Tenth in the Prologue and about to be lapped by Prologue winner Paul Bolton (#5), little did Wade Young or Bolton realise how much their fortunes would change come the end of the week. When the race hit the mountains, Young hit his stride, steadily improving to finish third overall, and beat Bolton by four minutes.
Birch loses wood
If Chris Birch thought his Red Bull Romaniacs began badly, it was about to get a whole lot worse. After a strong recovery ride on day one, he literally lost his way on the second day, ruining any chance of a top three result. Adding injury to insult, he then suffered every man's worst nightmare when he badly cut his manhood in a crash on day four. He still finished, but 'Little Chris' required seven stitches. Ouch!
The only way is up
There was no shortage of aerial acrobats at Red Bull Romaniacs. Hang out at any gnarly hill climb and you could be sure of someone slinging their bike to the top. Hard Enduro – hell yeah!
Make some noise!
This guy is the ultimate Red Bull Romaniacs super fan. Following the entire duration of the race, he was found in the depths of every forest with his chainsaw, rooting for the riders.
Lars Enöckl was Red Bull Romaniacs 2014's unsung hero. Sometimes putting his own success before others, he was always willing to help out, in true Hard Enduro spirit. On day two, he generously offered Paul Bolton his spare GPS system when Bolts smashed both of his own. Top marks Lars!
Up on the roof
There are no limits in Hard Enduro – anything is possible. This disused coal factory offered a spectacular end to the finish of day three. Up stairwells and conveyor shoots, this rider is about to fight his way to the rooftop finish line directly above his head.
There was plenty of water to deal with at this year's race. Your engine being watertight was critical to a hassle free ride.
Tip it on its tail
Some river crossings were less kind than others. With a few riders getting an unscheduled bath, they faced the 'tip it on its tail' procedure to drain the engine and get it restarted.
Hard to swallow
The strain of losing Red Bull Romaniacs is evident in Graham Jarvis' eyes. Bloodshot and exhausted, those eyes tell the story of a man who fought his heart out for four days, only to fall short of winning in the final few miles.
The joy of winning
In stark contrast to Graham Jarvis, Jonny Walker looks as fresh at the end of the final day as he did at the end of day one. In a race where both Jarvis and Walker left nothing on the table, Walker stopped Jarvis' domination of the race to become the youngest rider to ever win at Red Bull Romaniacs. In the battle of youth versus experience, youth finally won.
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