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The 2018 Motocross des Nations at RedBud Track and Trail marked the eleventh time in the history of the event that the Netherlands have made it onto the overall podium, but it must have been a bitter pill to swallow for Glenn Coldenhoff and Jeffrey Herlings. The Dutch have been searching for a well-rounded third rider that would give them an opportunity to challenge for the Chamberlain Trophy and they found their candidate this year in the form of Calvin Vlaanderen, a young South African rider of Dutch descent and the lone representative of the Factory HRC team in the MX2 class this year. The conditions throughout the weekend at RedBud were practically tailor-made for Team Netherlands; drawing a strong comparison to the overcast skies, muddy pits, and sandy soils of home. Although there were only a couple of different spots on the track where extra sand was added to the fray, persistent rain in preparation of the event changed the track

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