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[Racing] EWS Valberg Day One: Sam Hill Leads

[Racing] EWS Valberg Day One: Sam Hill Leads

18/05/2016
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18/05/2016

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Day one in Valberg showed that some sections are proving to be difficult in the varying conditions, but they’re certainly a visual spectacle for those of us admiring from a distance.  At the end of the day two of Downhill’s biggest legends are leading : Sam Hill out front with Nico Vouilloz nipping at his heels.

Cecile Ravanel continues her complete and utter domination…Enjoy.

 

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Welcome to Valberg

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Greg Callaghan,first in the first stage.

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Volcanic soil in the last stage where spectating was open to the public.

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Coddy Kelley.  STEEZE.

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The terrain is so so so different from anything we’ve seen thus far.

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Jerome Clementz laying it over during the last stage.

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Richie Rude was pretty mellow today.  Likely trying to conserve and bring home the overall.  Wise beyond his years.

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Sam Hill.  Leading the EWS right after he announced his plans to race the whole circuit in 2017.  BOSS.

Cecile Ravanel, dominatrice assoluta della categoria donne nel 2016.

Cecile Ravanel, total domination for EWS in 2016

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Ines Thoma

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Isabeau Cordurier

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The climb to the start of the first stage.

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This however was the climb to a very special third stage.

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Not exactly a mellow climb.

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Pushing to conserve.

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Adrien Dailly: total stage domination in U21, winning all 3 stages.

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Stage 3, in the form of a silhouette.  It wasn’t all descending…

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Another angle.

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Sam Hill

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The misfortune of Jared Graves continues.  His Enduro got held up in customs so he raced his Stumpjumper…

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Vouilloz in top form this weekend.  Nipping a Sam Hill’s heels in second so far…

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Black. Volcanic.  Dirt.  So sick.

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As alpine as it gets.

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The lines here simply follow the terrain with riders shredding through the rills.

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End of Day One.

A domani!

See you tomorrow.

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