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Not just a Monday Shout Out but a standing ovation to the one, the only Taddy Blazusiak…

If you weren’t inside the Polish Tauron Arena on Saturday night then you missed something very special indeed. An atmosphere and wave of emotion that may never be repeated again.

Signing off in a blaze of glory, Taddy Blazusiak - the greatest rider superenduro and endurocross (if not one of the best on a dirt bike) has ever known - climbed onto the top step of the podium for the final time in his illustrious career.

Doing it his way, and on his own terms, Blazusiak picked his hometown of Krakow to race his last race. And by god race it he did.

A swan-song that only a guy like Blazusiak could produce, he left absolutely nothing on the table.

Every ounce of his heart and soul went into three perfectly ridden motos. The cards fell in his favour in race one to give him the win, and then he carved his way through the pack to win race two like he’s done umpteen times before over the years. 

Knowing a second place result would seal the deal, the formidable #111 of Blazusiak shadowed Colton Haaker across the line before the magnitude of the occasion hit and a flood of emotion was released.

What Taddy Blazusiak has done and achieved in endurocross and enduro in general may never be repeated. 

Six world crowns, five endurocross titles, countless race wins and five Erzberg victories cement him as one of the greatest to ever throw a leg over a dirt bike.

But judging by the scenes on Saturday night, Krakow may well become his most treasured. 

Thanks for the memories man!