‘Supercross: Behind the Dream’ 5-Part Series to Air on CBS Sports

'Supercross: Behind the Dream' 5-Part Series to Air on CBS SportsSupercross: Behind the Dream Trailer

Want an in-depth look into Monster Energy Supercross? CBS Sports will deliver this with its newest documentary series “Supercross: Behind the Dream.”

The five episode series, which begins Sunday, Jan. 15, the day after Anaheim II SX, takes viewers behind the scenes both on and off the SX track.

Feld Motor Sports says “Monster Energy Supercross is widely considered one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet. Professional riders must navigate man-made tracks filled with upwards of 50 jumps and other technical obstacles aboard 240-pound motorcycles, all while battling alongside 20 riders in search of one common goal: victory.

“While race wins and the ultimate prize of an Monster Energy Supercross Championship motivate riders to be at their best each and every week, the dedication, sacrifices, and overall risk necessary to succeed in the sport are enough to test any athlete’s will.”

The series will feature three-time AMA Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto (Monster Energy Kawasaki), his rival Ryan Dungey (Red Bull KTM), and newcomers to the 450SX class Ken Roczen (Red Bull KTM) and Adam Cianciarulo (Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki).

Aldon Baker (Trainer for Villopoto, Roczen and Cianciarulo) says: “What makes (supercross) physical is the intensity, for one thing; that there’s no let up.

“In team sports they hand it over, as teammates. In this sport, there’s none of that. You’re on your own. That aspect [in addition to] maneuvering the motorcycle on changing terrain; every lap they come around its different. It’s been chewed up and they’ve got to be monitoring that, plus racing a bunch of other guys.

“The heart rate, which is your cardio, is really tough; they’re anaerobic plus. Just try and count the number of times they stand up and down on the bike in one lap. Never mind the coordination, the braking, the clutch, changing gears, shifting, the timing…I can’t think of a sport that even comes close.”

Monster Energy Supercross is widely considered one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet. Professional riders must navigate man-made tracks filled with upwards of 50 jumps and other technical obstacles aboard 240-pound motorcycles, all while battling alongside 20 riders in search of one common goal: victory. While race wins and the ultimate prize of an Monster Energy Supercross Championship motivate riders to be at their best each and every week, the dedication, sacrifices, and overall risk necessary to succeed in the sport are enough to test any athlete’s will.

Supercross: Behind the Dream Schedule:

  • Episode 1: January 19 at Noon ET
  • Episode 2: February 16 at Noon ET
  • Episode 3: March 2 at Noon ET
  • Episode 4: March 30 at Noon ET
  • Episode 5: April 13 at Noon ET

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