A tough day on the Trans Savoie race brought relentless technical, rocky descents in the first half of the day’s stages, followed by some faster, flowing balcony-style trails in the afternoon. The 1,000-meter-plus stage 1 with extended steep, rock gardens took its toll, taking UK SPS enduro racer (and one of the overall race favorites) Neil Donoghue out of the event and causing major and minor injuries to various other racers.
The steep, twisty trails around Les Arcs after lunch were the perfect stage for seasoned EWS racers to take advantage, and Polygon/Hutchinson rider Jamie Nicoll started to find his flow, finishing the day with the fastest overall time and taking over the race lead. Second and third overall going into day 3 are Gary Forrest (WTB/Lapierre) and Dan Wolfe (Specialized).
Full results can be found here: http://www.sportident.co.uk
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