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The first time that France won the Motocross des Nations took place back in 2001 in Namur, Belgium with a team that consisted of David Vuillemin and Yves Demaria. Although France has been featured as the host country of the event on multiple occasions, they struggled to find success throughout the first fifty years of the competition. All of that has changed recently after Gautier Paulin, Dylan Ferrandis, and Steven Frossard took first place at Kegums, Latvia in 2014, mark-
ing the beginning of an impressive winning streak that has spanned the last five years. It’s still a far cry from the American’s thirteen race record, but there’s no doubt that the French riders have been the class of the field in recent years. They weren’t the most outstanding bunch or riders at RedBud this year, but they were extremely solid and con- sistent, limiting their mistakes in order to put themselves on the top step of the podium yet again. Gautier Paulin has been the staple of the team and the only rider that has been continually present in their five

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