7idp Enduro Series: Round One, Raon l'Etape - Video

May 25, 2016
by Urge Bike Products  
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It was time for the Enduro Series to get back to the North East of France - the second cradle of Enduro discipline. The opening of the 2016 Enduro Series took place in a perfect harmony in Raon L’Etape, at the heart of the charming Vosges mountains, dominated by century-old forests. Few sun rays passing through those robust leaves could illuminate the trails shared by the riders of the Trophee VTT AE by Giant and the French Cup Enduro Series.

Vosgian playground surprised more than one pilot with its vivid curves, un cotton-like breeding ground, sliding roots and stone cants, all of this on some steep slopes where the smallest braking mistake was quickly reflecting on the stopwatch. Once again, we were able to notice the constant progression of our national enduro pilots.

Spared by the weather that conflicted with everyone’s opinion on Vosgian climate, riders took a lot of pleasure to dig this soft ground and tried to challenge Jérôme Clementz. He literally flew over the competition leading by almost 21 seconds on Rémy Absalon in 2nd. Both 'local' riders gave an incredible riding lesson to everyone as if there was no difficulty on the trails. We thought we came back to the early years of the French Cup Enduro Series when these two pilots were monopolizing alternately the 1st place on the podium. Leader of the World Series, Cécile Ravanel won in the women's category having a hard time with this playground she wasn’t used to.

Nicolas Vouilloz, the living mtb legend is still here to kick some ass and will never make it easy for the others. He takes the lead after winning this first round of the Trophée VTT AE by Giant, discipline in blossom that gathered more than thirty challengers of a matchless quality on that round.

On the 25th and 26th of June, for the 14th edition of the Tribe 10000, Val d’Allos will host the next meeting of the French Enduro Series and the second round of the Trophée VTT AE by Giant. Try to recover, the challenge will be tough.

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 0:54. Moustache bikes? I guess that would make their team the Moustache riders.
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 Seems like a legit series

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