Gallery: Enduro World Series round 5, Day Two | Colorado Freeride Festival, Winter Park
Pushing beyond the bike park
By Joe Parkin
Day number two at the Enduro World Series round 5 subjected the riders to three stages with more natural-feeling terrain than the machine-built trails of Stages 1 and 2.
Jared Graves absolutely dominated the men’s division, with first-place finishes in all three stages, and moved to the top of the leaderboard in the process. His young Yeti teammate Richie Rude went 2nd, 2nd and bobbled with a 26th-place finish, but held on to 2nd overall. With his 3rd, 21st, 3rd, Rene Wildhaber moved into 3rd place overall ahead of Mitch Ropelato.
The women’s standings saw a shuffle in the honor rungs of the podium. Anne Caroline Chausson kept her overall lead, with a 2nd, 1st and 1st. Tracy Moseley went 1st, 2nd and 2nd, to move into 2nd place overall, while Specialized’s Anneke Beerten, who suffered some sort of food poisoning the night before, went 5th, 5th and 5th but kept a podium spot, at 3rd place overall.