After events in Chile, Scotland, France and Italy, the Enduro World Series headed to Winter Park, Colorado for its 5th round. At 9,000 feet, oxygen debt was already in play at the start line. The first two stages consisted of Trestles Bike Park’s fast and flowy trails, with a good dose of techy tests thrown in for good measure.
Young phenom Richie Rude took top honors in both of day one’s stages, besting Yeti teammate Jared Graves and Specialized’s Mitch Ropelato on Stage 1 and Giant’s Yoann Barelli and Graves on Stage 2.
Specialized Bicycles’ Anneke Beerten won Stage 1 for the women, ahead of Anne Caroline Chausson and Tracy Moseley, who started the event with the number-one plate. Stage 2 re-shuffled the order, with Chausson taking top honors from Moseley and Beerten.