Enduro World Sequence Pietra Ligure in Photographs: Real All-Climate Mountain Biking
Within the weeks main as much as this yr’s EWS race in Pietra Ligure, Italy, the paths round Monte Carmo had been blanked with a thick comforter of summer time mud. Riders had their bikes and minds set on a free powder-cloud occasion. The rains lastly got here on the eve of the massive race, including grip in some locations and slip in others. A downpour throughout stage three would see a handful of riders hit the deck, together with Belgian favourite Martin Maes.
The highest-five pilots within the girls’s race included e-bike professional Melanie Pugin in first place adopted by Isabeau Courdurier, Morgane Charre, Estelle Charles, and Morganne Jonnier to spherical out the all-French podium. That is the primary time Courdurier has completed off the highest step in a number of years, thanks partially to an ankle damage suffered in apply a number of weeks again. She nonetheless managed to take the win on the primary two phases, whereas Pugin led the ultimate three for the general victory.
The lads’s race was a contact extra various, consisting of athletes from Australia and New Zealand to fill out the rostrum alongside three Frenchmen. Adrien Dailly took the win on phases one and 5 to seal the general win, adopted by Florian Nicolai, Jack Moir, Dimitri Tordo, and Eddie Masters rounding out the day. Canadians Rys Verner and Jesse Melamed every gained a stage, with Verner taking the Queen’s Stage title and Melamed actually sliding into the win on stage one.