En­duro leg­end Taddy Blazusiak fin­ishes his ca­reer in typ­i­cal win­ning style

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - By Si­mon Pat­ter­son MCN SPORTS WRITER

Taddy Blazusiak’s win in the first round of the new Superenduro World Cham­pi­onship in Poland brings to an end a stun­ning ca­reer that has saw the KTM racer take five vic­to­ries in the in­cred­i­bly tough Erzber­grodeo, as well as dom­i­nat­ing the Superenduro se­ries with six world ti­tles, five US cham­pi­onships and four gold medals at the X Games.

And ad­mit­ting af­ter the night’s rac­ing in front of 13,000 fans in Krakow’s


Tau­ron Arena that he had strived hard to end his ca­reer on a high, it worked out for the 32-year-old with a dom­i­nant over­all vic­tory backed up with two out of three heat wins.

“No words can de­scribe how happy I am. It’s crazy how things have panned out for me these past few months. I worked re­ally hard to get back af­ter my in­jury in En­duro­cross and then de­cided to skip the last round to get my thumb good again. It paid off and I was able to push 100%. It’s such an amaz­ing feel­ing rac­ing in front of my home fans so I gave it all I had on the track,” he said. “I have been think­ing about this de­ci­sion for a while. I al­ways told my­self that I will make that call when I feel the time is right. I’ve been rac­ing for a long time. I achieved more than I ever thought I could and I’m grate­ful for all the great mem­o­ries.”

‘I achieved more than I ever thought I could, I’m grate­ful for the mem­o­ries’

With six world ti­tles un­der his belt, Blazusiak is rightly con­sid­ered a leg­end Taddy looks for­ward to a life of car­pet slip­pers and Hor­licks

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