News 8 Dec 2015

Jarvis concludes season with Roof of Africa victory

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider tops extreme enduro.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Bringing his 2015 Extreme Enduro season to a victorious close Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Graham Jarvis has won the Roof of Africa, ending the three-day event ahead of Wade Young and Brett Swanepoel.

Making a conservative start to the race held in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, Jarvis placed sixth at the end of the opening day’s competition – the Round The Houses time trial. Knowing that two long, tough days of competition lay ahead Jarvis was very much making a tactical bid for overall victory.

Day two was all about putting himself in a strong position in readiness for the third and final day’s competition. Placing second on the day to move up to fourth overall, Jarvis caught up with day one winner Young, yet pushed no harder than he needed to.

As expected the third and final day proved decisive. Starting one-minute behind then race leader Wade Young, Graham took his time to reel in those ahead of him before striking as the event reached its hardest sections. Moving firstly into the race lead Jarvis steadily extended his advantage, opening up a 20-minute lead as the day neared its close.

In biding his time during the first two days of competition Jarvis once again showed his superiority during the final day of racing, earning a well-deserved 2015 Roof of Africa victory.