- Bike Checks
Following his outrageous domination of day 1 where he took 4 stage wins out of 4, Richie Rude stayed on pace and held it together all the way to the finish line and a well-deserved victory after 2 days of intense racing in Ainsa, Spain. That also makes it 3 EWS wins on the trot for the Yeti pinner!
If the weather provided a little extra day 1 spice, it came back with a vengeance for day 2 and turned stage 8 into a flooded river, leading the organizer to call it a day after stage 7. Yoann Barelli stayed close, and Martin Maes had a great day 2 to take his first ever EWS podium. In the women's, Tracy Moseley held her advantage over Cecile Ravanel, while Isabeau Courdurier scored her second EWS podium with a great ride for third.