La Thuile, Italy, has big mountains, lots of rocks and ridiculously steep faces, all of which the EWS took full advantage of when designing the course. It was the fifth stop of the EWS and Sam Hill’s fourth overall race win.
The race consisted of seven stages. On day one, Sam Hill took first in all three timed runs, a fitting result for what was also his birthday. And he continued to carry momentum through the weekend, taking second in stage four and five, 64th in stage six (a sub-30 second stage), and fourth in stage seven. Put all his times together and he came out 13 seconds ahead of Martin Maes in second and 40 seconds ahead of Eddie Masters in third.
Meanwhile, Elliott Heap, another Team CRC racer, took second in the U-21 category, beat out by Theotim Trabac.
Cecile Ravanel continues to dominate the women’s class, winning La Thuile along with every EWS race of this season. Ravanel is unstoppable.
Up next, racers are going to Whistler where the one-day race will take place on Aug. 12.