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THAT'S A WRAP - Enduro World Series Finale Ligure Race Conclusion

<b>Leading from the front with the number 1 plate, Jerome Clementz silenced any doubters, winning today's round after wrapping up the EWS overall one stop earlier.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Two Vital favorites; French pinners and German tourists. #maddog</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Tracy Moseley is the best ambassador for true Enduro racing out there. Pedaling ALL of Punta Ala and FInale Ligura when everyone else used shuttles. She still had enough left to win the women's race convincingly and the overall title.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Just like Jerome, Tracy won stages and the final round to cement her overall series title. Big grins in the Trek camp, who were also the number 1 team.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>The EWS trophy awarded to Tracy and Jerome, designed by Anka and myself. It features organic elements incorporated from every EWS stop, topped off with the EWS Globe, handcrafted by Simon Muir.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Anne Caroline Chausson, 2nd this weekend, swapping the lead with Tracy Moseley (in audio) until the very end. The future of women's enduro racing looks strong!</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Jared Graves going mach infinity on the top of Stage 5. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Leaned and mean. Jared Graves heads down the trail towards the smoke in the distance. A by-product of Jerome blazing the stage perhaps?</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>It's nothing short of impressive that Martin Maes placed 3rd in the overall today, many years younger than his nearest competitors.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Jerome in your face!</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Jerome in your face!</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Jerome in your face!</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Chris Ball in audio - End of the day celebration from everyone involved. A top event and excellent finish to the year.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Ludo May descends through the picturesque hills back towards Finale. Stage 5 had a 14km climb to the start, by far the most remote of all the stages.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Mavic keeping Fabien's bikes bright.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Nico Lau would have won by roughly 16-seconds this weekend if he didn't receive his 1-minute time check in penalty. He is happy how the year has ended up after a slow start.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>The town of Finale Ligure as seen from Stage 5 today.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Liam Moynihan licking his lips in anticipation of the dry, dusty right hander he is about to slay at the bottom of this chute. A far cry from Fort William conditions.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Damien Oton near the end of Stage 6. Some lines were taped differently to Stage 2 leading to some last minute line choices as seen here.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>EnduroPope Enrico in audio - The SuperEnduro Series Champion, Manuel Ducci, on the other option to the switchback. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Steve Peat caught his 30-second man near the end of every stage often causing much panic and self-induced crashes. Another moment where more than just racing a trail factors into your ride.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>#nocaptionneeded</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Italian MTB mafia: Simon Cittati, Marco Fontana (XC legend), Pippo Marani (Val Di Sole Track Builder) and Romano Favoino (Mafia Boss). Missing is Enrico Guala the EnduroPope.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>More kudos to the organizers is for the constant race updates. Waiting at the end of the final stage for the action to unfold.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Enduro tire choice? This was the only patch of mud on the course. There would have been a whole load more had the rain come a few hours earlier.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Weird and wonderful photos occur when there are so many spectators taking pictures! #flashpoaching</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Time for podiums and the whole thing went off with a bang. Thunderstorms and an inch of rain put a hold on things!</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Water and champagne flood the podium as a protocol-free ceremony allows plenty of character to be displayed.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Enrico cleans his glasses avidly after a minor food excursion</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Riders were throwing themselves at the finish line timing beam, Jerome Clementz was no exception.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Young Canadian, Jesse Melamed, tried to combine hockey with enduro , but his Stage 1 tree shoulder check left him with a separation. He'll be back next year.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>A cursory glance back to the camera while Martin waits for some company at the end of Stage 5. The other Juniors have a lot of work to do to challenge him next year.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Unfortunately for Curtis Keene, a puncture on Stage 1 meant his battle for contention this weekend was over from the start.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>There's no doubting the signage at a SuperEnduro events. They make a great effort to ensure everything works for the riders.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>France's Cecile Ravenel of GT took 2nd in the overall and 3rd this weekend with consistent riding all year long. Strong on the pedal with her XC background but with the tech skills to back it up.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>A moment of uncertainty and race fans trying to get the latest times. It came down to the last stage for Jerome and Jared.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Not hanging around to hear the news from the fans, the pair cycle off back to the finish together.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>@maddogboris taking his third shower of the 2013 season.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Jerome choosing to have his own cake and eat it too. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>The 2013 Top 3 men in the Enduro World Series, soaking it all in. What a year it's been. Jared Graves is well on his way to a fun night already.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Impromptu EnduroPope pickup. Graves and Enrico celebrate a season well-done.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Thanks to this crew who have made the inaugural Enduro World Series possible. Darren Kinnaird, Enrico Guala, Chris Ball, Fred Glo & Franco Monchiero. We can't wait for next year.</b> -Sven Martin<br><br><b>Vital is honored to have the best media crew on the planet! Thank you Sven, Duncan, Joe, Dave and Lee Trumpore and everyone who made the 2013 EWS slideshows the best on the web. Here's to 2014!</b> -gordo




The inaugural Enduro World Series concludes in dramatic fashion as Jerome Clementz and Tracy Moseley back up their Series titles with race wins in Finale Ligure, Italy. After an arduous season slaying singletrack, enduro racers gave it their all for the last stages of the year as local crowds gathered and cheered them on. We can't thank Sven Martin, Duncan Philpott and Joe Bowman for the fantastic race coverage from Italy. Enduro racing is on a charge that is gaining momentum into 2014. Enjoy this final EWS slideshow and get ready for next year!

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