Team CRC Mavic legend Sam Hill continued his incredible form at the Enduro World Series, finishing in second place at the Whistler round and now goes into the final leg of the series as overall leader.
Here’s the report from Team Manager Nigel Page:
After five tough stages in one day, the Crankworx Whistler Enduro was a tough battle for all the riders.
Stage one was the longest stage of the year and a beast starting at Top of the World, a 17 minute stage for the fastest pro riders, and Sam won this stage by nearly 18 seconds with a blistering time of 16:39.
With the longest and toughest stages the series has seen to date, there were only 14 seconds between eventual winner Jesse Melamed and Sam after 44 minutes of stage racing and they had nearly a minute over the rest of the field.
Sam rode super fast and solid all day, battling with local Whistler rider Jesse Melamed and Sam placed eighth, second, second and seventh on stages 2 – 5 placing second overall for the day.
Sam beat both Adrien Dailly and Greg Callaghan who finished sixth and 13th who are his closest rivals in the battle for the World Championship title, so Sam extends his series lead to 110 points going into the final round in Finale at the end of September. It’s going to be a hell of a race.
Huge congrats to Sam, we are super proud of you buddy.
Sam has also made the Australian National team for the Downhill World Championships in Cairns, Australia next month. The flat pedal legend is having a pretty amazing year.
Thanks to Jacy for all his work looking after Sam and his bike, Fraser Britton for having Sam at his house and for the photos and all our sponsors that make Sam’s dreams possible.
[All pics by Fraser Britton]