Making its first ever stop on Canadian soil, the FIM Hard Enduro World Championshipwitnessed a bar-to-bar battle at Red Bull Outliers. In the heart of its Badlands region, the world’s best Hard Enduro riders went head-to-head at the penultimate round of theseason. Staged across two days, racing got underway in downtown Calgary with an urbanEndurocross prologue. However, with the weather turning sour, extremely heavy rain meant the action was short-lived with racing brought to an early close for the day. With the weather back on side for Sunday, riders faced a two-and-a-half-hour multi-lap Hard Enduro battle through the Badlands region. Famed for its dinosaur fossils, thebarren area also served up a mean Hard Enduro course. Steep climbs, tricky off camber traverses and tough drop offs ensured a brutal course to master. Our rider David Cyprian obtained a majestic performance allowing him to reach the sixth place on both days. Now, with one race to go, he occupies the sixth overall position in the overall placings on equal points with two other riders, which is an outstanding result for this very young rider from Czech Republic, on his return to the world championship after two years. Next and final round of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, is the “24MX Hixpania Hard Enduro” (October 7-9).