Roman wins Hell's Gate! Jarvis 2nd!

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    Mario Roman has won the 2018 Hell’s Gate Hard Enduro with Graham Jarvis second and Travis Teasdale third.

    Roman took his maiden Hell’s Gate victory setting a strong pace and taking the lead in the final lap of the main afternoon race. The Sherco rider was fast out the blocks in the evening SuperEnduro to seal the victory.


    2018 Hell's Gate Fast Facts:
    • Mario Roman has bagged three podiums in the last four years with a previous best result of second in 2015.
    • Mario’s on a winning streak in 2018 after taking victory in Ales Trem in January.
    • Hell's Gate in 2015 was one of Mario’s first Hard Enduro races.
    • Five times Hells Gate winner, Graham Jarvis bagged second on a Husqvarna 250 four stroke.
    • This is Jarvis’ eighth Hell’s Gate podium.
    • The two-hour afternoon race saw all top four riders racing close.
    • Things could have been different for Wade Young but he hit bike problems.
    • Mario only took over the lead in the final lap.
    • The new format, 20-minute race SuperEnduro evening race, decided the victory.

    After the race Roman was understandably happy with his maiden victory: “I feel so happy and so proud of myself for this win. I start my career here, it was almost one of my first extreme races when it was very hard."

    “I think it was only two hours in this afternoon. I passed Wade and Graham in the last lap but I think if it would be longer I could have made a better gap.”

    “I started super-fast in the SuperEnduro (evening race). With it being just twenty minutes it was so important to be fast and push hard from the beginning and make no mistakes. Finally I get the win in Hell’s Gate in my fourth attempt!”


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    Photo Credit: Andrea Belluschi/Future7Media
    Jarvis was his usual solid self in the Italian Hard Enduro which he has won five times: “It’s been a tough day but second in the end was ok. It was pretty close and it all came down to the last twenty minutes race-off. The bike was feeling good and I enjoyed the race.”


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    Photo Credit: Andrea Belluschi/Future7Media
    Travis Teasdale had been on song all weekend at Hell’s Gate, topping timing sheets through the prologue and morning elimination rounds before the main race. The Beta rider came home third in the close-fought overall results: “The main race was pretty tough – there was a riverbed section that was very tough each lap. I’m very happy with my overall performance especially this morning races.”
     

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