Mantua, Tazio Nuvolari, September 26, 2021. Tell the truth, you don’t believe it either. Not because it was difficult, never because it was impossible. Simply because it happened recently and in a daring way, and therefore we all need a little recul to be able to understand, in a certain sense to enjoy it more.
I felt it, I felt that in that “chilling” announcement by Antonio Cairoli called “Tony”, in that cold-blooded announcement that he will leave at the end of the season, there was a surprise hidden in the folds of emotion (also hidden that). So here it is: Italy wins Motocross of Nations number 74. In history it is the third alignment of the stars, after those of 1999 and 2002. So long? Yes, it is not true. Nothing seems real when it happens so strongly that it thrills you.
the Italy of Antonio Cairoli, Mattia Guadagnini and Alessandro Lupino, the boys of Mister Traversini. They beat the black beast, the Dutch of Monstre Herlings, and the British. They also beat a deadly dynamics of the race, which started off decidedly uphill with the fall of Cairoli and ended one step away from the mountain grand prix with the nightmare of a penalty to Lupino, cut of the course, which could have been fatal.
It was not, it was the fatal Italy 2021 that never ceases to surprise and wins everything. In Enduro, at the Olympics, now in the most difficult and exciting Motocross. It is an excellent event that crowns everyone’s dreams, inside and outside the magical “Maracana” of Mantua, Giovanni Pavesi & Band’s Tazio Nuvolari.
Let us be lulled by emotion. Calm and chalk, we’ll talk about it later. Now it seems almost a thaumaturgical duty to stay in the rain to think back to the fires of Mantua. The victory of Italy moves me, the victory of Cairoli moves me.
Talk to you in a while.
Mootocross of Nations 2021. Absolute final
|2||Race 3||46||CAIROLI, Antonio||IMF||KTM|
|5||Race 1||47||GUADAGNINI, Mattia||IMF||KTM|
|6||Race 2||47||GUADAGNINI, Mattia||IMF||KTM|
|7||Race 2||48||LUPINO, Alessandro||IMF||KTM|
|17||Race 3||48||LUPINO, Alessandro||IMF||KTM|
|21||Race 1||46||CAIROLI, Antonio||IMF||KTM|
|1||Race 3||3||HERLINGS, Jeffrey||KNMV||KTM|
|1||Race 2||3||HERLINGS, Jeffrey||KNMV||KTM|
|3||Race 3||1||COLDENHOFF, Glenn||KNMV||Yamaha|
|15||Race 1||1||COLDENHOFF, Glenn||KNMV||Yamaha|
|18||Race 1||2||VAN DE MOOSDIJK, Roan||KNMV||Kawasaki|
|20||Race 2||2||VAN DE MOOSDIJK, Roan||KNMV||Kawasaki|
|3||Race 1||7||WATSON, Beno||AT THEM||Yamaha|
|4||Race 3||7||WATSON, Beno||AT THEM||Yamaha|
|6||Race 3||9||SIMPSON, Shaun||AT THEM||KTM|
|12||Race 2||9||SIMPSON, Shaun||AT THEM||KTM|
|14||Race 2||8||MEWSE, Conrad||AT THEM||KTM|
|22||Race 1||8||MEWSE, Conrad||AT THEM||KTM|