TRACY MOSELEY AND GREG CALLAGHAN BOTH SHARED THE TOP STEP OF THE PODIUM FOR A SECOND YEAR IN THE ROW AT THE 2016 EMERALD ENDURO.
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However, while the destination remained the same, the journey was far more treacherous for the returning champions. Callaghan kept calm under the threat of the greatest comeback of Enduro World Series history (and a certain flat-pedal-toting legend), while Moseley had to readjust to life at the top of a sport she had semi-retired from.
The day dawned bright over Carrick mountain as the riders faced the prospect of a 50km day with 1,750m vertical – stats that would worry us on a weekend ride, never mind one done at race pace. Unfortunately, the route took its toll on the pros with punctures being the bane of many contenders – Martin Maes, Nico Vouilloz and Jared Graves among them.