Frenchman Jerome Clementz is an all-mountain legend whose name is synonymous with mountain bike enduro and overmountain riding. He has won all the major enduro races, including the famous Megavalanche in 2005 and 2010, Mountain of Hell in 2007 and 2011, the Super Enduro Sauze d’Oulx in 2011 and the Adrenaline Challenge in the same year. His numerous victories had already made him one of the leaders in the discipline even before he was crowned the first-ever Enduro World Series Champion in 2013. He won the title with a round to spare after winning the sixth round in Val d'Isère in the French Alps. At the same event, he also combined forces with Fabien Barel and Remy Absalon to win the Enduro of Nations for France, with a seventeen minute lead over their Italian rivals. Jerome, or ‘Jey’ as he is known to his many fans and friends, was born on 31st May 1984. He started riding at the age of 12 in his home region of Alsace, and grew up admiring the great downhiller Nicolas Vouilloz. But, despite finishing tenth in the junior downhill race at the 2002 World Championships, it was only when he discovered enduro that he realised he had found his true calling. Currently riding for Cannondale’s four-man OverMountain race team, Jerome’s combination of a silky smooth style with power and endurance, plus the ability to come out of corners faster than any of his rivals, has made him the most well-known and marketable star in this still-evolving discipline.
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