Race Action from Stages 4-6 of the Enduro World Series, Chile 9

<b>The final day of racing started with a ride up through Nevados De Chillan bike park and a steep hike-a-bike to reach an epic backcountry stage.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>As a photographer you feel in heaven in Nevados de Chillan. Everywhere you look is an Ansel Adams moment. Today's #s are brought to you by Led Zeppelin: #StairwayToHeaven</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>Jerome Clementz carrying speed out of a choppy, loose, left-hander that had most riders stalled out and foot planted. These small things all add up to race wins when the total time adds up to nearly 40-minutes.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Perfect form, perfect result. Jerome Clementz turned the podium on its head on the final stage of the weekend, taking the overall in the process. #Heartbreaker</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>@enduroJC focused until the very end.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>So close yet so far, Jared Graves lead the overall until Stage 6 today. Then it got all shook up and he ended 2nd overall. #GoodTimesBadTimes</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>There are moments on the trails here where you feel like it's just you, the trail and the wilderness. These are the moments that sum up mountain biking for me. #WholeLottaLove</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>Anne-Caroline Chausson smashed it, starting the season strong. Her result is a nice contrast to 2013 where she was injured at the beginning of the season.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Anne-Caroline Chausson, full domination mode. She won 5 of the 6 stages finishing over a minute ahead of Tracy Moseley in the overall.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Tracy Moseley pushed hard with a stage win, four 2nds and a 3rd, but the rivalry with Anne-Caro that stretches back many years will continue. #ThatsTheWay</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>Chile loves Cedric Gracia and it was elbows out for the paparazzi as they jostled for the best photo op.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Nico Lau looking at me, not the trail. He caught a rut and tomahawked over my shoulder a millisecond later on Stage 4. He was unphased and ended up winning Stage 6 later that afternoon.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Countdown to Nico Lau's detonation begins now...</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Commence detonation</b> -Alejandro Urzúa Torres

<b>Seeing all the amazing autumn colors around, I knew I had to pull out the pans. This one is a fisheye pan at 1/20 for those that geek out on those kind of things. #Tangerine</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>How to Make an Enduro edit: Go to Chile, ride some amazing trails, get a horse, film it all. Ludo May is good to go! #TheSongRemainsTheSame</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>Nacho was the first to congatulate Jerome on his win. Race organizer, and above all, good friends.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Fred Glo sure knows how to pick 'em. Florian Nicolai rode consistently all weekend to land his first Enduro World Series podium. It was a tight battle, down to the last stage with Martin Maes. After 36-minutes of racing the difference was 3.5-seconds.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Stage 6, the final gem in the crown of the Nevados De Chillan Enduro World Series stop in Chile. Snow, volcanic ash, rock, dust, loam, roots, rocks, steeps, rivers, and jumps. This stage had it all.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Cecile Ravanel felt better today and rode hard with anger and aggression. It was enough to pass Anneke Beerten for third place and a spot on the podium. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Anneke Beerten looking #boss. A strong 4th place finish, just 5-seconds off podium pace after 42-minutes of racing.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Walker Shaw gets to grips with the corkscrew turns of Stage 4. Not a bad wakeup call. #BabeImGonnaLeafYou</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>Martin Maes on the Stage 6 where he slipped from third to fourth after a small crash near the end. Great job for the young rider nonetheless.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>But is it art? #InTheLight</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>While most kids his age are thinking about throwing shapes on the dance floor, Martin Maes is doing it for real on the Enduro World Series. #RockAndRoll</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>Isabeau Courdurier had her best EWS ride to date with a 5th place overall, despite getting tangled up with a slower rider on a high-speed section of Stage 4.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Adam Craig looking like he is in the PNW in October. His DH stage results are trumping the pedal stages, he's truly crossed over now. Welcome to the fun side.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Marco Osborne of the Cannondale OverMountain team had a good showing at his first big race overseas. 2nd-fastest American with a 21st.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Damien Oton of Devinci on a fall photo shoot, I mean at a gnarly bike race.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Ludo May blending in.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>A Pedros tire lever being put to better and much tastier use.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Gary Perkin goes to great heights to find new angles (or to poach one from a previous slideshow).</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Between running his own bike shop and providing hospitality to Vital photographers, Felipe Vasquez still finds time to shred his way to the top of the podium in the Masters race.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Some days all you have to do is just point the camera and the scenery takes care of the rest. #OverTheHillsAndFarAway</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>After years of practicing the stoppie into the finish bowl of World Cup DH's, Justin Leov has them so dialled he can pull them mid-stage with out batting an eye. #NoQuarter</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>In case you haven't had enough of the beautiful colors here in Nevados De Chillan, here's another fine display.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Don't need much of a caption here now do we? #MistyMountainHop</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>Sometimes you just need to stick your face in it to capture all the beautiful loamy roost. Then take a shameless trackside #selfie.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Richie Rude came here with no expectations other than to gain experience and apply what he learned to future rounds. Looks like he's winning to us!</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Martin Maes was easily the fastest down this steep chute towards the end of Stage 6. Unfortunately a misplaced wheel in the next corner sent him off-track, costing him a spot on the podium by just 3-seconds. It's never over till it's over.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Cedric Gracia had a rough day today. After a Stage win on day 1, he tried to push a bit to hard, resulting in no less than 5 massive crashes. #keepingthespiritofenduroalive</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Anka Martin rallying her Roubion up high on Stage 6.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Felipe and Sebastian have more race wins and World Champ titles between them than we can count. And they kept it in the family once again this weekend by going 1-2 in the Masters class.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Boys will be boys. Spain, Andorra and USA.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>The spirit of enduro is in good hands. Sharing stories and laughs from the day with Tracy Moseley, Anka Martin, Justin Leov, Pauline Dieffenthaler and Jerome Clementz. #Friends</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>This was the view as I stepped out of the car at the hotel this evening. A fitting end to an absolutely amazing week #youneedtoseeittobelieveit.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>It just wouldn't be a race without Sven schralping some roost while tripoding! #TenYearsGone</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>Another successful event in the bag.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Chile. The top of Stage 6 visible at the top right as the champage sprays from the women's podium at the opening round of the Enduro World Series from Nevados De Chillan</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Stage 4 wake up call. #fishfromabove</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Parting the Shred Sea. Jerome Clementz splits the crowd a few hundred meters from the finish of the final stage.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Out of the comfort zone and onto the podium.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>See you in Scotland!</b> -Dave Trumpore

