Sam Hill’s EWS season was nothing short of extraordinary, culminating in the EWS World Series championship at the final round in Finale Ligure, Italy.

In the lead up to the race all eyes were focused on the battle for the Men’s title. All of the individual titles had been decided in previous rounds – except one. The men’s championship race was a straight fight between legendary rider Sam Hill (Chain Reaction Cycles Mavic) and young Frenchman Adrien Dailly (Lapierre). Sam led throughout day one, but Adrien pushed him to the limit – at one point just three seconds separated the pair. In the end the tough, physical course played to Hill’s strengths and his third position in the race was enough to secure him his first Enduro World Champion title.

“It was a tough couple of days of racing so I just tried to stay smooth and consistent and put down the best stage times I could. I’ll be back for sure next season – I want to come back and defend that title.”

Watch the highlights of his season and the final round and get stoked. What’s next for Sam?

You can watch the full EWS Highlights package right here.