Barcia Takes Night One in Bercy

Cycle News Staff | November 20, 2010

For his first appearance in Paris Bercy, the main European Supercross, Justin Barcia had a strong performance by winning the first night of the event. The young American rider beat two time World Champion Marvin Musquin, who rode strong on his 250.

From left to right: Kyle Chislom, Justin Barcia and Marvin Musquin (Photo P.Haudiquert / Mediacross)Bercy has a long tradition, and once more the event was as exciting as usual. But for newcomers it’s always a strange feeling to enter inside the ‘French chaudron’ and feel this incredible atmosphere! Justin Barcia discovered ‘live’ and enjoyed his first night in Bercy with a win in the main event. Twice runner-up in the ‘super pole’ and the ‘American race’ the vice US Supercross champion grabbed the holeshot in the main event, and then led the fifteen laps on his 450 Honda.The track was rough and demanding for this first night, and several riders didn’t saw the finish line as they crashed during the races. Neither Barcia nor Musquin did any mistake, and after a perfect start they dominate the final race; aboard his 250 Musquin was faster and stronger race after race, but the powerful 450 was an advantage and Marvin scored a second position between Barcia and Kyle Chislom. While Gautier Paulin – faster in the super pole and later winner of the American race – Grant Langston, Gregory Aranda and Mervyn Anstie crashed, Kyle did a strong and regular race to celebrate the podium ceremony.In the SX Tour Cedric Soubeyras dominates all his rivals aboard his 250 KTM two stroke, the young Frenchman from Marseille won his semi and later the main event; he twice holeshot his rivals, and was followed in the standings by Fabien Izoird – leader of the series – and Christophe Martin.All the results are available on