Enduro World Series Round 3, Madeira - Results

May 14, 2017
by Pinkbike Staff  
Final Results After Day Two:

Pro Men:

Greg Callaghma is showing he is now a consistent threat at any EWS round. He heads in to Sunday in 3rd only 15 seconds back.

1. Greg Callaghan

2. Martin Maes

3. Damien Oton


EWS day two pro men - round three

Pro Women:

After being pushed back to an unfamiliar 2nd place at the last round Cecile Ravanel was back on form today. She will head into Sunday s five stages with almost a full minute advantage over Isabeau Courdurier.

1. Cecile Ravanel

2. Isabeau Courdurier

3. Noga Korem


Pro women EWS round 3


Results After Day One:

Pro Men:

This doesn t look a whole lot different to what you might find Jesse riding in his own back yard.

1. Jesse Melamed

2. Adrien Dailly

3. Greg Callaghan


Enduro World Series Round 3 Madeira - Results - pro men

Pro Women:

Cecile Ravanele wants another win will it happen here

1. Cecile Ravanel

2. Isabeau Courdurier (+0:53.98 )

3. Noga Korem (+1:12.13)

Enduro World Series Round 3 Madeira - Results - pro women

Get the full results from the eventful day on the trails.


MENTIONS: @EnduroWorldSeries



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170 Comments

  • + 627
 Cheers for some more of the expert opinions regarding my flat tire guys. heres some fun facts...
- Specialized has done leaps and bounds to get our tires to the next level, and what we are running now is freaking awesome.
- stage 3 saw a LOT of flat tires, flat Maxxis, flat Schwalbe, Flat Michelin, Flat Hutchinson, flat any brand imaginable, if you would have seen the stage you would understand, No tire is immune to flatting,
- Between 2 ply tires and Cushcore, and sealant I have 1600g worth of weight mounted to my rims (not including the rim)
- im certainly no weight weenie, as some guys have mentioned, my bike is set up to finish the race.
- signing for specialized for the fat pay check, nice one, if you think I have anything in mind except WINNING you are mistaken....
cheers!
  • + 42
 Thanks for your time on this insight. You sir are the Man!
  • - 40
flag jimferno (May 14, 2017 at 10:57) (Below Threshold)
 When you reply to them you give their theories credence, rise above.
  • - 27
flag mudmandhbrazil (May 14, 2017 at 11:33) (Below Threshold)
 I remember back in the 90s Specialized has some tires don't remember the name Ground Control or something that has in the sidewalls a strip of rubber called Iron Curtain and riding DH with that tire I never had a flat but I don't know about newest Spec tires and casing. For me racing today is the ability to adapt to the ground and most of the time ride heavier casing tires with less pressure to have some grip and finish the race. Is sad that Specialized or Jared and mechanic are not finding the best spot since Jared is having a lot of flats... Hope someone somewhere find a ultimate way to not flat a mtb tire... to much tubeless, double down and procore stuff and still to much flats. I am not having flats but seeing racers doing flat all the time is strange.
  • + 41
 PB commenter who rides intermediate trails once a week, never raced Enduro and has never seen an EWS course that wasn't on a computer screen: "ACTUALLY......"
  • + 26
 Thank you Jared for the reply,there's no better way to explain everything.
It was me calling you a weightweenie,I guess I had that (wrong) impression from your 4X days.
Have a healthy and sucessful season!
  • + 16
 Anyone flat using Panaracer?
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Joking Razz
  • + 1
 not going to argue with the best enduro rider in the world on this one guys.... he knows more than anyone what hes talking about
  • + 6
 Most of the people saying that wouldn't even have the balls to ride stage 3 in wet conditions...
  • - 74
flag dwmetalfab (May 14, 2017 at 13:01) (Below Threshold)
 So you were winning when you were riding for Yeti, so if winning is all you want then how come you havent asked yeti to come back. Nothing else has changed but the bike your riding and your not posting the same results. Soooooo explain why you haven't gone back.
  • + 4
 @nozes: good job stepping up and addressing your comment.
  • + 8
 @BigE-Rosen: It was Jared Graves who commented not Richie Rude :p
  • + 8
 @von-rumford: Ohhh noooo you didn't!!!!!!!!!! ????
  • - 19
flag Yeti-Farmer (May 14, 2017 at 13:52) (Below Threshold)
 Maybe training with Curtis Keene is slowing you down?
  • - 27
flag tuumbaq (May 14, 2017 at 13:58) (Below Threshold)
 Sorry bro but the stats don't lie and this attempt to make the big S look better is a bit lame imo... Nice of you to come out here but you've had WAY more flats over the last 2 years than most riders... They might better now but base on my own experience, the current crop of tires in stores isnt nearly as puncture resistent than the competition...Hopefully those magical tires your are running ( and still puncture;-)) will be in store soon with a decent price tag on them
  • + 8
 Rock on Jared and keep going fast.
  • + 6
 @tuumbaq: He may have had flats last year but the tires do seem better now. Grid's aren't bad if you're not going Graves speed but I agree that they need DH sidewall 29" tires for sale regardless of weight.

