A tough day on the Trans-Savoie All Mountain Race brought relentless technical, rocky descending in the first half of the day’s stages, followed by some faster flowing balcony-style trails in the afternoon. The 1,000m plus Stage One with extended steep rock gardens took its toll – taking UK SPS enduro racer (and one of the overall race favourites) Neil Donoghue out of the event and causing major and minor injuries to various other racers.
The steep, twisty trails around Les Arcs after lunch were the perfect stage for seasoned EWS racers to take advantage, and Polygon/Hutchinson rider Jamie Nicoll started to find his flow, finishing the day with the fastest overall time and taking over the race lead. Second and third overall goinf into Day Three are Gary Forrest (WTB/Lapierre) and Dan Wolfe (Specialized).
Full results can be found here: