Periodic postings from Chris
We have podiums to prepare, trophies to buff and tears to dry after the speech Fabien just gave on the stage…
So we must leave now.
Full results and photos available on enduroworldseries.com very soon.
What a day, what a race and what a year!
Thanks for everyone’s support and we’ll see you in 2016 - all the way from Chile!
It’s been an eventful day for the series;
Richie Rude and Tracy Moseley are our new World Champions for 2015!
Jared and Tracy win the race.
Legends Fabien Barel and Tracy Moseley retire – not a dry eye in the house!
Crisis averted, we’ve sniffed our smelling salts, had a stiff drink and we’re ready to tell you who won the team competition – Canyon Factory Enduro Team win the series!
But we’ll be back in 5….
1. Richie Rude
2. Fabien Barel
3. Jerome Clementz
(we think, but the excitement is affecting our maths skills – standby for confirmation)…
1. Tracy Moseley
2. Cecile Ravanel
3. Anneke Beerten
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An emotional Tracy has just announced on stage she won’t be back to defend her title – what a way to leave the sport though. We’re going to miss her!
Party at the Yeti pits anyone?
Jared Graves has won the race but his young protegee Richie Rude is World Champion 2015! AMAZING!
He does it – Richie Rude is Enduro World Champion!
Last man down – what can he do?!
Goes into 7th – just Rude to go!
Goes 3rd – a few guys left to go….
All men are now on course… any second now
But let’s see what the top 5 can do – any second now!
No stage win for Vouilloz is in 4th currently on stage 6
Great time for Maes – 4 secs up on Graves. What can Rude do now?
Maes now leads stage 6 – but we’re still waiting for Rude, Nicolai, Vouilloz and Barel and Clementz!
We’ll have the men’s results any second now – the pits are buzzing as everyone waits for news
Greg is in 3rd on stage 6 – but looks who’s still to come; Rude, Nicolai, Barel…
FRancois Bailly Maitre currently in 2nd on stage 6 behind Graves – will Barel, Clementz or Rude be able to unseat him?
Enrico’s getting excited – we’re nearing the end of the season and the little pope with the big heart is holding court on the stage interviewing the ladies – he’s in his element!
Rude basically just has to finish in the top 30 at this race to guarantee becoming the new world champion
there’s still a few of the fast guys left on course
Who’s going to take stage 6 in the men?
|1||1||MOSELEY TRACY||TREK FACTORY RACING ENDURO||40:50:38||–|
|2||3||RAVANEL CECILE||COMMEN�AL VALLNORD ENDURO||41:02:89||+ 12:51|
|3||5||THOMA INES||CANYON FACTORY ENDURO||42:26:57||+ 1:36:19|
|4||4||BEERTEN ANNEKE||SPECIALIZED RACING||43:18:27||+ 2:27:89|
|5||403||MORRISON RAEWYN||43:46:76||+ 2:56:38|
|6||423||PUGIN M�LANIE||LES FOURGS SINGLETRACK||44:06:31||+ 3:15:93|
|7||6||GEHRIG ANITA||IBIS CYCLES ENDURO RACE||44:11:82||+ 3:21:44|
|8||402||DIEFFENTHALER PAULINE||CANNONDALE OVERMOUNTAIN||44:13:03||+ 3:22:65|
|9||10||WINTON KATY||ENDURA BERGAMONT FACTORY||44:54:37||+ 4:03:99|
|10||9||COURDURIER ISABEAU||ROCKY MOUNTAIN URGE BP RALLY||45:11:13||+ 4:20:75|
The men are on stage 6 now – Robin Wallner currently leads but there’s plenty of fast men still to come – including Clementz, Barel, Graves and Rude!
The square is unusually quiet here in Finale - that’s because the entire town is out on the stages – we hear it’s wild out there!
The top men starting to hit stage 6 now - will Rude do it?! Stay tuned…
|1||1||MOSELEY TRACY||TREK FACTORY RACING ENDURO||7:22:16||–|
|2||3||RAVANEL CECILE||COMMEN�AL VALLNORD ENDURO||7:24:29||+ 2:13|
|3||5||THOMA INES||CANYON FACTORY ENDURO||7:26:66||+ 4:50|
|4||403||MORRISON RAEWYN||7:37:97||+ 15:81|
|5||6||GEHRIG ANITA||IBIS CYCLES ENDURO RACE||7:40:40||+ 18:24|
|6||402||DIEFFENTHALER PAULINE||CANNONDALE OVERMOUNTAIN||7:42:47||+ 20:31|
|7||4||BEERTEN ANNEKE||SPECIALIZED RACING||7:48:30||+ 26:14|
|8||409||SCHNEITTER NATHALIE||ROSE VAUJANY FUELED BY ULTRASPO||7:50:62||+ 28:46|
|9||423||PUGIN M�LANIE||LES FOURGS SINGLETRACK||7:53:27||+ 31:11|
Incredible result from Tracy – what a woman! She has won the champs title 3 years in a row now!
Three years in a row! Tracy Moseley is the World Champion 2015!
Tracy Moseley wins stage 6, and the race, and the champs!!!
The top 5 women are coming up on 6 any second now – can Tracy hold it together to make it her third world champ title?
Hannah is back in 21st – but we bet she’ll still be smiling. Def the happiest racer in the series!
Carolin goes 5th – looks like she could be out of the top 10 as well
Katy comes down and goes 4th – she won’t be happy with that – there’s more than 10 women behind her and she’ll be after a top 10 finish
Morrison goes into 1st – but there’s lots of ladies still to come
Pugin is currently leading stage 6 but there are still about 20 of the fastest women on earth still to go..
The women are starting to drop into stage 6 – in just a few mins we’ll know if Tracy has done it!
It all comes down to this stage – if Rude and Moseley finish in the top 30 they’ll be the new Enduro World Champions! But one slip up; a crash or a mechanical, is all it would take to deny them.
Crowning the world champs is always the biggest event of the year and Finale is always the place that happens – and the sun has come out at last!
|1||23||VOUILLOZ NICOLAS||LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC||11:40:05||–|
|2||22||BAREL FABIEN||CANYON FACTORY ENDURO||11:42:05||+ 2:00|
|3||21||CLEMENTZ JEROME||CANNONDALE OVERMOUNTAIN||11:45:69||+ 5:64|
|4||2||OTON DAMIEN||DEVINCI/ALLTRICKS.COM ENDURO RA||11:45:72||+ 5:67|
|5||10||MAES MARTIN||GT FACTORY RACING||11:45:86||+ 5:81|
|6||7||BARNES JOE||CANYON FACTORY ENDURO||11:46:78||+ 6:73|
|7||19||RUDE RICHIE||YETI FOX SHOX FACTORY RACE||11:49:45||+ 9:40|
|8||25||CARLSON JOSH||GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD||11:50:55||+ 10:50|
|9||13||ABSALON REMY||SCOTT SR SUNTOUR ENDURO||11:51:20||+ 11:15|
|10||34||WALLNER ROBIN||DA BOMB BICYCLES. OHLINS. POC.||11:51:24||+ 11:19|
Vouilloz won stage 5 – Clementz leads the overall race – we’re a bit over excited!
|1||21||CLEMENTZ JEROME||CANNONDALE OVERMOUNTAIN||29:16:84||–|
|2||23||VOUILLOZ NICOLAS||LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC||29:19:50||+ 2:66|
|3||1||GRAVES JARED||YETI / FOX SHOX FACTORY RACE||29:23:63||+ 6:79|
|4||22||BAREL FABIEN||CANYON FACTORY ENDURO||29:23:83||+ 6:99|
|5||8||BAILLY-MAITRE FRANCOIS||BMC FACTORY TRAILCREW||29:31:53||+ 14:69|
|6||4||LAU NICO||CUBE ACTION||29:33:30||+ 16:46|
|7||16||CALLAGHAN GREG||CUBE ACTION||29:34:01||+ 17:17|
|8||19||RUDE RICHIE||YETI FOX SHOX FACTORY RACE||29:34:58||+ 17:74|
|9||2||OTON DAMIEN||DEVINCI/ALLTRICKS.COM ENDURO RA||29:37:19||+ 20:35|
|10||10||MAES MARTIN||GT FACTORY RACING||29:37:89||+ 21:0|
Nico Vouillioz goes 2nd and Jared Graves 3rd
And in the men’s category Jerome Clementz wins the first stage of the day!
|1||1||MOSELEY TRACY||TREK FACTORY RACING ENDURO||33:28:22||–|
|2||3||RAVANEL CECILE||COMMEN�AL VALLNORD ENDURO||33:38:60||+ 10:38|
|3||5||THOMA INES||CANYON FACTORY ENDURO||34:59:91||+ 1:31:69|
|4||4||BEERTEN ANNEKE||SPECIALIZED RACING||35:29:97||+ 2:01:75|
|5||403||MORRISON RAEWYN||36:08:79||+ 2:40:57|
|6||423||PUGIN M�LANIE||LES FOURGS SINGLETRACK||36:13:04||+ 2:44:82|
|7||402||DIEFFENTHALER PAULINE||CANNONDALE OVERMOUNTAIN||36:30:56||+ 3:02:34|
|8||6||GEHRIG ANITA||IBIS CYCLES ENDURO RACE||36:31:42||+ 3:03:20|
|9||9||COURDURIER ISABEAU||ROCKY MOUNTAIN URGE BP RALLY||36:52:22||+ 3:24:00|
|10||10||WINTON KATY||ENDURA BERGAMONT FACTORY||36:55:65||+ 3:27:4|
And for the second time this race Ines Thoma manages a 3rd place, way to go Ines!
In the women’s race Tmo does it again! Smashes out stage 5 to put over 10 secs into Cecile Ravanel!
Ladies and gents, we’re back and we have a race!
With no live timing on stage 5 we had to join the party a little late but we’re back, we have results and this race is ON!
A network problem on stage 5 means there will be no live timing for this stage unfortunately. But fear not, we’ll get you all the results as soon as we have them. And fingers crossed it will work on stage 6…
We’ll be back with updates on results when we get them and assuming all is well we’ll be back for stage 6 at 2.30pm to bring you all the action from the last stage of the last race of the year.
Can Richie and Tracy hold on to their series leads to become 2015 Enduro World Champions? Or will last night’s storm cause some upset on track with tough, slippy conditions on course. There’s only one way to find out – see you soon!
Tomorrow will see us crown our new world champions and the competition is very much still on – it’s all still to play for.
Can Richie bring it back from the brink and lift the world championship trophy? Or will Florian Nicolai, Jerome Clementz or Fabien Barel surpass him? And can Tracy hold off a clearly very determined Cecile?
The only way to find out is to tune in right here tomorrow - you don’t want to miss this!
Full results and photos from today on enduroworldseries.com very soon.
Until tomorrow, ciao!
But there’s still two long stages to go tomorrow and it’s not over until the little Italian with the big voice says so.
What a day, after three stages it’s Jared Graves and Tracy Moseley who lead the race after day one. They also just so happen to be the reigning world champions – great rides from them today.
|1||1||GRAVES JARED||YETI / FOX SHOX FACTORY RACE||17:24:18||–|
|2||21||CLEMENTZ JEROME||CANNONDALE OVERMOUNTAIN||17:31:15||+6:97|
|3||8||BAILLY-MAITRE FRANCOIS||BMC FACTORY TRAILCREW||17:38:04||+13:86|
|4||23||VOUILLOZ NICOLAS||LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC||17:39:45||+15:27|
|5||22||BAREL FABIEN||CANYON FACTORY ENDURO||17:41:78||+17:60|
|6||4||LAU NICO||CUBE ACTION||17:41:81||+17:63|
|7||16||CALLAGHAN GREG||CUBE ACTION||17:42:62||+18:44|
|8||19||RUDE RICHIE||YETI FOX SHOX FACTORY RACE||17:45:13||+20:95|
|9||2||OTON DAMIEN||DEVINCI/ALLTRICKS.COM ENDURO RA||17:51:47||+27:29|
|10||11||CURE ALEXANDRE||ROCKY MOUNTAIN URGE BP RALLY||17:51:62||+27:44|
|11||10||MAES MARTIN||GT FACTORY RACING||17:52:03||+27:85|
|12||25||CARLSON JOSH||GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD||17:53:23||+29:05|
|13||13||ABSALON REMY||SCOTT SR SUNTOUR ENDURO||17:55:65||+31:47|
|15||9||BARELLI YOANN||GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD||18:03:12||+38:94|
|16||28||OSBORNE MARCO||CANNONDALE OVERMOUNTAIN||18:03:94||+39:76|
|17||15||REGNIER BRYAN||YT INDUSTRIES. TROY LEE DESIGN.||18:08:25||+44:07|
|18||7||BARNES JOE||CANYON FACTORY ENDURO||18:10:67||+46:49|
|19||601||DAILLY ADRIEN||LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC||18:14:06||+49:88|
|20||6||WILDHABER RENE||TREK FACTORY RACING ENDURO||18:17:62||+53:44|
So jared Graves leads after day 1! The reigning world champ isn’t going down without a fight!
