Tadeusz Blazusiak, or Taddy, is an extreme specialist from Poland, riding for the KTM Factory Enduro team. In February 2014, he won the FIM Maxxis SuperEnduro World Championship for the fifth consecutive time in Tours, France, and he has also won professional titles in trials and endurocross competitions.
Born on 26th April 1983, Taddy has been riding since the tender age of five. He began as a trials rider, winning the Polish Championship seven times, the German Indoor Championship twice, and the European Championship in 2004. He exploded into the enduro limelight in 2007 when he won the world’s most infamous one-day race – the Erzberg Rodeo – on a borrowed bike.
Signing with the KTM Factory team, he has since gone to win the Erzberg Rodeo a further four times, as well as Last Man Standing, The Tough One, and Hell’s Gate. He first entered the AMA EnduroCross competition in 2007 (winning his first race in Las Vegas), and won the title in five consecutive years between 2009 and 2013. He is also a four-time winner of the FIM Indoor Enduro World Cup.
He has also been successful at the X Games – he was the first ever winner of an EnduroX gold medal in 2011, and also won two gold medals in 2013 in Foz de Iguaçu and Los Angeles, plus a bronze medal in Munich. In 2014, he again won gold, this time in Austin, Texas.