The finale French touch.
The Cannondale Enduro tour powered by SRAM series counts four rounds this year and the finale event took place this weekend in Guebwiller. With a traditional start at the highest point of "Les Vosges" mountains, the 375 riders had the chance to ride more than 1900 meters down on stages. The course track was prepared especially for the race thanks to the precious advice of Jérôme Clementz who is living in Guebwiller's valley.
It's not because it's almost the end of the season that the top riders don't show up, and they come with a large smile to race the last round of the series indeed. With a high level of racers, the event was involved with lots of cheering and a good atmosphere!Race Results
And the winner is… Rémy Absalon (Scott Suntour)! He takes the scratch category win with a total time of 26:38 in front of the young and talented under 21 Eliott Baud (Poc-Focus) +20 seconds, Rémi Thirion +25 seconds (Commençal), with an awesome comeback from a tough injury, grabbing a strong third place. Théo Galy (Devinci) +27 seconds finished in fourth position and Pierre-Charles Georges (Commençal-Lac Blanc) +38 seconds ends up at the fifth place.
In the women's category, it was an international podium: Noga Korem, who has already broken down some Enduro World Series podium wins the race, in front of the German Veronika Bruechle and the Belgian Alexandra Marchal takes the third spot!
Regarding the juniors, it's Christophe Charles (Dabo2all mountain) who climbs to the first stair. The second is Lucien Thiebaut (Saint Dié-Evolution VTT) and Quentin Burstert (Vélo club Sainte marie aux mines) finished third.
In the most competitive category, the masters, it's Frédéric Le Pottier who takes the win for the second time this year in the series. The second place was reached by Christophe Luttringer and Olivier Wilhelm (Molsheim Fun Bike) ends up in the third position
Find all the results here
Overall ranking 2017
After the four rounds we used to do a final overall ranking, the winner of each category is the one who has the best three results:
The perfect consistency for Pierre-Charles who is the 2017 winner of the overall of the Cannondale Enduro Tour powered by SRAM!
It's awesome to see a German winning the championship, and it's Veronika Bruechle! The German and Swiss represent 1/3 of the entries on each round!
With three victories over four rounds, it was no doubt that Christophe Charles was the king of the junior category!
Unfortunately out for the last round, Camille Lepley still win the overall with his three best results of the year. Congrats to him!
A special thanks to all the partners of the series which again have been a BIG support to organizing events of this quality. You rock!
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