The Vibram Enduro of Nations Round One ended with victory for Jerome Clementz Cannondale/SRAM) in the Superenduro Powered by SRAM race. Clementz came into Sunday with a commanding lead from Saturday’s six special stages, having won four of them.
Behind him the battle was still tough though. Nicolas Vouilloz (Lapierre – UC Monaco) was sitting in third overnight, but pushed Nicolas Lau (Cube) back into second place during Sunday’s racing. This meant an all-French podium again, although none of the riders were on the national team (doh!).
Dan Atherton (Atherton Team GT) put in strong performances to hold fourth position and the young Belgian, Martin Maes (Yeti), rounded out the top five.
The biggest shock of the weekend was that the English team of Dan Atherton, Al Stock and Joe Barnes took the team victory. The French team – Remy Absalom, Florian Nicolai and Nicolas Quere – missed a checkpoint on Saturday and the time penalties cost them dearly, but fought off the Italian team of Davide Sottocornola, Alex Lupato and Andrea Bruno for the second place spot.