After the Mont of l’Enclus and Chaudfointaine, two weeks later it was Rendeux that was next up for the racers taking part in the third round of the inaugural season of the Belgian Enduro Cup. The riders were to face nearly 40km and 1000m of descents over 6 special superb stages concocted by Laurent Georges’ team, an emblematic figure of the descent and Belgian enduro.


Some were very steep, others more physical, but riders were also treated to airtime and flow. Not to mention the special ingredient: mud! The feature of the day was very difficult and changeable conditions.


Just over 240 drivers took to the stages on Sunday morning despite the rain and snow forecast … and that was later confirmed! First participation in a round of the Belgian Enduro Cup for Johnny Magis, and his first win! Accustomed to the Enduro World Series, the Belgian rider won the SP1 and SP2 and is the only one to drop under the 13-minute cumulative time after the 6 stages.


With his 2nd place this weekend, and within 5 seconds of Johnny Magis, Julien retains the overall lead of the BEC, a position he has held since the first round! The number 1 taking the wins in the 3rd and 4th special of the day. Olivier Bruwiere, third, completed the podium and Nicolas Daniels finished 4th.


Winner of the previous round in Chaudfontaine, Bertrand Gilles had to settle for 5th place after a fall in SP1 that cost him precious seconds. The former Belgian downhill champion finished the event strongly by taking the win in the last two stages…

Next Round: Enduro of Amblève, May 15, 2016!

All the results can be found on ChronoRace.

More information can be found on the Belgian Enduro Cup Website.

Words: Belgian Enduro Cup PR Photos: Luc Delhaye / Vojomagazine.

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