Enduro World Series Punta Ala Race Day Action. Fabien Barel and Tracy Moseley Win

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Fabien Barel and Tracy Moseley tackle the technical terrain of Punta Ala, Italy and earn victories in the first-ever Enduro World Series event. With 500 total competitors, a host of World Champions racing and an overall friendly vibe, the new era of mountain bike Enduro racing has officially begun. A huge thanks to Sven Martin for the fantastic photos and stories.



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16 comments
  • sideshow

    5/20/2013 10:19 AM

    That shot of Enrico captures the essence of the EWS in a nutshell. Passion produces great events.

  • general lee

    5/20/2013 12:40 AM

    Is Martin Maes on flat pedals in that picture?

  • Acadian

    5/20/2013 8:18 AM

    I was going to ask the same question....also where was Karim Amour?

  • Stiksandstones

    5/20/2013 9:40 AM

    Luc, there was a story about this back in January :-)

  • Acadian

    5/20/2013 9:44 AM

    ah ha!
    Well everyone was super tight lipped about the "racer" - I kinda assumed it was him, but wasn't 100% sure.

  • sspomer

    5/20/2013 8:24 AM

    he's on flats in the urban prologue (check pic # 6 in the prologue slideshow) and it looks like it here when i zoomed in on sven's original, plus his foot is off-center on the one pedal. how sick is that? flats to 4th place?

  • scriz

    5/20/2013 9:23 AM

    Maes is my new hero... besting the big dogs on flats and a 26"!

  • general lee

    5/20/2013 10:50 AM

    Not exactly the same but it reminds me of Squaw Valley WC '99 when everyone was geeking out on data acquisition being the next big thing in DH racing... Then the next day some no one named Kovarick got 2nd to Vouilloz on a stock 6" Lobo wearing vans sneakers.

  • general lee

    5/19/2013 10:52 PM

    Barel running some proto rear shock under that hood or one from a different manufacturer that offer more adjustment? Or is it just a bag of snacks?

  • Joe_Graney

    5/19/2013 11:07 PM

    eurotronic arms race?

  • general lee

    5/19/2013 11:16 PM

    The dumbed-down-damping devolution continues?

  • sideshow

    5/20/2013 10:18 AM

    Bag 'o snacks for sure. Gotta keep those energy levels up. The new Clif Suspend Bar - the subtle nutrition to keep your momentum.

  • Joe_Graney

    5/19/2013 10:33 PM

    this is awesome. great coverage sven. now if you can get down the hill to get it up within 4 hours of the coverage on PB you'll be in business - maybe don't stop for those post-race beach beers....

  • Sven Martin

    5/20/2013 6:12 AM

    The race is on the hills not the press room Joe. Italian way. Dolce Vitae.

  • OCsponger587

    5/20/2013 7:07 AM

    getting the real story during post race beers is better then catering to a websight full of 11 year olds who cant drink and still think a vp free is the best bike evar. i will wait the 4 hours

  • Nicholast

    5/20/2013 8:33 AM

    Agreed. Quality > timeliness. Great coverage, Sven. Are you going to be covering the rest of the EWS for Vital as well?