Oh and Jesse weighs as much as Jared's left leg yet he had major issues with Maxxis.

Shit tons of luck involved and that's one of the many downsides of Enduro.
  • + 0
 My favorite PB comment ever. Professional. Look it up.
  • + 0
 Get em'!!!!
  • + 11
 Freaking awesome Jared. Thanks for chiming in. We so rarely get the actual information. Congrats on the big comeback and solid finish this round.
  • + 3
 @KikiBoy: Locals do in storm and by night with lights... carzy but someone do it. its
  • + 0
 How did Oton place 3rd and Callaghan WIn? I haven't seen stage 4 results for either day; but what is showing, Oton beat him in every stage?? Anyone????
  • + 0
 I know you do a lot of testing on your bike and all to prepare for the races and all but what I do when I get a flat I fix it then put 2-3 psi more than I was running until it never ever ever happens. It just seems like you've been flatting a lot lately and it kinda makes the tires you run look untrustworthy (I know everyone gets flats but it seems like it happens to you more often than most)! I just feel like I ride at least half as much as you do (granted at 1/3 of the speed) but flat maybe once every 2 months. I know ill get down voted Im just shocked when I here yall are getting like 4 flats in a race I'm like what the hell man just pump those puppies up more and you won't have to deal with it.
  • + 1
 @tuumbaq: I don't get why people negative prop the facts. Numbers don't lie. Not only flats, but his times are down, and his injuries are up. Go ahead and negative prop this but facts are facts.
  • + 1
 Don't let the haters get you down, good push Grubby!
  • + 1
 Graves is the best, more of his words in bicycle media, please.
  • + 4
 This is sweet! Feedback from one of the top riders is priceless.
  • + 4
 In other words, Jared, thank you for weighing in here. It is really cool to hear from one of the best and most experienced right here in the comments section of PB. Its great to see the hard work paying off.
  • + 2
 do people really think they know better than this guy? he's a vet, and has proven many times he's an elite rider. flat tyres can get you at the randomest of times, fix it and carry on (or if you're a pro just carry on coz you get free wheels haha)
  • + 1
 @bbk7: I definetly don't think I know more than Jared f****** Graves I was just kinda wanting to find out at what point when hes testing he says ya know what with this pressure I'm gonna flat sometimes if I mess up or whatever but that's worth it because if I go any higher I'm sacrificing traction
  • + 11
 What's this Jared Graves guy know about bikes? Does he race or something
  • + 0
 @adrennan: I'm gonna open up a tombstone company called Jared's Graves even though my name is not Jared
  • + 3
 @srellis13: the "1/3 of the speed" section is the answer
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 @fracasnoxteam: hahaha that was an exaggeration ill bet there are times when I go at least 2/3 his speed, and probably like 5/6 his speed when he has a flat
  • + 3
 Spot on. The average PB commentator also rides at half the pace of the pros or less so their tyres take half as much strain. It's a different world muchachos.
  • - 2
 "if you think I have anything in mind except WINNING you are mistaken" - this is what everyone adding their opinion on how not to flat needs to think about. Maybe you can add 2 PSI more pressure, maybe you can run even thicker tyres...but on every slick corner and every uphill pedal you could lose fractions of a second, and over 2 days if you lose 20 seconds you are off the podium, let alone WINNING.
  • + 1
 @nozes: tss tss shame on you ...
  • + 2
 Cushcore is the real hero!
  • + 2
 I think the number of flats this weekend further proves my theory that enduro racing is going to move toward adaptive tire pressure techniques, with riders releasing or pumping up their tires at the bottom of a stage in preparation for the next one. Riders would decide the pressures they wanted on stages in practicing and then for stages like stage 3 madiera for example, be adding pressure to their tires to avoid flats, which appear to be a far greater deterrent to podium finishes than even lack of skill. Just a theory however.
  • + 1
 @headshot: totally agree but to be fair a lot of us would probably flat on stage three or seven with his setup just cuz we aren't nearly as smooth
  • + 1
 @ryanandrewrogers: Many of us racing (surviving?) in Madeira were doing just that
  • + 4
 @srellis13: I could type all day to this, but to cut a long story short, when you flat..2-3 psi extra is not the answer
  • + 1
 @jaredgraves: Since you are reading this thread, I wanted to let you know that www.pinkbike.com/news/jared-graves-incredible-comeback-at-whistler-ews-2014.html is one of the most inspirational things I've ever read on reasons why to Never Give Up!
  • - 1
 @jaredgraves: for me it is cuz I'm not as serious about racing as you and I don't like fixing flats. Just an average joe ya know. Thank you so much for replying though!! Are you racing the Big Mountain Enduro in Santa Fe?
  • + 1
 The only tire that doesn't go flat is the spare one around our waist (sad and ashamed face)
  • + 1
 @Shitbrakes: haha you mean the one that's inflated with rotten gluten and tiny air bubbles?
  • + 109
 Fuck yeah, Jesse Melamed!
  • + 13
 So gutted for him breaking his wheel!
  • + 93
 Yew! So good to see Jesse emerging as a true podium threat at any race he enters.
  • + 18
 Its all about his mechanic!!!
