Rallye Hivernal De Levens

Feb 11, 2013 at 0:03
Feb 11, 2013
by Matt Wragg  
 
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On a cold, sunny day Enduro racing for 2013 kicked off in France this weekend. More than 300 riders ignored the predictions of snow and rain to turn out for the seventh Rallye Hivernal De Levens (Levens Winter Rally). At the top of the timing sheet were familiar names like Nico Vouilloz, Nicolas Quere and Florian Nicolai. At the end of the day, Vouilloz walked away victorious, although Nicolai gave him a scare on stage two. Nadine Sapin won the women's competition. One other surprise for riders was the French doping agency, the AFLD, showing up at the end of the day for surprise tests. It's good to see that they have taken the recent positive test seriously and are acting on it to help keep the sport clean.

Nico Vouilloz

Nico Vouilloz


Scratch results:

1. VOUILLOZ Nicolas (21'37)
2. NICOLAÏ Florian (21'52)
3. CURE Alexandre (22'09)
4. QUERE Nicolas (22'14)
5. PONS Melvin (22'32)
6. BARELLI Yoann (22'46)
7. VERGIER Loris (22'59)
8. SOLLIET Laurent (23'21)
8ex. URRUTY Maxime (23'21)
10. BEUNARD Yann (23'31)

Category winners:

- Women: SAPIN Nadine
- Cadet: MARRY Kévin
- Junior: VERGIER Loris
- Senior: NICOLAÏ Florian
- Master 1: VOUILLOZ Nicolas
- Master 2: BEUNARD Yann
- Master 3: BERTARINI Théo

For more details (in French) head over to www.1001sentiers.fr. All photos courtesy of Cyril Charpin.

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Florian Nicolai


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Alexandre Cure


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Frantois Dola


Nico Vouilloz

Nico Vouilloz


Nico Vouilloz

Nico Vouilloz


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Melvin Pons


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12 Comments

  • + 6
 that last photo either looks like he is absolutely pinned or about to endo. such an action SHOT!
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  • + 3
 Any idea as to how long the average enduro course is? I see some dudes with water packs and some dudes bare-back.
  • + 5
 The numbers for this one were quite low: 21km and 1100m vertical. The first climb was about 1h pedaling, the second climb was a hike a bike for a good half hour and the third transfer was pretty short. There was quite a lot of uphill sprinting in the stages tho. There were drinks at the start of the 1st and 3rd stage, but generally not having a bag with a couple of tools and water is a bit reckless.
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  • + 2
 I'm so happy to go live there in a few weeks.... Big Grin
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  • + 1
 Wich fork is ET running ? A new prototype ?
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  • + 2
 Sb-66 a popular bike
  • + 2
 these two guys on the pic ride for Tribe sport group... so, they ride on a yeti Smile
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  • + 1
 3rd photo helmet Star Bucks :-)
  • + 1
 Saw that. Urge makes some cool and some hideous helmets.
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  • - 1
 Why do they need a backpack on a race track?
  • + 3
 Because you're doing several stages throughout the day, it's self supported. No shuttles or team tents.
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