Race Action from Enduro World Series - Stages 1 through 3 from Chile and the Montenbaik Enduro 10

<b>Some days our sport feels really, really small in the grand scheme of things. Pauline Dieffenthaler, Stage 2. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>It was chilly in Chillan, Chile this morning. Enrico Guala of Enduro World Series sweeps the ice off the start ramp early this morning before taking on 10 hours of announcing duties. #doyouevensweepbro</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>Jared Graves took no prisonors on Stage 2, finishing over 12-seconds up on his nearest rival. His Stage 2 domination is the reason he held the overall lead with a day of racing remaining.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Not long after this shot was taken, Jerome almost lost his rear wheel with a hub adapter issue. Though it cost him precious time, he was lucky it was near the end of the stage and there is plenty of racing ahead.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>There was no Total Stage Domination today for Jerome Clementz. A mechanical held him back a bit on stage 2 but he is stil very much in the hunt and there is a lot of racing left tomorow.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Florian Nicolai had some good individual stage results last year, but has flown somewhat under the radar. Get ready to see a lot more of him this year. 3rd overall today with a 2nd, 3rd and 5th. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>It was a bit drier and looser at the top of Stage 1 than it was in practice two days ago. But after a few riders sunk their tires down to the moist layer underneath, it was right back to railing ruts.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>There are so many Between the Tape fans here, they use it as a reference manual on how to shoot. Given how beautiful the scenery is I'm assuming this guy is using a mythical 2mm lens! #doyouevensquatbro</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>Anne-Caroline Chausson dominated and rails the first turns of Stage 2 on the way to the second of her stage wins today. #allezallezCaro</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>Adam Craig and Yoann Barelli may run out of posters to sign by tomorrow. The race fans in Chile are second-to-none. Nacho in the audio.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Martin Maes dropping off the ski jump on Stage 3 just before the sun set tonight. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>From World Champs DH Podium last year to winning an XC Nationals earlier this year to a stage win here in Chillan today, is Jared Graves the most complete mountain biker out there? #doyouevenroadracebro</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>Tracy Moseley is chasing Jared Graves pretty hard for the title of best mountain biker on the planet - DH World Champion, World Cup Champion, EWS Champion and now chasing a berth on the Commonwealth Games XC team. Oh, she won Stage 3 here today, too. #nobiggie #TMORocks</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>At Santa Cruz Bikes, the main lab test is the "JRA ultimate test." This takes it to the next level. Gary's Bronson and my Nomad make the ultimate sacrifice. Santa Cruz bike developer, Joe Graney in audio. Stay tuned for a hilarious 17 Questions with Joe next week, too.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Felipe Vial from Chile looking fast and stylish on Stage 1 this morning.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Cedric Gracia had a big crash on Stage 1 today but battled back to finish fourth on the day with a win on Stage 3.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Cedric always has a lot to say, unfortunately we often feel like we should edit most of it out.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Anneke Beerten's off-season pain cave Instagram videos you may have seen are paying off here today with three 3rd places, not far off 2nd.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Nico Lau with a better start to the season than last year. In deep on Stage 2 today. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Fabien Barel had a rough one today. He attacked stage 1 with a bit too much enthusiasm and ended up tumbling over a cliff and finally coming to a stop a good 30 feet from the track.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>On the surface it looks dry, loose and dusty, which in part it is. Dig a little deeper and you will see that hero dirt awaits. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>WIth cold temps at night, the Canyon mechanics prefer to move their work from the pits to the race hotel.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Richie Rude came into the first round of the EWS with no ranking, so it a was common sight to see him catching up to slower riders throughout the day.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Old growth forests in autumn in the mountains of Chile with Dylan Wolsky's pro elbows. What more could you want to shoot? #dirtydingo #doyouevendriftbro</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>A few weeks ago Jorge Acuna was smashing stairs on the streets of Valparaiso. Today h's smashing loamy corners in the Nevados De Chillan woods.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>#Nopisconodisco #toomuchpisco</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Jerome Clementz studying Anne-Caroline Chausson up top of Stage 3. The tough DH-worthy tracks have Anne taking the early lead.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>The Brendog of Enduro, Nico Quere, outdoor Moto on Stage 3.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Isabeau Courdurier from Southern France did not do the whole series last year but has started this years one off well with a solid fifth place overall.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Marco Osborne was flying in his first EWS appearance. He was pinned, taking 23rd on the day and 11th in Stage 3 with only half a fork.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Hey bro shoot any sweet nugs today? Those other internet dudes who are not magenta bike chimp their way through the daily take! #doyouevenzoombro</b> -Gary Perkin

<b>Walker Shaw enjoys the calm before the storm.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Now awake from his nap, Walker Shaw was the first of the fast riders to hit the course, starting with a 200 number plate</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Sven knows a thing or two about crashing. So when Lars was in need of some pain pills to keep his sore wrist at bay, he knew right where to turn for help. #firstoneisfree</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>37 pieces of flare.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Anne Caroline-Chausson never showed her hand in practice, but come race day she was fully pinned on every stage and leads the hunt by 21-seconds.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Even the race organizers were out on Stage 3 cheering on their favorites. Martin Maes obliges by hitting warp speed on the loose, open slopes of Nevados De Chillan.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Nico Prudencio, the top Chilean finisher, hits warp speed on Stage 3.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Cecile Ravanel drops through the colorful shrubbery on Stage 2.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Liaison from the valley after Stage 2 to the mountains ahead for Stage 3. Riders reflect on their runs with each other. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Another fine day in the books as Gary Perkin celebrates with some Chilean Duvel.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Can Jared Graves avoid mechanicals and hang onto the lead tomorrow? Find out as Sven, Gary and Dave continue to shoot the battle on the Enduro World Series front lines.</b> -Sven Martin

Racing from the Montenbaik Enduro, the first stop of the 2014 Enduro World Series, kicked off with Stages 1 through 3 today in the Andes near Nevados de Chillan, Chile. The 3 stages featured a total of 1560-meters of descending and 9.1-kilometers of total timed racing. Stages 1 and 3 were sub-4-minutes runs for top Pro riders while Stage 2 was the challenge of the day at around 11-minutes for the majority of Pro Men. By the time the last rider crossed the finish line of Stage 3, Jared Graves had earned top spot, over 10-seconds ahead of rival, Jerome Clementz. Graves' effort on Stage 2 set him apart with 3 stages of racing remaining on Sunday. French female dominator, Anne-Caroline Chausson continued her winning ways with a solid start to the weekend, sitting 21-seconds ahead of 2nd place, Tracy Moseley.

Sven Martin, Dave Trumpore and Gary Perkin were on the front lines of this diverse and beautiful race venue capturing today's race action in photo and audio. Dig into the dirt thanks to Vital's master lensmen.

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  • TRex

    4/21/2014 8:12 AM

    Fantastic shot right at the moment Jerome is clipping out early on in the slide show. Nice work on that timing.

  • kidwoo

    4/20/2014 3:11 PM

    Haha......Gary's captions win the shlt talking world series this year.

  • flipper

    4/20/2014 10:28 PM

    we aim to please ... or upset depending on who it is

  • kidwoo

    4/20/2014 10:50 PM


  • MattPatt

    4/20/2014 7:55 AM

    Nice work Sven, Gary and Dave! Loving the interviews and audio. Classic stuff between Joe Craney and Sven re: the new Nomad. My POD goes to Gary for slide #9 of Anne-Caro in the shrubbery!

  • flipper

    4/20/2014 10:28 PM

    cheers ... good fun down here in Chile!

  • Hri

    4/20/2014 1:00 AM

    I just love all these slideshows and footage from EWS and DH WC, but I am always having serious trouble getting the sound to work in my iPad/iPhone...

  • general lee

    4/19/2014 10:33 PM

    That scenery just isn't fair

  • kidwoo

    4/20/2014 3:12 PM

    I saw a picture of dave at this event and it was like you were there.

  • general lee

    4/20/2014 9:18 PM

    I thought Dave and I were the same person?

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