  • + 11
 @Shulman: Jeff is as meticulous as they come!
  • + 6
 So bummed for Jesse. He's got the pace though and will come back to fight another day.
  • + 47
 Noticed Keegan Wright nearly won stage 4. Second by less than one second. Put solid time into most of the pros. He's a serious young talent from NZ. When he puts a full race weekend together he'll be on the podium. Hopefully one of the big teams takes notice and signs him to a full pro deal.
  • - 19
flag likeittacky (May 13, 2017 at 10:32) (Below Threshold)
 OTON SHOULD BE IN 3rd NOT CALLAGHAN
  • + 19
 @likeittacky: but Oton is 4th and Callaghan is 3rd
  • + 4
 I wonder what happend to Thomas Lapeyrie. He won the first stage, came second on the second stage and then lost about a minute and a half on stage three.
  • + 4
 @pyromaniac: word on the street is punctured on stage 3
  • + 3
 He certinaly is fast. Has won about 6 in a row in a major enduro here in nz the giant 2w beating guys like masters and leov. Won national DH too
  • + 3
 @KiwiXC: Sadly I think that deal with Speacilized is just a local NZ deal. Definitely not a factory deal just yet. I imagine it comes down to how his international season goes. Winning an EWS stage would definitely help. His local results proved he has speed. Stage four against the EWS pros just proved he has the speed to beat the best in the world.
  • + 1
 @pyromaniac: quite a few suffered tyre failure
  • + 4
 Giant should've signed Keegan Wright, he'd already won quite a few races on the Reign and Glory against world class competition relatively recently.
  • + 33
 Go Noga! OMG 3rd place ???? huge respect, such a talented rider "Ya Waradi!!!"
  • + 31
 Good man Greg! Mr. Consistent.
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 He lives at the top of the results board now. Cla'
  • + 21
 I know we haven't had a dry race yet, but man is Dailly good. That kid just might win this title.
  • + 18
 Good to see this fella racing again! 53rd 88 Matti LEHIKOINEN
  • + 11
 Go Noga go . great race 3rd plce for the Israely privetir. we all want to see you on the podium tomorrow .keep on the gret riding
  • + 12
 Fantastic consistency this year from Greg !!!! bloody well-done lad Smile
  • + 8
 Dailly is way underrated. Raced U21 with him last year and no one seemed to take notice even then he was getting times in the top 10 in pro. He's a seriously quick rider and I have my money on him for the overall.
  • + 6
 He's got the ability as a future champ, Winners don't need media, wannabes flood media to justify there factory deals.
  • + 11
 Kick some ass Noga! Privateer on the podium! hell yeah! Smile
  • + 2
 @foxinsocks if I'm in Jaffa right now, how far away are some good trails?
  • + 2
 Great to see a privateer getting a podium. Surely a big name will come in with an offer next year.
  • + 1
 @tblore: you got some great trails in Ben Shemen.
It's about half an hour from Jaffa by car.
  • + 2
 @tblore: you got Ben Shemen 20 minutes from you.
However, for steeper trails you should go north to Mishmar Haemek (about an hour drive) or reat to the sugar trail
  • + 2
 @saruti: Nice read. "My ambition this season is to be in the top ten." Time to adjust expectations!
  • + 1
 Awesome thank you! @yossyud: any bike shops you recommend?
  • + 1
 @tblore: if you come to Israel, PM me.
  • + 6
 Any news on Sam Hill? I get the feeling he's holding back and going to throw the kitchen sink at it tomorrow. He did the same in Tassie, held back the first half of the race then came from a fair way back to take a podium. Watch his space.
  • + 9
 Apparently he had a problem with his foreskin retracting at the start of one of the longer stages and suffered with some serious chafing all the way down which slowed him down.
  • + 2
 They won't understand but you probably won't top -80. Cheers tho @murfio:
  • + 8
 Go Bex!...just outside of the top 10 by jus a few seconds...when is a factory team going to start supporting this obviously talented girl?
  • + 11
 Yes, and don't forget Noga Korem. Good to see the depth in the women's field increasing.
  • + 3
 A few I asked said no interest
  • + 8
 Fair play Callaghan's!! Greg takes the win and is #1 overall and Killian 2 overall. Can't wait for the next round in Ireland!!
  • + 9
 OK, Robin Wallner laying it down! Go all the way!
  • + 4
 PB as official media from EWS I think you should gives us complete results of everey stage... At least a link... Also brief resume would be apreciated... Damn this is the true series to follow and is hard to follow the information... I think we could get better more instantanious... This sport deserves it.
  • + 3
 It seems that Noga Korem is rapidly emerging as a podium contender at each round this year. Last round in Tassie PB had some close ups of her bike. Nice to see a second from top of range 2016 Giant Reign in near stock form on a podium. Not bad for a bike I bought at end of season prices for $4750 Aud. Never has been "all about the bike". Now I just have to remember this when I'm upgrading my new Rocky Mountain Altitude.......
  • + 6
 Noga you are such a talent, respect!
כל הכבוד תותחיתתתתתת !!
  • + 7
 Oh shit and Casey Brown !
  • + 7
 Fuck yea Miranda Miller!
  • + 7
 Gwan the Greg!!
  • + 5
 How does Oton place place 4th behind Callaghan; when he beat him in every stage ?????
  • + 4
 as they havent printed the stage 4 times for the men
  • + 4
 Excellent result Noga!
The podium is calling you and we know you are going to reach it

