Roger DeCoster - MXoN Legend

Posted on April 21, 2021

A little quiet at the moment for Euro motocross news with not a lot happening, so how about we do a little history story for you guys and all our favourite race, the MXoN. The King of the team event is without question "The Man" Roger De Coster.

Team USA rider Jeff Ward and Jeff Smith of Team Great Britain have won the prestigious Motocross des Nations than any other rider in the history of the event, with seven victories each.

If you combine both MXoN (500cc) and Trophee des Nations (250cc), then you have Roger DeCoster standing tall as the greatest rider of these team events with a massive 16 wins in total.

Unfortunatly the Trophee des Nations ended in 1984, thus not giving riders like Ward, Smith, David Bailey, Stefan Everts or many others the chance to extend their team victories.

Roger DeCoster won an amazing 10 Trophee des Nations, and six MXoN victories. His Belgian team-mate Jaak van Velthoven won eight times in Trophee des Nations and four times with the MXoN.

Harry Everts won the MXoN on two occasions and the Trophee des Nations six times. Sylvain Geboers, Gaston Rahier and Torsten Hallman won four times in Trophee des Nations, with Geboers adding two MXoN victories and Rahier one. Surprisingly, Hallman never won the MXoN.

Olle Petersson, Johnny O’Mara and Joel Robert won three times at the Trophee des Nations, O’Mara winning four times in the MXoN, Robert and Petersson just once in the MXoN.

MXoN and Trophee des Nations winners

1. Roger De Coster 6 MXoN 10 Trophee des Nations Belgium = 16 in total 

2. Jaak van Velthoven 4 MXoN 8 Trophee des Nations Belgium = 12 in Total 

3. Jeff Ward 7 MXoN 2 Trophee des Nations USA = nine in total 

4. Jeff Smith 7 MXoN 2 Trophee des Nations Great Britain = nine in total 

5. Harry Everts 2 MXoN 6 Trophee des Nations Belgium = eight in total 

6. David Bailey 5 MXoN 2 Trophee des Nations USA = seven in total 

7. Johnny O’Mara 4 MXoN 3 Trophee des Nations USA = seven in total 

8. Sylvain Geboers 2 MXoN 4 Trophee des Nations Belgium = six in total 

9. Stefan Everts 5 MXoN Belgium = five in total 

10. Gaston Rahier 1 MXoN 4 Trophee des Nations = five in total 

11. Ake Jonsson 3 MXoN 2 Trophee des Nations – five in total 

12. Andre Malherbe 3 MXoN 2 Trophee des Nations = five in total

Trophee des Nations - Winners

1961: Great Britain – Jeff Smith / Dave Bickers / Arthur Lampkin 

1962: Great Britain – Jeff Smith / Dave Bickers / Arthur Lampkin 

1963: Sweden – Torsten Hallman / Lars Forsberg / Cenneth Lööf 

1964: Sweden – Torsten Hallman / Åke Jonsson / Olle Petersson 

1965: Cancelled due to bad riding conditions 

1966: Sweden – Torsten Hallman / Åke Tornblom / Olle Petersson 

1967: Sweden – Torsten Hallman / Åke Jonsson / Olle Petersson 

1968: Sweden – Bengt Åberg / Christer Hammargren / Bengt-Arne Bonn 

1969: Belgium – Roger De Coster / Joël Robert / Sylvain Geboers 

1970: Belgium – Roger De Coster / Joël Robert / Sylvain Geboers 

1971: Belgium – Roger De Coster / Sylvain Geboers / Jaak van Velthoven 

1972: Belgium – Roger De Coster / Joël Robert / Jaak van Velthoven / Marcel Wiertz 

1973: Belgium – Roger De Coster / Sylvain Geboers / Jaak van Velthoven / Jean-Claude Laquaye 

1974: Belgium – Roger De Coster / Gaston Rahier / Jaak van Velthoven / Harry Everts 

1975: Belgium – Roger De Coster / Gaston Rahier / Jaak van Velthoven / Harry Everts 

1976: Belgium – Roger De Coster / Gaston Rahier / Jaak van Velthoven / Harry Everts 

1977: Belgium – Roger De Coster / André Malherbe / Jaak van Velthoven / Harry Everts 

1978: Belgium – Roger De Coster / Gaston Rahier / Jaak van Velthoven / Harry Everts 

1979: Soviet Union – Guennady Moisseev / Vladimir Kavinov / Vladimir Korneev / Yuri Khudiakov 

1980: Belgium – André Malherbe / Harry Everts / Georges Jobé / André Vromans 

1981: United States – Chuck Sun / Danny LaPorte / Johnny O’Mara / Donnie Hansen 

1982: United States – David Bailey / Johnny O’Mara / Danny Chandler / Jim Gibson 

1983: United States – David Bailey / Mark Barnett / Broc Glover / Jeff Ward 

1984: United States – Broc Glover / Johnny O’Mara / Ricky Johnson / Jeff Ward

Motocross des Nations winners

2020: No Event!!!

