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  1. Colombia will go down in the history books as the most unique EWS race to date, with an opening stage that raced through the downtown streets of Manizales, followed by six stages in a single day amongst the dense rainforest high above the town. The tropical climate of Manizales lived up to its reputation with regular downpours throughout practice and racing, a stark contrast to round one's thick dust. And whilst the conditions couldn't have been more different, the outcome was the same; crashes, mechanicals and wild racing. In the men's race Hill (Chain Reaction Cycles Mavic) was unstoppable - taking four of the seven stages and finishing the race with a 47 second lead. Local hero Marcelo Gutierrez scored an impressive second place at his ever EWS, whilst Frenchman Damien Oton (Unior Devinci Factory Racing) won a stage and earned himself in third place in the process. Privateer Youn Deniaud deserves a mention for his impressive fourth place finish. In the women's race, Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro Racing Team) uncharacteristically dropped a couple of stages to Ines Thoma (Canyon Factory Enduro Racing) and Anneke Beerten (Alchemy Bicycles Factory Racing), but still finished the race with a commanding lead of over one minute. Isabeau Courdurier (Intense-Mavic Collective) placed second with Trek Factory Racing's Katy Winton in third in an exact replica of last weekend's podium. Elliot Heap (Chain Reaction Cycles Mavic) replicated team mate Sam Hill's performance to win the U21 men's category, and Ella Conolly won her second race this season in the U21 Women's race. The Master's podium was a repeat of Chile, with Karim Amour (Miranda Racing Team) and Melissa Newell taking the wins. In the team competition, Canyon Factory Enduro Team were team of the day, but it's Ibis Cycles Enduro Race Team who lead the rankings heading into round three in France next month. Chris Ball, Managing Director of the Enduro World Series, said; "When we announced we were heading to Colombia there were a few eyebrows raised, but I hope people now see what an incredible part of the world this is. The riding is insane and the people are some of the most welcoming, friendly and passionate cycling fans we've encountered anywhere." Full results can be found here.
  2. Round eight, the Bluegrass Finalenduro powered by SRAM, saw 500 riders undertake two huge days of riding that took them all the way from the highest peaks in Liguria all the way to the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. But with a course that took in over 100km, the riders didn't have time to stop and admire the views - especially as there were World Champion titles at stake. 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. Speaking after the race Sam said: "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." Sam Hill. Photo credit: Enduro World Series However neither Hill nor Dailly could match the pace of Damien Oton (Devinci Global Racing) this weekend, who put in an incredible performance to take the race. Martin Maes (GT Factory Racing) made a triumphant return after a crash ended his race early at the last round in Whistler, putting in blistering times to finish in second place. Sam Hill rounded out the podium in third place. Damien Oton. Photo credit: Enduro World Series In the women's race it won't come as a surprise to anyone that reigning World Champion Cecile Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro Team) will be holding the title for another year. She made sure she finished the season in style by winning the race as well as the Championship. Isabeau Courdurier (SUNN) and Katy Winton (Trek Factory Racing Enduro Team) came second and third respectively - reflecting their positions in the overall standings as well. Cecile said: "I'm so happy to win the title for the second year in a row. It was a tough race but getting the race win and the overall means a lot - the perfect way to end the season." Cecile Ravanel. Photo credit: Enduro World Series Killian Callaghan had the U21 Men Championship sewn up coming into this race, and took it easy this weekend to finish in seventh place. Whistler local Rhys Verner stormed to victory in this weekend's race - giving a time that would have put him in the top 20 of the senior men. It was a similar story in the U21 Women as Martha Gill's consistent season meant she was already World Champion as she left the start gate on Saturday. British newcomer Ella Conolly made quite the EWS debut, winning this weekend's race. Karim Amour (BH-Miranda Racing Team) won seven of this year's races, meaning his first Enduro World Champion title was already in the bag. However, Rene Wildhaber proved too much for him on the day, winning five stages to take the race. In the Master Women consistent results from Mary Mcconneloug saw her clinch the title, whilst in the race it was Canadian Christina De Vall who graced the top step of the podium. In the team competition Ibis Cycles Enduro Race Team are the new World Champions, Rocky Mountain Urge bp are second and Canyon Factory Enduro Team third. Chris Ball, Managing Director of the Enduro World Series, said: "What a finish to the year. It's been a great season and rolling into Finale feels like coming home. The series has come a long way in the last five years and I couldn't be prouder of the athletes, the organisers and the whole team that makes the series happen." Results from the weekend can be found here.
