Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs Graham Jarvis has claimed victory at the 22nd running of the ErzbergRodeo Hare Scramble.
From a front row start Graham was well placed during the early, faster sections of the race. The hugely experienced former event winner then methodically worked his way into the lead with 30 minutes of the race completed.
Once out front and with the event‰Ûªs well-known technical sections ahead of him, he never stopped extending his race lead to eventually reach the finish in a time of two hours and 19 minutes. Jarvis finished more than 33 minutes ahead of runner-up Cody Webb with third placed Alfredo Gomez a further three minutes behind.
Overall, it was a near perfect race for the now 41-year-old British rider. Always excelling when conditions are at their most difficult, Jarvis produced a world-class performance around the Iron Giant. Smooth, calculated and unrelenting, he took control of the race lead at a crucial moment in one of the forestry sections and never looked back.
Crossing the finish line over 33 minutes clear of his nearest rival, Jarvis reminded everyone why he is one of the best extreme enduro riders in the world.
‰ÛÏThis feels amazing." Jarvis exclaimed. "Erzberg is a race I had marked out as one I wanted to win this year and I‰Ûªve done that.
"It was an amazing race ‰ÛÒ I got a good start and managed to start making my way forward through the pack. In one of the first sections in the woods I found a really good line and managed to get up a technical climb ahead of some of the others. After that I just tried to relax and do what I know I can do through the more technical sections.
"Everything went well but I knew I had to stay focused. This has been a real team effort.‰Û