Graham Jarvis has claimed victory at the 2017 edition of the Ales Trem Extreme Enduro ‰ÛÒ his first ever win at the event held in Ales in the south of France.
Finishing on top of the podium at the end of a brutal seven-hour main race Jarvis placed ahead of Spaniard Mario Roman and South African Wade Young.
As he has done so many times before Jarvis was in no rush to establish himself as the rider to beat, completing the first of three laps together with team-mate Billy Bolt, Jonny Walker, Alfredo Gomez, Mario Roman, Wade Young and Pierre Pallut. With two hours of racing under his belt Jarvis then battled against Walker, Roman and Young as event organisers increased the intensity levels.
Lap three started with rapidly fading light and Jarvis initially giving chase to Walker. But with Walker taking a wrong turn Jarvis was then joined by Roman. Working their way towards the finish Jarvis seized his chance to secure the win under the cover of darkness. Capitalising on a mistake by Roman, Graham put his experience to good use and in sneaking ahead he went on to secure a well-deserved win.