MX ITALIAN INTERNATIONALS #ROUND 3: ONCE AGAIN, THE NAME IS TONY CAIROLI! - At Ottobiano Tony Cairoli captured the MX1 and Elite titles, proving he is ready for the first race in the World Series.

In the manner of the best sagas, the hero has triumphed. There could not have been a better finale for this 2017 Italian International Motocross trilogy. In round 1 at Riola Sardo (Oristano), Cairoli struck the first blow to stand out as the man to beat; at Malagrotta (Rome) in #round2 he reaffirmed his role as the strongest rider, doubling down on his success; and finally, in round3 at Ottobiano (Pavia) he completed his masterpiece by taking home both the MX1 as well as the Elite titles.

The Sicilian champion had only to win 2nd place in the MX1 race and triumph in the Elite event to capture the respective titles anyway. After the spectacular show in the first two rounds,  it almost would have been enough for Cairoli to just show up to the starting grid at Ottobiano …but no, he wanted to race in his signature style, fighting in the battle and thrilling the crowd with his grit and determination; and he had a great time doing it, too. Sidi was also tremendously satisfied as we supported our champion with the Crossfire 3 Srs boots, the new models in Sidi’s 2017 off-road collection.

Ottobiano saw the first real showdown between the Big 4 who will be vying for the World Series title in the MXGP: Antonio Cairoli, Tim Gajser, Romain Febvre and Jeffrey Herlings. The Motocross World Series will kick off from Losail in Qatar on the 25th of February. However, in this first taste of the season, Tony Cairoli has sent a loud and clear message to everyone. Sidi and Tony Cairoli are ready to step back on to the highest step of the World Series podium. It’s going to be an exciting season!    

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