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It’s game on for extreme enduro in the USA as Cody Webb and Graham Jarvis square up for the Tennessee Knockout.

With their battle for glory put on hold last year, Webb faces his toughest TKO title defence yet when he goes head-to-head against Jarvis on home turf.

Claiming his fourth victory in 2016, Webb is the undisputed King of TKO. In some challenging conditions and heavy rain, Webb blitzed his way around the boulder strewn venue to show his rivals a clean pair of heels. 

Runner-up to Jarvis at the Red Bull Minas Riders in Brazil and then third overall at Erzberg, Webb is undoubtedly on top form. 

But home races are different. They offer a different sense of pressure and expectation. 

A home crowd always roots for a home winner. So with a guy like Jarvis breathing down your neck that sort of pressure can become massively ramped up.

Regardless, Webb knows what he’s about around the notoriously tough Trials Training Centre venue. He’s grown up there and he’s ridden the TKO in all weather imaginable, so he’s got to be feeling good about Sunday.

 

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On the other hand the TKO is new ground for Jarvis. 

He visited the venue in 2016, watched the race and spent a couple of days doing training schools there — he knows what to expect, but not under race conditions.

Hot off his sixth Red Bull Romaniacs title, you can be sure Jarvis will mean business. The TKO is the only major extreme enduro he’s yet to win.

Without question the seventh edition of the TKO will make for some interesting watching, not forgetting Mario Roman is now in the mix too.

But if Webb pulls off the win, his fifth straight at TKO, it’s sure to go down in history as his biggest one yet.

 

The seventh annual Kenda Tennessee Knockout will take place on Saturday, August 12th (Amateurs) and Sunday, August 13th at the Trials Training Center located in Saquatchie, Tennessee. On Sunday, riders will compete in a very tough and spectator friendly four-round Knockout racing format.

 
 
 

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Robert Lynn
Enduro21 Editor