The next round of the Enduro World series is almost upon us. On the 29-30th June, it moves to France, where 300 riders will tackle a 5 stage course that will travel the alpine pastures and forests of the Southern Alps near Mercantour National Park.
You can catch up with all the action from the last round of the Enduro World Series in Punta Ala here:
The course will not be revealed until race weekend, with the resort’s bike park closed through the week, ensuring no practice runs can be taken apart from a course walk the day before the race, this should provide equal opportunity for all riders.Fred Glo, founder of Tribe Sport Group, president of Tribe Events, and the originator of enduro mountain bike racing says: “Having to find the best line in the heat of the moment is the original spirit of enduro, it’s a different kind of riding if you know the track perfectly.”
There is due to be some tough competition for competitors with reigning French Series champions, Jerome Clementz and Tracy Moseley battling for supremacy against Punta Ala winner, Fabien Barel and other riders from various disciplines of biking, including Dan Atherton, Aussie BMX champ, Jared Graves, Martin Maes, Nico Vouilloz, Steve Peat, Curtis Keene, Remy Absalon, Nico Lau, Cam Cole, Justin Leov, René Wildhaber, Pauline Dieffenthaler and Hannah Barnes amongst the 30-strong women’s competition.
Among the women is former women’s downhill world champion and EMBA Advisory Board member, Tracy Moseley, who won the first race at Punta Ala, and goes into this race as the favourite to win.Tracey describes the the blind approach as:“the purest way of showing who’s got the best bike-handling skills. When there is so little you can do to prepare for a trail, you really have to rely on instinct and your natural ability.”
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