The 15th round of Monster Energy Supercross took place on April 13 in Denver, Colorado. Another new venue for the sport, Mile High Stadium treated the riders to snow and freezing temperatures, along with fiery competition. Check it out!


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450SX Report

For the 450s, the championship was coming down to the wire. Webb was leading by 21 points going into Denver, so other title contenders Eli Tomac and Marvin Musquin, who were tied at 288 points, knew they needed top finishes to beat Webb or at least secure 2nd place overall. It was time for them to throw everything they could at Webb. It was an especially big night for Tomac, too, as he had some extra fans cheering him on at his hometown race. The anticipation and excitement was palpable as the riders lined up at the gate and took off down the start straight.


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As the riders crossed the holeshot line, it was clear that there were some surprise front runners. Musquin had taken the holeshot (not surprising), but close behind him were Joey Savatgy, Ryan Breece, and heat race winner Justin Bogle. Webb, Tomac, and Ken Roczen were further behind, all vying for a podium position. Tomac had the speed, though, and quickly careened past Breece, who had fallen back to 4th, and Bogle, who was in 3rd. It was then just Savatgy separating Tomac from Musquin in 1st, but Tomac made his way around him, too. With four seconds to make up on Musquin, Tomac had his work cut out for him.


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Elsewhere, other riders had their work cut out for them, too. Webb was sitting in 5th place after some failed attempts to pass Bogle in 4th, while Roczen was stuck in 6th place, just under two seconds behind Webb. Breece had quickly fallen from the top 3 to 12th place, with other podium contenders like Blake Baggett, Dean Wilson, and Zach Osborne only a few spots ahead of him.


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Back up front, Tomac’s chase after the lead was coming to a close. He had made quick work of the gap between him and Musquin and was less than half a second behind Musquin just four minutes into the race. He was also the only rider putting down 43 second laps, making Musquin no match for his speed. With precision through the whoops, Tomac made it to the next corner before Musquin, taking hold of the lead. With Musquin in 2nd place and Webb then in 4th, it seemed that Tomac might close in on the points lead by the end of the night.


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The race was then at the halfway mark, and Webb knew he couldn’t let Tomac gain that many points on him. He needed a podium finish to keep his points cushion, so he started to put the pressure on Savatgy in 3rd place. Webb was on his fender for several laps until Savatgy made a mistake in the rhythm section, allowing Webb to jump past and made the pass stick through the corner. He was in 3rd place, but wasn’t stopping there.


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The clock was down to three minutes, just enough time for Webb to blow past Musquin in 2nd place. It wasn’t enough time, however, for Musquin to pass Webb back, or Webb to take the lead, so the final podium saw Tomac, Webb, and Musquin, with Bogle and Savatgy finishing in 4th and 5th place.

450SX Results

Pos. No. RiderBikePointsOverall
13Eli TomacKawsaki26314
22Cooper WebbKTM23332
325Marvin Musquin*KTM21309
419Justin BogleKTM19157
517Joey SavatgyKawsaki18192
64Blake BaggettKTM17255
794Ken RoczenHonda16283
816Zach OsborneHusqvarna15113
933Joshua GrantYamaha1419
1046Justin HillSuzuki13135
1143Tyler BowersKawsaki12128
1241Ben LamayHonda1194
1311Kyle ChisholmSuzuki1098
1486Ryan BreeceYamaha930
1562Alex RaySuzuki861
16805Carlen GardnerHonda745
1763John ShortHonda66
18224Charles LefrancoisSuzuki57
1914Cole SeelyHonda4180
2015Dean WilsonHusqvarna3223
2199Austin PolitelliHonda222
22800Mike AlessiHonda137

*Holeshot

250SX Report

The penultimate 250SX West Coast round was going to be a deal-breaker for Dylan Ferrandis. Just five points behind points leader Adam Cianciarulo, Ferrandis needed to close the gap to make the championship title more obtainable come Vegas. Cianciarulo, on the other hand, knew that a win would give him some breathing room in the final round. With the season coming to an end, it was all on the line for these two riders. Their bikes revved at the starting gate, and tensions were high as they peeled off the gate towards the first corner.


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First to the holeshot line was rookie Michael Mosiman, who took the early lead of the race and ran away with it. Cianciarulo had also gotten a great start and was sitting in 2nd place, while other riders like Ferrandis and Colt Nichols were somewhere in the middle of the pack. In the back, Cianciarulo’s teammate, Garret Marchbanks, who had won the LCQ after suffering mechanical difficulties in his heat race, was getting medical assistance after a nasty crash.


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A few laps in and Mosiman was still leading the race. Cianciarulo was trying to make his way around the rookie, but Mosiman was fending him off, closing the door on every attempt to pass. Less than a second behind them, Jimmy Decotis was trying to get in the mix, all while holding off his podium position from Cameron McAdoo in 4th place. Further behind them were Yamaha teammates Ferrandis and Nichols in 5th and 6th place. Both were scrambling to make up positions after their bad starts, especially Ferrandis who knew he needed to get in front of Cianciarulo to keep the championship within his grasp.


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Corner after corner, lap after lap, Cianciarulo was still unable to make a pass on Mosiman. The rookie Husqvarna rider was on the defensive, and was successfully holding the points leader at bay in 2nd place. Decotis was closing in on 2nd place from 3rd with Ferrandis, who had passed McAdoo for 4th, closing in on him. Feeling the heat, Cianciarulo knew he needed to take the lead once and for all. He sped up beside Mosiman, and the two rode bar-to-bar until Cianciarulo finally made a pass stick going through a corner. He tore through the whoops section and quickly gapped Mosiman. At the same time, Ferrandis made his move on Decotis, taking 3rd place – the position just three seconds behind Cianciarulo.


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With under two minutes left on the clock, Cianciarulo was holding down 1st place. Ferrandis and Nichols had both passed Mosiman for podium positions, but Cianciarulo was leading by over seven seconds. Neither could catch the leader by the end of the race, so Cianciarulo was the first to the checkered flag. Ferrandis and Nichols followed suit, with RJ Hampshire and Mosiman rounding out the top 5.

250SX West Results

Pos. No. RiderBikePointsOverall
194Adam CianciruloKawsaki26208
234Dylan FerrandisYamaha23200
339Colt NicholsYamaha21163
431RJ HampshireHonda19145
536Michael Mosiman*Husqvarna18128
644Cameron McAdooHonda17128
764James DecotisSuzuki16128
860Justin StarlingHusqvarna1560
954Dylan MerriamHusqvarna1431
1067Enzo LopesSuzuki1350
1172Martin CasteloHusqvarna1283
1240Sean CantrellKTM1172
13141Robbie WagemanHonda1039
1483Killian AubersonKTM919
15111Chris BloseHusqvarna8119
16471Logan KarnowKawsaki727
17321Bradley LionnetYamaha619
18255Johnny GarciaHonda55
19194Jerry RobinKTM434
20122Chris HowellHusqvarna320
21446Blaine SilveriaHonda22
2261Garrett MarchbanksKawsaki1100

*Holeshot


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Once again, both the 250SX leader, Adam Cianciarulo, and the 450SX leader, Cooper Webb, maintained their points leads. Both have sizeable leads going into their final round(s) of the season, making it likely that they’ll clinch the season titles.

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