Graham Jarvis won the first off-road day of the Red Bull Romaniacs.
The start of the first off-road day had a delay due to bad weather conditions. Therefore, the organizers decided to cancel CP3, which was affected by heavy rain the night before.
After a half an hour wait, the boys from Gold took the very shot of the romanian off-road and forests. Jonny Walker was the first guy to take the start at 6:30. Soon after, Graham Jarvis and Paul Bolton started.
The day was marred by the heavy shunt Wade Young took. The south african rider took several falls during a downhill and had to abandon the race after having problems with breathing.
In the end, Graham Jarvis won easily the day, though he initially finished second after Paul Bolton, who was penalised with a 245 minutes timebar penalty. Mario Roman and Jonny Walker completed the podium, while the prologue winner, Alfredo Gomez Cantero had a miserable day in the forest and lost any chance to win the 2017 Red Bull Romaniacs.
Given the fact that in the first day we had a prologue, the standings are more or less the same as the first off-road day standings.
The second day of the Red Bull Romaniacs has already started today.
photo – Caleb Owens