[ad3] Valberg wrapped up today with unique landscapes & unique results. In the morning the weather was nice and kept at bay all day, here are the mountains bathing in rays of light. The climb up to the 5th stage was a mix of road and dirt. Anka Martin keeping it pinned. Isabeau Courdurier exiting the trees with speed. Jared Graves looking good but not finding the results he really wants. Francois Bailly-Maitre. Mark Scott.Martin Maes is a savage. He won the first stage by 4 seconds. Bright future for this one…Sam Hill winning. On flat pedals. Unbelievable. Richie Rude only managed to win one stage, but he is still THE force to be reckoned with in Enduro. TREES... Matti Lehikoinen Nico Lau looked good but dropped back from 5th to 9th place today. Richie Rude struggling for once. He scratched his way to 7th.Florian Nicolai always on it.Jerome Clementz getting back up there and just outside of the top 10.Josh Carlson diving through the trees.9.22 separating Sam Hill and Nicolas Vouilloz. 2017 is looking exciting with legends of DH shaking things up.Nicolas Vouilloz second place and older than basically all of the field. The mechanics are dealing with heavy requests this week… Yoann Barelli. Absolute shredder but just can’t quite dominate a stage. Even on home turf.Cecile Ravanal just owned everyone out there.Damien Oton went from an amazing first day to a tough couple of days following. The fourth stage was brutal. You can see it in Rene Wildhaber’s face.Jesse Melamed and Sebastien Calquen – neck and neck in Men’s Under 21. Sam Hill wrecked shop at this race. Period. Fabien Barel congratulates Sam on his incredible race. Podium for men’s under 21: Sebastien Claquin, Adrien Dailly and Elliot Trabac. Ladies Podium: Isabeau Courdurier, Cecile Ravanel and Ines Thoma. Elite men’s podium : Nicolas Vouilloz, Sam Hill and Jesse Relamed.
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