A hot day in hell: Hell's Gate Hard Enduro

A baptism of fire awaits riders who dare to enter the Hell's Gate Hard Enduro in Italy next weekend.

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It's a cold day in hell for the extreme enduro riders as they prepare for the Hell's Gate hard enduro in Il Ciocco, Tuscany, Italy, on Saturday, February 15. 

Graham Jarvis is the man to beat having claimed three victories in the race through the wintry Tuscan Appenines. Last year saw the Briton triumph after an epic battle with his countryman Jonny Walker.

But Jonny will be back this year and will be revved up after the penultimate round of the FIM Super Enduro championship in Barcelona.

Coming with him is David Knight, one of the greatest extreme enduro riders of all time, plus Alfredo Gomez. They take on a host of elite riders including Cody Webb,  Ben and Dan Hemmingway, Andreas Lettenbichler and Paul Bolton.

It promises to be a hell of a battle.