Dominant doesn’t really come close to nailing Graham Jarvis’ victory at the 22nd ErzbergRodeo Hare Scramble. Jarvis finished more than 33 minutes ahead of runner-up Cody Webb with third placed Alfredo Gomez a further three minutes behind.

As a measure Jarvis’ Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team-mate Mario Roman was almost an hour behind. Multiple Extreme and Super Enduro champion, Red Bull KTM’s Tady Blazusiak, was blown away to distant 1h23m behind.
After a good start, Graham led with 30 minutes of the race completed as the riders entered the forestry section which was “so slippery and gnarly” Super Enduro World Champ, Colton Haaker, had never seen anything like it. Haaker later timed-out of his first shot at the notoriously difficult Austrian event.
From there Jarvis never stopped pulling his lead and eventually reached the finish in 2h19m. The 41-year-old British rider again proved to be at his best when conditions are at their most difficult.
Jarvis ahead on fresh tracks in ErzbergRodeo Pics: Future7Media
Jarvis ahead on fresh tracks in ErzbergRodeo Pics: Future7Media

Graham Jarvis: “This feels amazing. Erzberg is a race I had marked out as one I wanted to win this year and I’ve done that. It was an amazing race – 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.

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