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South African superstar Wade Young continued his sensational form when he won the Red Bull Sea to Sky in Kemer on Saturday.
The Paddock prodigy has been unstoppable as of late and once again showcased his class to trump the best in the world and triumph in Turkey.
The win saw Young complete a remarkable World Enduro Super Series hat-trick, with the Sherco Factory rider becoming the first South African in history to win Romaniacs in July followed by a 111 Megawatt win in Poland earlier this month.
As always, the Sea to Sky got underway with a mass start on the beaches of Kemer, and culminated with a full throttle chase to the summit of the Tahtali Mountain.
A frenetic Beach Race saw Young finish second behind Billy Bolt, and a mousse problem led to the 22-year-old finishing 11th in Forest Race.
Young, however, became stronger as the gruelling multi-day hard enduro unfolded and dominated both the Canyon and Mountain Races to clinch his maiden Sea to Sky title.
His Sherco teammate Mario Roman was the runner-up, with Husqvarna ace Alfredo Gomez grabbing the final position on the podium.
“It was pretty much a perfect day for me. I got the holeshot and managed to maintain my lead. I’m super stoked on getting the win! Big thanks to Sherco for the support,” said Young.
Photo: Podium finishers (from left) Mario Roman, Wade Young and Alfredo Gomez.