What a crazy atmosphere for the 1st Enduro World Series in Punta Ala this week-end. All the top riders were attending the race (pro DH and enduro racers). I am happy to be part of the game because of the high level of the race.
5 stages were planned : 1 prologue on saturday and 4 stages on sunday. We started with the prologue : a short 39 secondes downhill in the city center of Castiglione della pescaia to make the show : crazy atmosphere and perfect warm up..
On sunday morning we go for a hard day of pedalling: the liaisons were very physical and long but we had fun in the stages. The 1st stage was extremely wet and slippery. I managed it well because I won it. Then we went to stage 2 where I finished 2nd behind Fabien Barel.
After the lunch we had 2 more stages : the soil starts to dry and I would like to keep my ranking (2nd). The last 2 stages were physical and not so much technical that's why to make the difference it was not easy.
I was very happy to finish 2nd behind Fabien Barel and in front of Jared Graves : the level was high within this 500 riders! Good start for this 1st World Series...
My teammate Ben Cruz took the 6th place, and Pauline Dieffenthaler finished 6th in the women category too.
Pictures by www.reuiller.com