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2009 Motocross of Nations Photo Gallery

See photos of the 2009 Motocross of Nations in the Motorcycle USA 2009 Motocross of Nations photo gallery.

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Ryan Dungey is on a Rockstar Makita Suzuki 450 this weekend.
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Jake Wiemer's Monster Pro Circuit KX250 - 2009 Motocross of Nations
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Team Australia's Chad Reed is all about confidence this weekend. His was throwing down in Friday's press conference when he called out James Stewart for not representing Team USA.
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Ivan Tedesco's Red Bull Honda - 2009 Motocross of Nations
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Really cool special helmets have become a MXoN tradition. Here are Jake Wiemer's.
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Youthstream president (with mike) made a sweeping response to his critics over the last 12 months when he just said people were spreading a lot of BS, and this is no time to be politically correct about it.
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This weekend is Ryan Dungey's first race in Europe.
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Jake Wiemer raced in Italy once before, at the Genoa supercross in 2007.
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This is Ivan Tedesco's third time as a member of Team USA for the MXoN.
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The pits were very full already, unusual for a Friday.
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Team Australia (L to R) - Michael Byrne, Brett Metcalfe, Chad Reed, and manager Gary Benn.
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There is a world-class karting track downstairs from the press room.
Youthstream organized a karting tournament for Friday after the press conference.
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Italy's Tony Cairoli was on a rail in the kart tournament. He just checked out!
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Cairoli gives his girlfriend a ride to the Pit Lane.
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Cairoli is the crowd favorite, and he set the fastest time Saturday morning.
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Team USA's Ryan Dungey
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The fans have been pouring in since Friday, and they started again Saturday morning.
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The 2-story Pit Lane. Each team gets a viewing area at the top and a TV monitor at the bottom.
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Another view of the pit lane.
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Team USA's Jake Weimer.
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Chad Reed set the second fastest time.
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Fans coming in to watch the Motocross of Nations
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Chad Reed checking out lap times on a TV monitor in Pit Lane.
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Team USA's crew at the pit lane.
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Wide angle view of the track.
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Ivan Tedesco running in fifth in the 2009 Motocross of Nations.
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The crowds are amazing here. This Saturday had at least 25,000.
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Tedesco getting ready for his qualifying heat with his 'umbrella girl.'
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Team USA Roger DeCoster (L) and AMA Racing's Deputy Director Kevin Crowther discuss tomorrow's strategy.
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The start of the MX3 qualifying heat, Philipparts (#15) will win it for Italy.
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Philippaerts MX3 qualifying heat win was popular with the Italian fans.
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French Fans!
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European MX umbrella girls... Nice.
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Crazy fans. Must be something about beer....
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David Claybaugh, promoter of the MX national at Thunder Valley in Lakewood, Co, confirms that the MXoN in 2010 will be held at his track in the USA.
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KTM autograph signing.
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Ivan Tedesco and Shane Drew talk strategy.
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Getting Jake Wiemer's bike ready for the finals this afternoon.
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Jake Wiemer greets fans Sunday morning.
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Pro Circuit's Mitch Peyton, a legend.
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Ryan Dungey's MXoN helmets.
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No those aren't sombreros, those are Italian fans.
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We are in Italy, let's eat!
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Youthstream's crowd estimate was 35,000 for Saturday, which they said was a record. It's possible the event will even have to close the gate sometime Sunday because it may attract more people than it can accomodate.
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View of the 2009 Motocross of Nations track.
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The start of Race 1, Cairoli (#13) goes around Reed's (#16) outside to set up a moto-long battle.
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Philippaerts of Team Italy gets a loud boost as a local favorite.
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Ivan Tedesco has been on a winning Team USA 3 times.
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Ryan Dungey, Team USA, leading the third race.
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Cairoli and Reed race past Pit Lane in Race 1.
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Cairoli and Reed battling in Race 1.
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Cairoli and Reed still battle in race 1!
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The Team USA mechanics and crew cheer Wiemer on in race 2.
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The start of race 2, France's Paulin (6) will win it, but he got injured right off the gate in race 3.
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Ivan Tedesco during the 2009 Motocross of Nations race.
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Wiemer fell in race 2.
