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Cycle News 2020 Issue 50 December 15

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2020 AMA 450MX PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPION: ZACH OSBORNE P80 Interview F or the hard-core motocross fan, Zach Osborne's 450MX Pro Motocross Champion- ship probably seems like a long time coming—and long overdue. For the ever-humble Osborne, however, it's just been a journey. A long, slow build into who he is today and the rider he has become. Osborne has seen it all, from massive success in the amateur ranks and a fac- tory ride at the age of 11, to a disappointing couple of years at the start his pro career. From there, Osborne went to Europe for four and a half years where he got his career turned in the right direction. Now, in 2020, Osborne has seen the culmination of all of his hard work and patience pay off in his first 450 AMA Pro Motocross Championship. NEVER SAY DIE "Definitely there were some periods of frustration and periods where I never thought I would be at the level I am today," said Os- borne. "Obviously, I'm glad I stuck with it and am where I am now. You just kind of got The road to the AMA 450MX Motocross Championship was a long and, at times, frustrating one for Zach Osborne. But the Virginian didn't quit when many others would have parked their motorcycles for good. Not Osborne, though. His persistence and determination over his so far 16-year-career as a professional motocross racer paid off with a number- one plate in 2020. But the 31-year-old isn't satisfied yet LONG-TIME COMING BY SHAN MOORE • PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KOY AND KIT PALMER

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