The Erzbergrodeo 2013 in black and white

Mean, moody and magnificent – check out these epic shots from this year's Red Bull Hare Scramble.

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Wade Young getting ready
Wade Young at Hare Scramble 2013

Wade Young getting ready

The 17-year-old South African rider gets some tips from his trainer before the start. He'd eventually finish in 11th place.

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Waiting in the rain
Jonny Walker at Erzbergrodeo 2013

Waiting in the rain

The competition eyes up last year's Red Bull Hare Scramble winner Jonny Walker on bike number 3. After a difficult start, Walker went on to finish fourth.

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Winner's perspective
Graham Jarvis at Erzbergrodeo 2013

Winner's perspective

Eventual victor Graham Jarvis brought special goggles to Erzberg to protect against the mud and water.

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The start puddle
Graham Jarvis at Erzbergrodeo 2013

The start puddle

Heavy rainfall meant that the base of the quarry, where the 500 riders set off into the Red Bull Hare Scramble, looked more like a small lake than an enduro course. It meant that many of the competitors had to deal with engine flooding mere metres into the race.

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The line-up
Graham Jarvis at Erzbergrodeo 2013

The line-up

Out of these 500 riders, only 14 reached the finish of the toughest single day race in the world.

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The battle begins
Graham Jarvis at Erzbergrodeo 2013

The battle begins

The riders flash past the camera en route to hours and hours of punishing riding.

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Making waves
Erzbergrodeo 2013 Eisenerz, Austria Red Bull Hare Scramble

Making waves

That's a motorbike that guy's riding, not a jetski. Although a jetski would have been more use to the riders off this year's startline.

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Up or down?

Up or down?

Competitors were really pushed to their limit at this year's Red Bull Hare Scramble.

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Still smiling

Still smiling

Despite the extreme conditions, at least this rider's still having a good time.

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Marko Petelin

Marko Petelin

The pain shows on the Slovakian rider's face as he struggles to continue on his KTM.

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Simon Thaler

Simon Thaler

The Italian rider fixes the horizon with an icy stare as he fights his way through the notorious checkpoint 'Badewanne'.

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Andy Noakley

Andy Noakley

The British rider made it to Checkpoint 16, called 'Gerichtsloch', and got 21st overall.

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The winner...

The winner...

Graham Jarvis looks incredibly calm and collected as he speaks to the press following his victory at the Red Bull Hare Scramble. Jarvis was followed home by German rider Andreas Lettenbichler and Jarvis' Husaberg team-mate Alfredo Gomez.

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