The 2014 Bercy Supercross, renamed the Paris-Lille Supercross just for this year, takes place this weekend in a new venue at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille, France as the 30-year old Bercy Stadium in Paris gets an overhaul.

Despite the location change, the King of Bercy still gets crowned, though as King of Lille, and Justin Barcia has serious challengers in his title defense. In fact, race promoters are calling the United States team the strongest in a decade but their competition is also against a fierce France team full of country pride after their win at the Motocross of Nations in September.

Racing commences Saturday and resumes Sunday with all riders from both teams competing against one another. The Bercy racing format is similar to the MXGPs and includes two Motos each day. The lowest score is crowned King of Lille. In between the Motos each day, riders also compete in elimination races (three consecutive, 2-laps) to determine gate position for the final Moto.

The 2013 podium

The Pierre Mauroy Stadium is brand new and roofed that offers a 60 percent larger infield area for the Supercross track. The layout includes six lanes and is considered more "American style" than past tracks. The Bercy Supercross is expected to return to Paris next year. The weekend activities also include an FMX show.

Last year, the Americans swept the podium with Barcia in first, Trey Canard in second and Andrew Short in third. For more information check out the Bercy Supercross website.

Riders for Team USA

  • Justin Barcia
  • Justin Brayton
  • Josh Hill
  • Weston Peick
  • Malcolm Stewart
  • Eli Tomac

Riders for Team France

  • Romain Febvre
  • Dylan Ferrandis
  • Fabien Izoird
  • Milko Potisek
  • Christophe Pourcel
  • Cedric Soubeyras
  • Jordi Tixier

Written By: AndrewT