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Salt Lake USABMX / Latvia European Championships

Salt Lake USABMX / Latvia European Championships

Maris at the European Championships in Latvia Good showing from both David Herman and Cristian Becerine at the USABMX Nationals in Salt Lake this past weekend. David was killing it all weekend long down the first straight and looking good out there on the track. Saturday David had a few problems with his starts that held him back in the mains but he came back Sunday and hit the podium with a strong 3rd place. #CitizenC Crisitan Becerine had another good weekend finishing 2nd on Saturday and winning Sunday.
Over in Europe it was rounds 9 &10 of the European Championships in Riga, Latvia. With hectic media attention all week, Maris was feeling a little tired but did what he needed to pull a 2nd both days to clinch the overall European Championship title for the year. Congrats, Machine. Next up, Maris will start his preparation for his next major goal of the season, The World Championships in New Zealand next month. As always cheers to our sponsors

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MARIS IS GOLDEN IN LONDON!!!

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Maris leads!  photo courtesy Jerry Landrum/bmxmania.com

 

Free Agent racer Maris Strombergs (Latvia) has won Olympic Gold for the second time.

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Gold Medalist just pulled off the repeat in London.

Maris worked his way through a competitive field of 32 to qualify for the Main Event held Friday afternoon. Maris was up against the fastest racers in the world including Connor Fields (USA), Sam Willoughby (AUS) and Liam Phiilps (GB) in the Gold Medal event.

Maris drew gate 3 and when the gate dropped Maris pulled a slight holeshot and reached the first turn just in front of the current World Champion, Australian Sam Willoughby. Maris never looked back as he held the lead to the finish.

Congratulations Maris on your incredible victory.

 

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Maris Strombergs Voted Sexiest Man in Latvia Runner-Up!

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