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Jared Graves has been putting in the work over winter and came ready to do battle - photo by Sven Martin

Day 1 of the Enduro World Series in Chile, and it's time to look beyond the all-time trail conditions and the epic views. It's time to focus on racing, as from now on, only the clock matters. After 3 stages and about 18-minutes of total race time, Jared Graves has come out on top. Young gun Martin Maes set the early pace on the short Stage 1, but Jared was in a class of his own on the long Stage 2, taking 12-seconds out of Jerome Clementz and more out of the rest of the field. Cedric Gracia appears to be loving life here in Chile, and holds a respectable 4th place overall after signing the scratch time on the last stage of the day. Fabien Barel was the first of the big names to drop out of contention, some kind of issue on Stage 1 saw him lose 8 minutes and with that, any chance of contending here.

Anne-Caro Chausson showed she means business in the women's category, and built up a commanding 20-second lead by the end of the first day of racing. T-Mo swapped places with Anne-Caro on the final stage, while Anneke Beerten will no doubt be happy holding down third not too far off the 2 women in the lead.

Stay tuned for slideshow race action dropping soon, and RDV tomorrow to see how the first race of the season plays out.

Enduro World Series Nevados de Chillan, Chile - Day 1 Standings Elite Men

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Full results HERE

Enduro World Series NEvados de Chillan, Chile - Day 1 Standings Elite Women

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Full results HERE

View the Vital slideshow focusing on Stage 1-3 recon to see what the riders were up against today.

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