 9. It will be fun to see how this plays out!
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:26 PM   #14
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TV coverage in the US ? When Where?
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TV coverage in the US ? When Where?
I just read in Cycle News that CBS Sports network will air the race on Sunday the 29th starting at 3pm EST.
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