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Faces Of The 2018 Romaniacs

A look at the people that make Romaniacs great

Manuel Lettenbichler (left), Wade Young (center) and Jonny Walker

Manuel Lettenbichler (left), Wade Young (center) and Jonny Walker graced the podium at this year’s Red Bull Romaniacs.

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Wade Young became the youngest winner to grace the center of the podium at the Red Bull Romaniacs with his win at this year’s event. The factory Sherco rider topped Germany’s Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jonny Walker (GB) en route to the win. Here’s a look at some of the riders at this year’s event.

Wade Young

Wade Young was passed by Manual Lettenbichler on a technical climb after the service point, however after taking a moment to regroup, the Sherco rider made his break with about 14 mile to go to take the win.

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Manuel Lettenbichler

Manuel Lettenbichler secured his first Red Bull Romaniacs’ podium. With the German securing his third top three result this season, he now moves to within 185 points of series leader Walker as they pass the halfway point in the championship.

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Jonny Walker

Completing almost 27 hours of racing during the five-day race, Jonny Walker ended his participation in the 15th edition of the Red Bull Romaniacs third overall and with his WESS championship lead intact.

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Alfredo Gomez

Spain’s Alfredo Gomez (Hsq) took fourth on off road Day 4 to complete the top five in the overall classification.

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Paul Bolton

Just missing out on an overall top five position, Paul Bolton (KTM - GB) was sixth at this year’s event.

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Taddy Blazusiak

Despite a strong start and running in fourth place after Off Road Day 2, a bout of food poisoning forced Taddy Blazusiak to retire from the event at the beginning of day three.

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Gianino Coscarelli

Brazil’s Gianino Coscarelli took the win in the Bronze class.

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Wade Young

Wade Young was over the moon upon winning this year’s event. “This race is probably the toughest Enduro race around so I’m really stoked on the win. It’s a hugely demanding event. It’s five days on a bike and you get pushed to your absolute physical limit. I’ve been trying for a while now to get it done and finally the winner’s trophy is mine,” said Young.

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Taddy Blazusiak

In addition to being one of the best Hard Enduro racers in the world, Taddy Blazusiak says his special talent is JetSkiing.

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