The second round of the Enduro World Series went into its second day of brutal riding in Bariloche, Argentina.
The riders used their spare time to go through the helmet cam videos of the stages.
Jesse Melamed checking the tire pressure one more time.
Ines Thoma, Canyon.
Toni Ferreiro was the only one that won a stage during day one, apart from current leader Richie Rude.
In a couple of month these mountains will be covered by snow.
Joe Barnes fighting against the loose dirt.
Lewis Buchanan, BMC, finished his second EWS race in seventh position. We will hear more from this guy in the next months.
Roots and rocks are hidden by the deep dust. Tricky.
Isabeau Courdurier, third, on a typical Cerro Catedral berm.
Josh Carlson, 15°, with lake in sight.
Toni Ferreiro from Spain looked always under control. Great 4th position, 47 seconds from Rude.
Richie Rude, the man to beat. Pure physical and mental power.
Casey Brown missed the win on the last stage by only 7 seconds.
Nicolas Vouilloz smashing a turn. 11th place.
Passing a rider caused big problems because of the reduced visibility. In this photo Camila Nogueira, 9th at 4:16 from Ravanel.
Fernando Riquelme from Chile on the second stage.
Jerome Clementz, 6th, is now in third position in the EWS overall after two rounds.
Normally you’d see powder (snow) exploding like this.
Cedric Gracia with the new DVO boost fork. He enjoyed the racing here, finishing 21st.
Cody Kelley motocross style.
Jesse Melamed with natural goggles.
Cecile Ravanel was very consistent during the two days. She won her second EWS race, one minute ahead of Casey Brown.
Sam Blenkinsop was on fire on day two: he won 2 of the three stages and finished 3rd overall.
Another athlete in great shape: Martin Maes, second overall behind Rude.
Smiling winner. It was a tight race, with only 7 seconds between the first two places.
Gracia knows how to party.
Women podium: Casey Brown, Cecile Ravanel and Isabeau Courdurier.
Men podium: Martin Maes, Richie Rude, Sam Blenkinsop.
Winning bike (details here).
Le EWS lasciano ora il Sudamerica, dove cala lentamente l’inverno. Arrivederci in Europa!