RESULTS: Oton and Ravanel Win in Italy, Sam Hill Crowned 2017 EWS Champion 9

5 times DH World Champion, 2 times overall DH World Cup Champion, and now the 2017 Enduro World Series Champion. All hail the Flat Pedal Thunder from Down Under!

RESULTS: Oton and Ravanel Win in Italy, Sam Hill Crowned 2017 EWS Champion

When Sam Hill arrived on the world DH scene, it was another breath of fresh air in a sport that had already seen its fair share of iconic champions. With an attacking style and fearless line choice, Sam Hill was THE MAN in the 2000s. After having grown tired of "always racing the same courses", Sam decided to have a go at Enduro racing in 2016, where many doubted whether the flat pedal rider would have what it takes to tackle the long, hard days in the saddle and a bunch of tracks that may or may not favor the fittest. To see Sam rise to this challenge has been a privilege, especially for those of us who look back with fondness and maybe even goosebumps at those legendary years where Sam pretty much had his way with the world DH circuit. To have ridden the way he has ridden in 2017 is beyond incredible, and we take our hats off in salute to this great champion. We literally could not have been more stoked had we won the damn thing ourselves! He came into this 8th and final round here in Finale Ligure with a 110 point lead, needing to finish ahead of his nearest challenger Adrien Dailly to secure the overall title - and not only did Sam do that, but he landed himself on the third step of the podium for the race in the process! Take a minute and hear from the man himself, and savor this new chapter in a legendary tale that seems to have no end:

2017 Enduro World Series Round 8, Finale Ligure Final Results Men (full results)

2017 Enduro World Series Round 8, Finale Ligure Final Results Women (full results)

2017 Enduro World Series Final Overall Standings Men (full standings)

2017 Enduro World Series Final Overall Standings Women (full standings)


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