  3. Both Cecile (Commencal Vallnord Enduro Team) and Adrien (Lapierre) dominated their respective fields - Ravanel winning all six stages and Dailly winning three. Katy Winton (Trek Factory Racing) posted a career best second place after impressive times all day, with Rocky Mountain Urge bp's Andreane Lanthier Nadeau equalling her best EWS result with third place. Fans in awe as Cecile Ravanel battles the top rocks on stage 3. Speaking after the race Cecile said: "I enjoyed the race today but it was not easy, the trails were slippy but I'm happy with my performance and I'm looking forward to France next." In the men's race series leader Greg Callaghan (Cube Action Team) had the weight of his native Ireland on his shoulders as the crowds willed him to win on home soil for the third year in a row, but his eventual 10th place was enough to secure his series lead. Dailly proved the strongest rider on the day, putting five seconds into second placed Sam Hill (Chain Reaction Cycles Mavic) and 18 seconds into Martin Maes (GT Factory Racing) in third. Adrien said: "I'm happy and surprised to win here, it was a good race and I loved having all the fans to cheer me on." The young Frenchman is showing such racing experience, Adrien Dailly picked up his second round win here in Ireland. In the U21 Men Elliot Heap (Chain Reaction Cycles Mavic) enjoyed his first EWS win, with Thibault Laly in second and Lucas Cole in third. Estelle Charles had a stormer of a race to win U21 Women, with Leah Maunsell in second and Martha Gill in third. Karim Amour (BH-Miranda Racing Team) continues his charge in the Master's category with another win, whilst Nigel Page (Chain Reaction Cycles Mavic) had to settle for second and Woody Hole (Hope) third. In the Master's Women Soph Bagnall clinched the win, with series leader Mary Mcconneloug in second and Orla McClean in third. Ibis Cycles Enduro Race Team lead the team rankings, closely followed by Canyon Factory Enduro Team in second with Rocky Mountain Urge-bp in third place. The fans came out in all shapes and sizes. Chris Ball, Managing Director of the Enduro World Series, said: "Once again Ireland has delivered us an incredible race. I'm always blown away by the level of support and enthusiasm for the sport here in Ireland and this year's fans did not disappoint - to see thousands of them lining the trails was just amazing and created such an unbelievable atmosphere for the riders." Full results from the race can be found here. The Enduro World Series returns for round five on June 30 for the Natural Games EWS Millau driven by Urge bp.
  4. The third round of the Enduro World Series proved to be one of the most challenging to date - both race days stayed dry but rain on the first day of practice left its mark on the already difficult tracks. The variety of trails - from steep and rocky to long and physical - caught out plenty of riders, leading to heartbreak for Jesse Melamed (Rocky Mountain Urge-bp) who led for most of the race until a mechanical on stage seven ended his day. The men's race came down to the wire, with just two seconds separating Greg Callaghan (Cube Action Team) and Martin Maes (GT Factory Racing) going into the final stage of the day. However it was Callaghan who pulled ahead to win the race, taking five seconds out of Maes, with Damien Oton (Devinci Global Racing) coming third. Now sitting top in the series rankings, Greg said: "It was a hard weekend. I knew before the race it was going to be eventful with a lot of mechanicals and a lot of problems for people and so I tried to play it consistent. There was so many people that could have won this weekend so I'm over the moon - it was amazing, absolutely amazing." It was a different story in the women's race, with Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro Team) dominating from the outset, winning all but one stage. Isabeau Courdurier (Sunn) won a stage but it wasn't enough to counter Ravanel's speed and she had to settle for second. Israeli privateer Noga Korem put in an incredible performance that was rewarded with third place. Cecile said: "It was hard because it was really slippery and stage three was scary. It was amazing though, to find all these different stages for enduro; long stages, short stages, some pedalling sections but not too long and some downhill steep stages - I really enjoyed everything in this race." In the U21 Men Thibault Laly of France won, followed by Vajtech Blaha in second and Gabriel Torralba in third. Estelle Charles took the win in U21 women, Martha Gill was second and local rider Caroline Costa took third. In the Master's Women Mary Mcconnelloug was the sole competitor, but still put in a blistering time. Karim Amour (BH-Miranda Racing Team) won convincingly in the Master's Men, with Nigel Page (Chain Reaction Cycles Mavic) in second and reigning World Champion Michael Broderick in third. In the team competition Cube Action Team took team of the day, but it's Ibis Cycles Enduro Race Team who lead the category in the overall rankings. Full results available now here. The Enduro World Series returns for round four on May 27th for the Emerald Enduro in County Wicklow, Ireland.
