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.