Seven months after the opening of the season at Levens, the 8th edition of the French Riviera enduro series “Urge 1001 Enduro Tour” finished at Gourdon on september 21st.

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A season won – we knew it before the final race – by Florian Nicolaï for the third consecutive year after seven exciting races and 25 special stages through absolutely every type of terrains you can imagine.

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But even if a part of rankings were already fixed, the interest of the Gourdon race was really big… Firstly because take the win in the rocks of Gourdon is not trivial. Secondly because there were 3 fabulous trails to ride to end this season (1600m of drop in total and over 38 minutes of racing for the best!).


Thirdly because many places of the overall podiums remained to be awarded. And finaly because the winter race break will be long after Gourdon, so there was no way not to come to take fun before several months of scarcity.

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145 racers of the Enduro Marathon of Gourdon came full of motivation, and after a full day of riding, we discovered two original daily podiums, with Isabeau Courdurier first lady in front of Nadine Sapin and Mary Moncorgé ; and Adrien Dailly scratch winner in front of Dimitri Tordo and Florian Nicolaï.


Overall rankings of the championship is dominated by Florian Nicolaï, winner of 5 races and of the serie, in front of Valentin Escriou and Adrien Dailly ; and classes see victories of : Julie Duvert (girlss), Gaetan Vige (cadets), Valentin Escriou (juniors), Florian Nicolaï (seniors), Mehdi Gabrillargues (master1), Stéphane Valverde (master2) et Théo Bertarini (master3).


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Words & Pictures: Greg Germain

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