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Glissade in Paganella – Markus Reiser and Raphaela Richter are way out in front at EES stop #4

Glissade in Paganella – Markus Reiser and Raphaela Richter are way out in front at EES stop #4

07/09/2015
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07/09/2015

In the scenic landscape of Molveno-Paganella the Germans Markus Reiser and Raphaela Richter are on top of the podium on September 6. Therefore, Reiser extends his lead in the overall ranking and gets into a comfortable position for the last and final stop in Málaga.

Once in a row Markus Reiser (GER) from Team Focus wins the fourth stop of the EES 2015 in Molveno-Paganella. Countryman Fabi Scholz and Rudolf Biedermann (SUI) had no chance to fight him for the top of the podium. As Michal Prokop (CZE) finished on 4th place, Markus Reiser extended his lead in the overall ranking. Reiser liked the stages in Paganella as they were long and natural and everything you need for a cool enduro race was included. But will he also be in Málaga on October 17 and 18 to become winner of the EES overall ranking? “Yes, for now it is planned to go there and get some sun at the end of the season. Also, my chances are quite good to be at top of the overall ranking. I’ll try to give it my best in Spain.”

Winner Markus Reiser of Austria races down stage 5 of the 4th stop of the European Enduro Seriesat Molveno-Paganella, Italy on September 06, 2015. Free image for editorial usage only: Photo by Manfred Stromberg

Markus Reiser from Austria © Manfred Stromberg

Raphaela Richter from Germany was leading the Women Elite ranking at the end of the day. The all-time favorite Monika Büchi from Switzerland had indeed no chance to fight the German and was not happy with her ride in the end: “The race started quite well, but I was really afraid of stage 2 and I was tossed around like in a rollercoaster. So finally, I am happy to be down here in one piece.” Lisa Policzka (GER) and Monia Büchi (SUI) completed the Women Elite podium and coped with the most challenging race of the season, as Germany’s Fabi Scholz labeled it afterwards.

Winner Raphaela Richter of Germany races down stage 5 of the 4th stop of the European Enduro Seriesat Molveno-Paganella, Italy on September 06, 2015. Free image for editorial usage only: Photo by Manfred Stromberg

Raphaela Richter from Germany © Manfred Stromberg

Unfortunately, Benedikt Purner (AUT) had no chance to attend the race, so Marcin Motyka (POL) was a great winner of the Men Masters 30+ Class while the Austrian kept his overall lead. Kevin Maderegger (AUT) totally lived up to his name and prevailed the Men Junior Class once more. German Downhill Champion Marcus Klausmann finished his first race of the EES without his rear brake and with a hurt forefinger, but he also had a lot of fun in the end. Denny Lupato, the winner of the first-ever EES stop in 2014, had many problems during the race and ended up in 9th place.

Kevin Maderegger of Austria races down stage 5 of the 4th stop of the European Enduro Seriesat Molveno-Paganella, Italy on September 06, 2015. Free image for editorial usage only: Photo by Manfred StrombergWinner of Germany races down stage 5 of the 4th stop of the European Enduro Seriesat Molveno-Paganella, Italy on September 06, 2015. Free image for editorial usage only: Photo by Manfred Stromberg

Kevin Maderegger from Austria  © Manfred Stromberg

As of now, the European Enduro Series has had it all, the ocean, the glacier, cross-border races and with Molveno-Paganella also tackled the Dolomites. This mecca for enduro shredders with about 400km of single trails is now officially approved by Europe’s finest selection of enduro riders.

With great and sunny weather after constant rain, which made the racetrack a totally glissade, the race day ends at the waterfront of the Molveno lake. All together the riders were absolutely happy with the long and challenging stages and are looking forward to the final race to come in Málaga on October 17 and 18. Will Markus Reiser be crowned the king of EES 2015 and who will win the Women Elite class? All questions will definitely be answered on October 18 in the south of Spain. So stay tuned for the final showdown!

For additional information on the EES 2015, the regulations and registration, please visit the following platforms:

http://europeanenduroseries.com

https://www.facebook.com/europeanenduroseries

 

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