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In the seventy-one year history of the Motocross des Nations, Italy has only won the event a total of two times, mainly due to the contributions of Andrea Bartolini and Alessio Chiodi. The last time that the Italian national anthem was played on the podium took place in Bellpuig, Spain in 2002, only a couple of years before the emergence of Antonio Cairoli. At that time, Cairoli was cutting his teeth in the Junior classes of the Italian Moto- cross Championship, but it wasn’t long until he graduated to the world stage. The nine-time Grand Prix World Champion is one of the most popular motocross racers in the world and has made a name for himself on the MXGP circuit over the course of the

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