  5. The 2016 Enduro World Series drew to a close in its traditional home of Finale Ligure - and the Bluegrass Finale Enduro powered by SRAM will go down in the history books for a myriad of reasons. Click here to view the article
  6. Cecile had no overall pressure having already sealed the series win but still raced 100% for the win. Cecile Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro) won her first Enduro World Champion title, Richie Rude (Yeti/Fox Shox) became the first man to be crowned World Champion back to back and two legends of the sport Nico Vouilloz (Lapierre Gravity Republic) and Anne Caroline Chausson (Ibis Cycles Enduro Race Team) announced their retirement from the sport. And if that wasn’t enough, Martin Maes (GT Factory Racing) took his first ever race win. Martin Maes keeping things low on stage 3. Starting high in the Ligurian mountains, the 400 riders competing spent two days and seven stages riding their way through sun drenched trails down to the inviting waters of the Mediterranean far below. In the men’s race Martin Maes stated his intention clearly on day one - winning all three of Saturday’s stages. He eased off the gas on Sunday to secure his position and the tactic paid off - taking his first win by a margin of 17 seconds over second placed Richie Rude. Consistency all weekend topped by a stage win saw Nico Lau (Cube Action Team) take third place. Speaking about his race win, Martin said: “I’m so stoked to win. I’ve been waiting for so long for this and I’m just so happy for my team GT, for my sponsors and for all the people who have been supporting me over the years.” And Richie added: “To lead the series from the first race and then to come second today and get the overall again feels amazing. I was playing it safe today but I was having a lot of fun too. This was my chance to get the double and I got it - now I’m just looking forward to a couple of weeks off.” Miranda Miller out of the gate on stage 5, she held down third place most of this weekend but it slipped after a bad last two stages. In the women’s category the race results perfectly reflected the overall series rankings, with Cecile coming first, Isabeau Courdurier (SUNN) in second and Anita Gehrig (Ibis Cycles Enduro Race Team) in third. The overall series podium was the same, and Cecile will start the 2017 season with the number one plate on her bike. Cecile said: “I had a little crash on stage one and that woke me up - I knew I had the title already so I was just riding for pleasure today. I’ve been working towards this moment all year and so have my team, so it’s great to be able to do this for them.” Damian Oton finds his way through the undulating grey earth. In the Master’s category it was Karim Amour who won the race, but it was Michael Broderick of the USA who finished the day as the Master World Champion. His dominance all year meant that even racing with broken ribs sustained in Valberg couldn't stop him from claiming the series. Raphaela Richter (Radon Magura Factory Racing) stormed to victory in both the race and the series in the U21 women’s category. Her U21 male counterpart Adrien Dailly (Lapierre Gravity Republic) followed suit winning the race and becoming the World Champion in the process. In the team competition Rocky Mountain Urge bp continued their strong season to leave Finale the Team World Champions. Chris Ball, Managing Director of the Enduro World Series said: “Our 30th event, our fourth round of champions and all in the place where it all began, the stunning Finale Ligure. The local team did an outstanding job of trail building and preparing for this year, as did the riders for holding it together on seven insane stages after a long season of racing around the globe. A massive congratulations to our 2016 world champions and a huge thanks to all of our riders, teams, fans, organisers and supporters who are the reason the series can happen.” The series winners. Results from this weekend can be found here and the full highlights show will be out very soon!
