Rude and Ravanel win EWS #2 in Argentina

Rude and Ravanel win EWS #2 in Argentina

04/04/2016
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04/04/2016

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The second round of the Enduro World Series went into its second day of brutal riding in Bariloche, Argentina.

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The riders used their spare time to go through the helmet cam videos of the stages.

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Jesse Melamed checking the tire pressure one more time.

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Ines Thoma, Canyon.

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Toni Ferreiro was the only one that won a stage during day one, apart from current leader Richie Rude.

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In a couple of month these mountains will be covered by snow.

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Joe Barnes fighting against the loose dirt.

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Lewis Buchanan, BMC,  finished his second EWS race in seventh position. We will hear more from this guy in the next months.

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Roots and rocks are hidden by the deep dust. Tricky.

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Isabeau Courdurier, third, on a typical Cerro Catedral berm.

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Josh Carlson, 15°, with lake in sight.

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Toni Ferreiro from Spain looked always under control. Great 4th position, 47 seconds from Rude.

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Richie Rude, the man to beat. Pure physical and mental power.

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Casey Brown missed the win on the last stage by only 7 seconds.

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Nicolas Vouilloz smashing a turn. 11th place.

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Passing a rider caused big problems because of the reduced visibility. In this photo Camila Nogueira, 9th at 4:16 from Ravanel.

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Fernando Riquelme from Chile on the second stage.

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Jerome Clementz, 6th, is now in third position in the EWS overall after two rounds.

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Normally you’d see powder (snow) exploding like this.

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Georges Pierre-Charles.

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Cedric Gracia with the new DVO boost fork. He enjoyed the racing here, finishing 21st.

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Cody Kelley motocross style.

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Jesse Melamed with natural goggles.

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Cecile Ravanel was very consistent during the two days. She won her second EWS race, one minute ahead of Casey Brown.

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Sam Blenkinsop was on fire on day two: he won 2 of the three stages and finished 3rd overall.

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Another athlete in great shape: Martin Maes, second overall behind Rude.

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Smiling winner. It was a tight race, with only 7 seconds between the first two places.

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Gracia knows how to party.

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Women podium: Casey Brown, Cecile Ravanel and Isabeau Courdurier.

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Men podium: Martin Maes, Richie Rude, Sam Blenkinsop.

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Winning bike (details here).

Le EWS lasciano ora il Sudamerica, dove cala lentamente l’inverno. Arrivederci in Europa!

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