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Cycle News 2019 Issue 50 December 17

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250MX AMA PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPION ADAM CIANCIARULO P142 Interview A few days removed from winning yet another bat- tery of titles at the 2012 Loretta Lynn Amateur National Championships in Tennessee, 15-year-old minicycle sensation Adam Cianciarulo sat at a table inside the Pro Circuit Racing headquarters in Corona, Califor- nia, and pondered a few things. Permitted to talk about his im- pending professional debut set for the spring of 2013, teenaged Cianciarulo spoke about his rise through the ranks. "Kawasaki just signed a deal for me," said the then-diminutive teenager. "It's a five-year deal, and it's to be here at Pro Circuit with Mitch Payton through my Lites career, which is a dream come true for me, for sure. It's an unbelievable feeling. I've always wanted to ride for Mitch since I was a little kid. It's where I want to be. I want to make the best of it. I want to have a great pro career, and this is the first Many thought that when Adam Cianciarulo graduated from the amateur ranks, the road to the top would be a short one. It's been anything but short.

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