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Wade Young wins the Extreme Peyratoise – Gilles Lalay Classic enduro revived

Wade Young topped the first edition of the Extreme Peyratoise, reviving the iconic French traditional enduro the Gilles Lalay Classic. 


Wade Young headed a Sherco one-two finish alongside Mario Roman at the inaugural edition of new French Extreme Challenge, Extreme Peyratoise this Saturday, February 15, in Peyrat-le-Château - crowd favourite Antoine Basset finished third among five official finishers.

The event is run on part so the course from a truly iconic French enduro, the Gilles Lalay Classic proved hugely popular with riders and fans alike as it revived the traditional course and its legendary tough format.

Mario Roman Extreme Peyratoise 560

With all the racing taking place in one day, the riders set off early in the morning for a classic enduro loop with a special test to be tackled twice before the 100 kilometres Extreme race at 3pm. It is an event format that Mario Roman described as very much like the now defunct Hell’s Gate Hard Enduro.

Starting behind the French traditional enduro hoards for the afternoon’s Extreme race, Young and Roman began picking up riders until they caught early race leader Julien Gauthier at the first refuelling. 

Mario Roman Extreme Peyratoise refuel 560

Wade and Mario made the pass on Gauthier before the South African opened a two-minute gap on his teammate. As the night fell Young was able to increase his advantage ultimately arriving at the finish line fourteen minutes ahead of Roman and in front of a healthy crowd in the darkness. 

Antoine Basset took the last podium spot with Julien Gauthier and Emmauel Albepart closing up the five finishers of the event. 

2020 Extreme Peyratoise top 40 results: 

Extreme Peyratoise results top 40

Full results: Motott.fr 

Photo Credit: Mastorgne Photography
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