It was a close race in Tui on the 25th of May and the local rider Ruben Rodriguez consolidated his leading position after having a hard fought battle all the way which ended with him acheiving second place in the Tui Big Ride sponsored by Cannondale Spanish Enduro Series.


When the second position in this race is added to his previous fifth place in Ojen, Ruben is leader of the Open, which illustrates his abilities and outstanding physical fitness.

Ruben spoke after the event “Its been something I wasn’t expecting, my objective was simply to ride a good race, everything else was secondary, of course my objectives are changing now, and I am starting to think about the final placing, it will give me motivation to train better and to arrive even more prepared for the next events“.

Although Ruben the local hero had a great race, he couldn’t beat François Bailly who took first place on the podium. They were joined by Ben Cruz all the way from California, who took third place.The member of the Cannondale Overmountain Team made a great performance preparing himself to next race EWS in Scotland this weekend.


François also spoke after the event: ”To reach first place is always important. The conditions of the stages were a surprise, it’s very different to what I am used to, but it has been a really good experience. The event was also well organised and I would like Tui to become the headquarters of a Enduro World Series.


The rain of recent days in Galicia had ensured perfect conditions for the race on Monte Aloia. Tui has become the toughest race in the national calendar because it is so tough to ride with its linked challenges against the clock. It has been designed to make the first test a challenge of technical skills, which left the conditions of the rest of the trials to pose physical and technical challenges equally.


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