Montagnes du Caroux, France, hosted the third stop of the 2018 Enduro World Series this past weekend. It took no prisoners. The trails dished up a constant barrage of rocks, which weren’t made any easier when it started raining. A lot happened over the weekend. Watch the video for one minute of highlights and find results and other important news below.
Jesse Melamed, previously in fourth overall, took a big fall on stage two after missing Richie Rude’s stage one winning time by a hundredth of a second. The fall resulted in a broken collarbone, taking him out of the rest of the race. Heal up quickly, Melamed!
Overall, Richie Rude won the men’s open class, beating Adrien Dailly by nearly six seconds, with Martin Maes trailing in third by 29 seconds. Sam Hill, coming into Montagnes du Caroux with the most overall points took sixth, still hanging on as series leader.
In women’s open, Cecile Ravanel continues to dominate this season, taking first again this past weekend, followed by Isabeau Courdurier and Ines Thoma.
Despite Rude’s strong showing in France, Hill still leads the series along with Ravanel on the women’s side. The Canyon Factory Enduro Team was able to take France by storm and is now leading the series, dethroning previous leader, Ibis Cycles Enduro Race Team.
Stay tuned for more--we’ll see what unfolds during round four in Austria and Slovenia starting June 30.