כל הכבוד נגה, גאים בך ומלווים אותך מרחוק
  • + 6
 Nice work jesse . Keep up the good work
  • + 3
 Just noticed that Richie Rude won stages 8 & 9: www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/FINAL-RESULTS-Callaghan-and-Ravanel-WIn-EWS-Madeira,1042 It's gonna be a hot season!
  • + 6
 Hon Greg!
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 Yeah Jesse!
  • + 4
 As usual flats dictate who wins. Graves looks like he might have been leading without the stage 3 flat.
  • + 24
 Graves has had so many flats it's stunning the team haven't done something drastic to solve it. It's either his style of riding or something to do with his Specialized tires. Given the truly insane amount of flats Specialized's XC racers have had over the past year, I'd say it's tire related. If you wrote a list of all the international level events lost in the last year with Specialized XC tires, it'd be a long list. Same story with Graves. He's either crashed or punctured on many occasions while in the hunt for a win. The Specialized tires seem to be regularly letting down the athletes. No pun intended...
  • + 0
 @Ketzal: As you say, its tyres isn't it, Graves didn't seem to get as many on Maxxis and he doesn't seem like a smash / pound kind of rider like some of the other guys.

Does he run a proto casing? The standard Specialized Grid (I think that's right?) casing is fine for my kind of aggro trail riding but wouldn't cut it riding DH course style terrain, especially at his kind of pace!
  • - 11
flag nozes (May 13, 2017 at 11:36) (Below Threshold)
 Graves always have been a bit of a weightweenie when it comes to tires,and has paid the price for it many times. Most notoriously,loosing the 4X worlds at Canberra with a blown tire when in the lead.
  • + 3
 @nozes: Time to learn from that, no point having a light bike if you cant finish, especially as enduro isn't a single stage race, its all about consistency and you cant have that without a reliable bike.
  • + 1
 weirdly they don't seem to get any issue with their DH rubbers, but they definitely struggle with the enduro gig
  • - 3
 Graves Is also running Cush Core tyre inserts this year, seems to have helped him so far, but nothing will stop shitty casings tearing
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 I know he has tried CushCore this year as well. Not sure if he is has been willing to take the weight penalty on a race day.
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flag dwmetalfab (May 13, 2017 at 13:26) (Below Threshold)
 Pros don't ride for specialized because they want to win, they are just looking for sweet pay check. But with all the injuries you will incure by racing one there will be plenty of vacation time as well.
  • + 1
 @nozes: Yes Graves lost 4x worlds in 2007 in Fort William as well, when rolled tyre off his rim in last corner while leading
  • + 15
 @nozes: He's always been the opposite. He doesn't look at build weights, and has always said "build the bike for what it's intended to do, it'll build to whatever weight is necessary."
  • + 3
 @nozes: I doubt this is becauso of light tires. graves was a lot beefier during is 4x days and used to snap hardtail frames in the gate.
as far as I know he had zero race flats while on the ews with maxxis.
  • + 1
 @Zaff: Thats right, Graves in an interview only last year said bike weight is irrelevant. I doubt he'll be sacrificing tyre durability for weight. Not many people in Perth WA use Specialized tyres as they are as thick as rice paper and don't last on our rocky trails. Maxxis all the way..
  • + 3
