Toni Ferreiro (ESP) and Lisa Policzka (GER) triumph in Benalmádena, Spain and win the last stop of the EES 2015 on October 18. Policzka also secures her EES overall victory together with her boyfriend Markus Reiser (GER) – the perfect match.
Fourth placed Markus REISER (GER), second placed Michal PROKOP (CZE), event winner Toni FERREIRO (ESP), third placed Dennis DERTELL (SWE) and fifth placed Matthias STONIG (AUT) celebrate with their trophies during the 5th and final stop of the European Enduro Series in Malaga/Benalmadena, Spain. Photo by Antonio Lopez
The European Enduro Series 2015 is history. Spanish Downhill Champion Toni Ferreiro (ESP) wins today´s Men Elite class in front of Michal Prokop (CZE) and Dennis Dertell (SWE). But it was not a home match for Ferreiro. The sandy trails and foggy weather bothered him as well and he had to prove his class on this last challenging track.
Locals like winner Toni Ferreiro used their home advantage on the demanding tracks just a few kilometres outside of Malaga. Photo by Antonio Lopez
Lisa Policzka from Germany rocked the Women Elite podium in front of her fellow country women Sandra Börner and Stephanie Teltscher. With her victory today she wins the overall ranking of the Women Elite class in addition. “At the beginning of the season, I never thought about being so fast. But from race to race I learned more about myself and how to behave on my bike. Markus showed me a lot of tricks and so I am totally happy with my double win today,” explained Policzka after the ceremony.
With the challenging conditions, the top favorite Markus Reiser (GER) struggled and finished the last race of the season on rank 4. But just in time to win the Overall series in front of Michal Prokop with an advantage of 5 points. “I am really glad that this race ended so well for me and that Lisa exhibited her talent”, mentioned Reiser happily. With Reiser and Policzka the fastest couple of the European Enduro sport is crowned.
The Men Masters 30+ and Men Juniors were both dominated by local Spanish riders like Jose Antonio Barrio Jimenez and Gabriel Torralba Garasa. Rooted by the many spectators, the riders had a season finish with Spanish flair on the beach. Back to where it all began. Despite the tough weather conditions, Marcos Salas, the local organizer was happy that riders from all over Europe had so much fun in his home resort.
With this race a season full of challenging races, beautiful landscapes and sporting highlights came to an end. The European Enduro Series 2015 has had it all, the ocean, the glacier, cross-border races and the Dolomites. Overall the riders were totally stoked about the locations and the organization team and are already looking forward to the season of 2016. For all results and details please visit here.
Czech rider Michal Prokop finished runner-up, only five points behind the German. Photo by Antonio Lopez
The riders like Italy's Carlo Zortea faced quite challenging conditions in Spain's south this weekend. Photo by Antonio Lopez
Markus Reiser lived up to the expectations and secured the overall title in the men's elite class. Photo by Antonio Lopez
What a great crowd at the season finale of the EES 2015. Many locals came to support the riders. Photo by Antonio Lopez
Challenges as far as the eye can see - high grass, fog or sand, just to mention a few. Photo by Antonio Lopez
Three German ladies, here Sandra Boerner, podiumed in the women's elite class in the final stop. Photo by Antonio Lopez
James Shirley (GBR, 4th), Michal Prokop (CZE, 2nd) and Markus Reiser (GER, 1st) - Europe's top Enduro riders of the year 2015. Photo by Antonio Lopez
Congrats to these ladies - the women's elite overall podium: Monika Buechi (SUI, 2nd), Lisa Policzka (GER, 1st), Sandra Boerner (SUI, 3rd), Laura Konikowski (GER, 5th). Photo by Antonio Lopez