In the off-season, JARED GRAVES was one of, if not the, hottest properties on the Enduro World Series market.
The Yeti stalwart had proven pace and the consistency to match, and speculation was rife as to where he would head after he announced he was leaving his long term sponsor. It turned out to be Specialized and, after a long winter of training, Graves was obviously keen to show he would be right up to speed on the Big-S.
However Lady Luck has not smiled on Graves this year and his season has been a torrid saga of misfortune and injuries. You can see how it all unfolded, and how the champion dealt with it, in this behind the scenes video.
Graves currently sits 35th in the overall, something he will no doubt be looking to improve as the season progresses.