The afternoon starting line was one of the rockiest sections, with a steep incline, sending the majority of riders tumbling down to restart their climb. KTM riders Cody Webb and Taylor Robert, starting on the opposite sides, came together at the top of the dead-engine start before heading into the 9-mile course. “We were walking our lines at the same time. Since I had first pick, Cody said ‘Well, I don’t want to follow you up this thing, so I’ll pick a different line’ so he made another line and then we literally came to the same line at the top. I wasn’t letting off and I hit his front wheel,” says Robert. It was Colton Haaker who conquered his line flawlessly and gained valuable time on his competitors.