Aurora native Ezra Hastings, 19, displays his trophies after leading Team USA to victory in the MX Master Kids international motocross event July 12-14. (MX Master Kids)
Hastings, on the No. 101 bike, negotiates an uphill turn on the Valtoline course near Verdun, France, during the 17th MX Master Kids Championships. (MX Master Kids)
VERDUN, France - The biggest city on the Meuse River in northeastern France, Verdun is best known as the site of the costly World War I battle, which dragged on for 11 months in the year of 1916.