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Cycle News 2013 Issue 04 Jan 29

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INTERVIEW P46 ROCKSTAR ENERGY RACING'S DAVI MILLSAPS CHIPPING Away Davi Millsaps is surprising a lot of people with his new-found speed and consistency. STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHAN MOORE W ho would have guessed at the beginning of the year that Davi Millsaps would be wearing the red plate, which signifies the current Supercross points leader, five rounds into the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series? Not many. But he is. Four weeks after winning the series opener at Anaheim, the new Rockstar Energy Racing team rider certainly has proved that his A1 win was certainly no fluke. He's still been fast and consistent ever since, and when the series heads to Angel Stadium this weekend for the third and final time this season, he will be one of the riders people are talking about, unlike how it was before A1. Despite finishing second in the 2012 Supercross Series, Millsaps came into 2013 so far off the radar that he wasn't invited to the 2013 pre-season Supercross press conference, something that didn't go unnoticed by Millsaps. But he did say at the time that it didn't really bother him. Yet despite finishing on the podium three out of the four races so far, Millsaps still isn't usually the number-one topic of most people's conversations when it comes to pre-race predictions, which usually involve Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart, Justin Barcia, Trey Canard or Chad Reed. But the Georgia-native seems to be using that to his advantage, and he seems perfectly content to trudge along eating up valuable championship points without too much fanfare. "It's actually a good thing, I think," Millsaps said of the anonymity. "Coming into the year I wasn't on anybody's list to win, I wasn't up there talking at the press conference, even though I

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