Graham Jarvis won his third Red Bull Hare Scramble, and made his most emphatic win to boot, with a victory by more than 30 minutes at the 2016 Erzbergrodeo.
Red Bull Hare Scramble is the jewel in the crown of the Erzbergrodeo, with 500 riders clawing their way out of the bottom of a quarry to try and conquer the Iron Mountain.
The Husqvarna rider blasted his way from a second-row start to make up ground on all those in front of him, and by the time he took the chequered flag there wasn’t a soul in sight of the Brit. Jarvis rode a masterful race to complete the course – which measures just over 30km in length – in just shy of 2h20m, barely putting a wheel wrong on his way to the win.
American rider Cody Webb caught Alfredo Gómez at Lazy Noon, the penultimate checkpoint of the 25 stages the riders had to negotiate on a gruelling course, as the pair struggled to overcome a particularly difficult climb.
Each rider had to make multiple attempts to conquer the steep rise, and it was Webb who managed to do so first. Gómez, under intense pressure and seeing his hopes of making the podium hang in the balance with the chasing riders breathing down his neck, dug deep and reached the summit. He brought his KTM home in third to round out the rostrum.
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