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Sherco rider Wade Young managed to win his 8th Roof of Africa Extreme Enduro title on the weekend after 7 hours and 45 minutes.

This weekend, Wade Young won the Roof of Africa Extreme Enduro Race for the 8th time.

First organized in 1967 and held in the mountains of Lesotho, the Roof of Africa is the oldest Extreme Enduro event. Also known as “the Mother of Hard Enduro”, it takes place over 3 days in the middle of the majestic Maluti Mountains in South Africa.

The prologue which took a route linking the town centre of Maseru the capital of Lesotho, to the surrounding mountains determined the starting order of the race. Wade Young ensured and achieved a time allowing him to enter the top 5 before tackling the main race.

The first real day of the Roof of Africa took place on Friday December 1st under a scorching sun around the Bushmans pass. The riders faced relentless heat and demanding terrain putting machines and riders to the test. At the end of 7 hours and 44 minutes, three Sherco riders reached the podium. Wade Young finished first ahead of Brett Swanepoel and the American Cody Webb.

The weather conditions were just as difficult the next and final day of this legendary event, 150 kilometers, 9 hours of racing through the “Mountain Kingdom”, a GPS route that was extremely difficult.

At the end of the three days of racing, South African Sherco Racing Factory rider Wade Young won the victory 19 minutes ahead of the second-place rider. The American Cody Webb (Sherco USA) finished 6th in the general classification in the Gold category.

The Bronze category was won by Louis-Bresler Knipe on a Sherco 500 SEF.

Daniel Peckham (Sherco) finished 2nd in the Silver category.