Colorado Freeride Festival Day 2 - Enduro Stages 1 and 2

Jul 27, 2013
by Toby Cowley  
After some bad weather forecast everybody was more than happy to see this in the morning instead of what we saw yesterday afternoon.
  With bad weather forecast, everybody was more than happy to see this in the morning instead of what we saw yesterday afternoon.

If the upkeeping of the lift has any good effect on the riders the guys in winterpark are more than prepared.
  The Winter Park lift crew keep a clean house despite the daily onslaught of dirty mountain bikers.

 and as you can see there are many riders waiting to get carried.
  And as you can see, there are many riders waiting for their ride to the top.

The number 2 plays a very big role in Nicolas Vouilloz life. He is currently on second overall position. Today he started from the second position and ended up on this number after two stages of racing.
  The number 2 plays a very big role in Nicolas Vouilloz's life. He is currently in the second overall position. Today he started from the second position and ended up second after two stages of racing.

Almost too fast for the photographer. Brian Buell came in with number 49 and ended up with the 4th place. that s nothing to sneeze at.
  Almost too fast for the photographer. Brian Buell came in with number 49 and ended up with 4th place. That's nothing to sneeze at.

Jared Graves had some technical issues and has to be content with one of the last places.
  Jared Graves had some technical issues and has to be content with one of the last places.

The top 10 of this raceday are very much dominated by the US racers. Curtis Keene is one of them and so he will be sleeping very easy tonight.
  American racers had a strong showing today, among them Specialized's Curtis Keene, who was racing on his Enduro 29er.

The relaxing in the lift yesterday pays off and so Rene Wildhaber reaches a decent 5th place.
  Relaxing on the lift yesterday paid off, allowing Rene Wildhaber to reach a decent 5th place.

Aaron Bradford is BMCs hope for the first podium after Francois Bailly Maitre broke his collarbone in Val d Allos.
  Aaron Bradford is BMC's hope for the first podium after Francois Bailly Maitre broke his collarbone in Val d'Allos.

Tobias Woggon also from the BMC trailcrew had a flat on stage two. He said Stage 2 was by far the worst choice for a flat tire.
  Tobias Woggon, also from the BMC trailcrew had a flat on stage two. He said, "Stage 2 was by far the worst choice for a flat tire."

Fabien Barel turned 33 today and made himself a present with his 3rd place.
  Fabien Barel turned 33 today and gave himself a present with his 3rd place.

After the rocky section on stage 2 Jerome Clementz had to pedal hard for his leading position of day one.
  After the rocky section on stage 2, Jerome Clementz had to pedal hard to claim the lead.

There she is Anne Caroline the hungry wolf Chausson
  There she is...Anne Caroline "the hungry wolf" Chausson.

Photographers lurk everywere. Ines Thoma knows that and shows her best behavior with the 4th place.
  Photographers lurk everywhere. Ines Thoma knows that and shows her best behavior with the 4th place.

That was t what Cecile Ravanel was looking for but a flat on stage 1 forced her on the 30th position of day 1.
  That wasn't what Cecile Ravanel was looking for, but a flat on stage 1 forced her into the 30th position of day 1.

Also Nico Lau was looking for a better placement. But the competitors are maybe stronger than he expected.
  Nico Lau was also looking for a better placement, but perhaps the competitors are stronger than he expected.

Search the two riders in this picture
  Try to find the two riders in this picture.

Looks like an exhausting task but seriously the marshals are really important for a save and smooth race.
  Looks like an exhausting task. But seriously, the marshals are crucial to ensure a safe and smooth race.

If this Marshal would turn arround he could see this panorama of the rocky mountains.
  If this course marshal would turn around, he could see this panorama of the Rocky Mountains.

Sram knows how to represent the American way of mountainbiking.If this Marshal would turn arround he could see this panorama of the rocky mountains.
  Like a rock. SRAM knows how to represent the American way of mountain biking.

Jerome Clementz has any reason to smile.
  Jerome Clementz has many reasons to smile.


Photos and Words - Philip Ruopp


7 Comments

  • 7 2
 Great black and white pic of a custom painted bike....
  • 2 0
 That looks cool I think I'm going up there since its a block away and I can hear the music at my house
  • 2 0
 Nico's bike looks stealthy
  • 1 0
 Jerome is flying at the moment!
  • 1 0
 nice one Rene Wildhaber.....podium in sight
  • 1 0
 Go USA! Glad we got a race on home turf this year.
  • 1 0
 Glad to see Trestle finally getting the attention it deserves!!

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