Bluegrass EWS Finale Ligure

26 September 2020

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  • And that's a wrap!

    26 days ago

    And that's a wrap on what has been the strangest of seasons. We hope to be back next year with a full calendar of events in a healthier world, but until then we'd just like to say a huge thank you to our riders, teams, organisers, sponsors,staff and volunteers.

    Full results from today will be online soon and watch out for the highlights show dropping soon too. Until then take care and we'll see you on the other side

  • What a race!

    26 days ago

    What a race! Melamed once again was a cut above, proving he has what it takes to control a race right from the start - he wins with an impressive 9 second margin.

  • Men's overall

    26 days ago

    So the provisional results from the last race of the year are;

    1. Jesse Melamed
    2. Florian Nicolai
    3. Jack Moir
    4. Theo Galy
    5. Eddie Masters

  • Melamed wins again

    26 days ago

    Jesse wins the race with Florian Nicolai in 2nd and Jack Moir in 3rd!

  • Jesse wins Finale!

    26 days ago

    Jesse Melamed wins Finale!

  • Melamed goes 6th on stage 4

    26 days ago

    Which means...

  • Moir in the lead!

    26 days ago

    Jack leading stage 4!

  • Nicolai into lead

    26 days ago

    Florian goes faster on 4 - leads stage by 3 seconds! Can Melamed go faster?

  • Galy!

    26 days ago

    Theo crosses the line in 2nd! Just behind teammate Miquel

  • Verner

    26 days ago

    Rhys Verner won his first EWS stage last weekend on the Queen Stage - not to be today, goes 18th

  • Masters goes 8th!

    26 days ago

    Eddie into 8th, pushes team mate Charles into 9th - less than half a second between their times!

  • Murray

    26 days ago

    Charles Murray into 8th - looking good for Pivot still - but what can Masters do?

  • Dailly

    26 days ago

    Pietra winner Adrien Dailly has had a bad day, he crosses the line in 20th

  • Oton

    26 days ago

    Good time from Oton, goes into 3rd

  • Miquel!

    26 days ago

    Kevin goes faster - leads stage 4 by 3 seconds!

  • Nation

    26 days ago

    Joe Nation goes 3rd

  • Borges into the lead!

    26 days ago

    Jose goes into the lead on stage 4, Maes comes through 1 second back

  • Murray V Masters

    26 days ago

    There's an interesting dynamic playing out for 5th and 6th place too - Eddie Masters is just one second ahead of his team mate young Charles Murray. They both ride for Pivot who lead the standings - as does Charre who just won the women's race - if they can both keep those positions Pivot are in with a very good chance of winning the team competition this year

  • Nicolai vs Moir

    26 days ago

    Nicolai and Moir have been locked in battle all day - Nicolai currently has the upper hand with a 5 second lead over Moir, but one mistake from him could see that change. And Moir has extra pressure in the form of Theo Galy in 4th place - he's just one second behind Jack - we are in for a very intense stage to finish out this season!

  • Top 30 men

    26 days ago

    And next up to face the Queen stage are the top 30 men. Race leader Melamed will be the last man down the hill - but with a 17 second lead over Florian Nicolai in 2nd place, he just needs to bring it home steady to secure his second win of the year and third of his career

  • Frenchies are back!

    26 days ago

    I mean they never really left, but the French are back on top form to take all three of the podium places in Finale, just as they did in Piera last weekend. Great to see Katy Winton and Anita Gehrig back in the top 5 as well - incredible racing from the women's field again this season

  • Charre!

    26 days ago

    What a race from Charre - she puts an incredible 31 seconds into the rest of the field over just 4 stages to take her first EWS win. She's been on the podium at all 3 races this season and is an integral part to Pivot's success in the Team Standings

  • Women's overall

    26 days ago

    (Provisional) results for the women at Bluegrass EWS Finale;

    1. Morgane Charre
    2. Melanie Pugin
    3. Estelle Charles
    4. Katy Winton
    5. Anita Gehrig

  • Morgane Charre wins!

    26 days ago

    Results are provisional at this stage but Morgane Charre has just won her first EWS!

  • Pugin wins the stage...

    26 days ago

    ... but Charre wins the race!

  • Pugin leading!

    26 days ago

    Only race leader Charre to come still

  • Anita Gehrig into 8th

    26 days ago

    Anita crosses the line in 8th - the stage is still live and we'd say that crash has cost her the podium

  • Katy Winton!

    26 days ago

    Winton goes 2nd!

  • Anita has crashed!

    26 days ago

    Anita crashes on stage 4 and we hear it's lost her a lot of time - can she still salvage a podium finish?

  • Andreane Lanthier Nadeau

    26 days ago

    ALN into 3rd!

  • Rae Morrison

    26 days ago

    Morrison comes through in 3rd - we know she's suffering with a neck injury so kudos for pushing through to finish the race to her

  • Miller

    26 days ago

    Miranda Miller comes through the stage in 6th

  • Women on course

    26 days ago

    The top women are on stage 4, the last in the race, now! Carolin Gehrig has the early lead with Raphaela Richter in 2nd and Louise Paulin in 3rd

  • U21 Women Overall

    26 days ago

    1. Hattie Harnden
    2. Sophie Riva

  • U21 Men overall

    26 days ago

    1. Brady Stone
    2. Luke Meier-Smith
    3. Jamie Edmondson

  • U21

    26 days ago

    And next home are the U21s - Hattie Harnden and Brady Stone win!

    Harnden adds another win to her collection whilst Brady takes his second EWS win.

  • Master Men

    26 days ago

    The master Men are back and after 4 stages the overall is;

    1. Martino Fruet
    2. Cedric Ravanel
    3. Karim Amour

  • Melamed

    26 days ago

    Meanwhile, if Melamed can maintain his lead Finale will be his third EWS win. He first won in his hometown of Whistler in 2017 and then had to wait until Zermatt this year to do it again

  • Morgane Charre

    26 days ago

    If Morgane can keep it together on the Queen Stage she has this race in the bag. It'll be her first EWS win, after the back of podium finishes in both Zermatt and Pietra. It's her debut season with Pivot, who are currently leading the Team Standings - what a season for her!

  • Stage 4

    26 days ago

    That's the riders on their way to stage 4, they've got just over 8km of climbing to get there before they drop into that all important Queen Stage. Our Sport Director Ruaridh rode the stage earlier this week, you can check it out in this course preview video. And if you're wondering why Ru is so fast - he's a former Junior Downhill World Champ, ex World Cup Downhill and EWS racer, the lad knows his way around a bike.



  • Dailly

    26 days ago

    Courdurier's predictions for teammate Dailly on stage 3 didn't come to pass. He has clearly had an issue and finishes the stage outside of the top 100

  • Jesse's on fire!

    26 days ago

    Melamed has won all three stages so far and has a 17 second lead heading into the final stage of the day (and year)! Men's overall after 3 stages;

    1. Jesse Melamed
    2. Florian Nicolai
    3. Jack Moir
    4. Theo Galy
    5. Eddie Masters

  • Melamed wins!

    26 days ago

    Jesse wins stage 3! By less than second ahead of Tordo with Patrick Luthi in 3rd. Jesse still leads the race with one stage to go!

  • Jack Moir!

    26 days ago

    And the same for Moir - into 7th place - can he keep that top 3 spot in the overall after that?

  • Nicolai

    26 days ago

    Nicolai crosses the line in 4th place on stage 3 - his second place in the overall could be in danger now

  • Dimitri Tordo

    26 days ago

    Tordo into the lead on stage 3 now! He's on the same second as Partick Luthi in 2nd place!

  • Andreane Lanthier Nadeau

    26 days ago

    And an update on ALNs time - she went sixth on stage 3 leaving her in 6th in the overall as well

  • Men's winners

    26 days ago

    By contrast, in the men's race, no man has won Finale twice. Richie Rude came closest when he won the race here in 2018 and then was part of the winning USA Trophy of Nations team. But with Richie not here, the only men on the start list today who could conceivably take a repeat win are Damien Oton and Martin Maes - but neither look likely to be able to manage that today so it looks like it will be a new face on the men's Finale podium today too. And at the moment, Jesse Melamed seems most likely the man it will be!

  • Winners

    26 days ago

    Only three women have ever stood on the top step of the EWS podium in Finale; Anne Caroline Chausson, Tracy Moseley and Cecile Ravanel. And as none of them are racing here today we are guaranteed anew winner.

