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[Gallery] EES Punta Ala Raceday Results

[Gallery] EES Punta Ala Raceday Results

26/04/2015
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26/04/2015

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The first round of the European Enduro Series has come to a close, Michal Prokop from Czech Republic was a a surprise yet clear winner.  Establishing his credentials on the first prologue stage he continued his fight taking the overall.

“It was a tough race, the transfers were hard, but I managed to keep it calm and made it to the end. I wasn’t expecting to take the win…” (Michal Prokop)

Results

Elite Men:
1. Prokop Michal (CZE)
2. Williams Robert (GBR)
3. Wallner Robin (SWE)

Elite Women:
1. Macheda Valentina (ITA)
2. Meyer Franziska (GER)
3. Büchi Monika (SUI)

Full results here

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Michal Prokop before the start of the race.

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Trail number 1, the start of a long day.

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Loose and wide open was the opinion of Georgy the race director.

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The Cube Action team were here in force, unfortunately Scott Laughland flatted and was held up in the results table.

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Max Schuman with his new autostand bike.

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James Shirley was focused and managed 8th, a good start to the season for him.

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Local rider Alessandro Bagnoli managed a 1st place in the masters category.

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Smiles and relaxed at the top.

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Each rider has his time sheet on his bike so he can judge the ideal speed to ride.

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After transfers, correct hydration was key.

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Steffie Testchler was on hand and managed a respectable 6th place.

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First rider down the track each time, he had a clear run, and a gap of 5 mins between him and the following rider. The advantages of a chip system are clear.

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Speed can be made up with little hops in the right place saving vital seconds.

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Alessandro Bagnoli was worried a crash on stage 2 lost him a few places, yet he held on to the end.

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The run in to the finish of stage 3 was fast and rocky, leave the fear at home.

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Stage 4 was interesting as different riders chose different lines, this line required a double hop.

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Some chose to go straight, loose and fast but risky.

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Others over cooked it…

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…finding themselves looking back up the track.

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Smooth and controlled equals speed.

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Rock Oh claimed a victim and a very expensive wheel…

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The easy right line is safe but slow.

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Steffie managed to stay smooth and enjoy the flow section after the harsh rocks.

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The transfer back to the paddock.

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The elite Female podium

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The elite mens podium.

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