Road to X Games LA, episode 1

Road to X, episode 1: Brian Deegan's double threat (1:39)

The RallyCross and Moto X double threat talks training for two sports at X (1:39)

Road to X: Brian Deegan
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In just one month, X Games LA 2012 will take over downtown Los Angeles, Calif., where the world's top athletes in skateboarding, BMX, motocross, and Rally will all convene in a few city blocks.

In this first exclusive Road to X webisode, X Games 2011 RallyCross gold medalist and FMX athlete Brian Deegan welcomes you back and unveils some of the exciting things in store for spectators when the X Games returns from June 28 through July 1, 2012.

"This year, I'm coming back as the gold medalist," says Deegan. "I feel like there's a little more pressure on me but I feed off of it, I love it."

Deegan says he gets ready for the X Games by getting mentally and physically prepared. "My goal is to win X Games and I do whatever it takes to get in that mindset," he says. "I feel like the athlete of tomorrow is the athlete who can do multiple disciplines, so that's how I try to dominate X Games."

Deegan will be competing in RallyCross and Moto X Step Up.

For more information on X Games LA 2012, check out the countdown blog, spectator info, ticket sales, competition schedule, and invited athletes.

Stay tuned to XGames.com for four more Road to X webisodes over the next four weeks.