  • Finale

    26 days ago

    Venues don't come much more steeped in history than Finale. The Series founders' conceived the idea over a bottle of red wine in the Finale piazza in 2012, and there has been a race here every year without fail since the EWS began in 2013. It's the only venue that has appeared on the calendar every year and it's the perfect place to end out this short 2020 season

  • Andreane Lanthier Nadeau

    26 days ago

    Just a quick update on ALN - if you're wondering where her time is from stage 3, she made it through the stage safely but too fast for the upload station to pick up her time. Our sports director Ruaridh is chasing her down on an ebike now so we can upload it and let you know!

  • Men on stage 3

    26 days ago

    Jesse Melamed will be the last man down stage 3, and he'll do so with an incredible 14 second lead

  • Charre

    26 days ago

    Charre is now 23 seconds ahead of the field as we head into the final stage of the day - the Queen Stage. Estelle Charles is in 2nd place, but only 2 seconds behind her is Anita Gehrig - that's not a big margin at all.

  • Women's overall after 3

    26 days ago

    1. Morgane Charre
    2. Estelle Charles
    3. Anita Gehrig
    4. Melanie Pugin
    5. Noga Korem

  • Pugin wins the stage by 6 secs

    26 days ago

    Melanie wins stage 3! Charre goes 2nd and Korem 3rd on stage 3

  • Pugin goes faster!

    26 days ago

    Only Charre left on course

  • Estelle Charles

    26 days ago

    Charles into 2nd...

  • Anita into 2nd

    26 days ago

    This could switch up the top 3 in the overall...

  • Noga!

    26 days ago

    Noga leading stage 3 now

  • Raphaela Richter leads 3

    26 days ago

    The young German rider Richter has once again taken an early lead - she's only 1 second up on Julive Duvert in second though. Can anyone do anything about race leader Charre's huge 19 seconds lead coming into this stage?

  • Estelle Charles

    26 days ago

    Great to see Estelle lying in second place. This young French rider already has a handful of EWS wins to her name, but all in the U21 category. 2020 seems to be a breakthrough year for her - with her first top 10 finish in Zermatt and then taking 4th place in Pietra last weekend

  • Women on 3

    26 days ago

    The women will be dropping into stage 3 any second now, so here's a reminder about how the overall looked after the first two stages;

    1. Morgane Charre
    2. Estelle Charles
    3. Anita Gehrig
    4. Katy Winton
    5. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau

  • Women up next

    26 days ago

    Slawomir Lukasik is leading the men on stage 3 currently, but next up the top women will be on course, followed by the top 30 men

  • Dailly

    26 days ago

    Now earlier we told you that Dailly's Lapierre teammate Isabeau (who is out with an ankle injury) said this is the stage Dailly was going to attack on. We saw some footage of Dailly from practice on stage 3 and we can see where Isabeau is coming from - Dailly sailed through the tightest of corners with ease while even some of the biggest names in the sport stood around scratching their heads. However that puncture and then crash on stage 2 has left him off the pace in 17th with 32 seconds to find across just 2 stages. So while we think Dailly could well win the stage, he seems unlikely to still be in contention for the overall

  • Stage 3

    26 days ago

    Tight, awkward and jank - just a few of the words we've heard used to describe stage 3. And you know what's coming up now? Stage 3! It's called Black and White and there are definitely no shades of grey with this one - you either love it or hate it!

  • Back at 14:00

    26 days ago

    Riders head back to the paddock now for some food and tech support before they head out to stages 3 and 4. We'll be back at 14:00 CET to bring you all the action, but in the meantime, check out what the pros were saying about their setups at Shakedown on Thursday



  • Stages 3

    26 days ago

    Want to see stages 3 and 4 for yourself? They're right here



  • Melamed and Charre

    26 days ago

    So as we reach the halfway point of the race both Jesse Melamed and Morgane Charre have extended their leads and are fully in control of proceedings. There's still two stages to go, but if these two can get through them cleanly it's going to be hard to reel them in. However, stages 3 and 4 are very different in style to the first couple - they're tighter, rockier and have a lot less flow and do open the door for riders who excel at that sort of terrain to make their mark

  • Melamed extends lead

    26 days ago

    So after two stages Melamed extends his race lead to 14 seconds! Overall after 2 stages now;

    1. Jesse Melamed
    2. Florian Nicolai
    3. Jack Moir
    4. Theo Galy
    5. Charles Murray

  • Melamed wins again!

    26 days ago

    Jesse makes it two for two and wins the stage!

  • Moir into 3rd

    26 days ago

    Big Jack crosses the stage 2 finish line in 3rd

  • Nicolai goes faster!