  7. Richie Rude looks up to full health as he attacks the first corner of the final stage. Credit: Enduro World Series. Both Rude (Yeti Fox Shox) and Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro Team) each staged incredible comebacks after their days got off to a bad start. Cecile suffered mechanicals on both stages one and two, whilst Richie had to contend with a flat tyre on stage two. This put both of them at a disadvantage going into the next stages - with Cecile only just making her stage three start time. Cecile had a mechanical with her drivetrain and a flat on the second stage yet battled on to take the win. Credit: Enduro World Series. Everything hinged on the epic stage five, the famous Top of the World trail. Isabeau Courdurier (Sunn) led the women's race all the way to the stage five, but a blistering time from Cecile was enough for the series leader to clinch the win. It was a similar story in the men's race - Whistler local Jesse Melamed (Rocky Mountain Urge bp) was on course for his first EWS win and on home soil too, but Rude's run on stage five put paid to that and he went on to win both the stage and the race. Josh Carlson (Giant Factory Off Road Team) and Casey Brown (Trek Factory Racing) both occupied the third step of the podium. Miranda Miller makes easy work of the blown out chute on stage 4. Her consistent day took her to 4th place. Credit: Enduro World Series. In the Under 21 Men's race Adrien Dailly (Lapierre Gravity Republic) smashed the field once again to win, with Sebastien Claquin (Rocky Mountain Urge bp) in second and Rhys Verner in third. In the U21 Women Canadian Jennifer McTavish led out Martha Gill (Marin Stan's). Chris Johnston has had some impressive stage results so far this year. Credit: Enduro World Series. In the Master's race it was Brian Lopes who romped to victory, with Michael Broderick in second and Master's World Champion Woody Hole (Hope) in third. Brian Lopes rallied his way to the masters category win. Credit: Enduro World Series. In the team competition Rocky Mountain Urge bp were team of the day, with Giant Off Road Factory Team in second and Ibis Cycles Enduro Race in third. There were a couple of rock rolls on stage 2, Whistler classic tech. Credit: Enduro World Series. The competition heads back to Europe for the last two rounds of the year, first to Valberg-Guillaumes in France before the 2016 World Champions are crowned in Finale, Italy.
  8. Richie Rude and Cecile Ravanel have done it again - they win the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro Presented by Specialized. Click here to view the article
  9. Racing under a hot Colorado sun at an elevation of 10,000 feet is no mean feat, but Graves and Ravanel made it look effortless as they dominated their respective fields. Neither had much time to take in the stunning views of the iconic Aspen Snowmass region, as they were too busy putting significant time into their competitors. In the women’s race Cecile showed her intentions right from the start - she finished day one with a 53 second lead over second placed Isabeau Courdurier (SUNN) and 56 seconds ahead of Anita Gehrig (Ibis Cycles Enduro Race) in third. It was a similar story for Graves - finishing the day 21 seconds up on Nico Lau (Cube Action Team) and 31 seconds back was Martin Maes (GT Factory Racing) in third. But Sunday saw a changing of the guard. Jared and Cecile’s lead remained unchallenged, but the fight was most intense for the remaining spots on the podium. Anita Gehrig (Ibis Cycles Enduro Race) got to enjoy her first taste of the podium as she finished the race in second, with Isabeau Courdurier having to settle for third. Nico Lau held on to his second spot, but a strong showing from Jerome Clementz (Cannondale) boosted him into third position. Speaking at the end of the day, Jared Graves said: “It was a really good weekend, I’m just happy to put a good weekend together as it hasn’t happened all year and it’s been really bugging me a lot, especially the last two races. “I like racing at altitude and I’m always comfortable and confident in Colorado, I like the stages and think they had a good mix and after I went well on stage one it gave me confidence and I rode like I knew I could. I always feel good about Whistler so I can’t wait - it’s going to be awesome.” Cecile added: “I tried to have some fun - it was difficult with the altitude and the physical stages, but in the end I just took pleasure from the riding. Now I’m looking to Whistler - it’s my goal for the year to win Whistler but I’ll just have to wait and see.” In the U21 Men’s competition it was Adrien Dailly (Lapierre Gravity Republic) who came out on top. A strong showing from Sebastien Claquin (Rocky Mountain Urge bp) wasn’t enough in the end and he finished the day in second, with round three winner Killian Callaghan sitting third. In the U21 Women it was a USA sweep with Samantha Soranio in first, Lia Westermann in second and Abby Hobbs in third. In the Master’s men Michael Broderick of the USA won, with Joe Lawwill and Randal Huntington in second and third respectively. In the team competition Rocky Mountain Urge bp came out on top, Ibis Cycles Race Enduro in second and Specialized in third. The series stays in North America for round six as it heads to Whistler for the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized. In the men's competition Richie Rude (Yeti Fox Shox) still leads the series while Ravanel strengthens her overall points lead in the women's category. Claquin holds onto his U21 Men series lead and Raphaela Richter (Radon Magura Factory Racing) and after another strong weekend, Rocky Mountain Urge bp lead out a well fought team series leader board. Full results HERE.
