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BEGINNING OF THE END: Enduro World Series Finale Ligure

<b>The end of the good life is approaching as the Enduro World Series comes to a close in Finale Ligure, Italy. SuperEnduro's mastermind, Enrico in the audio.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>England to Italy in 30-seconds.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Pauline Dieffenthaler, Jerome Clementz's better half on Stage 4.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Middle of Stage 5, I kid you not.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Locals only. The hornets were there way before Sven and Joe.</b>

<b>This is the Spirit of Enduro. Media lunch courtesy of Enrico. Beats eating malt loaf trackside with midges in Fort William. </b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>The sun's gone down but that doesn't stop Brendan Fairclough. A fresh face in the world of Enduro taking the opposite of a cut line.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Cycling has been prominent in Finale for years and years. There are bikes everywhere, in all range of conditions.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Al Stock on Stage 1 which is tight, precise race track where it's easy to throw it all away. #Beer</b> -Sven Martin

<b>This is Enduro.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Joe Bow with the big SLO-MO pack today. Catching flies on the bottom of Stage 1 in the old terraces.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>You have to keep your eyes open in your one or two practice runs for lines like this that develop mid practice. Enduro Guy. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Any guesses as to our trio taking a dip? The sea is very warm this time of year and is the perfect way to end the day.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Nino Schurter, XCO World Champ, showing us how to attack tight switchbacks.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Nino Schurter, XCO World Champ, showing us how to attack tight switchbacks.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Nino Schurter, XCO World Champ, showing us how to attack tight switchbacks.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Nino Schurter, XCO World Champ, showing us how to attack tight switchbacks.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Nino Schurter, XCO World Champ, showing us how to attack tight switchbacks.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Nino Schurter, XCO World Champ, showing us how to attack tight switchbacks.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Nino Schurter, XCO World Champ, showing us how to attack tight switchbacks.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Nino Schurter, XCO World Champ, showing us how to attack tight switchbacks.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Nino Schurter, XCO World Champ, showing us how to attack tight switchbacks.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Nino Schurter, XCO World Champ, showing us how to attack tight switchbacks.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>If Bar Drag Bounty was a photo comp, Chris Ball would be in the running on the most awkward turn of Stage 2.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Fabien Barel on Stage 5. He is a favorite on this Stage as it's fast and DH-oriented.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Steve Jones checking out Stage 1.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Ines Thoma on Stage 5. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Matteo Cappe, the legendary Italian SuperEnduro photographer, has all the angles down at every stop in Italy. You will be seeing lots of his photos from Finale Ligure. #prego</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Piaggio drafting, Italian style.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Bar Drag Bounty is not a photo contest. The 7000 quid roost brought to you by EWS director, Chris Ball, and Joe's FS700. #timeforaRED</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Bar Drag Bounty is not a photo contest. The 7000 quid roost brought to you by EWS director, Chris Ball, and Joe's FS700. #timeforaRED</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Bar Drag Bounty is not a photo contest. The 7000 quid roost brought to you by EWS director, Chris Ball, and Joe's FS700. #timeforaRED</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Bar Drag Bounty is not a photo contest. The 7000 quid roost brought to you by EWS director, Chris Ball, and Joe's FS700. #timeforaRED</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Bar Drag Bounty is not a photo contest. The 7000 quid roost brought to you by EWS director, Chris Ball, and Joe's FS700. #timeforaRED</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Bar Drag Bounty is not a photo contest. The 7000 quid roost brought to you by EWS director, Chris Ball, and Joe's FS700. #timeforaRED</b> -Sven Martin

<b>It's insured.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Sorry Joe, you didn't tag the vid for Bar Drag Bounty.</b>

<b>Steve Jones getting in touch with his feminine side on Stage 4.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Ben Walker is a famed track builder in the Portes du Soleil region and one of Scott Bikes design and marketing heavyweights. He also shreds the little bikes. End of Stage 4. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Duncan had a tough day today. Seven hornet stings, and no crashes all day until the very last corner of our very last trail. #duncdown</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Justin Leov earlier in the week. Fresh off the plane from New Zealand, riding for Trek to defend the Constructors Championship.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Still a junior and by far one of the biggest showmen on a bike today. Whenever you see Martin Maes, expect him to put in some style if the clock's not ticking.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Media Recce Day. #Youth #Longwheelbase #silverback</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Pinning and tweaking. Part-time photographer and full-time pinner. Sven Martin.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>After a week of intense riding and drinking at Trans Provence, Al Stock's right at home in Italy and fully embracing the lifestyle.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Autumn is on its way and the dust might not be here to stay with rain forecast for Sunday.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Doubling up rocks, Jamie Nicholl's time as a privateer may be over come next year. With solid results this season he's now in the sights of the talent scouts.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Shuttling is allowed here for practice at Finale. The awesome organizers are kind enough to offer a shutlle service for the media to scout the track, too!</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>The tracks here vary from flat-out rock channels to sweeping dust berms. Nico Lau making easy work of the latter.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>In hot pursuit of Nico is the rest of the Cube team. #fluoroeuro</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Matt Wragg leads the stragglers in the media shuttle into the sunset.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Simon aka Mr. Italy in audio - Finale Ligure is a special place for the SuperEnduro series and a great place to end the first Enduro World Series.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Not a bad place to end a ride.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>We shuttled from 10:30am until sunset. Not a bad job. Oh, we took a few photos too. Thankfully spomer, the desk jockey, will catch our caption typos and build our vacation photo albums for you all to see. #sucker. Stay tuned for the action from Italy!</b> -Sven Martin




The final event in the inaugural Enduro World Series is underway in Finale Ligure, Italy, where the trails, terrain and vibe couldn't be better. Enjoy this digital postcard without the sting of hornets by Sven Martin, Duncan Philpott and Joe Bowman.

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