    26 days ago

    Florina into lead on stage 2! Can race leader Melamed go faster? He'll be the last man down but we'll know very soon

  • Theo

    26 days ago

    Galy into the lead on stage 2 now!

  • Elliot

    26 days ago

    Poor Elliot Heap had drivetrain issues on stage 1 - he had to run rather than ride to stage 2 - and just crossed the line in 106th on stage 2

  • Charles Murray!

    26 days ago

    Charles Murray goes into third on stage 2!

  • It gets worse for Dailly

    26 days ago

    Sounds like that crash was the result of a puncture - sounds like a bad day at the office for the Pietra winner

  • Adrien Dailly crashes!

    26 days ago

    We may have spoken too soon - Dailly crashes on stage 2 and loses around 10 seconds?!

  • Isabeau

    26 days ago

    And speaking of injuries, if you're wondering where Isabeau is, she's sitting this race out to let those torn tendons in her ankle heel. But she's in Finale and she's out on course cheering on her Lapierre Zipp team mates. She ssays that she thinks team mate Dailly will mount his attack on stage 3 and that's where he's going to win the race. You heard it here first!

  • Martin Maes

    26 days ago

    Maes into 3rd spot - poor Martin is racing with stitches in his knee and wrist after a crash in Pietra last week.

  • Gusti!

    26 days ago

    Gusti still manages to cross the line and go into 7th despite that mechanical

  • Men on stage 2 now

    26 days ago

    That's the top 30 men on stage 2 now and there's already drama - Antoine Vidal has lost his chain and Gusti Wildhaber some spokes!

  • Women's Overall

    26 days ago


  • Charre extends lead

    26 days ago

    Charre has extended that lead after 2 stages and is now 19 seconds up on Estelle Charles in 2nd place with Anita Gehrig in 3rd

  • Overall after 2 stages

    26 days ago

    So after the first 2 stages the women's race looks like this;

    1. Morgane Charre
    2. Estelle Charles
    3. Anita Gehrig
    4. Katy Winton
    5. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau

  • Charre wins stage 2!

    26 days ago

    She does it again - Morgane wins stage 2, Anita goes 2nd and Estelle Charles - that's going to switch up the overall!

  • Estelle Charles!

    26 days ago

    Charles into 2nd place - it's a great time form Anita!

  • Anita Gehrig!!

    26 days ago

    Anita goes faster - takes the stage 2 lead for now!

  • Noga and Winton!

    26 days ago

    Korem into 2nd and Katy into 3rd!

  • Louise Kelly

    26 days ago

    Liv rider Louise Kelly into 12th - last week in Pietra was her first full EWS race and it's great to see young new talent emerging through the ranks. She's got an experienced mentor in team mate Rae Morrison

  • Raphaela Richter

    26 days ago

    German Richter goes faster - she's been on EWS podiums before so we know she has the pace - but will it be a good enough time to stop Charre? We doubt it

  • Louise Margareta Paulin

    26 days ago

    Local rider Louise Paulin into the lead on stage 1 now - the Swedish rider has called Finale home for a good few years now and is an incredible racer to watch - so precise

  • Alex Rudeau leading stage 2

    26 days ago

    Commencal rider is leading stage 2 currently, but here come the top 15 women and they'll be followed by the top 30 men. Can anyone eat into that 10 seconds lead held by both Charre and Melamed?!

  • U21 Women

    26 days ago

    Harriet Harnden is leading the U21 Women after 2 stages - she's on course to win all three of this year's races. The Trek rider was part of the winning U21 Women's GB team in Finale last year and is heading to World and European champs after this - such a talented young rider!

  • Master Men

    26 days ago

    The Master Men have just come through stage 2 and it's Italian rider Martino Fruet who leads the race. But Cedric Ravanel wins stage 2 and is now only 2 seconds behind him. Karim Amour lies in 3rd place and is 10 seconds back

  • Stage 2

    26 days ago

    It's a steep liaison for the riders to stage 2 now - 7km and 365m of climbing with just over an hour for them to complete it in. While they make their way up there check out the course preview to see Ric McLaughlin and Neil Donoghue of GMBN give it a try



  • We have a RACE!

    26 days ago

    We were not expecting anyone to pull away from the field by 10 seconds on stage 1 but Melamed has done it! And the race between 2nd and 3rd is TIGHT - Dailly in 2nd place is just a tenth of a second ahead of Jack Moir

  • Wow!

