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RESULTS: Day 1 of 2 - Enduro World Series #1, Lo Barnechea, Chile 10

Sam Hill and Richie Rude battle on Stages 1 and 3 while Hill holds the overall after Day 1 of 2. Ravanel handily out front, sweeping all three stages.

RESULTS: Day 1 of 2 - Enduro World Series #1, Lo Barnechea, Chile

Aheavy-weight battle is on our hands at the Enduro World Series in Lo Barnechea, Chile. Day one of the two-day race featured three demanding stages which included the longest stage in EWS history, Stage 2. The stage covered more than 11 kilometers and dropped 1800m. Over 300 riders competed in the Pro Men's class and there was a solid contingent of regular pinners and some new names in the mix when the dust settled.

Sam, foot-out, flat-out...just the way we like it.

The big story is the incredibly close racing between Sam Hill, 2017 EWS overall winner, and Richie Rude, two-time EWS overall winner on stages 1 and 3. Rude won both stages but by the slimmest of margins. Issues with Rude on Stage 2, resulting in a 194th place finish on the stage, has Rude sitting back in 127th in the overall. Adrien Dailly continues with a blistering pace in 2nd place, backing up his solid 2017 season performance. Martin Maes, aboard a new GT rounds out 3rd. A crop of up-and-comers fill in 4th, 5th and 6th (hell yeah, Neer!) with Jared Graves having a solid opening day in 7th.

There is a reason why Cecile is #1 - blind huck to sandy flat landing in her first EWS practice run of the year.

Cecile Ravanel, while not focusing full-time on enduro in 2018, has swept all three stages. Isabeau Courdurier and Katy Winton are in the hunt, but back a bit in 2nd and 3rd respectively. The women's class tightens up considerably after 3rd place which should make for an exciting conclusion on Sunday.

Stay tuned for the race action slideshow from Sven Martin and continued racing tomorrow as they wrap up the race with three more stages.

Preliminary Men's Top 40 Overall after Day 1 - full results

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Stage 1 Men's Top 20

  1. Richie RUDE, 5:10.29
  2. Sam HILL, 5:12.25 // +0:01.96
  3. Eddie MASTERS, 5:17.10 // +0:06.81
  4. Martin MAES, 5:17.72 // +0:07.43
  5. Adrien DAILLY, 5:18.89 // +0:08.60
  6. Jose BORGES, 5:22.23 // +0:11.94
  7. Zakarias Blom JOHANSEN, 5:22.64 // +0:12.35
  8. Remi GAUVIN, 5:23.67 // +0:13.38
  9. Greg CALLAGHAN, 5:24.25 // +0:13.96
  10. Robin WALLNER, 5:24.25 // +0:13.96
  11. Jared GRAVES, 5:24.54 // +0:14.25
  12. Josh CARLSON, 5:24.75 // +0:14.46
  13. Shawn NEER, 5:24.80 // +0:14.51
  14. Josh BRYCELAND, 5:25.38 // +0:15.09
  15. Jesse MELAMED, 5:26.13 // +0:15.84
  16. Gusti WILDHABER, 5:26.33 // +0:16.04
  17. Mckay VEZINA, 5:26.71 // +0:16.42
  18. Kevin MIQUEL, 5:26.82 // +0:16.53
  19. Florian NICOLAI, 5:27.88 // +0:17.59
  20. Marco OSBORNE, 5:28.25 // +0:17.96

Stage 2 Men's Top 20

  1. Sam HILL, 18:07.96
  2. Adrien DAILLY, 18:16.81 // +0:08.85
  3. Robin WALLNER, 18:21.24 // +0:13.28
  4. Jesse MELAMED, 18:24.08 // +0:16.12
  5. Martin MAES, 18:25.60 // +0:17.64
  6. Shawn NEER, 18:39.48 // +0:31.52
  7. Marco OSBORNE, 18:47.43 // +0:39.47
  8. Jared GRAVES, 18:48.86 // +0:40.90
  9. Pedro BURNS, 18:51.43 // +0:43.47
  10. Maurico ACUNA, 18:52.10 // +0:44.14
  11. Josh CARLSON, 18:53.87 // +0:45.91
  12. Mark SCOTT, 18:54.56 // +0:46.60
  13. Youn DENIAUD, 18:55.77 // +0:47.81
  14. Gusti WILDHABER, 18:57.59 // +0:49.63
  15. Zakarias Blom JOHANSEN, 19:01.22 // +0:53.26
  16. Theo GALY, 19:01.81 // +0:53.85
  17. Dimitri TORDO, 19:02.47 // +0:54.51
  18. Josh BRYCELAND, 19:02.55 // +0:54.59
  19. Maxime CHAPUIS, 19:04.75 // +0:56.79
  20. Lewis BUCHANAN, 19:05.03 // +0:57.07

Stage 3 Men's Top 20

  1. Richie RUDE, 5:25.77
  2. Sam HILL, 5:26.70 // +0:00.93
  3. Damien OTON, 5:28.18 // +0:02.41
  4. Martin MAES, 5:28.41 // +0:02.64
  5. Adrien DAILLY, 5:30.41 // +0:04.64
  6. Florian NICOLAI, 5:34.68 // +0:08.91
  7. Mckay VEZINA, 5:34.71 // +0:08.94
  8. Jose BORGES, 5:35.25 // +0:09.48
  9. Jesse MELAMED, 5:36.07 // +0:10.30
  10. Jared GRAVES, 5:37.92 // +0:12.15
  11. Eddie MASTERS, 5:38.01 // +0:12.24
  12. Greg CALLAGHAN, 5:38.56 // +0:12.79
  13. Robin WALLNER, 5:38.89 // +0:13.12
  14. Dimitri TORDO, 5:38.91 // +0:13.14
  15. Mitch ROPELATO, 5:38.94 // +0:13.17
  16. Zakarias Blom JOHANSEN, 5:39.67 // +0:13.90
  17. Remy ABSALON, 5:40.16 // +0:14.39
  18. Shawn NEER, 5:40.39 // +0:14.62
  19. Gusti WILDHABER, 5:40.69 // +0:14.92
  20. Theo GALY, 5:41.32 // +0:15.55

Women's Top 20 Overall after Day 1 - full results

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U21 Men's Top 20 after Day 1

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Enjoy Sven Martin's Slideshow with Rider Interviews from Race Day 1 of 2

 

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