Red Bull Romaniacs Extreme Off-Road Enduro In Photos 2019

See photos from one of the toughest races of the year.

Alfredo Gómez fought hard to reclaim the lead on the final day, but came up about two and a half minutes short of the win.Future7Media/Red Bull Content Pool.

Not only is the Red Bull Romaniacs race a grueling technical event, it's also a huge test of stamina, challenging riders over four difficult days riding through some of the toughest terrain imaginable. This year's Romaniacs marks the fifth stop of the 2019 World Enduro Super Series and when the checkers flew on day 4 it was Manuel Lettenbichler in the number one spot. The win is Lettenbichler's first-ever WESS victory. He was trailed by Alfredo Gómez Cantero in second and Graham Jarvis in third.

“I’m over the moon right now, I really can’t believe it,” said Lettenbichler after all was said and done. “This race is really something special, and to win here feels amazing. The event is so long and so hard and anything can happen, so I’m so pumped to take the win. It’s been an incredible five days and so gnarly, especially with all the rain we’ve had. Some of the uphills that would have been tricky anyway have become near impossible today. It’s 10 years since my dad won Red Bull Romaniacs so it’s great to be able to match his achievement—the Lettenbichlers are definitely going to celebrate tonight!”

The win puts Lettenbichler at the top of the WESS standings with three rounds remaining.

Attila Szabo Red Bull Content Pool: Billy Bolt moved up to sixth position on the final day of racing.Attila Szabo/Red Bull Content Pool.
Privateer David Cyprian finished eighth overall.Future7Media/Red Bull Content Pool
Graham Jarvis ended day 1 in first position, but slipped as the race wore on to settle in third.Future7Media/Red Bull Content Pool
Jonny Walker had a tough start after a strong showing in the Prologue, finishing the event overall in fifth.Attila Szabo/Red Bull Content Pool
Josep García rounded out the top-10 overall.Mihai Stetcu/Red Bull Content Pool
Manuel Lettenbichler battling against the course in Romania.Attila Szabo/Red Bull Content Pool
Lettenbichler put in a masterful performance to score the overall victory.Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool
Mario Roman finished seventh overall.Attila Szabo/Red Bull Content Pool
One of the most difficult races around.Mihai Stetcu/Red Bull Content Pool
Taking help however it’s given.Mihai Stetcu/Red Bull Content Pool
Pol Tarrés finished ninth overall.Attila Szabo/Red Bull Content Pool
Even though it’s quick, the Prologue portion of the Romaniacs is no joke.Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool
Taddy Blazusiak was fastest in the Prologue, but lost time in the event on day 1 and day 4, leaving him in fourth place overall.Attila Szabo/Red Bull Content Pool
Lettenbichler, Gómez, and Jarvis, the top three finishers in Red Bull Romaniacs 2019.Future7Media/Red Bull Content Pool