    26 days ago

    Melamed puts a full ten seconds into Dailly to win the first stage of the day! Dailly 2nd and Jack Moir just a tenth of a second back in third!

  • Melamed wins stage 1!

    26 days ago

    Jesse wins stage 1!

  • Theo Galy

    26 days ago

    Theo is having a great season after that 3rd place in Zermatt - his first EWS podium - and goes into 4th!

  • Elliott Heap

    26 days ago

    Heap has a mechanical - into 71st and we hear Gauvin hit a tree and is back in 100th place

  • Rhys Verner

    26 days ago

    Verner won the Queen Stage at the last round but crosses the line in 13th here

  • Eddie!

    26 days ago

    Masters is into 5th place. Things are looking good for Pivot who lead the team standings - Eddie in 5th currently, Charre leading the women and Charles Murray in 6th!

  • Damien Oton

    26 days ago

    Seems like Oton may have had an issue - crosses the line way back in 100th place

  • Adrien Dailly leading 1!

    26 days ago

    Pietra winner Dailly into the lead on stage 1 - but theres still men on course...

  • Maes

    26 days ago

    Maes through and into 6th! he's racing with stitches in both his knee and wrist and earlier in the week wasn't even sure if he'd take the start today

  • Jose Borges

    26 days ago

    Borges into 3rd! He's had podium finishes in EWS-E this season and now he's putting down fast times in the EWS race too - just like Melanie Pugin in the women. It's going to be very interesting to see how riders evolve as they start to race both disciplines

  • Jesse Melamed

    26 days ago

    If you're following the live timing today keep an eye out for Jesse Melamed's times. He's the last man down each stage today as the top seeded rider after winning in Zermatt and a top 10 finish in Pietra

  • Youn Deniaud

    26 days ago

    Deniaud into the lead on stage 1! Antoine Vidal just behind him in 2nd place - Vidal usually races in the U21 category but has opted for the senior race today - his times are impressive and regularly place him in the top 20 in the overall

  • Today's course

    26 days ago

    And if you want to know what today's course looks like, check out the course preview video we shot earlier in the week as Ric, Ruaridh and GMBN's Neil Donoghue tackle all 4 stages



  • Hero Dirt

    26 days ago

    Rain (and even hail) made an appearance during practice yesterday, but it's dry, warm and sunny today and Christian Textor just described stage 1 as hero dirt - so expect some very. very fast times today!

  • Top 30 men on course

    26 days ago

    And now it's the turn of the top 30 men - we're already hearing stories of mechanicals. Sound like Mark Scott may have had an issue with his chain

  • Stage 1

    26 days ago

    So after the first stage the women's race looks like this;

    1. Morgane Charre
    2. Melanie Pugin
    3. Estelle Charles
    4. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau
    5. Anita Gehrig

  • Morgane Charre wins stage 1!

    26 days ago

    Charre leads after the first stage! The newly crowned French champ has put 10 seconds into Pietra winner Melanie Pugin!

  • Andreane Lanthier Nadeau

    26 days ago

    ALN has taken the early lead in the women's race on stage 1 - great to see her back racing after she missed the first round in Zermatt due to injury

  • Tough day ahead

    26 days ago

    Don't be fooled by all those pics of sun, sea and gelato - today's race is going to be tough. There's a savage two hour, 15km long climb just to make it to the first stage of the day, Cacciatore. Riders then drop into this fast, flowy stage which is over 2km long. It's an intense start to the day and the top riders are dropping in now!

  • And do we have a race for you

    26 days ago

    Today we have a big, no HUGE day of racing coming your way. All riders are on course and all that stands between them and one last change of glory is a mere four stages, 60km of pedalling and 1500m of vertical. Easy right?!

  • Good morning!

    26 days ago

    Welcome to the last race of the year from the inimitable Finale Ligure!

  • Bluegrass EWS Finale Ligure

    27 days ago

    Welcome to Italy and Bluegrass EWS Finale Ligure - the last race of the year! What better place to finish than in the series' spiritual home of Finale? There's a big day of racing coming up - four stage, 58km of pedalling and 1500m of vertical to be exact.

    Racing gets underway on Saturday, September 26 and live timing will kick in at approximately 10:50 CET. We'll be here from 11:00 CET to bring you all the action - but until then see how the pros are feeling ahead of their last outing of the season in our Shakedown Video. See you soon!



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