It's never over until it's over. The first event of the 2014 Enduro World Series came down the 6th and final stage of the weekend. Jared Graves had been in the lead after the first 5 stages, only to have Jerome Clementz put down a blistering time on the epic, and long, Stage 6 to swoop the overall victory by some 8-seconds. High in the Chilean Andes, Anne Caroline-Chausson dominated they women's field by winning 5 of the 6 stages and running away with the overall win by over a minute.

This is the second season for the Enduro World Series and the Nevados de Chillan event, hosted by Montenbaik, was a new event on their calendar and all reports from the ground confirm that the trails, stages and scenery were unparalleled. The Enduro World Series heads to Tweedlove Scotland for the next race of the season in about a month. Vital MTB will be there covering each stage with our frontlines photographers.

Give it up Sven Martin, Dave Trumpore and Gary Perkin who traversed the Andes mountainsides for the last week, bringing us incredible stories and photos!

View the results of the Enduro World Series, Chile
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  • Joe_Graney

    4/23/2014 8:22 PM

    What an incredible weekend to experience, just catching up on the slideshows now with norte americano internet speeds. The riding, racing, incredible group of people and late night pisco sours will not be something I'll forget anytime soon. It really is as good as the slideshows capture.

    Slide 15: #doyouevenpanbro

  • Ian Collins

    4/22/2014 11:14 PM

    sitting here in blown out socal on my stupid computer and watching these sublime, surreal images on a screen is blowing my mind but also making me hate life...hats off, you guys killed it...I'm beyond envious of you all...holy hell

  • mrpowerjd

    4/21/2014 10:10 PM

    Sven, Dave, Gary: my heroes. Well done, gents. Well done!

  • unusualbread

    4/21/2014 4:44 PM

    awsome shots guys.

  • Nickr

    4/21/2014 2:13 PM

    What an amazing event and so well captured and told..Thank you very much Sven, Gary and David- epic coverage!

  • Maverickdh005

    4/21/2014 11:53 AM

    Sic as boys, well done everyone!

  • JohnnyK

    4/21/2014 10:54 AM

    amazing coverage!

  • sideshow

    4/21/2014 10:33 AM

    Calling it: The most majestic/incredible slideshow to date. Bangers OTA, inspiring views, hilarious portraits, and roost...this race, these slides, they set a new standard for 2014.

  • SaddleRags

    4/21/2014 10:08 PM

    True. Way to #BringItOnHome to the rest of us

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