ENDURO ACTION: Final Stages 4-6 from Val d'Allos Enduro World Series

Embrace the highs and lows of the Enduro World Series as the final stages of Val d'Allos conclude in dramatic fashion. After over 30,000 feet of descending, 6 timed stages and over an hour of total timed racing, the downhill legend, Nicolas Vouilloz prevailed in a highly strategic, but physical race. At 37 years of age, Nico dominated the World Cup downhill circuit through the 90's and early 2000's before turning his focus on enduro. Today, some 10 years after the first MTB enduro competition in Val d'Allos, Nico returned, using experience and strategy to best World Cup downhillers and enduro specialists like Jared Graves, Jerome Clementz, Rene Wildhaber and Greg Minnaar.

Tracy Moseley handily won the women's Pro event, making this two straight Enduro World Series victories for the former downhill World Champ.

It was the second day of competition in Val d'Allos with the final three stages running. Stages 4 and 5 were on the same, grueling course that was 15-minutes in length, while Stage 6 was a tamer 5-minute stage concluding the event.

Photographers, Sven Martin and Lee Trumpore, take you through the stages of the French Alps as riders passed by for their runs. Sven and Lee clocked a total of 55,000 feet of descending throughout the weekend, with three flat tires and a handful of jump-over-the-bars excursions while lugging there photo gear all over the mountain.

The action returns next weekend at Crankworx Les 2 Alpes for the third stop of the Enduro World Series.

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17 comments
  • RobHamSmith

    7/2/2013 5:27 AM

    French Camo = Swiss Camo. Ludo May, 15th

  • Hittheshowers13

    7/1/2013 6:44 PM

    Stoked to have even more Vital slideshows than ever before this summer. I could watch vital slideshows on XC Eliminator...Thank you for the work, look forward to these every day of the season.

  • Nicholast

    7/1/2013 3:20 PM

    It has already been said many times in this comments section already, but this point deserves to be driven home; Vital, you have by far the best EWS and WC DH coverage this year. You guys have turned into a only-stop-shop for me. Keep it up because it is awesome.

  • Scrub

    7/1/2013 1:56 PM

    Looks like Sven was holding a yard sale mid mountain. Enima bottle? Oh wait, camera lens cleaner..lol

  • 'size

    7/1/2013 9:52 AM

    nico times you during his race - your argument is invalid.

  • shutter2ride

    7/1/2013 7:57 AM

    like I say with each report; Awesome coverage guys!!!!!

  • Mr. P

    7/1/2013 7:50 AM

    Dunno how you get all the great shots with the riders all over the mountain, but I love it.

    Like Ahab said below, this looks like Mountain Biking!

    P

  • luke.hontz

    7/1/2013 6:14 AM

    Does anyone know what happened to Minnaar on stage one?

  • general lee

    7/1/2013 2:17 PM

    He crashed through the tape and had to run back up a bit to re-enter

  • Ahab

    7/1/2013 5:08 AM

    This is mountain bike racing. Great coverage as always. Thanks for the work break. Now I gotta go print a PDF, sign it, scan it back in and email it to accounting.
  • iceman2058

    7/1/2013 3:53 AM

    Thanks to the EWS and Vital's coverage, it's almost like we're not even noticing that there's a 6-week break in the World Cup DH schedule. Bring on MOAR next weekend!

  • lev

    7/1/2013 1:15 AM

    This coverage is excellent. Thanks Vital. Brilliant race too.

  • general lee

    7/1/2013 12:41 AM

    Forgot to mention in the caption because I don't have exact figures, but that men's podium has a combined total of 13 world championships, and somewhere in the range of 48 world cup wins and about a dozen overall titles.

  • drlaboole

    6/30/2013 11:37 PM

    Nico's not 47, more like 37. Still impressive tough!

  • Big Bird

    7/1/2013 6:17 AM

    One can see how that mistake happened. In the audio, in his French accent, Nico says he's firty seven. It sounds a lot like forty.

  • sspomer

    7/1/2013 9:56 AM

    haha fixed, i was drunk from virtually shredding 30,000 feet via sven and lee.

  • Sven Martin

    7/1/2013 3:06 PM

    i did 36 000 feet alone spomer. and another quick 3000 this morning down col Allos. why not.