  10. Jared Graves (Specialized) and Cecile Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro Racing Team) won the fifth round of the Enduro World Series the Yeti Cycles Big Mountain Enduro presented by Shimano in convincing style. Click here to view the article
  11. Jared Graves on stage 2 - he won all three stages today and goes into day two with a 21 second lead. After a shaky start to the season Jared found his flow on the classic Colorado singletrack of Aspen Snowmass, finishing the first day of racing with a comfortable lead of 21 seconds over second placed Nico Lau (Cube Action Team). Martin Maes' (GT Factory Racing) first race since he broke his hand in June saw him finish in third, 31 seconds behind Graves. Cecile Ravanel flies through stage 1 - she won all three of today's stages and goes into tomorrow's race with a 53 second lead. In the women's race Cecile continued her incredible form to win every stage and finish the day over 53 seconds up on Isabeau Courdurier (SUNN) in second. In third place Anita Gehrig (Ibis Cycles Enduro Race) sits 56 seconds back - expect a strong fight from her tomorrow as she tries hard to finally make it on to the podium after coming so close on numerous occasions this season. In the U21 Men's category it's once more Adrien Dailly (Lapierre Gravity Republic) who's out on top. Fellow Frenchman Sebastien Claquin (Rocky Mountain URGE bp) trails by 27 seconds, with USA rider Duncan Nason in third. Home grown talent Samantha Soriano and Lia Westermann sit in first and second respectively in the U21 Women's race. There's another strong showing from the States in the Master's category, with Michael Broderick and Joe Lawwill taking the top two spots and Australia's Randal Huntington sitting third. Tomorrow's remaining three stages really have the potential to mix things up, as today's long, sweeping singletrack is replaced by steeper and more technical trails. Full results from Day 1: here.
  12. Jared Graves (Specialized) and Cecile Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro) each made it a hat trick as they won all three of the stages on the opening day of the Yeti Cycles Big Mountain Enduro presented by Shimano in Aspen Snowmass. Click here to view the article
  13. No one thought it possible, but there was more dust and even more drama at day two of the Cerro Catedral Montenbaik Enduro World Series Presented By Shimano. Click here to view the article
  14. Cecile won every stage bar Stage 6 for a dominating win this weekend. Cecile Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro) and Richie Rude (Yeti/Fox Shox) finished the day as they started - leaders of the race. After six long, dusty stages over two days of racing, the pair made it back to back wins after their success in Chile last weekend. In the men’s race Martin Maes (GT Factory Racing) pushed Rude all the way, but three stage wins for Rude left him seven seconds ahead and forced Maes to settle for second place. Sam Blenkinsop stormed his way to third place after winning stages four and six. We may only be two races in, but it seems clear the battle lines have been drawn between Rude and Maes - Martin is chasing Richie down on every stage. Richie said: “It feels good to pull another win. I was just trying to stay on the bike and not make too many mistakes, there was a few, but not too many. I’m enjoying my riding and feeling confident.” Richie Rude maintains his first place ranking after two weekends of racing. However, the old guard are still very much in competition for the overall. Nico Lau (Cube Action Team) finished fifth and looked in control all weekend. Jerome Clementz (Cannodale), Damien Oton (Devinci Enduro Racing) and Francois Bailly Maitre (BMC Factory Trailcrew) all had solid results here and are still very much in contention for the overall. In the women’s race Cecile’s dominance showed no signs of abating, winning all but one of the stages and finishing the day with a 1:04m lead. It was Casey Brown (Trek Factory Racing) that prevented Cecile from a clean sweep of the stages, winning stage 6 and earning herself a second place in the overall in the process - an incredible result for her first Enduro World Series race. Isabeau Courdurier (SUNN) was pushed back to third place by the newcomer. The women’s competition is now wide open - Casey was only scheduled to do a handful of EWS races this year - although that may well change after her result here. The liaison to Stage 3 headed up into the alpine. Cecile was one of the few riders who didn’t crash this weekend, she said: “It was some ride! I didn’t crash this weekend which was my goal, but it was hard to find the flow, I’d find it for a few seconds then my foot would be out, it was crazy. I’m happy, it was a good weekend and I’m feeling confident going into the rest of the season.” In the U21 riders Sebastien Claquin (Rocky Mountain Urge BP) took the win, with Adrien Dailly (Lapierre Gravity Republic) in second and Gustavo Ortiz in third. In the Master's race Karim Amour won, followed by Joe Lawwill in second and Michael Broderick in third. Josh Lewis racing