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Jake Weimer of Team USA during the 2009 Motocross of Nations race.
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Philippaerts is all over Tedesco at the end of race 2.
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Philippaerts (#15) knocks Tedesco down in the first lap of the third race, Tedesco kept his bike running and finished 7th.
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Ryan Dungey's pit board says 'heart.'
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Ryan Dungey leads Steve Ramon in the first lap of the third race, and would go on to win it.
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All the award winners at the closing of the awards ceremony Saturday night.
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Danny 'Magoo' Chandler gets a surprise 50th birthday cake at a dinner Saturday night.
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'This is my interview, give me that microphone,' joked Ricky Johnson as he accepted the Lifetime Career award on behalf of 'The Dream Team of Nations 1986.'
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Geoff Meyer's MXLarge.com was website of the year.
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Manufacturer's awards went to Yamaha (MX1), KTM (MX2) and Honda (MX3).
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Almost 90,000 spectators came to watch the 2009 Motocross of Nations.
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Fans from every corner of the globe flocked to watch the 2009 Motocross of Nations.
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KTM's Marvin Musquin is the new French World Champion.
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Holland's Jeffery Herlings, 15 years old, won the Ricky Carmichael Youth Award.
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Team France's Steven Frossard.
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New Zealand's Josh Coppins.
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A freestyle show between races Sunday.
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A freestyle show between races Sunday.
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Team USA in the post race press conference.
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Ryan Dungey looks like he is ready to do another Motocross of Nations.
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Ivan Tedesco is a Team USA veteran. He's been on a winning Team USA 3 times.
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Ryan Dungey was this happy at the press conference after winning the 2009 Motocross of Nations title.
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Red Bull Energy station at Motocross of Nations.
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Check out the crazy boots!
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Paulin during Motocross of Nations.
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Joel Roelants of Team Belgium.
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Team USA case covers.
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Artist Robert Kinsey did this painting from a photo taken at the 1986 MXoN in Italy, showing David Bailey following Ricky Johnson.
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Reed's mechanic Mike Gosselaar was Australian for the weekend.
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Musquin's mechanic talking to French journalist 'MX Max.'
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The 2009 Red Bull MXoN podium with Team USA bringing home the win.
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This would be MX1 world champion Tony Cairoli's last ride for Yamaha. He's racing the KTM 350 next year.
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Special TeamUSA clothing for the Motocross of Nations.
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Ryan Dungey celebrates on the podium with a burnout.
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Special TeamUSA helmets for the Motocross of Nations.
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Byrne's mechanic Tony Berlutti was Australian for the weekend.
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Gautier Paulin won Race 2 for France, but was out injured at the start pileup in Race 3.
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The crowd cheered loudly for Philippaerts.
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Ricky Johnson made a lap to greet the crowd just before the races Sunday.
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Dungey looking around for his competition Saturday.
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This cool artwork was in the press room.
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Check out the space shuttle in the press room.
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Reed in a qualifier on Saturday.
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Miss Grand Prix 2009. How come the guy behind them has his eyes closed?
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Waiting for someone to interview.....
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Team Belgium finished third. (L to R) Steve Ramon, Joel Roelants, Clement Desalle, and manager Joel Smets.
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Italy was a favorite but had bad luck. (L to R) David Philippaerts, Davide Guarneri, Tony Cairoli, and manager Andrea Bartolini.
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Chad Reed looked confident Saturday.
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Team France was a favorite but had bad luck and still finished second.
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Americans in the paddock- (L to R) Ryan Dungey, Ivan Tedesco and 'Pagg.'
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Young German Ken Roczen's bike.
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Youthstream announcer and hottie Amanda Woods interviews Jake Weimer.
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airoli prepping his gate.
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Ricky Johnson made a lap to greet the crowd just before the races Sunday.
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Foxy Fox Girls
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Activity in Pit Lane. Riders stop by and check their times or get their bikes tweaked.
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Friday night's kart racing was downstairs from the press room.
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'Hey! What line are you taking through the corner?'
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Motocross of Nations pit boxes are two-story.
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Check out this electric bike.
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Check out Julien Bill's Aprilia!
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David Philippaerts rode to victory in the Open Category at the Motocross of Nations.