On his second Enduro season, five-times Downhill-World-Champion Sam Hill took the overall victory in the Enduro World Series 2017 in a breathtaking final. At the last race of the EWS in Finale Ligure we managed to catch Sam on Finale’s beach and have a quick look at his work-horse, the Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon.
First off a little retrospective on Sam’s 2017 season racing for the Chain Reaction Cycles Mavic-Team: it’s the first time this year that Sam raced the entire Enduro World Series. In Wicklow/Ireland Sam rode the carbon version of the Nukeproof Mega 275 for the first time and came in second. At the sixth round in Aspen-USA he secured himself the top step of the podium and two weeks later he placed second in Whistler-Canada. He got to the final round in Finale with an advantage of 110 points over the season’s shooting star Adrian Dailly, who had won a total of 3 races in the season. Sam landed a 3rd place in the Finale Ligure race whilst Adrien only came in fourth, with a 20 second-gap.
Sam also took his enduro bike on a trip to the downhill world champs in Cairns/Australia, where he managed 6th place.