Rude goes 8th again!
Clementz into 11th – but where is Rude?
Fabien has gone into 3rd – will he stay there or can Clementz and Rude do better?
Maes has gone into 2nd – but there’s 4 men left on the hill….
Graves is sitting in 1st on stage 4 currently, with Yoann Barelli in 2nd and Josh Carlson in 3rd – but some of the top 3 are still to come through the finsih. Can Rude pull it back and get one stage win today or will Barel and Clementz stand in his way?
We’re waiting for the last few men to come down stage 4 and who wins this could decide who finishes the day in the lead
|1||1||MOSELEY TRACY||TREK FACTORY RACING ENDURO||20:22:36||–|
|2||3||RAVANEL CECILE||COMMEN�AL VALLNORD ENDURO||20:25:64||+ 3:28|
|3||5||THOMA INES||CANYON FACTORY ENDURO||21:22:76||+ 1:00:40|
|4||4||BEERTEN ANNEKE||SPECIALIZED RACING||21:38:88||+ 1:16:52|
|5||403||MORRISON RAEWYN||21:59:64||+ 1:37:28|
|6||6||GEHRIG ANITA||IBIS CYCLES ENDURO RACE||22:02:81||+ 1:40:45|
|7||9||COURDURIER ISABEAU||ROCKY MOUNTAIN URGE BP RALLY||22:07:91||+ 1:45:55|
|8||402||DIEFFENTHALER PAULINE||CANNONDALE OVERMOUNTAIN||22:17:15||+ 1:54:79|
|9||423||PUGIN M�LANIE||LES FOURGS SINGLETRACK||22:19:65||+ 1:57:29|
|10||10||WINTON KATY||ENDURA BERGAMONT FACTORY||22:28:35||+ 2:05:99|
Tracy is back safe and says she is looking forward to coming back and doing the same tomorrow – she leads the race by 3secs!
There’s just a few men to come down – can anyone beat Graves’ time?
On Stage 4 Jared Graves currently leads, but lots of men still to come through
Cecile Ravanel goes 2nd!
Tracy Mosley wins stage 4!
So far it’s Marc Osborne who has the fastest time on stage 4 – but plenty of fast men still to come. Richie Rude is the last man down at 4.25pm
In the U21 men it’s Adrien Dailly who leads the GC after day 1.
Woody Hole wins stage 4 in Masters!
The main square is getting busier in Finale as the amateurs begin to head back from stage 4 – most of them seem to be heading straight for a gelato. Apart from the English guys – they all seem to be heading straight for beer…
We’re just waiting for the women’s times from stage 4 – will Cecile hold her lead over Tracy? And can Ines Thoma hold onto 3rd?
Annie Last is safely through stage 4 – the Olympic XC champion from England is currently in 10th but that will change as the top women start to come through
It’s just two minutes until Tracy leaves the start line of the last stage of the day, stage 4
Rude has been 8th in the last 2 stages – if Clementz wins here and Rude has a really bad day then Jerome could still win the series
Graves is the reigning world champ and he’s not going down without a fight! But Jerome is less than a second back and Francois Bailly Maitre is nearly 10secs back in third
We’ve just had word from the timers that Graves leads the GC in the men’s competition!
The top women are at the start of stage 4 and will be coming down any second now -stay tuned
Stage 4 is a burly track and I know that more than a few riders were a little nervous about how it would hold up after yesterday’s rain
But there’s still one stage to go here today, the famously gnarly track DH men
We knew that Barel was going to do big things here today and who can blame him? What better way to finish your last ever race than with a win?
He wins by 2secs! Barelli 2nd and Martin Maes in 3rd! Rude back in 8th…
Is Rude playing it conservatively to finish the race and save the championship or is he having a bad day?
And we think that Yoann Barelli was 2nd – standby for confirmation…
We think, stress think, that Fabien Barel may just have won stage 3!
There are still men on stage 3 – Richie Rude isn’t through yet
Barel is looking super focussed today – you don’t win as many titles as he has without it. He’s looking fast we hear – apparently taking lines that no-one else is and looking so smooth. We know he feels at home on this type of terrain – could he make it a win at his last ever race?
Still lots of men on stage 3 – standby for their results
Hoewever, through the magic of paper and ink we have worked out that Cecile and Tracy are way out front. Cecile leads the overall by 2.24 secs ahead of Tracy whilst Ines Thomas is in 3rd but is 36.97 secs back
We think the Enduro pope has upset the internet overlords because we’re having a few issues with live timing on our site…
There’s a lot of people up on stage 3 – Finale always attracts big crowds and this year is no different. Great to see so many people out supporting the riders
We don’t know the results for the stage 3 men, but we hear that Oton and Wildhaber looked crazy fast through the technical sections on stage 3. The small guys with Alpine experience could well clean up on this stage
That means that Tracy drops into second in the overall, Ravanel now leads the race by 2 secs
Cecile Ravanel won stage 3, Courdurier goes 2nd, Moseley third!
Ravanel leads the race!
We don’t have the results just yet, so hang tight while we go and find out what’s happening….
In the meantime we can tell you that Theo Gally leads the men’s race on stage 3 – but there’s still 30ish men to go
We should have the women’s results any second now….
We have it on good authority from the good folks at TRans-Provence that the rain might be on it’s way over from them in Nice. That could make stage 4 tricky to say the least!
It’s still dry here in Finale – but it’s not the usual sun drenched Finale we’re used to
It’s been an interesting year in the women’s field. Tracy and Cecile have dominated, but it’s great to see some young women starting to make their mark on the podium too. Isabeau Courdurier has had great results and now sits 3rd in the overall points
Tracy is last off the start line at every stage today – Cecile will race every stage knowing that Tracy is chasing her down
The women are on stage 3 and it’s currently France’s Melanie Pugin who’s out front ahead of Italy’s Laura Rossin but with plenty of women still to drop in
We’re back, full of caffeine and gelato and it’s time to get down to stage 3.
As there’s a break between categories now we’re off to fill ourselves with caffeine and pasta so we have enough energy to keep up with Guala for all this afternoon’s action. We’ll be back very soon….
Enrico Guala, the enduro pope himself is in his element here in the motherland of Italy – he’s on the stage speaking to the men heading back out to stage 3 in French, Italian and English. We know where he gets his energy from now – the coffee here is so good!
In the U21 men it’s Adrien Dailly who wins stage 3
On stage 3 it’s Primoz Strancar who wins again. He’s the reigning world champ but he won’t repeat the title this year – Woody Hole has already won the series after a succession of wins
There’s a long break now between stage 2 and 3 as the pro women don’t start heading down stage 3 for another hour.
It’s been a mixed season for Jerome but he’s been consistently in the top 10 and he’s currently 3rd in the overall series points
On stage 2 the top ten men;
|1||21||CLEMENTZ JEROME||CANNONDALE OVERMOUNTAIN||9:00:00||–|
|2||1||GRAVES JARED||YETI / FOX SHOX FACTORY RACE||9:01:63||+1:63|
|3||8||BAILLY-MAITRE FRANCOIS||BMC FACTORY TRAILCREW||9:05:29||+5:29|
|4||16||CALLAGHAN GREG||CUBE ACTION||9:09:06||+9:06|
|5||23||VOUILLOZ NICOLAS||LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC||9:12:28||+12:28|
|6||4||LAU NICO||CUBE ACTION||9:13:07||+13:07|
|7||25||CARLSON JOSH||GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD||9:13:12||+13:12|
|8||19||RUDE RICHIE||YETI FOX SHOX FACTORY RACE||9:15:84||+15:84|
|9||28||OSBORNE MARCO||CANNONDALE OVERMOUNTAIN||9:18:38||+18:38|
|10||13||ABSALON REMY||SCOTT SR SUNTOUR ENDURO||9:18:52||+18:52|
Richie Rude is all the way back in 8th
Jerome wins stage 2! Graves in 2nd and Francois Bailly Maitre in 3rd
Jerome is currently leading stage 2!
Marco Osborne is leading stage 2 currently but watch this space, still some fast riders to come
So the top 20 men’s results from 2 are starting to come in
It’s a bittersweet day for Fabien Barel. Finale is where he made his victorious comeback after breaking his back – and he won the race. But this is his last race as a professional racer and it’s a sad day for the sport – it won’t be the same without him!
The breeze has got it up a bit in the town, so it will be windy on the hills, but overall it looks as though the weather is going to hold for now.
It’ll be a relief to get stage 2 over and done with for most of the field, it’s long and pedally. But it will also be a real test of tactics as they try and ensure they conserve enough energy to tackle the next two stages, both of which are steep and tech
By far the most physical stage of the race, we now hear the stage 2 is also getting a bit slippy as more riders come through
We’re just waiting for the men’s results to come in from stage 2. It should be very soon…
He’ll be dropping in 1 minute. There’s a lot of pressure on this young American’s shoulders – can he handle it?
Josh ‘the frother’ Carlson was aparently flying on stage 2. We know he likes this stage and is fit enough to handle it. Francois Bailly Maitre also looking quick
In U21 men it’s Nelo Gannier-Pellin who wins stage 2, Adrien Dailly in 2nd and Eliot Trabac in 3rd. That’s a French top 3!
In the Master’s competition it’s Primoz Strancar who takes the stage – he was the Master’s World Champ last year
There would have been at least one more but poor Mary Moncorge broke her ankle in practice – get well soon Mary!
There’s a large women’s field here in Finale – 34 in total.
So the battle for World Champ is by no means over. In the women’s category it’s Tracy and Ravanel battling it out – but in the men’s current leader Rude faces challenges from Nicolai, Barel and Clementz who could all still do it
The top 20 men are at the start of stage 2 now. We hear conditions are generally pretty good, although the limestone is a little slippier than in practice
|1||1||MOSELEY TRACY||TREK FACTORY RACING ENDURO||10:32:78||–|
|2||3||RAVANEL CECILE||COMMEN�AL VALLNORD ENDURO||10:35:54||+ 2:76|
|3||5||THOMA INES||CANYON FACTORY ENDURO||10:42:61||+ 9:83|
|4||4||BEERTEN ANNEKE||SPECIALIZED RACING||11:09:09||+ 36:31|
|5||6||GEHRIG ANITA||IBIS CYCLES ENDURO RACE||11:12:68||+ 39:90|
|6||403||MORRISON RAEWYN||11:17:04||+ 44:26|
|7||423||PUGIN M�LANIE||LES FOURGS SINGLETRACK||11:26:91||+ 54:13|
|8||10||WINTON KATY||ENDURA BERGAMONT FACTORY||11:28:88||+ 56:10|
|9||402||DIEFFENTHALER PAULINE||CANNONDALE OVERMOUNTAIN||11:31:08||+ 58:30|
|10||409||SCHNEITTER NATHALIE||ROSE VAUJANY FUELED BY ULTRASPO||11:32:59||+ 59:81|
Cedric’s time on stage 2 is still the fastest so far – but can he hold off the likes of Barel, Clementz and Rude? We’ll know very soon
If Cecile made a mistake that cost her a few seconds and she was only 2.7secs back on Tracy – it’s safe to say she is charging today! She’s won EWS races before and you can never discount her from pulling it out the bag when it really matters
Anneke comes in 4th and Anita Gehrig is in 5th with Raewyn Morrison in 6th
Cecile is in 2nd place, 2.7secs back and 9 secs back is Ines Thoma in 3rd
She does it – Tmo wins stage 2 by 2 secs!
Tracy is leading the series by a comfortable margin, but one mistake would be all it takes for Cecile Ravanel to unseat her. If Cecile wins today and TMo finishes outside the top 30 then Ravanel would be the 2015 World Champ
If anyone can conquer stage 2 though it’s TRacy Moseley – she excels on these physical stages and would be a smart bet to take this stage
Melanie Pugin’s time of 11:26 on stage 2 shows just how long this stage is. Keeping on full gas for over 11mins is tough and will be a bit of a rude awakening for the riders after yesterday’s enforced rest day after practice was cancelled
In the U21 women it’s Axelle Murigneux who leads Martha Gill by 33 seconds. Great to see these young girls at so many rounds this year – incredibly talented.
And Annie Last is defying her name and is currently in 2nd on stage 2 – but the top 20 women are still to come
Great to see British Olympian Annie Last in the mix here – this is her first ever EWS race
The first women’s times are coming in and currently Melanie Pugin is leading – there’s still a lot of ladies to come through though
We hear Cecile Ravanel was pushing hard and made a small mistake that will have cost her a couple of seconds
The ladies are on stage 2 now and as ever we have a crack team of spies scattered around the hillside to bring us news and…
The current leader on stage 2 is Cedric Ravanel – but there’s still plenty of fast men to come and it’s unlikely he’ll be able to hold that position once the top 30 men come through in 30 mins or so
The cancellation of stage one was a difficult decision to make – it was a lot of the riders favourite stage, but the bad weather has caused flooding issues on the access roads so medical wouldn’t have been able to access it.
Stage 2 has been contentious – a few riders feel there’s a bit too much pedalling involved. Not Josh Carlson though – he said if you’re a professional athlete who’s not fit enough to handle some pedalling you’re in the wrong job….
The amateur and master men are through stage 2 now and any minute now the top 20 women will be heading down it. As soon as they start to come through we’ll have some times for you and we’ll get a better idea of who can weather the physicality of this long stage
Ciao from Finale Ligure for the final round of the year!
It’s been an eventful race already – and the last rider has only just left the start line… The weather isn’t playing ball and we’ve already seen Friday’s practice cancelled and stage 1 cut from today’s race thanks to some stormy weather.
But things are looking up and it’s all good in the event village right now; the sea is calm, the sun is threatening to make an appearance and all riders are out on course.
It’s the last race of the year and very soon we’ll have the top women hitting the first stage of the day. Let’s do this!
It’s the last race of the season and we’re back in Finale, where the sun always shines… Except this year! Wild weather has moved into the Italian Riviera and the usual sunshine has been replaced with gale force winds, torrential rain and a severe weather warning. As a result stage one has been cancelled altogether tomorrow, and riders will race only stages two, three and four.
The wild weather is going to mix up the results for sure, so head back here at 12.15pm CET to follow all the action as it happens – and we get ever closer to crowning our 2015 Enduro World Champions.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL THE RIDERS
To All Riders,
follows the new schedule for the next days.
Friday 2nd October:
Following a long day of checking the weather forecasts, the organisation have been forced, due to safety reasons, to CLOSE ALL STAGES on Friday 2nd October.
Saturday 3rd October:
Plan A (good weather) – Racing will commence as normal, Stages 1-4 will open for competition
Plan B (bad weather) – Stage 2 will be cancelled and Stages 1,3,4 will be opened for competition
We will confirm either Plan A or Plan B at the scheduled rider’s briefing on Friday at 18:30.
IMPORTANTE COMUNICAZIONE PER TUTTI I RIDER
A tutti i Riders,
di seguito potete trovare il nuovo programma per i prossimi giorni.
Venerdì 2 Ottobre:
Dopo aver controllato le previsioni meteo per tutto la giornata di oggi, la direzione gara è stata costretta, per ragioni di sicurezza, a CHIUDERE TUTTE LE SPECIALI nella giornata di Venerdì 2 Ottobre. Non sarà quindi possibile effettuare le prove libere.
Sabato 3 Ottobre:
Per Sabato ci sono due possibili opzioni:
Piano A (con meteo buono): la gara si svolgerà normalmente secondo il programma ufficiali, quindi Speciali 1-2-3-4.
Piano B (con meteo avverso): verrà cancellata la PS2 e la gara si svolgerà sulle Speciali 1-2-4.
Durante la Riunione Tecnica di domani Venerdì 2 Ottobre confermeremo quale dei due piani diventerà ufficiale.
Just to confirm following some questions.
Friday practice is currently on hold due to the very bad weather reports. Therefore you should prepare to be unable to ride on Friday and practice all stages tomorrow (Thursday).
We will announce Friday’s plans tomorrow when we have more up-to-date forecasts.
That’s all from round 7 here in Spain – what an incredible weekend. Close racing, sun, storms and crazy, crazy Spanish fans.
We’ll be back next Saturday in the beautiful Italian Rivieran town of Finale for the very last race of the year. We’ve already lodged a request for better weather with the enduro pope.
Full results will be up on enduroworldseries.com very soon, but in the meantime here are your winners from Ainsa;
Men; 1. Richie Rude // 2. Yoann Barelli // 3. Martin Maes
Women; 1. Tracy Moseley // 2. Cecile Ravanel // 3. Isabeau Courdurier
Masters; 1. Carlos Barcon // 2. Primoz Strancar // 3. Eduardo Garcia Cuesto
U21 Men; 1. Pierron Amaury // 2. Sebastien Claquin // 3. Elliot Trabac
U21 Women; 1. Axelle Murigneux // 2. Martha Gill
Sorry to leave you for so long enduro disciples! We have our winners!
Stage eight was cancelled due to biblical flooding so the results from stage 7 still stand…
Congratulations to Tracy Moseley and Richie Rude!
Hang tight, we’ll be back, we just need to brave the rain and find out if stage 8 is going to count in this race. This is crazy!
This is huge! We hear riders walked their bikes down stage 8 – except Rude and Keene! SAY WHAT? We’re off into the rain to find confirmation on that. Don’t go anywhere!
Because the thunder has just started up again…
But stage 8 is going to be a nightmare for the riders left – it’s steep with big drops and no-one will have ridden it in the wet. Whoever holds their nerve on stage 8 is going to win this race.
It’s brightening up here and the rain is easing – see what happens when the Pope steps in?!
We’ve found out the problem with the internet here - lightning struck the main station in the valley.
Enrico Guala says the rain will clear as he carries his blessing on the winds from Finale. If stage 8 is cancelled, we’re blaming him.
The riders left at the top of stage 8 are going to be cold and wet. But at least there’s a bar up there.
If you leave a Scotsman in charge this is what happens. We blame Chris Ball for bringing the weather with him.
We should’ve known this was going to happen when the enduro pope Enrico Guala said he wasn’t coming to Spain as he needed to prepare things for Finale next week. Send us a blessing Enrico! (Or at least some of that Finale sunshine)
There’s some surreal scenes here in Ainsa as everyone tries to shelter from the storm – ever wondered what a Mariachi band sheltering from the rain in the doorway of a 9th Century church doorway looks like? Me neither. But I can tell you it is very, very surreal
And now here comes the lightning!
We’re assuming that stage 8 is on hold unless the riders are prepared to swim down the track, but as we don’t have sub aqua communications available we can’t get hold of anyone to find out.
The weather has taken a turn for the apocalyptic and it’s affecting our network – bear with us if we disappear offline, we’ll always come back!
There’s no let up in the storm here, monsoon style rain and some of the loudest thunder you can imagine – we wonder if they’ll let the riders down 8 in these conditions
There’s big time gaps between leader Moseley, 2nd placed Ravanel (+27sec) and 3rd placed Courdurier (+59sec), but the race for 4th and 5th is closer. Pauline Dieffenthaler is is sitting in 4th, but Kiwi rider Raewynn Morrison is snapping at her back wheel at just 3 secs adrift
When we spoke to yesterday she said she wouldn’t be letting off the gas today despite her lead as she said she knew Cecile would be pushing and had the potential to cause an upset
It’ll be a similar story for the women – they’re due to start stage 8 any minute.
With the times so tight in the men’s category, there is a lot riding on this race for the current top 5 men; Rude, Barelli, Maes, Lau and Graves. All five of them could potentially be on the podium and they’ll know it. That’s a lot of pressure to deal with as they shelter from the rain at the start of the most difficult stage of the race
The whole town is partying here in Ainsa despite the rain – there’s a paella for 2000 people currently being cooked within the walls of the castle. We can only imagine there’s a very different atmosphere at the start line of stage 8….
What a heady mix it is here in Ainsa. The thunder is booming, the 9th century church bells are ringing and there’s approximately six thousand Spanish people going crazy on the side of a mountain in the pouring rain. Incredible!
..is getting very, very heavy
We keep losing connection as the internet is out across the region – and when you see the storm that has just rolled in it’s not surprising; there is some very, very loud thunder out there
The amateur men are starting to filer their way back to the paddock after finishing the race – we just saw one with no chain and no seat. Props to Paul Smail for finishing the race in that state!
IN the women’s race Tracy has a clear lead but there’s plenty that could trip her up – 27 seconds sounds like a big margin but the slightest mistake will see Cecile pounce. Cecile is one of the strongest riders on the circuit and she’s beaten Tracy before
But stage 8 is a beast – and one mistake from Richie like he had earlier today could be all it takes for him to lose this race
Barelli is really finding his feet in the series now – the super quick Frenchman now lives in Whistler and it’s obviously working for him. He came second in Whistler to Rude and it looks like it could be the same here
There’s been a slight delay on stage 8 after a competitor went into some safety netting. The rider is uninjured but as it’s a burly stage with some big drops organisers quite rightly decided to rebuild the safety netting completely before letting anyone else through. Race now live again and we’re getting closer to finding our round 7 winners!
But Lau and Graves could also still make it on to the podium – they’re only 1 and 2 seconds back respectively. Any one of these 4 men could take 2nd or 3rd!
Barelli and Maes are on the same second – Barelli is a mere tenth of a second ahead of Maes
But the race for second place in the men’s is ON!
Richie and Tracy both have comfortable leads going into stage 7 but….
The storm clouds have moved in, there’s huge claps of thunder up above and there is a course hold on stage 8….
Well the internet is still being affected by excessive levels of san miguel and fun, and there’s a whole lot of drama going down here in Ainsa
Bit more information coming in about Anneke’s puncture on stage 6 – she stopped and fixed it on the stage, probably to save her wheel, and that;’s why she had such a slow time
The riders are heading up to the start of stage 8 now but there’s been a short delay on course – more info on that as we get it
Poor Anneke is paying the price of her puncture on stage 2 – after stage 6 she was sitting way off the back in 13th
Things are looking interesting in the women’s race – Pauline Dieffenthaler is in 4th overall and is on course for her best ever EWS result. Kiwi racer Raewynn Morrison is in 5th overall – she’s had a great weekend
Tracy still leads the overall race, but Cecile is making back time and they’ll both be pushing extra hard on stage 8. This is going to be a make or break stage for these ladies!
In the women’s race Cecile has won stage 7! TMo is close behind in 2nd and Isabeau goes 3rd
Rude still has a few secs lead in the overall but he can’t relax – Carlson and Barelli are both right up there and could still win this
Graves has won stage 7! Richie back in 4th place
We have stage 6 results in our grubby little mitts, standby…
We still don’t have any results from round 7 for you, but we’re doing our best to find out. Sorry!
What’s great about enduro is that it’s a level playing field, pros, ams, men and women all follow the same course and ride the exact same stages. Pretty impressive to think that the amateurs fit in the racing around their day job
It’s going to be a tough end to the year – both Spain this weekend and Italy next are long, physical races. Having the two races back to back means that racers will have roughly 400km in the legs after practice and racing at both – that’s a lot of pedalling!
Equally a win here could put them in a great position as they head to Italy next weekend.
This race is a lot of fun – but it’s a serious one for the riders as this time next week we’ll be in Finale for the last race of the year. If Tracy or Richie make a mistake here they could lose their series lead and risk their world champ chances
There’s a particularly tricky section on stage 8 and the whole of Ainsa seems to have made their way there to see the pros do their thing
The clouds are rolling in and it looks like there’s a storm brewing – just in time for stage 8, one of the hardest tracks of the course. This could be interesting…
The crowd here is the biggest we’ve ever seen at any EWS round – thousands upon thousands of fans have hiked out to the stages and there is a party atmosphere everywhere you go
The pro women are starting stage 7 now
The connectivity issues we are having mean we don’t know any times for stage 7, but luckily we have a crack team of spies lining the stages here in Ainsa who can keep us to date
And we hear Joe Smith went over the bars right on the finish line, but he’s ok and is still smiling
The men’s field outwith the top 30 are starting to make their way down stage 7 now
The internet is being worked on as we speak and we should have some more stage results for you very, very soon.
We think the party got a bit too rowdy for the internet here in Spain and we’re having a few issues – bear with us, we’ll be back very shortly. In the meantime, crack a beer, put your feet up and place your bets on who’s going to win Round 7….
It’s a long liaison from 6 to 7 – in fact it’s a long day all round – the riders will do 43km in total today – including 1607m of descent
And don’t forget you can follow the live timing for the race here - http://live.chronosome.fr/#/
The women are on their way to stage 7 now, they’ll be feeling the heat as it’s hot out here today – possibility of another storm this afternoon though which could make things very interesting…
Rude still leads in the overall, Barelli is in 2nd and Vouilloz 3rd, Maes 4th and Lau 5th
U21 rider Adrien dailly is doing France proud – he’d be in the top 20 if he was racing the senior category
That’s a great result for Lau. We know the young French rider is capable of winning – he lifted the trophy in Scotland last year – but he’s been up and down this season so this will be a great confidence boost
Look at those times! Rude, Maes, Carlson and Barel are all on the same second!
|1||4||Nico LAU||MEN / MASCULINO||00:03:48.001|
|2||19||Richie RUDE||MEN / MASCULINO||00:03:49.131|
|3||10||Martin MAES||MEN / MASCULINO||00:03:49.435|
|4||25||Josh CARLSON||MEN / MASCULINO||00:03:49.728|
|5||21||Fabien BAREL||MEN / MASCULINO||00:03:49.963|
Richie can’t beat Lau’s time – goes into 2nd!
Lots of fast Frenchies now on stage 6 – Barel, Vouillioz, Nicolai and Clementz
Another legend now on course is Fabien – he had a nasty crash yesterday but we know he’s an expert at making up the time when it really matters
Lau leads Mae by 1 sec on 6 – can Rude do better?
Nico Lau goes faster! Maes 2nd!
Nico on course now – can the legend better Carlson’s time?
Barelli comes through looking fast but only manages 6th – Rude will be down any second
Bailly Maitre goes into 3rd!
Josh carlson goes into the lead on stage 6!
He’s down in 3min50 – can anyone beat that?
Jared Graves on course now - can he beat team mate Rude?
It looks like Anneke punctured on stage 6 – losing her over 2 mins – that’s a lot of time to make up
Gracia also punctured on the stage
The top 30 men are just starting stage 6 now – can anyone put enough time into Richie Rude to leapfrog him in the overall? He’s 11 secs up on Barelli currently
Tracy wins stage 6! Isabeau is 2nd and Cecile goes 3rd!
We think Beerte must have had a problem on stage 6 – she’s way back. She had a nasty crash on stage 2 yesterday and beat herself up pretty good, but she’s one determined lady. Her manager Paddy said unless her leg is hanging off Anneke races – she’s a tough cookie
We hear Tracy was on a flyer too though! She apprently looked super smooth and focused as she made her way down 6
Isabeau Courdurier apparently looked lightning fast on stage 6!
We’ve just heard from the hill that the pro women are now on stage 6 – can Cecile and Anneke beat Tracy again?
Speaking to Trcay after the race yesterday she said one of the things that made riding here so special was the crowds. She said she’s never known such a knowledgable crowd – she said they knew every woman’s name and were cheering them all on.
The top 20 women are just lining up for the start of stage 6 now and so we should have some results very soon…
There are thousands of spectators here today – there’s a party atmosphere out on course with live music, bars at the end of every stage and a lot – and we mean a lot – of noise
Remember that there’s a delay on the stage 6 start times of one hour – so it’s about another 20 mins until we’ll have the pro women on course
Scanning through the stage 5 results we can see that Maes’ win on that stage has pushed him up a few spots in the overall – he’s now sitting in 4th in the overall and is just five secs behind Vouilloz
And in the U21 women it’s Axelle Murigneux who leads out Martha Gill. Great to see some young women coming up though the ranks. These two young ladies are really making their mark on the scene and are definitely names to watch out for in the future
And Tmo may have been third on stage 5, but she leads Ravanel by a massive 23 seconds – with just three stages left in this race that’s a lot of time to make up – but Ravanel is a strong rider and there’s no way she’ll back down. This is going to be interesting!
He may have finished 12th on stage 5, but he still heads into stage 6 with an 11 sec lead over nearest rival Barelli
Well despite both not having the best stage, Rude and Mosely still have a comfortabe lead in the overall
We’ll be back in 5 – we’re off to hunt down the full stage 5 results – don’t go anywhere!
The delay on stage 6 means it’s about an other hour before we see the women dropping into stage 6, but the amateur men will already be on their way to stage 7. There’s a huge amateur field here and it’s great to see how many Spanish there are in the start list
It feels like it’s just a matter of time until Martin Maes wins his first race – he’s come very close on a few occasions but the young Belgian has never quite made it on to the top spot of the podium. That could all change today though if he continues to ride like this
Looks like Rude hasn’t got his clean sweep of stages he was hoping for – that mistake on stage 5 has cost him dearly and he finished the stage in 12th – we’ll have to wait for his time to see if he still leads in the overall
The under 21 men are now hitting stage 6 and it’s Pierron Amaury in the lead – he’s having an incredible race this weekend and posted a couple of times that would have landed him in the top 20 in the men’s race
We don’t have any more info about who the rider is, but we’ve been told it’s not serious and the rider incolved is ok
Word just back from the hill that an injury on course means there will be a one hour delay on stage 6
Tracy may have come third on stage 5, but she only lost two seconds to Cecile Ravanel, so still leads the overall race by 23 seconds
Looks as if Maes has taken stage 5! Rude back in 12th place
No Ravanel is faster – she takes stage 5 from Beerten by less than a second!
In the women’s race it looks like Beerten took stage 5, Ravanel in 2nd and Moseley in third
Barelli is in 2nd, but 2 secs back on Maes
Maes is leading stage 5 – he’s so fast!
And it was a close call for Rude who looked like he was going to crash – saved it but will have cost him a good few seconds
And Fabien just jumped a huge gap on stage 5 – massive cheer from crowd!
We’ve just heard the pros are dropping into the first stage of the day now, stage 5, and apparently Martin Maes went through like a madman – so fast!
In the women’s race it was a fight for the top spot between Tracy Moseley and Cecile Ravanel, with each taking two stages apiece. But Tracy’s blistering time on stage 2 puts her nearly 26 seconds ahead of Cecile. Young gun Isabeau Courdurier sits in third.
If you missed yesterday’s action then you missed out!
In the men’s race Richie Rude was on fire, winning all 4 stages in convincing fashion, with Yoann Barelli in 2nd and Nicolas Vouilloz in third
Welcome back amigos! Day 2 of racing and we are in for an incredible four more stages today…
What an amazing day! Amazing race, huge crowds and a party atmosphere like no other here in Ainsa – definitely a race to be remembered. And the best bit? We’re doing it all again tomorrow!
Tune back in tomorrow at 11am CET to find out if Tracy and Richie can stay on top to win round 7 or if there’ll be some surprises thrown into the mix….
Full results will be available on www.enduroworldseries.com shortly.
Adios amigos, hasta manana!
As soon as we have confirmation of the full results from today we’ll get them up!
Richie has the ride of his life and has won every stage of today’s race. He starts tomorrow leading not only the race but also the overall series. Not a bad place to be with only one and a half races left to go…
Richie does it! He’s won all 4 of today’s stages!
Barel continues to make up time after a bad stage 2 and goes 3rd on stage 4
The times are insane on stage 4 – the current top 3 are all within 1 sec of each other!
And now nico Vouilloz goes into 1st!
Not long now until we know who has won the first day of racing and will be leading the men’s race
What a day for Barelli – he’s just gone into 1st!
We’re at the sharp end of the men’s field now and there are just a few of the top guys left to come through stage 4 – can Rude make it a clean sweep?
Francois Bailly Maitre crosses the line in 1st – just .01 ahead of Graves!
Absalon is having a great day, crosses the line in 5th
And Thomas drops in and goes 2nd!
Rene crosses the line in 4th, still a few fast men on the hill
But Graves overtakes him and leads 4 now!
In the men’s race Oton leads stage 4, but plenty of men still to go
So Tracy still finishes the day leading the overall, but with 2 stage wins each, the race between her and Cecile Ravanel is really hotting up ahead of tomorrow’s stages
Disclaimer; we said it was provisional and, ahem, it actually looks like Cecile took stage 4 so… Go Cecile!
It’s still provisional, but it looks like Tracy has won stage 4!
We hear the women are on stage 4 now – the top 3 will be dropping in in the next couple of minutes and then we’ll have our results very soon. Can Tracy hold on to finish the first day out front? She’s 26 secs up but Cecile will be pushing hard…
Yesterday the riders were treated to a 1km sausage (not a euphemism) when they finished the prologue, today they will be treated to free beer – although judging by how tired the ams who are finished look, we think most will be heading back to their hotels for an early night and some heavy carb loading
We’ve got about another 15 minutes until the pro women reach stage 4, the last stage of the day
Jerome is sitting in 8th place but he’ll be going all out on stage 4 to try and make up some time
Raewyn Morrison is a name to watch – the Scottish rider is sitting in 6th which may come as a surprise to the pros, but not those who’ve seen her tear up the trails at home. The amateur rider is having the race of her life!
And Graves has gone into third, Lau into 4th and Vouilloz has dropped back to 5th
In the men’s race Rude is putting more time between him and the rest of the field with every stage – he now leads Barelli by 12 secs
That’s a great ride from Pauline and if she continues at this pace she’ll be on course for her best ever EWS result – but she’ll need to watch out for Anita Gehrig who’s just behind in 5th
Woah! Tracy is killing it – she’s won stage 3 and now leads the race by 26 seconds! Cecile in 2nd, Isabeau 3rd and Pauline Dieffenthaler in 4th!
1 (1) 19 RUDE Richie MEN / MASCULINO Yeti / Fox Shox Factory Race T 4:39.693 (1) 7:43.476 (1) 4:03.385 (1) 16:26.554
2 (2) 9 BARELLI Yoann 3 (3) 1 GRAVES Jared 4:47.123 (10) 7:50.680 (4) 4:04.764 (3) 16:42.567 16.0134:43.559 (5) 7:48.008 (2) 4:07.514 (9) 16:39.081 12.527
2 (2) 9 BARELLI Yoann MEN / MASCULINO Giant Factory Off-Road Team 4:43.559 (5) 7:48.008 (2) 4:07.514 (9) 16:39.081 12.527
3 (3) 1 GRAVES Jared MEN / MASCULINO Yeti / Fox Shox Factory Race T 4:47.123 (10) 7:50.680 (4) 4:04.764 (3) 16:42.567 16.013
4 (4) 4 LAU Nico MEN / MASCULINO Cube Action Team 4:43.430 (4) 7:52.676 (6) 4:06.554 (4) 16:42.660 16.106
5 (5) 23 VOUILLOZ Nicolas MEN / MASCULINO Lapierre Gravity Republic 4:41.285 (2) 7:54.298 (8) 4:07.675 (10) 16:43.258 16.704
6 (6) 10 MAES Martin MEN / MASCULINO GT Factory Racing 4:43.931 (6) 7:50.618 (3) 4:10.071 (21) 16:44.620 18.066
7 (7) 8 BAILLY-MAITRE Francois MEN / MASCULINO BMC Factory Trailcrew 4:48.697 (13) 7:57.551 (11) 4:03.851 (2) 16:50.099 23.545
8 (8) 22 CLEMENTZ Jerome MEN / MASCULINO Cannondale Overmountain Team 4:48.575 (11) 7:52.096 (5) 4:09.773 (18) 16:50.444 23.890
9 (9) 13 ABSALON Remy MEN / MASCULINO Scott SR Suntour Enduro Team 4:49.511 (16) 7:57.405 (10) 4:09.447 (16) 16:56.363 29.809
10 (10) 25 CARLSON Josh MEN / MASCULINO Giant Factory Off-Road Team 4:55.328 (23) 7:53.108 (7) 4:09.901 (19) 16:58.337 31.783
It’s a clean sweep for young Richie Rude as he takes stage 3 – he’s won every stage so far today!
The interpretive rain dance that EWS head honcho Chris Ball performed at the top of stage 3 worked and we have the results….
Bear with us while we temporarily abandon post to offer up a sacrifice to the gods of weather and internet to get this show back on the road. Back with the women’s results any minute now…
We know all the pro women are through stage 3 safely, but it looks like the storm may have knocked out the live timing temporarily – results as soon as it’s back up and running
Given that the surface of stage 3 is basically just fossils, it’s safe to say the riders may struggle to know how to cope with it in the wet
This weather could really mix things up for the pros – it’s been hot and sunny all week and when they practiced the tracks they were bone dry, dusty and loose
The storm is still raging and it could well be the pros ride the rest of the day in hail, thunder and lightning
Rain is affecting play… the men are being restarted on stage 3, hang fire and we’ll get you results as soon as we can
There’s now rain, thunder and lightning – we’re waiting to find out if it may delay stage 3
Think we’re in for a proper storm….
The rain has made it to Ainsa town and the square is full of amateurs who’ve just finished the race looking for some shelter to enjoy their beers under
The rain has moved in over stage 3 and it is torrential up there! Not going to be a lot of fun for the pros to tackle that stage in this weather
And that there’s plenty of riders ready to go at stage 3 and everyone seems to have made their liaison time comfortably
There’s going to be another 15 mins before we get the stage 3 results, but we can tell you that we hear that Tracy is looking cool, calm and collected on the liaison
The rain is falling very gently in Ainsa old town but the sky looks really dark over towards the stages. We hope the riders remembered to pack a jacket…
The last of the amateurs are heading through stage 3 now and the pro women will be on course very soon.
Who can forget Barel’s incredible victory in Finale last year – his first race back since breaking his back in Chile at the start of the year. Possibly one of the most impressive comebacks in the history of cycling!
Barel is now 30 secs back on race leader Richie Rude. But if there’s one thing we all know Fabien’s capable of, it’s an amazing comeback.
Gracia is back in 38th, not the best day at the office for him
The riders will now be on their way over to stage 3, it’s another long liaison and the sky has turned ominously dark overhead – looks like we may be in for a storm
Adrien Dailly is having the ride of his life – he’s 21st in the overall and beating some big names in the process
Fabien seems to have lost a lot of time on stage 2 – he’s dropped from 3rd to 25th – we think he must have had a problem
|1||19||Richie RUDE||MEN / MASCULINO||00:07:43.476|
|2||9||Yoann BARELLI||MEN / MASCULINO||00:07:48.008|
|3||10||Martin MAES||MEN / MASCULINO||00:07:50.618|
|4||1||Jared GRAVES||MEN / MASCULINO||00:07:50.680|
|5||22||Jerome CLEMENTZ||MEN / MASCULINO||00:07:52.096|
|6||4||Nico LAU||MEN / MASCULINO||00:07:52.676|
|7||25||Josh CARLSON||MEN / MASCULINO||00:07:53.108|
|8||23||Nicolas VOUILLOZ||MEN / MASCULINO||00:07:54.298|
|9||13||Remy ABSALON||MEN / MASCULINO||00:07:56.405|
|10||28||Thomas LAPEYRIE||MEN / MASCULINO||00:07:57.267|
Josh Carlson is sitting in 7th after 2 stages – he came close to victory in Whistler last month and he’s looking strong today showing that result wasn’t a one off – he’s definitely a podium contender
Our eyes and ears on the hill tell us that Tracy was looking focused and calm – they suspect she always planned to ride conservatively on stage 1 and smash stage 2. It’ll be very hard for anyone to make up that 20 secs on her
Richie Rude is now 5 secs up in the overall, Barelli in 2nd and Maes in 3rd
Rude has taken stage 2 as well!
That’s the top men on stage 2 now, we should know if Rude can do it again very soon
We hear Graves crased on stage 2 as did Anneke Beerten, but both are carrying on and are ok
Barelli goes into 1st!
Jared Graves is leading the me on stage 2 currently, but his team mate and current series leader Richie Rude is about to drop in so who know what could happen next…
If (and it’s a big if) our spies on the hill have got their maths right, Tracy looks to be leading the race by 20 secs with Cecile in 2nd. We’re trying to get confirmation now…
We can’t stress enough that these results are provisional but… we think TMo just smashed stage 2!
The top 20 women are now starting stage 2 and making their way down this brutally long track that finishes with a steep climb at the end – it’s hot outside and this is going to be a real crux in the race. Will the riders decide to conserve energy or go for the stage win? We’ll find out very soon….
In the Masters category, it’s the man with the best name in Enduro leading the field, it’s the UK’s Woody Hole
And Under 21 rider Adrien Dailly is smoking them all! He’s beating the likes of fomer world cup downhillers Julian Cammelini and Matti Leiheikonin by 4 secs!
Some of the pro men that are a bit deeper in the field are starting to come through stage 2 and….
In about 20 minutes we’ll have the top women hitting stage 2 – as soon as we have the results we’ll bring them to you
Because of the delay this morning things are running a little later here and we’re approximately an hour behind schedule so it’s another hour before we have any pro times from stage 2
Apparently the biggest boo of the race so far went to media mogul Sven Martin for disobeying a marshall, tut tut…
There’s huge crowds turned out here in Spain and they’re lively! I don’t know if it’s because of the beer out on course or the excitement of the race, but it’s loud out there! And we haven’t on good authority that there’s a lot of heckling out there…
Stage 2 is a really long track – and there’s a brutal climb right at the end of the stage. It’s going to take a lot out of the riders
The amateur men are on stage 2 now and we’ll bring you the results as we get them, but it’s over an hour until we’ll see any pros down there
We knew the Spanish loved enduro, but we’ve just had word that a particularly keen group are cycling here all the way from Barcelona – that’s 172 miles!
There was a prologue through the anicient streets of Ainsa last night watched by a 3000 strong crowd. There was plenty to keep them entertained as some of the riders donned fancy dress and others downed shots of tequila mid way through the race, courtesy of Mark Maurissen of GT who created a very unique style of feed zone…
There’s a huge amateur field here in Spain. Great to see so many Spanish riders and there’s a big European contingent as well, especially from the UK, the Spanish sun was too hard to resist
And speaking of the U21 men, it’s series leader Adrien Dailly who is out front after 2 stages
Great to see young Martin Maes sitting in 6th. It’s easy to forget how young he is as he’s been on the scene for so long, but he could still choose to in the U21 category if he wanted, but he prefers to race in the senior field. Much to the relief of the rest of the U21 category we imagine
There’s been a lot of talk amongst the riders this week about the liaison stages – they’re incredible trails but they don’t allow any room to relax. There’s steep drops on a lot of them and it definitely requires the racers to keep their focus – they’ll definitely add to the rider’s fatigue
The riders will do 4 stages in total today, taking in a whopping 43km of pedalling and over 2100m of descent
There’s been a definite party atmosphere in Ainsa all week, but there was a shift in mood this morning as riders focus on the next two days of racing. They’re in for long, physical days and the temperatureios beginning to soar in this beautiful corner of Northern Spain
Anneke has put in a solid time and is sitting in 4th, but is 8 seconds back on race leader Cecile
Great to see two young guns in the top 20 overall – Pierron Aumaury and Elliot Trabac are sitting in 18th and 20th respectively
|1||19||Richie RUDE||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:39.693|
|2||23||Nicolas VOUILLOZ||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:41.285|
|3||21||Fabien BAREL||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:42.148|
|4||4||Nico LAU||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:43.430|
|5||9||Yoann BARELLI||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:43.559|
|6||10||Martin MAES||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:43.931|
|7||5||Florian NICOLAI||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:43.966|
|8||7||Joe BARNES||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:45.672|
|9||40||Robert WILLIAMS||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:45.709|
|10||2||Damien OTON||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:45.852|
|11||1||Jared GRAVES||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:47.123|
|12||22||Jerome CLEMENTZ||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:48.575|
|13||11||Alexandre CURE||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:48.682|
|14||8||Francois BAILLY-MAITRE||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:48.697|
|15||16||Greg CALLAGHAN||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:49.321|
|16||28||Thomas LAPEYRIE||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:49.348|
|17||13||Remy ABSALON||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:49.511|
|18||627||Pierron AMAURY||MEN | Under Sub||00:04:50.410|
|19||15||Bryan REGNIER||MEN / MASCULINO||00:04:50.748|
|20||607||Elliot TRABAC||MEN | Under Sub||00:04:51.572|
There’s a long old liaison up to stage 2 so it’ll be a while before we have any results, but don’t go anywhere as there’s plenty of action to come
Nico Lau is sitting in 4th after stage 1 – this race is going to suit him as it’s similar terrain to his home in France
Fabien Barel just announced he’ll retire at the end of this season. But don’t be fooled into thinking he’ll have his slippers on just yet – he left the stage this morning with a steely look in his eye and will be looking to go out in style. If he wins here and in Italy next week he could still be crownd world champ
After stage 1 the top three men;
1. Richie Rude
2. Nico Vouilloz
3. Fabien Barel
The young American leads the series and is looking fast – he’s definitely gained in confidence since he took his frst EWS win in France earlier this year
Nico leads stage 1!! The legend is through stage one and in the lead – but young pretender Richie Rude is still to come down…
The men are on stage 1 now and the fast guys are starting to drop in…
After stage 1 the women’s top 3 looks like this;
1. Cecile Ravanel
2. Tracy Moseley
3. Isabeau Courdurier
Poor Anne Caroline Chausson is out for the rest of the season on health grounds. She won the first race of the year but pulled out of round two in Ireland and hasn’t been back. Tracy’s main rival may be out but it does look like Cecile is out to make Tracy really work for that world champs title
The battle for the overall in thw women’s race is between Tracy and Cecile – Tracy leads the points but Ravanel has been consistent all year and a win from her here could be enough to upset Tracy’s quest for her third world champ title
In the women’s race it looks like Cecile has taken the first stage and is leading Tracy by 2 seconds – but there’s still 7 stages of this race left over today and tomorrow
We stand corrected – Cecile Ravanel goes faster by two seconds.
It looks like true to form Tracy Moseley has taken the first stage of the day!
The sun is shining, all riders are on course and this race is go! The women are just through stage one and we have news…
Hola amigos! Welcome to Ainsa-Sobrarbe in Northern Spain – a beautiful region filled with medieval castles, abandoned villages and some of the best trails in Europe.
Five hundred riders will be heading out today on the first day of racing across four long, rocky stages and we’ll be here to bring you all the action as it happens. A slightly delayed start here means we won’t be live until 12.45pm CET.
See you then!
We experienced a lot of riders and shuttle drivers ignoring the marshals at the end of Stage 7 today. Please remember that these very generous people are volunteers and they are trying to protect you from a busy road and also keep traffic moving.
Please respect what they have to say and we can all be happy!
The EWS team
Hi All riders,
We’ve had some questions regarding walking stages that are closed on Friday.
We can confirm that walking stages is OK when stages are closed to riding. However, please do not take a bike with you to avoid any confusion.
The EWS team
Welcome to Zona Zero Ainsa Sobrabe, Spain.
The podiums are being prepared, the champagne is on ice and some big colourful cheques are being prepared. What an incredible day of racing in Whistler!
Full results will be online soon on enduroworldseries.com and don’t forget to check out the full highlights video which will be out on Monday evening in the same place.
We’ll be back in September for Round 7 when we take to the beautiful hills of Ainsa in Spain.
Until then amigos!
The men’s race
1. Richie Rude
2. Yoann Barrelli
3. Jared Graves
The women’s top 3;
1. Tracy Moseley
2. Cecile Ravanel
3. Isabeau Courdurier
What a race – flat tyres, new podium stars and stage winners – Whistler put on quite a show!
Rude and Moseley have won round 6 of the series!
Rude has won the race!!!!!
Florian Nicolai is back!
Florian Nicolai is the last man on the hill and the only man who can rain on Rude’s parade
Rude goes 1st!!!!!
He’s looking so strong and his time looks good so far….
Rude is 2nd last man on the hill – this stage is his favourite and he won’t be backing down. He’ll be giving it his all
Fabien flies in but only manages 7th
He’s back at the split
Barel is charging! He’s won the most stages this year and if anyone can make time back on a long stage like this it’s him
JC drops into 6th place – Vouilloz drops back to 7th
Jerome looks off the pace – he’s back at the split
Here comes Jerome…
Watch this space…
10 x world downhill champ Nico is on course – he nearly won in France for round 4, he’s on pace this year
Top 3 looks like this just now;
1. Barrelli // 2 Graves // 3 Maes
Martin Maes goes 3rd – awesome ride from the young Belgian
Here comes Martin – he nearly won here last year and then a mechanical on the last stage robbed him of a podium spot
Fifth place for Nico
Lau back at the split – Barelli looks safe for now
Nico Lau on the way down now – he was 2nd here last year and will be looking for something similar here
Greg Callaghan has been out with a hand injury and just came back last weekend in time for the USA round – he’s not going to trouble the top 10
Here comes Greg
Yoann Barrelli says he feels awful for team mate Josh who was leading the race until that flat tyre
Mark Scott goes 9th
Here comes Mark Scott, the young Scottish rider has been riding well all season
Looks like Barelli had the ride of his life – amazing for the French rider!
Yohan barrelli goes 1st!
This is heartbreaking – Josh Carlson was having the race of his life and now he’s flatted
Dan Atherton now on course – he goes 3rd! and he def wins the most stylish finisher award
Here comes Francois Bailly Maitre – goes 2nd!
Oton passes Nicoll on the stage, he’s been suffering with his ankle all day. His time isn’t going to challenge Graves
poor Jamie Nicoll has snapped his chain and is just rolling down the course. Tough break on the last stage of the race for the kiwi
Alex Cure is already back on Graves and not in sight – Graves is safe
Next up is Alex Cure
He says a lot of the course wasn’t his cup of tea but he enjoyed the last stage - he’s in the lead so far
And he goes into the lead!!!
Ludo May is back from injury and puts in a great time – he goes 7th!
Not that much, he just cruised in!
CG cruising down – what will he do for the crowds at the finish bowl?!
Craig goes 4th!
We’re waiting for Adam to come down the hill – here he comes!
Quere pulls a one hander off the drop in the finish bowl!
Adam Craig of the USA is making his way down the course, Carlson’s team mate has been loving the riding here all week
Alex Lupato goes into 8th, but the big names are still to come in
And now there’s a solemn minute in the finish area as we remember the rider Will Olson who died last week in Crested Butte.
The sun is out, the trails have dried out and stage 5 is dry, dusty and a lot of fun by the looks of the smiles that are coming through!
It’s heating up and the crowds have swarmed the finish bowl – there’s a lot of anticipation here – can Carlson do it? His first EWS win? What about T Mo can she hold off Cecile and Isabeau?
The women will be coming down stage 5 soon – top women on stage now
Stage 5 called Garbanzo is a long, long stage – it’s going to be tough after 4 long stages in the saddle
We’re back and thanks to the lovely people at Pinkbike we have a front seat to all the action, standby….
We’re on our way back to Whistler from Creekside – stay where you are! Live webcast starts in 15mins and we’ll be back with you as soon as we can.
Let’s hope Lord Cunny puts the foot down!
Joe Barnes is also opting for a tyre change for stage 5 – a few riders going for this
Paddy from Specialized is helping cube mechanic Jan fix Lau’s tyre. Bless!
Fanien just came through the finish of 4 looking incredible – so fast
Lau has a rear puncture on stage 4 – looks gutted
Interesting watching the men crossing the stage 4 finish line – some look composed and strong – others look destroyed
Greg Callaghan crosses the line smiling and looking strong
TMo is back in the tech zone after stage 4 at Creekside and has just changed her tyre in prep for stage 5 for something a bit burlier
Josh Carlson home after stage 4 and crossed the line laughing, whipping and yes, you guessed it, frothing
Damien Oton looks to be in all sorts of pain at the bottom of stage 4 – his ankle is really giving him problems still
Anneke takes 4th on stage 4
Maths isn’t my favourite, but my rough workings point to Tracy still leading the race
Isabeau wins stage 4, Cecile is 2nd and Tracy goes 3rd
Isabeau Courdurier has just taken stage 4!
The top men have started on stage 4 and the last ma will leave the top in just 5 mins
that TMo won stage 4 too! We’re just waiting for confirmation, standby…
Turns out not only does Anneke Beerten have busted up knees but also she’s got a chest infection – amazing effort to be in 4th place with all that going on
It’s great to see Rosara Joseph back at the EWS – the Kiwi is now living in Canada and she’s posting some solid results today
The women’s results are starting to come in – Miranda Miller of Canada currently leading stage 4 but plenty of women still to come through
And don’t forget you can watch stage 5 right here from 5pm PST – we can’t wait!
Tracy has just rolled off the start line on stage 4 – it’s about an 8 min stage so it won’t be long un til we know who leads the race heading into the final stage
With Leov out the race, the last man down the remaining stages will be Florian Nicolai
The women are on stage 4 now and it won’t be long until the top 20 pro men folllow
Doesn’t look like there’ll be a discipline swap for the USA Freeride team – they’re sitting in 90th and over 6 mins back on the leading time
Anneke Beerten is having a bad day at the office – she’s a couple of minutes off the pace and sitting in 4th. Her knees are all stitched up and she’s pretty tough for racing at all
Justin Leov is one of the most talented riders out there and his injury on stage 1 shows just how tough these races are and what an achievement it is to win on
The women are on their way to stage 4 now, the first pros will start droppin in a couple of minutes
The riders take the gondola up to the top of stage 4 before descending into almost Alpine like singletrack before it returns again to classic Whistler tech
The new gondola doubles the trail potential of the area and there’s a lot of buzz about it out here
Stage 4 is the second last stage of the day – it uses the brand new Creekside gondola that opened just last week
Jared Graves is 25 secs back – don’t be fooled though – he’s come back from worse and is stillin contention for this race!!!
Rude has cut Carlson’s lead down to 5 secs…
Tracy leads the women’s field by 20 seconds, Cecile is in 2nd and Isabeau is in 3rd and is 1min 33secs back
After 3 stages the women’s race looks like this;
1. Tracy Moseley
2. Cecile Ravanel
3. Isabeau Courdurier
But Rude is closing in on 2nd and Lau is in 3rd!
After 3 stages Carlson still leads the race!
The results are in!!!
Results should be with us soon. We promise.
Enduro racing is a bit of a logistical nightmare – we’re waiting on the complete data from stage 3 – should be with us any second
Stage 3 men’s results;
1. Nico Lau
2. Richie Rude
3. Martin Maes
Our bad, the spies on the hill got a little excited by Rude’s time on stage 3 – but Nico Lau actually took the stage! Lau won stage 3!
Waiting for confirmation of the top 3 in the men’s category… how will Josh Carlson fare now Rude has won stage 3?
The stage 3 results are in! Richie Rude takes stage 3!
Waiting to find out stage 3 results – will Tracy have maintained her lead over cecile? Can Josh Carlson make it a hat trick? We’ll just have to wait patiently…
In the 40+ category Primoz Strancar has just taken the win on stage 3, with Joe Lawill and Joe Buckley in 2nd and 3rd respectively
In the women’s U21 class Jennifer McTavish has won every stage. But then she is the only racer in that category!
In the under 21 men’s category it looks like Adiren dailly has taken stage 3 as well – this young guy from France is unstoppable
No results yet. Son instead we’ll just tell you how awesome the hospitality is here in Creekside – big thanks to Dusty’s for the food and beer keeping everyone going while we wait for news. If you’re in Whistler or Creekside for Crankworx make sure you come check them out
The pro women are on stage 3 now - resullts with us any minute now
The first of the pro women will start to drop into stage 3 now and the last woman off will be Tracy at 2.17pm
Ines Thoma is looking strong today too – she’s sitting in 4th in the overall just now.
He lives in BC so will know these trails well, but a breakthrough from the Aussie has looked likely for a while now – he’s such a talented rider. This could be the day he wins his first EWS
What an incredible ride from Carlson
Jared Graves is sitting in 5th in the overall just now – can he pull it back over the next 4 stages? He’ll need to if he wants to beat team mate Richie Rude who’s in 2nd
It’s about 20 mins until we’ll see the pro women starting stage 3 – can Tracy hold her 16 sec lead on Cecile Ravanel?
But only a fool would discount Barel this early in the race – if anyone can pull it back it’s Fabien
Barel sitting in 14th after stage 2 - apparently he had 2 crashes on stage 2
Richie Rude just went into 2nd in the GC – Carlson still 14 secs ahead
Josh Carlson leads the general classification by over 15 seconds!!!
In the overall after 2 stages, the men’s top 3 looks like this;
1. Josh Carlson
2. Nico Lau
3. Joe Barnes
1. Carlson // 2. Barnes // 3 Clementz
Josh CARLSON15:15.012.7Joe BARNES+5.223.22Jerome CLEMENTZ+9.38
Joe Barnes is currently sitting in 3rd on stage 2
He’s over 15 secs up on 2nd placed Nico Lau – wow!
Carlson leading stage 2 after winning stage 1 – could this be his day?
Josh carlson is on fire!!!
Francois Baily-Maitre currently sitting in 2nd
throwing everything at it worked for Graves – he’s leading the stage just now but there’s still some fast guys to come through
Jared Graves just said SP2 was the hardest stage in EWS history and he had to throw everything at it
The riders love this course and especially the chairlift access – this race is all in the stages. We’re expecting it to be very tight racing here
Apparently there was a lot of crashing in the women’s field on stage 2 – lots muddy looking riders
The pro men are on stage 2 now and we should have their times any minute now
1. Cecile Ravanel
2. Tracy Moseley
3. Isabeau Courdurier
Cecile Ravanel just won stage 2! But Tracy is less than a second back so is still safe in the overall
T-Mo can be toppled after all! Meggie Birchard just beat her on stage 2 by 4 secs!
Woody Hole was leading the 40+ Masters – but Canada’s Kevin Phelps just took the lead after stage 3 – up by 24 secs!
Miranda Miller is currently leading by 28 secs, but it won’t be long before we have the times for the top women – can anyone topple Tmo?!
The top ladies times should be coming through any second now – watch this space…
The first pro women are coming through stage 2 – Canadian rider Miranda Miller is currently leading
Some of the lower ranked pro men are through stages 1 and 2 now – Robin Wallner leads the way
Stage 2 is the famous top of the world stage which last year was the final stage of the day
Tough break for Leov, apparently he’s separated his shoulder – this could end his season. The big kiwi has been leading the overall this year and was expected to do well here
The pro women are all on stage 2 now – results soon
Enduro’s own Berlusconi is greeting the woman at the feed station with some of that famous Italian charm. He’s in his element.
You know who else is in Creekside? The greatest Italian export since pasta, Enduro pope Enrico Guala.
The amateur women are coming through the feed station at Creekside and there’s plenty of big smiles – people love the stages here
There’s three Canadian riders in the pro women top 10 alone.
There’s an incredibly strong field here in Canada – tons of strong locals that have the potential to stick it to the big names this weekend
There’s a lot more uplift at this year’s race to put the Crankzilla beast firmly to bed. But din’t be fooled – the stages are gnarly and super technical in places.
The pro women should start dropping into stage 2 in a couple of mins – Tracy last woman off at 12.48
That means it’s not long until we’ll see the pro women’s times coming down stage 2
The first amateur girls are coming into Creekside now
A bit of background on Andriane Nadeau – she’s an xc racer and is sitting in 4th. She’s on a borrowed bike and is knocking it out of the park! Might we see a new star in the making?
Anneke Beeren finished stage 1 in 5th – she’s likely in a bit of pain as she’s got stitches in her knees but she’s a pro and if anyone can push through the pain it’s her
Kyle Strait finished stage 1 in 106th place, the rest of the team are really going to have to go some to if they want to make up that time
Looks like those Freeride boys that are racing as a relay have some work to do
It’s about another 20 mins before the pro women will be hitting stage 2, we’ll get you their times as soon as we have them. We”ll be back in 5, you best put the kettle on
In the under 21 men it’s Adrien Dailly who’s leading the series and the race here. The young Frenchman is def one to watch for the future
Justin was leading the series overall by the slimmest of margins, this injury could have just lost him the series. Heal up Justin!
Leov is out the race – he’s getting medical attention for a shoulder injury
Jared is back in 13th – has he had a problem?
Nico Lau has just dropped into 2nd
Our bad…. there’s still men coming down but….
Carlson still leads!
After stage 1;
1. Josh Carlson
2. Florian Nicolai
3. Fabien Barel
Carlson does it – he wins stage 1 by 3 secs!
Josh still leads by an impressive 12 secs, Barelli 2nd, Regnier 3rd
Carlson has dropped in 1st – but there’s still some guys to come through, great time for him though and a great start to his race here
But Graves is one of the smartest riders out there and may well be playing the long game – he won here last year and is def still one to watch
Jared currently sitting in 3rd on stage 1 and 6 secs off the pace – still lots of fast guys to come through so not a great result for stage 1 for him
However, Dan Atherton is said to be riding like a machine – fast and aggressive on stage 1
Oton looks to still be struggling with an ankle injury he picked up at round 3 in Scotland
As ever we have spies all over the mountain and we just got word that Jared overtook Cedric Gracia on the first stage
Woody Hole smashed it out the park on the first stage – the UK has won stage 1 in the Master 40+ by 27 secs -legend!
Robin Wallner currently leading the pro men field but there’s still a lot of men to drop in
Isabeau overtook no less than 4 women on that stage – she means business!
Go Isabeau!! She is having the season of her life! The young rider is still at uni and is smashing it
After stage 1 the top 3 womn looks like this;
Tracy Moseley does it – smashes stage 1 by an incredible 14 seconds!
But any minute now we’re expecting the top 3 women to drop in….
Andriane Nadeau is sitting 2nd in the pro women….
And in 2nd place we have a Canadian….
Everyone os on course and currently leading the women’s race is Isabeau Courdierer but there are still women to drop into stage 1
Sorry for the delay – but we’re here and the race is go!
Here comes Alex Lupato from Italy, he’s looking smooth and fast
Keene is in the tv booth now – he’s out with broken ribs
Next down stage 5 are the top 30 men, the first men are on course now
So we have our winners in the women’s category, now it’s time for the men
Tracy wins it, Ravanel 2nd and Courdurier 3rd!
And Tmo does it – she wins again!!!!!!!
Cecile leads – can Tracy beat her?!
Anneke has definitely had a bad day at the office – she’s not on her usual amazing form
Beerten on her way down, she’s looking strong but it doesn’t look like she’s going to trouble Courdurier’s time
She’s in the lead just now, but we’ve still got Ravanel and Moseley to go, and Anneke Beerten
Here comes Isabeau – she’s looking fast!
Really dusty, dry trails here now – Ines comes in and looks happy as she hangs out with team manager Flo
This is one of the most physical stages of the day – and it looks like it’s not causing Ines Thoma no troubles – she’s looking smooth and confident
Kiwi rider Meggie Birchard is on the way down clean and looking happy with her run
Courdurier won her first ever EWS stage today – can she do it again on stage 5? She’ll be down very soon and then we’ll know…
Tmo is on course – it’s a long stage – we should have our results very soon!
Tracy leads the race by over 14 seconds – she truly is the queen of enduro
Tracy Moseley is last woman off at 5.35pm – in just 15 mins we’ll know if she’s done enough to win the race!
Hannah Barnes is back safe – and as ever is the happiest lady on the on the mountain. Big smiles and high fiving her way into the finish
Stage 5 women are coming into the finish bowl – Kathy Pruitt is currently in the lead but the big guns are still to come down
There’s so many great Canadian riders here – although one noteable absentee is Whistler local Jesse Melamed who’s out injured. Get better soon Jesse, we miss you!
The riders today ride with the number 139 on their bikes in solidarity with Will and his family. The number has been retired from the EWS – 139 will always belong to Will Olson
Greetings enduro fans! Welcome to round 6 of the series here in Whistler, Canada.
The SRAM Canadian Open Enduro Presented by Specialized is underway and the amateurs are rolling off the stage now in the centre of the village. The pros will get going just before 10am and the last man to head out is series leader Justin Leov at 10.36am PST.
The race feed will get going at 11am and we’ll be with you all day – including a live webcast at from 5-7pm PST right here.
See you soon!
Round 6 of EWS starts soon
Whistler Race Updates
Dear racers and managers,
There were a few adjustments to the Start List for the live webcast. Final version is posted at http://www.enduroworldseries.com/events/canada/
Riders should check in 20-30 minutes before their individuals starts at the start Stage for bike marking. You will also be issued a sticker with all your individual stage start times.
A few clarifications:
Individuals will be permitted to leave clothing / tools in the fenced Tech Zone. Event staff will not be responsible for unattended items.
A segment of Stage 5 was incorrectly described at the Rider Briefing. Aline is not part of the route. Racers will stay on Eazy Does It until Hornet.
Also there was some confusion regarding some taping on No Joke – woods section immediately following the fast straight away. (after the triple into the woods – there are two lines : over a rock on riders left and some singletrack on riders right. Both are open).
Good luck !
Hi all riders – following a number of questions after the course map release, please find below some clarity on everything.
PRE RACE COURSE INSPECTION
August 5-6 Top of the World and Whistler Bike Park open – public access not restricted.
Peak Chair operating times 11am-4pm.
Whistler Bike Park open 10am-8pm.
All non Bike Park segments closed for course marking – no bike access. [stage 1, second half of stage 2 Khyber, stage 3, stage 4] . Any racer found riding non Bike Park stages before August 7 will be disqualified from the race. Walking / foot inspection permitted.
Stages 1-5 (all stages) open for riding / inspection.
Whistler Bike Park open 10am-8pm.
Special extended Peak Chair hours: 11am-6pm (public access from 11am-1pm; registered racers only from 1pm-6pm).
PLEASE RIDE WITH CAUTION – NOT AT RACE TRAINING PACE. Course workers may still be marking / flagging. Limited medical coverage and marshals. Public will have access to Top of the World (in the morning) and Bike Park segments and Whistler Valley segments all day.
What an incredible first day of racing…
Come back tomorrow to see how the riders handle the biggest day of the race…
Full results posted on enduroworldseries.com soon – see you tomorrow!
T-Mo goes 5th so it looks like Anneke keeps the lead, and Cecile Ravanel is still 2nd and Kelli Emmett is still 3rd!
We just got word that Tracy is back in the village – let’s see if she will steal the lead from Anneke….
These results are provisional still – confirmation when we have it
In the women’s race it’s Anneke Beerten leading, Cecile Ravanel in 2nd and Kelli Emmett in 3rd!
After two stages Graves still leads – but only by 3 secs
Vouilloz sits second
Francois Bailly-Maitre third
Those last results were for stage one, but it turns out we now have the overall day one results for the men…
1 Jared Graves // 2 Jerome Clementz // 3 Fabien Barel // 4 Nico Vouillioz // 5 Justin Leov
But where’s Tracy? Moseley is nowhere to be seen on the live timing which means she isn’t back yet – we hope she’s ok
Anneke is leading the women’s race with Cecile Ravanel in 2nd and Isabeau Courdurier in 3rd
Jared is out front and Jerome Clementz is in 2nd whilst Fabien is in 3rd!
We’re back and we have results!
Looks like there’s a course hold in place – more info when we have it
There’s been no riders come through for a while – we’re beginning to think there maybe a course hold in effect, we’re trying to find out
We’re expecting some pro times soon, stay tuned!
Our favourite racer in Crested Butte? Sam Skidmore. Best name ever.
There’s a new stage 1 leader in the open men’s category – Alexander McGuinness of the USA has just posted a 15.06 – putting him 11 seconds clear of Seamus Powell in 2nd
There’s still a bit of a wait for the pros to come home. There’s just over 100 riders back for the day – which means there are 200 still out on course
In the amateur men class it’s Crested Butte local Evan Ross who’s taken stage 1
In the men’s vet 30+ expert class it’s Kyle Mears who currently leads the stage 1 times
It’s hard to describe just how back country some of these stages are in Crested Butte – riders were shuttled out to them this morning and they won’t be back in the race village for another 6 hours. It’s going to have been a long, tough day for them
And the best women’s time so far on stage 1 comes from Porsha Stockton on 19:13
So far the best time on stage one is a 15:28 posted by Tom Doran, but young Adrien Dailly is only 8 secs back
Tom Doran is currently leading, but there’s only a few men back and it’s unlikely he’ll be able to hold off the fast guys behind him
The open men are now coming back to the village so we’re getting some stage 1 times
While we wait for news on the pros, why not check out the Crested Butte official intro vid here - http://www.enduroworldseries.com/videos/
It’ll be over an hour before we know the pros times – after stage 2 they get shuttled back to the race village
Keene was on the podium in Whistler last year, a good result here in Colorado could be just the confidence boost he needs ahead of returning to Canada for Crankworx next weekend
And the American dream himself Curtis Keene is also a big fan of stage 1 – the Specialized rider isn’t having the best season, but a good result here could turn that around
But Rude’s team mate Graves is on a flyer – we don’t know his time yet but he told our spies on the hill he absolutely loved stage 1 and is feeling great about how his run went
And young Richie Rude is also snapping at Leov’s heels – just 60 points adrift and he’ll be feeling good after his win in France at the last round two weeks ago. Not to mention he’s on home soil with a solid fan base cheering him on
Just 40 points separate Leov and Florian Nicolai, and if he loses time because of his broken wheel his series lead could easily slip away
This could have massive ramifications for the Kiwi rider as he is the current series leader
He’s smashed up one of his wheels pretty badly on stage 1 and was seen limping his bike along the liaison to stage 2
But the biggest news of the day so far is Leov…
Stage one claimed a lot of punctures, including Santa Cruz’s Dylan Wolsky
Anneke Beerten was seen on stage one with a huge cut on her knee but apparently it’s not slowing her down – she was flyng down Doctor’s Park
It’s going to be a while yet before we have any results for the pro men and women, but we do know there’s been some drama already out there in the mountains
In the amateur women 21-39 category it’s Portia Stockton who took the win and Amber Tinstman takes the 40+
Adrien leads the U21 men category in the overall series points and is definitely a name to watch – the record for stage one Doctor’s Park is 15m 16sec – he’s only 21 secs off!
Adrien has taken over 20 seconds out of nearest competitor Teddy Hayden.
In the under 21 men young French talent Adrien Dailly has smashed it!
Ladies and gentleman we have a race! Live timing is now up and running and we have the first few reults from stage one filtering through
Welcome to Crested Butte where the mountains are high, the sun shines brightly and the air is thin! Racing is now underway and both the pros and amateurs are out on course for today’s two stages.
This race is seriously remote – riders have had to be shuttled just to get them within pedalling distance of the liaison starts. There is no network coverage out there and as such we won’t have live timing for a while yet. We think we should start getting some stage 1 results in around 2pm MDT, but we won’t know for sure until the timers can get off the mountain.
While we wait for news, why not head over to the new results analyser here and see for yourself how tight the competition between the top men and women. Leov may be leading the series, but Florian Nicolai has the fastest cumulative time of the season and Fabien Barel the most stage wins. Check it out and you’ll see that the points battle is only half the story of this sport…
We’ll be back as soon as we have some news for you, hopefully in a couple of hours.
Hello and welcome to Crested Butte.
Official training tomorrow will be available on Stages 3 and 4 only. Full details in the link below:
EWS Round 5 from Crested Butte, USA
And that’s it for another round! The results will be verified and available on the Enduro World Series website soon. Photos and a full race report will go up on our Facebook page and website later today.
We’re off to Colorado for round five in two weeks time where the racers will be up against three days of back country riding at 12,000 feet in Crested Butte… You don’t want to miss it!
And your round 4 (provisional winners) are;
1. Richie Rude // 2. Nicolas Vouilloz // 3. Fabien Barel
1. Tracy Moseley // 2. Cecile Ravanel // 3. Anneke Beerten
Provisional top 5 men’s in the overall;
1. Richie Rude
2. Nicolas Vouilloz
3. Fabien Barel
4. Florian Nicolai
5. Thomas Lapeyrie
We’ll bring you confirmation of the results as soon as we have them… Provisional results don’t take into account any penalties, re-runs etc so we can’t be sure just yet
Barel maintains his lead on the last stage so far and it looks provisionally like the top 3 in the overall is
1. Richie Rude
2. Nico Vouilloz
3. Fabien Barel
We need to wait for confirmation but it looks like Richie Rude has won the race!
Rude wins his first EWS!!!!!!!!!
Results still have to be finalised but it looks like we have a winner….
Florian back safe too
Fabien is currently leading the stage by 1 sec!
Nico looks to have had a mechanical on the last stage
Nico back and Rude beats him by 6secs!
But Blenki, Absalon, Clementz, Bailly-Maitre and Graves are all within striking distance too – this race is one of the closest we’ve ever had!
Only 10 secs separate Barel, Lapeyrie and Nicolai – any one of these three could take third place
The U21 women are home safe and cycling in together with big smiles on their faces – their results soon
If both Vouilloz and Rude have a clean run on the last stage it will come down to who wins this stage – there’s only 0.2 of a second in it!
The men are now on the last stage of the day and very soon we’ll know our winner
After 2 days of racing and five, long and hot stages – we have our women’s top 3!
Tracy Moseley does it again! She’s won it! Second place goes to Cecile Ravanel and third to Anneke Beerten.
Congratulations on such a great race ladies!
Sorry, the internet here is excited about the race as we are and temporarily lost control of itself
Ravanel has one two of the five stages here in Samoens – and her home crowd love the effort!
Tracy’s lead looks safe and it’s provisional but it looks like she has won another round!
Cecile takes 5 secs out of Tracy to go 1st, Tracy 2nd and Anneke 15secs back in 3rd
Cecile takes stage 6!
And Tracy didn’t win the last stage….
Our maths isn’t great, but we think with the results after stage 6 mean there is a good battle on for 3rd between Barel and Lapeyrie
The women are on the final stage now and we’re waiting to hear some times and results
Sorry for the delay… some problems with the internet here. That’s what happens when you’re in the mountains. C’est la vie!
But you can’t discount the young American – he’s so fast this weekend
This is the tightest final stage in EWS history – who’s going to take it? The Frenchman will want to take his first EWS win on home soil for sure…
It means that going into the last stage of the race two tenths of a second separate Vouilloz and Rude in the overall. Vouilloz has the edge – but only just!
Rude comes in third and Vouilloz 5th – and you know what that means?!
We have some news on the men! Barel smashes the stage to take the stage win!