 Yea I rode specialized tires last year and they def not same as normal I had way to many flats switched to maxxis
  • + 0
 Damn it! I think coverage is getting worse from race to race. Yeah, great epic photos and all but is it really so hard for someone to stand by the track with a camera on eg. stage 3 if there was such carnage and film some action and put it on the net?? I really dont need epic slowmo shots with crappy music of three riders on three sections!
Everybody is all in on who was seen on 29er on DH race! F$#$ you!!!!!! Ride your bike!
  • + 4
 Cecile Ravanel shows who's boss as usual =)
  • + 4
 Yes Greg!
  • + 3
 Greg ...just ride your olde bike.....
  • + 3
 Where's Keene? Is he injured or did I miss something...?
  • + 2
 He broke his collarbone in practice.
  • + 2
 @Linkpin: Ahhh, man! Heal up soon, dude! What a bummer! You don't happen to know, whether they're still making another On Track season, do you?
  • + 2
 Well 2 of the top men in my pics and 2 of the top women so 2 out of 3 ain't bad as Meat Loaf would say!!
  • + 3
 8 and 9 min racing. Crazy.
  • - 7
flag RedBurn (May 13, 2017 at 10:08) (Below Threshold)
 Cross country: 1h30 of racing... beasts
  • + 0
 @RedBurn: XC back in the day: 2h!
  • + 1
 @RedBurn: Ive riden a bit less than 2km dh course, took me atleast 6mins(probably less than 3mins by a pro), and my hands hurts like hell. Cant imagine doing a 9-min(for a pro) course at that pace.
  • + 3
 Why did the guys only do 3 stages and the girls 4?
  • + 1
 Men did stage 4, Dailly won it. PB Just haven't published the results.
  • + 3
 "Isabeau Courdurier (+0:53.9Cool"
  • + 3
 Two Canadian girls in the top ten!
  • + 3
 That dirt looks spectacular
  • + 2
 Cecile is still pretty dominant. But good to see Cordurier and Korem up there.
  • + 2
 So stoked for Adrien! Fresh off the junior ranks, and already smoking the competition! Smile
  • + 2
 Where oh where is Anneke Beerten?
  • + 1
 she crashedFrown
  • + 0
 At risk off starting another wheel size debate, but am I correct in saying there are only 3 29rs in the top 12? Greg, graves and Mark.
  • + 2
 Nice work Lew Buchanan! Moved up four spots from day one results!
  • + 2
 Sam Hill, now 2nd overall. Sweet.
  • + 1
 Where can we see the new overall?
  • + 1
 Jared, switch teams to trek and use SE5 those things never flat. Look at Mosely
  • + 2
 And....3rd on the podium!!! Noga Korem!! Wow...
  • + 2
 8/12 riders on 650b, seems ews been a mix and dh goes big Wheel
  • + 3
 Go noga....go
  • + 2
 Sam Hill is the pdf viewer creator? Every ranking pdf contain that name
  • + 1
 Where does this put Richie? Can he even still win the over all? Or does this put him out?
  • + 5
 It ain't over till it's over. Lot of dirt to go yet.....
  • + 1
 Pretty sure there's another day of racing in this one...
  • + 2
 What!! Why did Jesse get bumped up so far? This is sweet!
  • + 1
 Richy seems to be slipping down the top ten this year - seems he cant cope in the wet conditions.
  • + 1
 Richie Rude, DH fans are waiting for you in the world cup! Smile
  • + 1
 what happened to melamed on day2??
  • + 1
 The overall times and pretty close for the men!
  • + 2
 Congrats Greg!
  • + 1
 Greg is on fire! 2016 #7 and now 5 / 2 / 1 so impressive
  • + 2
 Go Jesse!! ????
  • + 0
 Wow Noga! Amazing result, and getting stronger!
On the podium- f!"$king yeh Smile
  • + 2
 Go Jesse !
  • + 1
 What happened to Anneke?
  • + 1
 She crashed on day 1 and hurt her knee.
  • + 1
 Ghetto Tubless ftw
  • + 1
 Hold it together Waller!
  • + 0
 Good job ???????? Ripping.
  • + 1
 *Canada
  • + 1
 Fantastic trails Smile

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