2019: The Netherlands - Jeffrey Herlings / Glenn Coldenhoff / Calvin Vlaanderen

2018: France - Gautier Paulin / Dylan Ferrandis / Jordi Tixier

2017: France - Gautier Paulin / Christophe Charlier / Romain Febvre

2016: France – Gautier Paulin / Benoit Paturel / Romain Febvre 

2015: France – Gautier Paulin / Romain Febvre / Marvin Musquin 

2014: France – Gautier Paulin / Steven Frossard / Dylan Ferrandis 

2013: Belgium – Ken De Dycker / Jeremy Van Horebeek / Clement Desalle 

2012: Germany – Maximilian Nagl / Ken Roczen / Marcus Schiffer 

2011: United States – Ryan Dungey / Blake Baggett / Ryan Villopoto 

2010: United States – Ryan Dungey / Trey Canard / Andrew Short 

2009: United States – Ryan Dungey / Jake Weimer / Ivan Tedesco 

2008: United States – James Stewart, Jr. / Ryan Villopoto / Tim Ferry 

2007: United States – Ricky Carmichael / Ryan Villopoto / Tim Ferry 

2006: United States – James Stewart, Jr. / Ryan Villopoto / Ivan Tedesco 

2005: United States – Ricky Carmichael / Kevin Windham / Ivan Tedesco 

2004: Belgium – Stefan Everts / Steve Ramon / Kevin Strijbos 

2003: Belgium – Stefan Everts / Steve Ramon / Joël Smets 

2002: Italy- Andrea Bartolini / Alessio Chiodi / Alessandro Puzar 

2001: France- Yves Demaria / Luigi Seguy / David Vuillemin 

2000: United States – Ricky Carmichael / Ryan Hughes / Travis Pastrana 

1999: Italy- Andrea Bartolini / Alessio Chiodi/ Claudio Federici 

1998: Belgium – Marnicq Bervoets / Patrick Caps / Stefan Everts 

1997: Belgium – Marnicq Bervoets / Stefan Everts / Joël Smets 

1996: United States – Jeff Emig / Steve Lamson / Jeremy McGrath 

1995: Belgium – Marnicq Bervoets / Stefan Everts / Joël Smets 

1994: Great Britain – Rob Herring / Paul Malin / Kurt Nicoll 

1993: United States – Jeff Emig / Mike Kiedrowski / Jeremy McGrath 

1992: United States – Jeff Emig / Mike LaRocco / Billy Liles 

1991: United States – Damon Bradshaw / Mike Kiedrowski / Jeff Stanton 

1990: United States – Damon Bradshaw / Jeff Stanton / Jeff Ward 

1989: United States – Mike Kiedrowski / Jeff Stanton / Jeff Ward 

1988: United States – Rick Johnson / Ron Lechien / Jeff Ward 

1987: United States – Bob Hannah / Rick Johnson / Jeff Ward 

1986: United States – David Bailey / Rick Johnson / Johnny O’Mara 

1985: United States – David Bailey / Ron Lechien / Jeff Ward 

1984: United States – David Bailey / Rick Johnson / Johnny O’Mara / Jeff Ward 

1983: United States – David Bailey / Mark Barnett / Broc Glover / Jeff Ward 

1982: United States – David Bailey / Danny Chandler / Jim Gibson / Johnny O’Mara 

1981: United States – Donnie Hansen / Danny LaPorte / Johnny O’Mara / Chuck Sun 

1980: Belgium – Georges Jobé / André Malherbe / Ivan Van Den Broek / André Vromans 

1979: Belgium – Roger De Coster / Harry Everts / André Malherbe / Ivan Van Den Broek 

1978: Soviet Union – Kavinov / Khudiakov / Korneev / Guennady Moisseev 

1977: Belgium – Roger De Coster / André Malherbe / Jean-Paul Mingles / Jaak van Velthoven 

1976: Belgium – Roger De Coster / Harry Everts / Gaston Rahier / Jaak van Velthoven 

1975: Czechoslovakia – Bavorovský / Churavý / Naváček / Velký 

1974: Sweden – Bengt Aberg / Hakan Andersson / Ake Jonsson / Arne Kring 

1973: Belgium – Roger De Coster / Sylvain Geboers / René Heeren / Jaak van Velthoven 

1972: Belgium – Roger De Coster / Rene Van de Vorst / Jaak van Velthoven 

1971: Sweden – Bengt Aberg / Christer Hammargren / Ake Jonsson / Olle Petersson 

1970: Sweden – Bengt Aberg / Christer Hammargren / Ake Jonsson / Arne Kring 

1969: Belgium – Roger De Coster / Sylvain Geboers / Joël Robert / Jef Teeuwissen 

1968: Soviet Union – Arnis Angers/ Evgeni Petushkov / Vladimir Pogbrniak / Leonid Shinkarenko 

1967: Great Britain – Dave Bickers / Vic Eastwood/ Jeff Smith 

1966: Great Britain – Dave Bickers / Vic Eastwood / D.J. Rickman 

1965: Great Britain – Arthur Lampkin / Vic Eastwood / Jeff Smith 

1964: Great Britain – D.E. Rickman / D.J. Rickman / Jeff Smith 

1963: Great Britain – Burton / D.E. Rickman / D.J. Rickman 

1962: Sweden – Johansson / Ove Lundell / Rolf Tibblin 

1961: Sweden – Ove Lundell / Bill Nilsson / Rolf Tibblin 

1960: Great Britain – Curtis / Rickman / Jeff Smith 

1959: Great Britain – Draper / Rickman / Jeff Smith 

1958: Sweden – Gustavsson / Ove Lundell / Bill Nilsson 

1957: Great Britain – Curtis / Martin / Jeff Smith 

1956: Great Britain – Draper / Jeff Smith/ Ward 

1955: Sweden – Gustavsson / Sten Lundin / Bill Nilsson 

1954: Great Britain – Curtis / Brian Stonebridge / Ward 

1953: Great Britain – Les Archer / Draper / Ward 

1952: Great Britain – Les Archer / Brian Stonebridge / Ward 

1951: Belgium – Jansen / Leloup / Meunier 

1950: Great Britain – Draper / Hall / Lines 

1949: Great Britain – Lines / Manns / Soovell 

1948: Belgium – Cox / Jansen / Milhoux 

1947: Great Britain- Bill Nicholson / Bob Ray / Fred Rist