Wow, what a day of racing. The EWS is certainly hotting up in Madeira. In the women’s race Cecile Ravanel is running away with it, but in the men’s race it could not be tighter. Just 4 seconds separating 1st and 2nd, and 39 seconds to 10th place – this race is far from over! Here’s the latest news from the EWS media team.

Who would bet against Cecile Ravanel for the win? She is on fire.

The Enduro World Series finally cast off its rain curse and 350 riders enjoyed a dry first day of racing in Madeira. After all four stages it was Cecile Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro Team) who dominated the women’s field, winning every stage. Isabeau Courdurier (Sunn) pushed hard to take second place but sits 53 seconds back. Israel’s Noga Korem’s incredibly consistent performance was rewarded with third place.

Mens PRO Top 15 Results After Day 1
Womens PRO Top 15 Results After Day 1

In the men’s race it’s Jesse Melamed (Rocky Mountain Urge-bp) leading the charge. He can’t afford to relax though – round two winner Adrien Dailly (Lapierre Gravity Republic) is just four seconds behind him. Greg Callaghan (Cube Action Team) is 15 seconds back in third.

Jesse Melamed (Rocky Mountain Urge-bp) ahead – but being hunted. Just seconds seperate the men.

Karim Amour (BH-Miranda Racing Team) leads the Master’s Men, Mary Mcconneloug the Master’s women and in the U21 men it’s Thibault Laly and Martha Gill who are out in front.

But with five stages left on Sunday and the unpredictable Madeira weather, this race is still wide open. To follow Sunday’s race make sure to tune into the live timing and race feed on enduroworldseries.com from 12:00 GMT.

Full results from today and tomorrow’s start list can be found here.

Words: Trevor Worsey / Enduro World Series Photos: Enduro World Series - Duncan Philpot