Forsberg wins women's Enduro X
LOS ANGELES -- Maria Forsberg won her second consecutive gold medal in Women's Moto X Enduro X on Sunday at X Games L.A., leading silver medalist Louise Forsley by more than 15 seconds and bronze medalist Chantelle Bykerk by nearly 30 seconds."It's way harder this year," Forsberg said. "All the girls have gone home and done their homework and they're way, way faster, which makes for a good race. I'm pumped for everyone and I'm pumped to be here."
"The toughest part of the track was probably the firewood pit after they added the water," Forsberg said. "It's really slippery and we never got to practice once the water was in, so that was difficult for us. The key is just being consistent and not getting stuck: it's not about who's fastest, it's more like the least you get stuck the better you do."
Forsberg is now the current GNCC leader on the 2012 AMA Geico Powersports Endurocross tour after a win at the opener in Las Vegas in May, a third-place finish last month in Sacramento, Calif., and Sunday's win at X Games.
"Maria's just a hell of a competitor and she's really consistent," Forsley said, after claiming the silver medal in her X Games debut. "I came into this really just wanting to get onto the podium and get some exposure, so I accomplished that and hopefully I can pick up some new sponsors as a result. I have to say I've achieved the goals I had coming into this and I'm pretty pumped."Full Results »