Graham Jarvis has claimed an unexpected victory in the 2017 Red Bull Minas Riders with the four-day event cut short to two.

In what seems to be a series of events beyond the organisers’ control, Martin Freindametz and his Xventure team were forced to bring a halt to proceedings at the end of day two.

As a result, Jarvis is this year’s Red Bull Minas Riders champion.

 

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Photo Credit: Marcelo Maragni
 

In what was building up to be a momentous battle to the finish, Hard Enduro Rallye rookie Cody Webb was proving a serious contender to Jarvis. Runner-up on day one, Webb then beat Jarvis for victory on day two and closed the gap to his rival to two minutes.

With the final overall classification standing as per day two’s results, Webb ends his participation in Red Bull Minas Riders as the runner-up.

Having won the prologue, Alfredo Gomez was unable to properly defend his Minas Riders crown when he injured his shoulder on day one. Soldiering on through day two, Gomez not completes the podium in third overall.

 

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Matching his 2016 results, Philipp Scholz has been credited with fourth while Paul Bolton and Pol Tarres compete the top six. Rigor Rico, was top Brazilian in seventh.

 

More news on the reasons for the cancellation when we get it.

 

Results — Red Bull Minas Riders final classification

1. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) 10:42:27

2. Cody Webb (KTM) 10:44:23

3. Alfredo Gomez (KTM) 11:10:19

4. Philipp Scholz (KTM) 11:23:47

5. Paul Bolton (KTM) 11:53:27

6. Pol Tarres (Beta) 12:19:28

7. Rigor Rico (KTM) 9:29:58

 

 

 

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