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Racing the Trans Savoie Day 6: “The Grand Finale”

The last day or stage of any race always requires a big push, one last effort to get you through, today was no different. Ali had planned two massive stages with two equally as massive liaisons! Word on the street is that stage one is going to be the toughest yet. He said it was Read more…

Racing the Trans-Savoie Day 5: “Fatigue”

In summary today, I struggled with fatigue and rode like a lemon. In actual fact I may be being a little bit harsh, I managed the day without hitting the deck, I only did one running leap off of my bike and I tripped over less today than on other days! The sun was beating Read more…

Race Report: Enduro Pilipinas 3rd Leg in Mayon

Mayon’s symmetry is like no other, many would agree that she is the sexiest volcano in the world. Situated some 500 kilometers of Manila, this majestic mountain is in the bucket list of Filipino and international mountainbikers. Brian Lopes and Hans Rey had a taste of Mayon’s slopes few years back. Mayon was 2013’s and Read more…

Video: Trans Savoie 2014 Day 3

Trans Savoie 2014 Day 3 The third day of the six-day Trans-Savoie enduro was hit hard by inclement Alpine weather. Racers woke to heavy rain and the trails and lifts were affected by continuous precipitation and freezing temperatures on the mountainside, forcing the organisers to make the difficult decision to take the days racing off Read more…

Video: European Enduro Series #4 Reschenpass (AUT)

Forth round of the EES happened at Reschenpass, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Raphaela Richter dominated one more time the ladies and the men´s race was won by current World Enduro Champion Jérome Clementz who just came back from his shoulder injury.

Racing the Trans-Savoie Day 3: The wet one!

I expect this was one of the hardest days for the race organisers and marshals – heavy rain, buses that were late and closed lifts due to weather. The plan for the day before Mother Nature intervened was 4 stages and 4037m of descending, a total bike time of 58km. We all knew rain was Read more…

Racing the Trans-Savoie Day 2: A Different Perspective

I get it now, the whole “this is not enduro, this is not a race” thing. For the likes of me and all those not in the top 20% this is not an enduro race, this is survival and endurance, safeguarding your body and kit. It is a totally different frame of mind to riding Read more…

Race Report: Big Mountain Enduro, Moab, Utah

Even when Mother Nature throws some pretty serious curve balls, it’s hard to keep a good race down. Heavy rain may have postponed the famous Whole Enchilada enduro by one day and shortened it’s overall length, but those who stuck around were treated to one extra afternoon of partying with their friends and seriously tacky Read more…

Race Report: European Enduro Series #4 Nauders

What a race! Over six exciting stages nearly 250 riders from all over Europe competed for seconds, fought for positions and battled for precious points towards their overall ranking in the European Enduro Series. The rooty trails around Nauders at Reschenpass, combined with a field filled with high-class riders provided some serious racing action. After Read more…