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Tyler Medaglia on the Road to Lommel

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Team Canada MX is proud to announce one of the eight nominees chosen to represent Canada at Motocross
of Nations (MXON) riders to compete at the single most important event on the World Motocross Calendar.

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Team Canada Nominee: Tyler Medaglia

It would be an honour to again be part of in Lommel for 2012! As I grew up riding in the sand, I believe I am well positioned to compete with the best riders at one of the toughest sand circuits in the world. My first 2 appearances at the MXON where great experiences for me. The first at Donington Park, Great Britain in 2008 was a real eye opener for me as far as the whole experience seeing the number of fans and the different way things are run in Europe, everything from track prep, to the pit area, staging and the mechanics area where quite a bit different from what we are used to in North America. My second appearance was in Brescia, Italy in 2009. It was a bit of a bitter sweet event for me although I got hurt the second time on the track and couldn't race. I had always wanted to see Italy being that half my family is Italian. It was an awesome experience for me. I think coming into this year I have the best chance to do really well as my form is great and I believe I am one of, if not the best Canadian sand rider.

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History:
I started racing at the age of 6 at Sand Del Lee and from there did local races in New York state, Ontario and Quebec. I Amateur Championships in Canada. In 2003 I won most of my races as an Intermediate and B rider in North America. I missed most of 04 and 05 due to injuries with surgery. From 06 on I progressed each season eventually winning the Montreal Supercross MX2 class twice. I won the AMA Arenacross Lites west Championship, 2 Canadian MX MX2 Championships and I have held 2 AMA National Numbers from attending only one race. This season I am going for an MX1 Championship. I know that all the people involved in the team have given a 100% effort including myself as far as training and preparation with the bike. We are extremely happy and confident coming into the first round at Nanaimo.

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Statistics
Name: Tyler Medaglia
Age: 25
Home Town: Kemptville, Ontario
Currently living in: Brookfield, NS
Years Riding: 23
Pro Titles: 4
Amateur Titles: 5
Current Team: GDR (Gopher Dunes Racing)
Current Brand: Honda

Sponsors:
Gopher Dunes Racing, Powersports Canada Honda, Troy Lee Designs, Red Bull, Viral Lubricants, SSS, Label it!, Brass Knuckle Therapy,Dunlop, Leo Vince, Forma, PRC, Wiseco, DT1 Filters, Cycra,Works Connection, Lime Nine, Moto Tassinari, Chary Produce, Leatt, Klotz Fuel, D.I.D., Renthal, EBC, Mishimoto, Matrix Concepts, 1.7 cleaning solutions, Snap-On, Raptor Titanium, Magnum Distributing, Ignition Products, Dyco Tool, Macnab Transit, Oakley, Hinson, Motion Pro, Pro Wheel, GET, Ogio, Vans, CRF Stuff, SDG USA, Xtrig


TeamCanadaMXBNSMTeam Canada MX is a not for profit organization structured to provide funds for the travel expenses of the Riders andtrack. The riders and
their mechanics represent Canada at the event with no remuneration.
Donations can be made online using PayPal, Visa or MasterCard, by phone by calling 1-­‐519-­‐794-­‐2434or by check mailed
to:
Motocross of Nations fund
622794 Moto Park Road
Chatsworth, ON
N0H 1G0
www.teamcanadamx.com

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