Emotional Cianciarulo on his 450 podium

Adam Cianciarulo has spoken about his long injury riddled journey to a 450 supercross podium and given some sympathy for how Eli Tomac’s season has ended so cruelly.

Adam said on social media: “Shoot.. It’s been a long time since I’ve stood on the podium. I’m pretty good with words, but the path I’ve walked the last two years is difficult to articulate. There were a lot of things I needed to learn, a lot of demons I needed to conquer. I’m unsure how long it would have taken me to do that if it wasn’t for all this. When you love something enough, you will figure it out at all costs and find a way. My goal isn’t success anymore; it’s to do quality work and treat people well. Whatever I get as a result of that—I can accept with a smile. I can’t say enough about the people around me who have supported and lifted me up, including all of you. I’ll remember this one.

“I can’t wrap this up without saying a few words about Eli. Hated to see him go out like that after such a great season. I’m not sure what his future plans are, but regardless— I have a lot of respect for him and his career, as I think we all do. I hope to share the track with him again, and of course, I hope he heals well. You’re the man, 3!”

See his raw reaction below: