Round 3 – 15 May 2016 – Wicklow, Ireland
Emerald Enduro presented by Biking.ie
1 Greg Callaghan
2 Sam Hill
3 Richie Rude
4 Theo Galy
5 Florian Nicolai
6 Damien Oton
7 Yoann Barelli
8 Daniel Wolfe
9 Joe Smith
10 Alexandre Cure
Greg’s home crowd are going wild – they’re in the finish bowl with beer, cow horns and more than a few tears!
Mechanicals, punctures and the mother of all wins! Well done Greg Callaghan!
1 Greg Callaghan
2 Sam Hill
3 Richie Rude
They said it was a fairytale first time round and it could never happen again – but it just did!
He wins again in front of his home crowd!
He does it again!
Only 1 man left to come and he’s the only one that could stop Greg winning….
Maes back and high 5-ing the crowd on the way -way off the pace after his penalty for a wheel change but good on him for heading back out for the fans
Maes next man down, but a wheel change got him a 5 min penalty so he’s out the race and riding for fun
Clementz goes 10th – only Rude stands between Greg and victory now!
just 3 to come, and only 2 can trouble Greg’s time – Rude or Clementz
They’re shaking the beer cans, they think Greg can do it…
Vouilloz manuals over the line, that flat in stage 2 put him out of contention in the race
is so tense right now!
We’ll know in the next 4 mins…
But after mechanicals it’s only Rude or Clementz that can unseat Greg
Maes, Clementz, Rude and Vpuilloz but…
Toni Ferreiro is way back on time, but his manual over the line is a great crowd pleaser!
It would take a superhuman effort from Rude to unseat Greg now…
He’s 9 secs back on Greg – Callaghan still leads!
Nicolai should be up next
Francois Baily Maitre goes 9th – Callaghan still leads!
Callaghan still leads Hill by 3 secs!
There are huge crowds in the finish arena and the tension is palpable
He came over the line with an Irish flag and it’s looking good, but there’s still men on the hill….
The top men are arriving back into the finish arena…. this race is nearly over…
But can he handle the pressure?!
We stand corrected – Greg is actually 4 secs up
So nothing is sure for Greg – less than half a second separate the top men – this race will go right to the wire and with such close times although he leads the race currently, there’s no guarantee he’ll even be on the podium!
So the last man down the hill will be Richie Rude in 3 mins time…
Tracy won 6 of today’s 7 stages – Isabeau winning the final stage of the day. But Tracy smoked the rest of the field – she won by nearly 40secs!
1 Tracy Moseley
2 Cecile Ravanel
3 Isabeau Courdurier
4 Anita Gehrig
5 Carolin Gehrig
Isabeau wins stage 7 but it’s not enough – 6 stage wins for Tracy sees her crowned the champ in Ireland for the second year in a row
1 Tracy Moseley
2 Cecile Ravanel
3 Isabeau Courdurier
Her only EWS of the year and true to form Tracy wins the race!
The women are starting to finish stage 7 – as soon as they’re all in the finish corral and do the time check we’ll have the results
Greg leads after 6 stages but Florian Nicolai, Theo Galy and Sam Hill who are 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively are less than half a second apart! I can’t take this!
Less than half a second separates the top 4!!
Richie Rude wins stage 6, but Greg still leads the race
And Greg Callaghan still leads the race!
Graves is also out due to a puncture – it’s carnage out there!
Should be in soon – they’re on the way to time check now
Great to see the Gehrig twins in 4th and 5th – the Ibis riders have had a great start to this season
Tracy leads after 6 stages – Cecile is now 41 secs back in 2nd, Isabeau just 4 secs on that in 3rd
She does it again – she wins stage 6!
Leah Maunsell, the young Irish rider, goes into first after 6 stages in the U21 – pushing Raphaela Richter into 2nd, Elena Melton into 3rd and Abigale Lawton into 4th
In stage 6, Irish rider Leah Maunsell wins, Raphaela Richter goes 2nd, Elena Melton 3rd and Abigale Lawton 4th
Mechanicals have really shaken this race up – all the victims of the stage 2 punctures have dropped way back. Which will really impact the season rankings – everything will change by the end of this race
Richie Rude is now back in 9th in the overall – it looks like that flat on stage 2 has really cost him. He’s pulled off some impressive comebacks in his time – but making up nearly 19secs over 2 stages is a tall order even for him
Last year Greg won 4 of the 7 stages, this year he’s failed to win a single one so far – but his consistency is paying off and it’s been enough to keep him in the lead so far
Who can forget last year’s race and the emotions that went with it when Greg took to the podium? There’s still 2 stages to go – can Greg hold off the legend that is Sam Hill?
Greg leads Sam Hill by just 0.3secs and there’s still 2 stages to go….
1 Greg Callaghan
2 Sam Hill
3 Theo Galy
4 Florian Nicolai
5 Damien Oton
Greg Callahan leads the race! AMAZING!
1 Robin Seymour
2 Karim Amour
3 Nigel Page
4 Tim Ponting
5 Vincent Hauslet
1 Killian CALLAGHAN
2 Vid PERSAK
3 Leigh Johnson
4 Sebastien Claquin
5 Elliot Trabac
Greg’s cousin Killian Callaghan wins the U21 men’s race!
|Pos||No.||Name||Team/Country||Time||Behind||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||Stage 5|
|1st||1||Tracy MOSELEY||Trek Factory Racing (GBR)||20:45.21||3:32.62 (1st)||5:46.39 (1st)||4:10.95 (1st)||2:58.74 (1st)||4:16.51 (1st)|
|2nd||2||Cecile RAVANEL||Commençal Vallnord Enduro (FRA)||21:23.88||+0:38.67||3:41.58 (2nd)||5:58.99 (2nd)||4:22.08 (3rd)||3:01.47 (3rd)||4:19.76 (3rd)|
|3rd||4||Isabeau COURDURIER||SUNN (FRA)||21:28.61||+0:43.40||3:44.14 (3rd)||6:04.56 (5th)||4:20.59 (2nd)||3:01.55 (4th)||4:17.77 (2nd)|
|4th||6||Anita GEHRIG||Ibis Cycles Enduro Race (SUI)||21:48.27||+1:03.06||3:49.46 (6th)||6:02.51 (3rd)||4:30.79 (6th)||3:00.86 (2nd)||4:24.65 (4th)|
|5th||1011||Carolin GEHRIG||Ibis Cycles Enduro Race (SUI)||22:00.64||+1:15.43||3:53.41 (8th)||6:03.25 (4th)||4:30.81 (7th)||3:06.70 (5th)||4:26.47 (5th)|
|6th||10||Katy WINTON||Trek Factory Racing (GBR)||22:11.83||+1:26.62||3:47.21 (5th)||6:18.04 (8th)||4:26.76 (4th)||3:08.13 (7th)||4:31.69 (7th)|
|7th||5||Ines THOMA||Canyon Factory Enduro Team (GER)||22:18.56||+1:33.35||3:54.52 (9th)||6:10.89 (6th)||4:28.26 (5th)||3:10.84 (8th)||4:34.05 (8th)|
|8th||9||Rae MORRISON||Lapierre Gravity Republic (NZL)||22:19.05||+1:33.84||3:52.11 (7th)||6:13.31 (7th)||4:31.44 (8th)||3:07.42 (6th)||4:34.77 (9th)|
|9th||1012||Bex BARAONA||(GBR)||23:15.65||+2:30.44||4:08.69 (13th)||6:24.25 (9th)||4:43.28 (9th)||3:16.96 (10th)||4:42.47 (14th)|
|10th||7||Meggie BICHARD||(GBR)||23:29.06||+2:43.85||4:00.80 (11th)||6:42.26 (12th)||4:48.67 (12th)||3:18.39 (12th)||4:38.94 (12th)|
She does it, TMO wins stage 5! Isabeau Courdurier just 1 sec back in 2nd though and Cecile goes 3rd
But she’s got Cecile Ravanel and Isabeau Courdurier chasing her down…
This race is a big day in the saddle for the riders – 7 stages with about 45km of riding in total. The stages have some pretty technical sections to contend with, and the riders will be relieved that they’ve dried out since the start of practice on Friday
Killian Callaghan still leads the U21 after 6 stages! He’s 4 secs up on Leigh Johnson, with Vid Persak of Slovenia in 3rd
After the first 4 stages Killian Callaghan was leading the U21 Men – and he just happens to be the cousin of another famous Callaghan from round these parts – talented family!
The pro women are now starting stage 5 and then they’ll have to head through a time check before we can get their results
Jerome was one of the few riders who didn’t puncture on stage 2, but is such a nice guy when he saw how many people did, he threw his pump out his bag and left it at the bottom of the stage and simply said “someone is going to need that” before he rode off
With Vouilloz and Dailly out of the race for Lapierrre there is definitely going to be a new leader in the team competition at the end of today
The crowd and atmosphere are so amazing here that despite being out the race, Vouilloz, Maes and beerten have all headed up the hill to put on a show for the fans who’ve come out to see them – such a good show of sportsmanship
If Greg can pull this off and beat Nicolai we’re actually a bit scared about the crowd’s reactions – it’s wild out there!
Both Martin Maes and Anneke Beerten are out the race results wise, but both have headed back out to finish the race. Martin said the crowds were what were spurring to him head out and just have fun
|1st||4||Florian NICOLAI||Rocky Mountain Urge BP (FRA)||14:38.63||3:10.95 (6th)||5:08.99 (2nd)||3:39.74 (3rd)||2:38.95 (7th)|
|2nd||10||Greg CALLAGHAN||Cube Action Sports (IRL)||14:38.76||+0:00.13||3:09.81 (3rd)||5:16.43 (19th)||3:37.12 (2nd)||2:35.40 (2nd)|
|3rd||25||Theo GALY||Devinci Enduro Racing (FRA)||14:41.98||+0:03.35||3:10.00 (4th)||5:10.63 (6th)||3:41.76 (5th)||2:39.59 (9th)|
|4th||65||Sam HILL||Chain Reaction Cycles PayPal (AUS)||14:42.83||+0:04.20||3:10.64 (5th)||5:09.03 (3rd)||3:44.98 (9th)||2:38.18 (5th)|
|5th||8||Joe BARNES||Canyon Factory Enduro Team (GBR)||14:45.60||+0:06.97||3:11.88 (11th)||5:11.41 (7th)||3:43.12 (6th)||2:39.19 (8th)|
|6th||94||Daniel WOLFE||(IRL)||14:47.15||+0:08.52||3:13.64 (16th)||5:14.52 (16th)||3:41.35 (4th)||2:37.64 (3rd)|
|7th||9||Yoann BARELLI||Giant Factory Off-Road Team (FRA)||14:50.79||+0:12.16||3:11.59 (9th)||5:13.24 (13th)||3:44.75 (7th)||2:41.21 (13th)|
|8th||3||Jerome CLEMENTZ||Cannondale (FRA)||14:51.28||+0:12.65||3:10.97 (7th)||5:12.98 (12th)||3:44.76 (8th)||2:42.57 (16th)|
|9th||31||Marco OSBORNE||Cannondale (USA)||14:51.60||+0:12.97||3:11.00 (8th)||5:10.49 (5th)||3:45.95 (13th)||2:44.16 (24th)|
|10th||11||Francois BAILLY-MAITRE||BMC Factory Trailcrew (FRA)||14:55.26||+0:16.63||3:14.15 (18th)||5:12.32 (10th)||3:45.79 (11th=)||2:43.00 (18th)|
After 4 stages Florian Nicolai is in 1st! But just 0.1sec back is local hero Greg Callaghan!
A new back wheel for Martin Maes means a 5 minute penalty which means his race is over – there’s no way he can make that up
The women are now on their way to stage 5, it’s going to be a hard old slog up there in the sunshine and heat
So while we wait for the pro men to roll through the next time check, here’s the overall after 2 stages in the men’s race;
1 Damien Oton
2 Sam Hill
3 Florian Nicolai
Meanwhile, in the U21 Women category, Raphaela Richter leads out Leah Maunsell after 4 stages. Elena Melton sits third while Abigale Lawton is in 4th
And to show just how dominant she’s been check out her stage wins this year – she’s won 9 of the 12 stages so far this year
Cecile Ravanel is now over 35secs back on Moseley. That’s not what Ravanel will have been hoping for, she’s the series leader having won the first 2 rounds of the year in Chile and Argentina
|Pos||No.||Name||Team/Country||Time||Behind||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4|
|1st||1||Tracy MOSELEY||Trek Factory Racing (GBR)||16:28.70||3:32.62 (1st)||5:46.39 (1st)||4:10.95 (1st)||2:58.74 (1st)|
|2nd||2||Cecile RAVANEL||Commençal Vallnord Enduro (FRA)||17:04.12||+0:35.42||3:41.58 (2nd)||5:58.99 (2nd)||4:22.08 (3rd)||3:01.47 (3rd)|
|3rd||4||Isabeau COURDURIER||SUNN (FRA)||17:10.84||+0:42.14||3:44.14 (3rd)||6:04.56 (5th)||4:20.59 (2nd)||3:01.55 (4th)|
|4th||6||Anita GEHRIG||Ibis Cycles Enduro Race (SUI)||17:23.62||+0:54.92||3:49.46 (6th)||6:02.51 (3rd)||4:30.79 (6th)||3:00.86 (2nd)|
|5th||1011||Carolin GEHRIG||Ibis Cycles Enduro Race (SUI)||17:34.17||+1:05.47||3:53.41 (8th)||6:03.25 (4th)||4:30.81 (7th)||3:06.70 (5th)|
|6th||10||Katy WINTON||Trek Factory Racing (GBR)||17:40.14||+1:11.44||3:47.21 (5th)||6:18.04 (8th)||4:26.76 (4th)||3:08.13 (7th)|
|7th||5||Ines THOMA||Canyon Factory Enduro Team (GER)||17:44.51||+1:15.81||3:54.52 (9th)||6:10.89 (6th)||4:28.26 (5th)||3:10.84 (8th)|
|8th||1012||Bex BARAONA||(GBR)||18:33.18||+2:04.48||4:08.69 (13th)||6:24.25 (9th)||4:43.28 (8th)||3:16.96 (10th)|
|9th||7||Meggie BICHARD||(GBR)||18:50.12||+2:21.42||4:00.80 (11th)||6:42.26 (12th)||4:48.67 (11th)||3:18.39 (12th)|
|10th||1014||Kelli EMMETT||Juliana X SRAM (USA)||18:53.13||+2:24.43||4:11.74 (14th)||6:37.86 (10th)||4:46.88 (10th)||3:16.65 (9th)|
It’s a clean sweep for TMO -she’s won 4 stages so far! 3 to go!
And she does it again, TMO wins stage 3! Isabeau goes 2nd, Cecile goes 3rd
You know who’s not out?! Baptiste Gaillot – he snapped his crank on stage 1 and made every stage time with just 1 crank – crazy!
Poor Nico flatted and is out… this is him heading back to the pits
Darren Kinnaird, EMBA board member, manager of Crankworx and all round good guy was the first man off and is the first man back. It’s his 40th birthday and we think he’ll be celebrating pretty hard tonight!
And Martin Maes goes 85th on stage 2 – what is going on with this stage?! It’s got some pretty technical rocky section s but it didn’t cause nearly so many problems in practice
We don’t know happened to Richie in stage 2, but he came in 70th!
Damien wins stage 2! Nicolai goes 2nd on stage, Sam Hill goes 3rd!
The women are on stage 3 now – Bex Barona currently leads but the top women to still to time check
Rude is the reigning World Champion and won the first two races of the year. The young American is a hot favourite here in Ireland – he finished third here last year but since then he’s been named World Champion, won 3 races in 2015 and the opening two rounds of this season.
Florian Nicolai has gone into the lead on stage 2 – will he be able to keep Rude at bay though?
Jesse Melamed is stoked though – “the trails here are just mint!”
There are thousands upon thousands of fans out in the sun here in Ireland – an electric atmosphere for sure. Unless you flat – Anneke just rolled past looking pretty upset
Greg Callaghan goes 13th on stage 2 – he’s got some serious work to do if he wants to repeat his incredible win here last year
Anneke just spotted rolling back into the pits with that flat – looks like she’s out of the race
In the men’s race we’re still waiting for the results of the top few men, but Sam Hill is currently leading stage 2
Martin gets a rear flat on stage 2 as well – we need him to get through the timing station before we know how that will affect his time
Interestingly, Beerten was the only one to stop and fix her puncture on the track, everyone else just rolled down with their flat, and it looks like that decision may have cost her the race
We’re hearing stage 2 is claiming victims all over the place – so far we hear Beerten, Josh Carlson, Toni Ferreiro and Nico Lau have all punctured on stage 2
Tracy is killing it! She’s now 21 seconds up on series leader Ravanel and 29 seconds up on third placed Courdurier
|1st||1||Tracy MOSELEY||Trek Factory Racing (GBR)||9:19.01||3:32.62 (1st)||5:46.39 (1st)|
|2nd||2||Cecile RAVANEL||Commençal Vallnord Enduro (FRA)||9:40.57||+0:21.56||3:41.58 (2nd)||5:58.99 (2nd)|
|3rd||4||Isabeau COURDURIER||SUNN (FRA)||9:48.70||+0:29.69||3:44.14 (3rd)||6:04.56 (5th)|
|4th||6||Anita GEHRIG||Ibis Cycles Enduro Race (SUI)||9:51.97||+0:32.96||3:49.46 (6th)||6:02.51 (3rd)|
|5th||1011||Carolin GEHRIG||Ibis Cycles Enduro Race (SUI)||9:56.66||+0:37.65||3:53.41 (8th)||6:03.25 (4th)|
|6th||10||Katy WINTON||Trek Factory Racing (GBR)||10:05.25||+0:46.24||3:47.21 (5th)||6:18.04 (8th)|
|7th||5||Ines THOMA||Canyon Factory Enduro Team (GER)||10:05.41||+0:46.40||3:54.52 (9th)||6:10.89 (6th)|
|8th||9||Rae MORRISON||Lapierre Gravity Republic (NZL)||10:05.42||+0:46.41||3:52.11 (7th)||6:13.31 (7th)|
|9th||1012||Bex BARAONA||(GBR)||10:32.94||+1:13.93||4:08.69 (13th)||6:24.25 (9th)|
|10th||7||Meggie BICHARD||(GBR)||10:43.06||+1:24.05||4:00.80 (11th)||6:42.26 (12th)|
Tracy wins stage 2! Ravanel goes 2nd, Anita Gehrig goes 3rd, her twin sister Carolin goes 4th and Isabeau into 5th on that stage. Standby to see how this affects the overall…
Don’t forget you can track the racers with the new Quarq GPS tacking – see who rides with who on the liaisons, their average speed and how far they are through the race
That last fact came from superstar snapper Sven Martin, who is glued to the live timing all the way from NZ. It’s the middle of the night but that man is dedicated!
We are in for a close race! After the first stage just 3 seconds separate 3rd to 13th place!!
But there’s still Cecile and Isabeau to come…
Anneke is having a nightmare – she fixed first puncture only to flat again. She’s now stranded trackside waiting for help from a fellow racer
U21 Adrien Dailly won the first stage but went 53rd on stage 2. The young French rider has been riding with a broken hand ad it must be taking it’s toll
In the U21 men Killian Callaghan leads!
Sam of course is more famous for his downhill career, but he’s raced a couple of enduros now – even winning an EWS stage in Rotorua last year
That’s an interesting top 10 from the men’s field after the first stage. Rude and Maes are yet again locked in battle with less than half a second separating them, with Callaghan over 3 secs back. Great result from Theo Galy in fourth and none other than Sam Hill in 5th
|1st||1||Richie RUDE||Yeti Fox Shox (USA)||3:05.95|
|2nd||6||Martin MAES||GT Factory Racing (BEL)||3:06.25||+0:00.30|
|3rd||10||Greg CALLAGHAN||Cube Action Sports (IRL)||3:09.81||+0:03.86|
|4th||25||Theo GALY||Devinci Enduro Racing (FRA)||3:10.00||+0:04.05|
|5th||65||Sam HILL||Chain Reaction Cycles PayPal (AUS)||3:10.64||+0:04.69|
|6th||4||Florian NICOLAI||Rocky Mountain Urge BP (FRA)||3:10.95||+0:05.00|
|7th||3||Jerome CLEMENTZ||Cannondale (FRA)||3:10.97||+0:05.02|
|8th||31||Marco OSBORNE||Cannondale (USA)||3:11.00||+0:05.05|
|9th||9||Yoann BARELLI||Giant Factory Off-Road Team (FRA)||3:11.59||+0:05.64|
|10th||20||Damien OTON||Devinci Enduro Racing (FRA)||3:11.61||+0:05.66|
Martin Maes is 0.3secs back on Rude in 2nd, Callaghan in 3rd!
He does it! Richie takes stage 1!
While we wait for news on Rude, we’ve heard from the hill that Beerten did flat on stage 2 and it’s probably going to cost her the podium spot she’d be looking for
We’re still waiting to hear Rude’s time on stage 1 – can he beat Maes? It’s a real battle between these two this year
The pro women are on stage 2 now – word is Anneke Beerten may have flatted at start of the stage
Martin Maes leading stage 1 – can Rude beat him?!
In the pro men last year’s winner and local legend Greg Callaghan leads stage 1 – but we don’t yet have the times of the top 20 so that could very well change
Former XC rider Karim Amour was the favourite going into this race – he won in both Chile and Argentina earlier this year. In fact, he’s won 10 of the 12 stages raced so far this year. None of the Irish are surprised though – Robin is well known in these parts for his speed
The master men were the first to head off this season, and they are now four stages in and Irish rider Robin Seymour is leading -winning all 4 stages so far
Theo Galy is leading stage one, but the top 30 men’s times aren’t through yet – should be with us any minute now
The men are through stage one now but we need them to head through the timing checkpoint before we get their times
|1st||1||Tracy MOSELEY||Trek Factory Racing (GBR)||3:32.62||3:32.62 (1st)|
|2nd||2||Cecile RAVANEL||Commençal Vallnord Enduro (FRA)||3:41.58||+0:08.96||3:41.58 (2nd)|
|3rd||4||Isabeau COURDURIER||SUNN (FRA)||3:44.14||+0:11.52||3:44.14 (3rd)|
|4th||3||Anneke BEERTEN||GT Factory Racing (NED)||3:44.79||+0:12.17||3:44.79 (4th)|
|5th||10||Katy WINTON||Trek Factory Racing (GBR)||3:47.21||+0:14.59||3:47.21 (5th)|
|6th||6||Anita GEHRIG||Ibis Cycles Enduro Race (SUI)||3:49.46||+0:16.84||3:49.46 (6th)|
|7th||9||Rae MORRISON||Lapierre Gravity Republic (NZL)||3:52.11||+0:19.49||3:52.11 (7th)|
|8th||1011||Carolin GEHRIG||Ibis Cycles Enduro Race (SUI)||3:53.41||+0:20.79||3:53.41 (8th)|
|9th||5||Ines THOMA||Canyon Factory Enduro Team (GER)||3:54.52||+0:21.90||3:54.52 (9th)|
|10th||1013||Sarah LEISHMAN||Juliana X SRAM (CAN)||4:00.75||+0:28.13||4:00.75 (10th|
#EWSireland is Tracy’s only EWS race this year – the reigning world champ has decided not to defend her title. She won here last year and a 9 sec lead over Cecile is convincing – but there are seven stages in this race and Ravanel is nothing if not a fighter. This should be good!
And Isabeau is in 3rd – 3secs back on Cecile and 12secs back on leader Moseley
After the first stage Tracy Moseley leads Cecile Ravanel by nearly 9 seconds!
All riders are now on course and the women have completed stage one and we have a race leader…
In the meantime why not get to know our pretty amazing new Quarq GPS tracking system… You can track your favourite riders on course, see their times and even find out their average speeds – it’s going to add a whole new dimension to our coverage!
See you all at 12.45pm GMT!
Top o the morning to you! Welcome to County Wicklow in Ireland and round three of the Enduro World Series. The sun is shining and as you’d expect the hill is starting to fill with the crazy, crazy Irish fans!
Riders have been rolling off the stage for the last hour and the pros will be heading out from about 10.30am – we’ll be here from 12.45pm GMT to keep you up to date with all the action from today’s seven stages.