down the start of Stage 3 with plenty of vertical metres to be had. Aside from the monumental dust levels, this race will be remembered for the fresh talent that pushed their way to the front of the pack. Casey Brown was meant to be on the start line in Corral last weekend but was forced out by illness, but she more than made up for it this weekend and is bound to be on the minds of the other women as they look towards round three. Spanish rider Toni Ferreiro started day two in third place, having won stage three on Saturday, and still finished fourth despite a broken chain on stage four. There’s no doubt there’s going to be some new faces keeping things interesting at the sharp end of racing this season. Chris Ball, Director of the Enduro World Series, said: “What an unbelievable weekend of racing. The dust was insane and it made for such unpredictable racing. The last two weeks in South America have been incredible - not just the racing, but the warm welcome we received from the local people and the amazing trails they showed us. A big thank you to the guys at RideSRL-Montenbaik and for all their hard work on the events - it’s been an incredible adventure.” http://www.pinkbike.com/video/441363/ The full results are attached here: Bariloche EWS Results Final.pdf
  15. Day one of racing opened with an ominous looking fire. Fortunately, crews quickly got things under control and the race was able to continue. After a forest fire broke out in the hills above the venue in Corral on Friday night, race organisers had to consult with emergency services who decided on Saturday morning that the race could go ahead safely. So over 400 riders headed out to the trails in the area known locally as the ‘cold jungle.’ Riders were rewarded for climbing the long liaisons under a hot Chilean sun by steep, freshly cut trails that offered glimpses of the Pacific Ocean on the way down. Saturday saw Cecile Ravanel dominate the women’s field, winning the first two stages, with Anneke Beerten (GT Factory Racing) taking the third, which put her in second place at the end of the day. Meanwhile rising star Isabeau Courdurier (SUNN) finished Saturday in third. Cecile Ravanel asserted her dominance winning 2 out of 3 stages today. In the men’s competition, Jerome Clementz started the day well by winning the first stage, but he couldn’t hold off Richie Rude who took stages two and three. The day ended with Rude on top, Martin Maes (GT Factory Racing) in second and Nico Vouilloz (Lapierrre Gravity Republic) in third. By the end of Sunday the results didn’t change, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of action in the last three stages. Jared Graves (Specialized Racing) suffered a snapped chain on stage five, but was able to fix it in time to make his start time for stage six - only for the chain to break again early in his run, but he still managed to finish the race in eight place. And both Richie and Cecile had crashes on stage five, but neither lost enough time to lose their lead. Richie Rude carries on his performance from last season. In the Under 21 Men reigning World Champion Adrien Dailly (Lapierre Gravity Republic) proved too strong for Sebastien Claquin (Rocky Mountain Urge BP) who finished second and Chilean rider Pedro Burns (Ibis Cycles Enduro Race) who came third. Karim Amour took a convincing win in the men’s Masters 40+ category. Lapierre Gravity Republic now lead the team category, with Rocky Mountain Urge BP in second and Devinci Enduro Racing in third. Speaking after the race, Cecile said: “For sure I came here for a win but, it’s more difficult when you come for that. It’s hard to ride under that pressure; I know I had to stay on my bike, not have any mechanical problems, and of course that’s on your mind, but I’m happy now. I hope I feel better now going into Argentina and the rest of the season. The gaps in the racing is really close now with Anneke and Isabeau and all the others, which is good for the sport.” Richie added: “I’m really happy to take the win - I wasn’t sure if I would so I’m pleased. I’m feeling good going in to Argentina now, it’s a great way to start the season.” Yoann Barelli having fun on the transition. EWS Round 1, Corral Chile. Photo: Duncan Philpott Eduardo de Solminihac of Montenbaik, said: “It was incredible for us to be able to bring the world’s best riders to Corral. It’s a very different experience for the riders to come to a place like Corral where you have to catch a boat just to find the trails. We wanted to show the riders what Chile is like away from the tourists and ski resorts - this is the true rural life in Chile. It’s been an amazing race and we’re proud we could make it happen.” Results are posted on on our website here. http://www.pinkbike.com/video/440481/
  16. The Enduro World Season couldn’t have got off to a more dramatic start as Richie Rude (Yeti/Fox Shox) and Cecile Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro) won the first race of the season, the Montenbaik Enduro World Series in Chile. Click here to view the article
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