Where do you start with a competitor like Jared Graves? The 2014 Enduro World Series champion is a former star of UCI World Cup downhill, a 4X World Champion and a BMX Olympian. It's the Australian's most recent battle however which may go down as his greatest. After returning from the 2018 Crankworx Whistler round of the EWS, Graves suffered several seizures and was diagnosed as having a brain tumour. Ten months later and the then Specialized rider announced that after a number of surgeries he was once more cancer-free. He has been working back up to full race pace since then.
Over the 2019/20 off-season, Graves re-signed with the team with whom he won the 2014 title, Yeti/Fox Factory Team. Team manager, Damion Smith, sat down with Jared to talk about everything from racing to recovery and race bikes to chicken carcasses:Here are Yeti's own show notes for this, the debut episode of their new podcast Talk Yeti To Me:
"Did you think racing mountain bikes for a living would be easy?
In our premiere episode we chat with World Champion and Olympian, Jared Graves, the man who outraced the reaper. Never a victim, Jared’s mindset gave him the edge to rise to the top of the ranks and overcome brain cancer. We sat down and talked with him to dig up untold racing stories."