American Nicholas Long (Lakeside, Calif.) and Frenchwoman Laëtitia Le Corguillé rode to the top of the podium in round three of the Supercross World Cup in Chula Vista, Calif. on Saturday night.
The 21-year-old Long upset Australian strongman Sam Willoughby and 2008 Olympic champion Maris Strombergs (Latvia) in the eight-man main to take his first World Cup podium of the 2010 season.
Long holds of big guns Strombergs and Willoughby
"I had a decent start finally and didn't have to back off," Long explained after his podium ceremony. "I got cut off big time, did a little freestyle... was in fourth or fifth and just opened up and made some moves, did a clean lap and kept it together at the line."