Enduro World Series Race Action - Stages 3 - 5 from Trestle Bike Park 1

<b>Jared Graves, foot up when it counts. Stage five.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Even with 3 wins today Jared Graves wasn't immune to the infamous 'rotor rock' on Stage 3. A group effort got him rolling again at the expense of a spongy rear brake for the remainder of the day.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>Anne Caroline is looking pretty good for the win tomorrow. Three stage wins and two 2nd places, but anything can happen with two stages left. Stage 3.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Uncharacteristically chasing down the leader is Tracey Moseley, for the first time all year. She is still within reach of Anne Caroline and plans to put some serious power down on the flat and physical Stage 6 tomorrow morning.</b -Dave Trumpore

<b>Richie Rude getting ready to go hard on tomorrows final DH stage during practice today. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Damien Oton clawed some time back today. He needs to keep the points gap between himself and Graves as small as possible if he wants the series title.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Anneke Beerten came to Winter Park with high hopes after earning her first EWS podium here in 2013. She's looking solid in 3rd place once again heading into the final stage after a rough day and night.</b -Dave Trumpore

<b>Cecile Ravanel gained some ground today after a slow start on Friday's stages, but she'll need to find about 20-seconds on Sunday if she wants to stand on the podium.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>Slaven is so relaxed on his new carbon Kona bike that...</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>The race within the race. Lars Sternberg and KrunkTastic have a special time check at the end of each day. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Colorado native, Brian Buell, has been flying all weekend and currently sits in 14th overall and 1st among the privateers.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>Rosara Joseph moved into the Top 5 after charging to a 3rd place finish on the final stage of the day.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>Rene Wildhaber is always giving 100-percent. Always! Even in sketchy, dry, loose ash and log-strewn corners during race runs.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Rene Wildhaber gets two shots from the same corner because Rene is a boss. </b -Dave Trumpore

<b>Stage 3 was easily the most technically challenging, running riders through rough, old-growth forests before moving on to massive (and pedally) clear-cut slopes for Stages 4 and 5.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>Justin Leov jumping blind into the rough, avoiding a rock-strewn turn ahead. Finding and committing to lines like these when you have just one or two practice runs is quite something.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>No loam to roost here in Colorado this weekend. The soil's almost as thin as the air.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>Curtis Keene prepping his bike for an all out asult on the long, flat, and flat again Stage 6.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Martin Maes has been consistently fast all weekend, but hasn't quite been able to match the pace of Jared and Richie. 7th place overall so far.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>One of last round's breakout riders, Jesse Melamed, found some extra speed today and moved up from 21st to 11th overall.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>#Svenduro practicing for next year's Burning Man Festival.</b -Dave Trumpore

<b>Dan Atherton says he is still finding his feet after his back-to-back injuries. The pace is fast and he is racing his way back to form, picking up "foot down" time penalties on every stage, too.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Yoann Barelli fell a bit off the pace today on the last stage, but that doesn't mean he wasn't pinned through all the loose corners.</b -Dave Trumpore

<b>Thomas Lapeyrie of Scott is warp speed into the bowling alley. Stage 3.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Iago Garay #doyouevendriftbro</b -Dave Trumpore

<b>Step 1: Place burning hot disc in creek to cool it off. Step 2: Get friend. Step 3: Get a rock to bang everything straight again. Rachel Throop in the audio was smarter than most.</b -Dave Trumpore

<b>Hoog (one of Yeti's owners) and Dave Ziegman hiked to the top of Stage 4 to cheer on Jared, Richie, and Rosara. You know it's for real if Ziegman is hiking anywhere.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>Stage 5 was an interesting one. Lots of twists and turns, but flow was hard to come by. Anne Caroline didn't have much trouble though and put 9-seconds into Tracy Moseley here.</b -Dave Trumpore

<b>#LOL</b -Dave Trumpore

<b>Mason Bond gives a sneak peek into what's in store on tomorrow's final stage. With no rain and lots of loose dirt, Trestle DH may get pretty wild.</b -Dave Trumpore

<b>Cedric didn't have fork decals, so a local kid had some made up and slapped them on right before the racing started. #enduroasfuk #givemeaC</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Curtis Keene on Stage 5 today. The Rockies and Continental Divide in the background just look like hills when you are this high up.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Another good end to the day in the pits. Lots of MEATings.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Goin' off the rails on a Gravesy train never gets old, especially now that he's back on a rail.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>Joey Schusler is not doing too bad considering the limited amount of racing he does these days.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Mike Gray had a massive crash on Stage 5. He was okay after his handlebar took most of the impact.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>Stage 3 today, a rider's favorite for sure. You can see why. Fabian Schole staying low and fast. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Tracey Hannah is sitting in 6th in the overall. Here she carves up short Stage 4. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>#JustMarried</b -Dave Trumpore

<b>Nico Lau is synonymous with power. He lays some down around this blind, cliff-side turn on Stage 4.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Joe Barnes, 5th in the GC, helped with his 2nd place here on Stage 5. Many flat, tight, awkward corners with uphill exits did nothing to slow him down. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Mitch Ropelato sitting in 4th with a fist full of riders sitting right behind him. Speed blurring on Stage 5.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Cedric Gracia looking forward to going sideways tomorrow on the final stage seven. He's still in the hunt. Stay tuned!</b> -Sven Martin

5 stages down and still 2 to go! The Enduro World Series at the Trestle Bike Park wrapped up Stages 3-5 in the thin Rocky Mountain air. Jared Graves decided that Richie Rude's winning streak needed to come to an end, so Graves won all 3 stages today. Anne Caroline Chausson continued to dominate the women's field. Rider's gasped for air and traction as Sven Martin, Dave Trumpore and Lee Trumpore stole their souls in pictures. Enjoy!
1 comment
  • iRideAfrica

    7/27/2014 2:38 AM

    Great coverage and photos guys! You even make recently logged, blown out trails look beautiful. #skills

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