Rain, fog and even snow were some of the weather conditions that welcomed riders to the 6th round of the Enduro World Series in Val d’Isere, France.
Unfazed by the changing weather and course conditions, Jerome Clementz (Cannondale) took his third win of the season to clinch the first ever Enduro World Series overall title with one race left in the calendar. One of the first professional racers to fully embrace the concept of Enduro, Jerome Clementz has been instrumental in the development of many new recent products such as SRAM XX1, RockShox Pike, Avid Trail brakes and his signature-model TRUVATIV BlackBox handlebar. With an impressive tally of Mega Avalanche and enduro wins, Jerome entered the inaugural season of the Enduro World Series as one of the favorites, but it wasn’t until the 3rd round in Les Deux Alpes that he could taste victory. Although he progressed with impressive consistency, finishing in the top 3 positions in all but one race.
With only one round in the series left, Jerome has already got the first ever title of Enduro World Series secured, an amazing accomplishment for a rider that has quickly become the benchmark for all other Enduro racers. Joining Jerome on the podium in Val d’Isere was Fabien Barel (Canyon), always a strong contender, while in the women’s field Anne Caroline Chausson is slowly climbing up the rankings after missing the first part of the season due to an injury, and will now try to clinch the overall title in Finale Ligure next October.
For more informations check out: EWS Round 6 Race Report
Words: SRAM PR Photos: Sven Martin