It’s crazy hot in Samoens again – in the mid 30s which will be hard on the athletes. They have a lot of miles in their legs from yesterday
The men are on course and as soon as we have any update on results we’ll get them to you
Barel and Clementz won a stage each yesterday – if they can do it again today they could easily get back into the top 3 in the overall
We’ve just had word that Fabien Barel and Jerome Clementz are now on course and looking fast
The men are on stage 5 now and first off today is Nicolas Vouilloz who leads after day 1
The EWS’ smiliest athlete Hannah Barnes has just come through in 21st
The women are now through stage 5 and it looks like no one can touch Tracy’s time of 13.01
6. Melanie Pugin
7. Pauline Diefenthaller
8. Anita Gehrig
9. Lorraine Troung
10. Kelli Emmett
The top 10 women are back from stage 5;
1. Tracy Moseley
2. Anneke Beerten
3. Cecile Ravanel
4. Isabeau Courdurier
5. Ines Thoma
Isabeau goes 4th!
Tracy has two of the last three rounds and is the reigning world champion. No-one looks more focused in their race run than Tracy – and it shows!
Anneke has rolled through the line in 2nd and is 7 secs back, and Ravanel is third and 12 secs back
Tracy has smashed stage 5 – a time of 13.01 puts her way out front
Enrico Guala, aka the enduro Pope, is doing vocal exercises in the paddock getting ready to give the fans what they want – more Enrico!
And so we wait… Tracy Moseley should be finishing any minute now….
Stage 5 is long – we’re expecting TMo’s time to come in around the 13-14 minute mark – it’s also super, super steep. Lots of riders came back from practice this morning saying this stage was the best the EWS has ever run – a lot of love for the trails here in Samoens
The top ladies are now all on course – TMo, Ravanel, Beerten, Thoma
Tracy has left the start and is on her way down stage 5 – it’s a long stage so we won’t have her time for a while. But we have spies all over the hill to relay the action back.
Tracy is the first rider off on stage 5 – the most beautiful of the stages here high, high above Samoens with views of Mont Blanc
Rude also has a few crashes – and is still hanging onto 2nd place so it’s safe to say the tracks here suit him and if he can put together a couple of clean runs he’s a real threat to Vouilloz’s lead
The tracks here are long and steep and threw up plenty of drama – Martin Maes took the prize for the best crash of the day with his over the bars – thankfully he’s fine
He’s yet to have the same success at EWS – but it looks like that may be about to change. He leads the race by 6 seconds but will have to work hard to maintain that lead over today’s two stages
Vouilloz is a legend of mountain biking – he has been downhil world champion no less than 10 times
He was followed in 2nd and 3rd by Richie Rude and Thomas Lapeyrie respectively
In the men’s race the French domination was led by living legend Nico Vouilloz
Retiring will cost Anne Caro dear in the overall points and allow Tracy to pull even further ahead. It’s strange to host a round without Anne and we hope she gets better soon.
Anne Caroline Chausson has been suffering from some health problems recently and had to pull up after stage one and retire from the race
After three long and very physical stages it was Tracy Moseley and Nico Vouilloz who ended their day in the top spot
The crazy weather led to a cancelled stage yesterday, which meant riders took on three rather than four timed sections
After a crazy day that featured thunder, lightning, torrential rain and soaring heat, the riders are back at it today for the final stage of the race
Congratulations for getting through a tough day 1 in Samoens with rain and storms and massive stages.
Your start times tomorrow posted here are the times you must leave the start.
Allow yourself 1 HOUR to travel to the start from the race paddock.
Example: Race time 9am – Leave paddock at 8am.
Have a great day on some amazing trails!
OK enduro lovers, we have today’s results for you! Sorry for the delay, after 3 stages today the overall looks like this;
1. Nicolas Vouilloz (29:40) // 2. Richie Rude (+6.55 sec) // 3. Thomas Lapeyrie (+9.52s)
1. Tracy Moseley (33:30) // 2. Cecile Ravanel (+1:32min) // 3. Anneke Beerten (+2:01m)
Full results will be posted on our website soon. We’ll be back for two more stages tomorrow morning – this race is still wide open…
See you tomorrow!
Standby for results – we’ll get them to you as soon as we get our hands on them
Anne Caro has retired from the race after feeling unwell so T-MO’s main competition comes from Cecile Ravanel and Anneke Beerten
All results are still provisional at this stage but we think it’s safe to say Tracy Moseley has taken day one here in Samoens.
Stage 3 top 5 men;
1. Fabien Barel
2. Richie Rude
3. Florian Nicolai
4. Rene Wildhaber
5. Jared Graves
We’re deep into the amateur men’s field now and we’re pretty sure no-one is going to beat Barel’s stage 3 time but you never know…
There’s still most of the field to come down the hill - we can’t confirm any final results until everyone is home
Ducci crosses the line with a rear flat
It’s a nervous wait for the athletes at the bottom of stage 3 as we wait to hear who leads after day one… Still plenty of men on the hill, including some very fast ones
Portugese rider Borges home safe – he’s come from nowhere to have a couple of top 10 stage places today
Vouilloz went into stage 3 leading the overall – can he stay there?
Blenkinsop wheelies over the line
A big crowd has gathered at the bottom of the stage now – all eyes trained up the hill for the rest of the pro men to drop into the village
Ludo comes home at lightning speed - goes 8th!
The American goes into 20th
Alex Cure comes back and goes 7th
Jared Graves goes into 5th – no win for him here today.
Vouilloz leads the overall of the race so far – will he be able to stay there after stage 3?
Fabien leads stage 3 – home crowd are delighted
Fabien goes into 1st, Rude 2nd, Nicolai 3rd
Rude still out front – what a great ride from the young American
In comes Fabien to be greeted be Enrico Guala at the finish
Rude leads the stage by a fraction – can he stay there?
Jerome crosses the line in style and the crowd love it
Justin Leov leads Nicolai
He’s back! Justin sprints across the line into Samoens
Lots of spectators gathered at the bottom of stage 3 which descends right into the heart of Samoens village
The big Kiwi won the last race in Scotland and is based in the riding mecca that is Finale in Italy this summer – the perfect training ground
Justin Leov is the series leader so is the first man off on each of the stages today – he should be coming down stage 3 in about five minutes
There’s a bit of a break now as we wait for the men to come down stage 3
The last of the women are coming through and it looks like the top 3 stays the same; Cecile Ravanel, Tracy Moseley and Anneke Beerten
Cecile is still in the lead and it looks like she’ll take the stage win
A few women coming back together into the finish – looks to have been a very sociable stage
Hannah Barnes is back and is as smiley as ever – she’s over a minute back on the leaders of the stage and goes 18th
Both twins back now and big smiles
It’s a tough last stage for the riders now as the temperature in now 33 degrees and they’ve been out on the bikes since 7.30am this morning
Ines goes into 5th, Katy Winton drops into 7th
Tracy goes 2nd after Cecile, Anneke goes 3rd
Ravanel is leading stage 3! She beats Tracy for the first time today
Cecile Ravanel and Beerten home safe too!
T-Mo is home! She crashed on the first corner but she’s all good and home safe!
There’s a 5 min delay on the start of stage 3 while medics are busy helping get an injured rider off course on stage 2
Stage 2 results for the U21 men are in;
1. Adrien Dailly
2. Elliot Trabac
3. Valentin Escriou
4. Stuart Wilcox
The race resumes in just 15 mins when Tracy Moseley takes to the final stage of the day. She’s leading the overall with a clean sweep of the stages – with Anne Caro retired from the race can anyone stop Tracy now?
Richie Rude is sitting in 4th in the overall after the first two stages – impressive considering he had an eight second crash on stage 2 and had to run back up the hill.
The women are heading out to stage 3 now and Tracy is the first woman off at 4.05pm
Great to see such a strong performance from the French guys here – they’re currently sitting in first and second in the overall
After two stages the men’s (provisional) men’s overall looks like this;
1. Nico Vouilloz
2. Thomas Lapeyrie
3. Richie Rude
Because the second run of stage 2, riders have a leisurely transition time to stage 4 – Tracy first rider off at 16.05 CET
Amateur men on their way back from stage 2 now – they look tired but there’s lots of smiles
Stage 3 is the shortest stage of the race and ends right in the historic centre of Samoens village
Stage 3 is the only one that the riders don’t get a chance to practice first – they were able to walk the stage yesterday but didn’t get to ride it
The women will soon be on their way to stage 3
It’s now 30 degrees in the pits and the sun is shining bright – riders looking a bit hot and bothered in the pits
Stage 2 is claiming a lot of victims – lots of riders dropping time and coming back looking unhappy
1. Nicolas Vouilloz 10m41sec
2. Florian Nicolai (+ 1s)
3. Fabien Barel (+ 6s)
Grubby is home safe – but did he manage better than the 8th he managed in stage 1?
Wynn Masters comes home in 10th – can he keep in the top 10 with Jared still to come in?
Clementz has lost 25 secs on stage 2 – doesn’t sound like JC – has he had some issues out there?
Nicolas Vouilloz goes faster – leads stage 2 so far!
There’s still lots of fast guys on course – could mix things up
Florian Nicolai leading stage 2 – Fabien Barel six secs back in 2nd
All eyes in the pits are looking for Justin Leov – first man to take to stage 2 and the current series leader but he only managed 28th in stage 1. Can he make back time on stage 2?
The pro men are now on stage 2 – results as we get them
Fear not – the timing is working here in Samoens, it’s just that the live timing screen is broken. We’ll have it fixed very soon
Anka Martin is home safe and with a big smile on her face
All the women dropping into the finish line look tired – the temperature has really gone up here since the sun came out and I’ve heard a few say they preferred the rain…
Lorraine Troung of the BMC team has just gone into 5th
Isabeau tells Enrico she’s so happy with her run
A very tired looking Katy Winton has just come home 6th – lots of women still on course
Isabeau Courdurier has a great run and finishes in second place, just one second ahead of Cecile Ravanel in 3rd
She looked tired after heading off to the pits but she still has one stage to go this afternoon
Tracy is on stage with the pope – she found the stage hard but said she had a consistent run and was happy with the way she rode
Tracy is heading back into the paddock after stage 2
A few technical issues here… we’re off to kill the gremlins in the internet and we’ll be back with results shortly…
We should have results for the women on stage 2 soon… stay tuned
The sun is shining, Pope Guala is on the mic and the godfather himself Fred Glo is out checking the course – life is good!
Stage 2 is one of the steepest in the race – and at over 4km it’s not short either
Our spies on the mountain say that Cecile Ravanel is definitely one to watch – they say she flew through stage one and looked very relaxed
Can anyone stop total T-Mo domination now that Anne is out the race? We’ll have to wait and see – there’s still four stages to go over today and tomorrow
Tracy Moseley is on stage 2!
The sun is out and it looks like it’ll be a hot one after all today
Tracy will be on course in 2 minutes
It’s hard to imagine an EWS race without Anne – let’s hope she’s feeling better in time for round 5 in Crested Butte in 2 weeks time
Anne Caroline Chausson isn’t feeling well and has retired from the race
We’re back and we have some breaking news…
Open a beer, have a nap and check back at 1.45pm CET when the feed goes live again.
There’s a bit of a wait before the next stage now – the pros are doing their practice run on stage and then Tracy is the first rider down to race at 13.45
If you’d like a more detailed looks at the trails in Samoens head over to our website -
The weather is warming up and the sun is coming out – things are looking up for the riders this afternoon
Stage 2 start times have been pushed back by an hour because of this morning’s delay – so Tracy is the first woman on course and she starts practice at 12.10
Don’t forget you can follow all the live timing by following this link
Stage 2 is known as the zombie trail – it’s over 4km along and it is STEEP!
Riders are all back in the paddock after stage 1 – women are all getting ready to head back up the hill and this time it looks like they’ll be riding in the dry
In sticking with the French style of enduro, riders only get to practice each stage once.
The women are on their way to stage 2 now – remember because of the delay they will now only hit the stage once instead of twice
Looks unlikely that anyone is going to be able to better Jerome’s time of 15:07 on stage one – an incredible result for the Frenchman who has been unwell with a virus. What a comeback!
Sam Blenkinsop is sitting 4th – great result from the Kiwi
Top 10 men after stage one looks like this;
|1||21||Jerome CLEMENTZ||MEN | HOMMES||00:15:07.277|
|2||13||Remy ABSALON||MEN | HOMMES||00:15:13.262|
|3||30||Thomas LAPEYRIE||MEN | HOMMES||00:15:19.034|
|4||34||Sam BLENKINSOP||MEN | HOMMES||00:15:20.029|
|5||8||Francois BAILLY-MAITRE||MEN | HOMMES||00:15:21.259|
|6||19||Richie RUDE||MEN | HOMMES||00:15:22.156|
|7||23||Nicolas VOUILLOZ||MEN | HOMMES||00:15:25.292|
|8||7||Joe BARNES||MEN | HOMMES||00:15:39.108|
|9||10||Martin MAES||MEN | HOMMES||00:15:42.317|