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COUNTING DOWN: Enduro World Series Finale Ligure

<b>Beautiful trails just the other side of the wall from beautiful villages. Stages 3 and 4 feature a little urban action in Finale Ligure Italy.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Jared Graves passed me today like a freight train. Another epic battle can be expected this weekend. Sandals and tights, aka, MTB business casual.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>So remember Yoann Barelli and his awesome video awhile back? Well he has another winner. Just google "How to become a Pro Rider by Yoann BARELLI." If you can't find it, just Facebook message him and ask how to become a Pro.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Jason Marsh escapes pit row pursuing a bit of breathing space.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Bottom of Stage 4 with Sven and Chris Ball</b>

<b>I'm sure this guy dressed like this purely to make the Vital slideshow. No other explanation. Fanny pack, camelack, shoulder what?</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Peaty lettin' the locks grow out since Leogang.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Hair farmer Peaty tears through what was probably once someone's garden. Dry stone walling with limestone rocks like this is synonymous with villages in the provence.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Brendan Fairclough getting into the spirit of Enduro at heckle corner. It's the tightest and most awkward turns on the track, so Brendan has found a another way around it.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>What you are hearing right now is the sound of the man pictured keeping Joe and Duncan awake. This is Josh Lewis and you've probably seen more of him than you bargained for on Peaty's and Brycland's instagrams.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Sven testing the grip of the Mavic shoes on a limbless tree while shooting on Stage 2.</b> -Ben Walker

<b>Adam Craig pounding through the unforgiving limestone on Stage 1 today during practice. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Anne Caroline loving Stage 5 in practice today. The EWS overall has already been decided, but she will be gunning for another win here this weekend.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Keeping tabs on race times is usually taken care of by a sticker provided from the organisers. Liam Moynihan improvising dude-style.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Adam Craig, Stage 5.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Rosara Joseph setting up for heckle corner on Stage 2. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Florian Nicolai pinned on the fast Stage 5 which is a favorite among the competitors. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Italian low rider.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Bottom of Stage 4 with Sven and Chris Ball</b>

<b>Nino Effin Schurter railing fresh ruts, leaned over and spaying dirt like a boss.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Yes, he is here, dressing like a euro and drinking beer. We'll be dragging Boris round the trails tomorrow while the hangover clears.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Kelli Emmett is so focused on railing the loose corners, she for got to wear her "enduro" shorts that cover leg to pad.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Team trains continued today with Cedric Gracia and Brian Regnier. Apparently this section was particular terrifying in the "little helmet."</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Miami style on sweet singletrack.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>In contrast to a downhill race, the exit lines for this corner are criss-crossed all over the place. Less practice means corners like these can still catch riders out.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Skirting the tape on the twisty singletrack, Josh Bryceland is riding the shorter travel 5010 this weekend.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Rene Wildhaber making his way around one of the many tight corners on limestone rocks at the bottom of Stage 2. These corners will be lethal in the likely wet race day conditions, no doubt.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Fabien Barel on Stage 2. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>As light rain rolls in, the trails here remain dusty and fast. The forecast for Sunday still predicts some rain, but who knows how much impact it will have on the course. STAY TUNED!</b> -Duncan Philpott




The last timed runs of the 2013 Enduro World Series are hours away. Competitors in Finale Ligure, Italy scour the trails hoping to gain as much knowledge as possible before the clock runs. Singletrack, limestone walls and plenty of twists and turns are in your future via this epic slideshow from Sven Martin, Duncan Philpott and Joe Bowman.

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