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Round 5 of the Enduro World Series went off in Whistler and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park as the ultimate test of bike handling skills, fitness and mental toughness.

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After racing 19km of trails, tallying a total of 51km of riding, Australia’s Jared Graves won his first round of the EWS while French legend Anne Caroline Chausson had her own maiden victory of the series.

Crankworx Whistler 2013: SRAM Canadian Open, presented by Specialized from Crankworx on Vimeo.

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Yeti’s Jared Graves and SRAM-Blackbox-rider Jerome Clementz ensured that this race was damn exciting. Jey won 3 of the 4 first stages and then had a clean and nice run from Top of the world in stage 5.

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But in Enduro racing anything is possible: In stage 5 Jared Graves was on fire and shaved off 20 seconds of Jey, which was enough for the win. “Look at this time!” was the all the commentator could say!

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It’s great to see riders like Kiwi Jamie Nicoll, Adam Craig (USA) and French Cube-Action-Team-Rider Nico Lau within the Top-5!

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In the women’s category Tracy Moseley finished second behind Anne Caro Chausson. Third place for Cecile Ravanel.

Click on the results! Full results here. Replay of the live broadcast here!

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Photos: Philipp Ruopp

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About the author

Robin Schmitt

Robin is one of the two founders of 41 Publishing, a visionary and go-getter. While he now enjoys every second on the bike – whenever his busy schedule allows – he used to race against the clock at enduro events and a few Downhill World Cups. Besides that, Robin practises kung fu and Zen meditation, plays the cello or with his dog (which actually belongs to his girlfriend), travels abroad and still reviews numerous bikes himself. Progressive ideas, new projects and major challenges – Robin loves exploring undiscovered potential and getting to the bottom of new trends.