There it is - the second race of the 2013 Enduro World Series in Val d'Allos, France is in the bag! Graves managed to claw back a few seconds on Vouilloz on the 6th and last stage, but it was not enough - Nico the "Extra-Terrestrian" adds an Enduro World Series title to his long list of career accomplishments. Graves finishes second in Val d'Allos, and takes the overall EWS lead heading into the next stop of the series. Minnaar shows his DH skills with a blistering time on the short final stage, enough to secure a fantastic 3rd place overall - quite a bounce back from Punta Ala. The rest of the Syndicate put in a strong showing as well, with Ratboy and Peaty right up there consistently.

Tracy Moseley was untouchable in the women's - she built up a strong lead on day one, and could basically manage her runs on day two to wrap up the race and strengthen her lead in the series overall standings. Cecile Ravanel rode to a strong 2nd place, with Anneke Beerten in third.

View the Action Slideshow from Stages 1-3

Final Standings

Overall, broken down by day (samedi = Saturday, dimanche = Sunday) (full results)

Overall Womens

Top 25 Results Stages 4-6 (Day 2) - (Full Results Day 2)

Top 25 Results Stages 1-3 (Day 1) - (Full Results Day 1)

Stage Breakdown

Stage 6 Results

Stage 5 Results

Stage 5 (which was run on the same track as stage 4) lasted around 15 minutes and came down to just 0.8sec between Clementz in first, Minnaar in second, and Vouilloz in third. Nico Vouilloz now moves into the overall lead by 10 seconds ahead of Graves (who crashed twice today already), with Minnaar third. Only one stage to go! Can Graves find the time on the short stage 6? After 1 hour of racing, it's incredibly close.

Stage 4 Update

Jerome Clementz took stage 4 by a few seconds, and with the riders heading for Stage 5, the men's overall has come down to under 3 seconds, with Graves still leading over Vouilloz. Minnaar is hanging onto third overall but Wildhaber (4th) is close. Moseley is holding onto the women's overall but Cecile Ravanel took the stage win and has just passed Beerten for second in the overall. It's going to come down to the wire!

Stage 3 Results

Stage 2 Results

Stage 1 Results

Curious what the riders are dealing with? Don't miss the Vital MTB Enduro World Series Race Prep Slideshow to learn all about the racing in Val d'Allos.

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  • veach

    7/1/2013 1:58 PM

    Can we just change the name from Enduro to Mountain Bike Racing? This is great! Love the coverage guys

  • buttbongo

    7/1/2013 7:42 AM

    Thats a hell of a list of competitors and Nico still schooling people. He really is unbeleivable. Beating young guys like Graves, Clementz, he in mtb hall of fame. Maybe best rider of all time. Then tracey mosely, didnt she retire? Now on enduro circuit putting the beat down on riders. Glad I dont have to chase them at my enduro track.

  • iceman2058

    6/30/2013 11:24 AM

    Clementz was off to a good start on day 2, on his quest for "total stage domination"....too bad it wasn't to be.

  • shutter2ride

    6/30/2013 11:18 AM

    bummed for Graves! So close...

  • neimbc

    6/29/2013 6:53 PM

    Ahhh - Graves in first - Minnaar - 20th to 5th to 2nd - currently in 3rd - I'd say the top guys should be getting nervous.

  • JCL

    6/29/2013 10:00 PM

    Most of the top Enduro guys flatted from the top places!

  • jp.gales

    6/29/2013 8:45 AM

    what happened to Clementz, Atherton and Barel??

  • iceman2058

    6/29/2013 8:47 AM

    Punctures, according to the early reports.

  • enrico650

    6/29/2013 7:20 PM

    They are on 650b wheels. Jared on 26"

  • iceman2058

    6/29/2013 7:59 AM

    Graves crushing it. He might have held back on stage 1, but no more of that...

  • b-kul

    6/29/2013 9:14 AM

    stoked for him!

  • tlrpoject7

    6/29/2013 6:53 AM

    Ratboy killing it

  • neimbc

    6/29/2013 6:55 PM

    Gracia and Peaty too - so cool the Syndicate is doing the races.

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