Graham Jarvis wins epic Sea to Sky hard enduro in Turkey

British enduro rider, Graham Jarvis, has proven again and again that age is just a number. This 45-year-old rider has just claimed another victory at this year’s edition of the Sea to Sky hard enduro race in Turkey.

Delivering a winning performance on the final day’s Mountain Race, Jarvis notched up his sixth victory at the Turkish event. Jarvis’s teammate, Billy Bolt, dominated the event’s first three races, but a navigational error on the final day relegated him to third overall.

As always at Sea to Sky, Jarvis made a solid, but cautious start to the event. Claiming an impressive fifth in the hectic Beach Race, Jarvis then began to put on the pressure in the Forest Race, taking third and staying within touch of race leader, Bolt.

Despite a heavy impact with a rock damaging his bike, Jarvis was able to skilfully bring his Husqvarna TE 300i home in fourth on the technically demanding Sky Race.

Going into Saturday’s Mountain Race, Jarvis was at third overall, a minute down on second place and close to four minutes down on his teammate Bolt in first. In typical Jarvis style, the Brit kept his nerve and maintained a strong pace throughout the 55-kilometer course.

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Making close to no mistakes, the extreme enduro expert crested the final hill in first place and with enough of an advantage over his rivals to claim the overall win.

Billy Bolt had looked on form throughout the 2020 edition of Sea to Sky. Winning the opening Beach Race, Billy went on to top the proceedings in both the subsequent Forest and Sky Races. Leading much of Saturday’s Mountain Race, the young British rider was first to reach many of the more challenging sections with other riders playing catch up behind.

Unfortunately, in following track marking tape left from a previous running of the event, Bolt was forced to double back on himself, losing a considerable amount of time. Pushing hard for the remainder of the enduro, the reigning FIM SuperEnduro World Champion was able to salvage fourth, earning himself a place on the overall podium, in third.