ENDURO ACTION: Crankworx Whistler EWS - Pre-Race Warm Up 3

<b>Welcome to the Top of the World in Whistler, British Columbia for Round 5 of the Enduro World Series.</b> -Turman

<b>Nate Hills tackles the upper mountain gnar while Fabien Barel gives his take.</b> -Turman

<b>With 31.7 miles (51km) of pedalling and 2800 feet (850 meters) of climbing crammed into one day, finding flow will be key.</b> -Turman

<b>Only 1 of 5 stages is in the Whistler Bike Park, and it's as rowdy as they come.</b> -Turman

<b>When you're not mashing through deep forests, there are no shortage of incredible views here.</b> -Turman

<b>Early on in practice, riders were already feeling it. The terrain is rough, loose, and flat out from top to bottom. Joey Schusler tackles a steep chute on Stage 4.</b> -Trumpore

<b>Considering its length relative to the other stages, Stage 5 may play the biggest role in overall rankings. Jared Graves on the gas.</b> -Trumpore

<b>Even the locals are popping out to spectate.</b> -Turman

<b>Joe Barnes in search of the smooth lines. Good luck!</b> -Turman

<b>81.7 km/h and a max power of 3000+ watts. Graves, you're an animal!</b> -Turman

<b>Flat tire woes. Sniper rocks are around every turn. Let's hope they don't dash many dreams...</b> -Turman

<b>Unlike in previous rounds, riders will not be able to return to the pits in between the first four stages. It's just you, your bike, some challenging trails, and whatever you can carry. Brian Buell is ready to rock.</b> -Turman

Cruising with Buell on Top of the World.

<b>An unfortunate crash took Nico Vouilloz out for the rest of the season, leaving Jerome Clementz with a sizable advantage in the points race.</b> -Turman

<b>The first 4 stages cover some rediculous BC terrain, including Kyhber Pass, Business Time, Pura Vida, Baby Snakes, Flank Trail, Billy's Epic, and Bob's Rebob.</b> -Trumpore

<b>Will we see a repeat winner tomorrow, or will some of Whistler's local talent find their way to the top? Dylan Wolsky and Chris Johnston stand a good chance. It's going to be survival of the fittest out there, and we can't wait to see it all shake down.</b> -Turman

The Enduro World Series has found its way to Whistler, British Columbia and the Crankworx festival. Combining some of the absolute best trails that the valley has to offer, race day will test the limits of every rider both physically and technically. Now just hours away, tag along with some of the top riders as they discuss their strategy and take to the mountains.
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  • Mr. P

    8/11/2013 12:16 PM

    Huge stages and no pit help!

    Those bike components are going to be pushed hard in an unfriendly environment for a long time.


  • sspomer

    8/11/2013 8:13 AM

    gnarly!!! 81kph by graves? holy crap. where was that? on those gnar roads after top of the world singletrack??

  • iceman2058

    8/11/2013 3:18 AM

    Awesome coverage!

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