Final Results from EWS Tweed Valley 2021

Oct 3, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  
Bex Baraona will be looking to use her local knowledge to be good effect here.

After a hectic day of racing on the slippery trails of the Tweed Valley, Jack Moir and Melanie Pugin are crowned series champions. Check out all the results below.


Elite Women


1st. Bex Baraona: 28:50.89
2nd. Hattie Harden: 28:51.21
3rd. Morgane Charre: 28:52.40
4th. Noga Korem: 28:59.07
5th. Isabeau Courdurier: 29:11.82


Elite Men


1st. Martin Maes: 23:53.12
2nd. Jesse Melamed: 23:59.70
3rd. Adrien Dailly: 24:06.36
4th. Jack Moir: 24:27.17
5th. Charlie Murray: 24:43.96



U21 Women


1st. Polly Henderson: 29:43.42
2nd. Sophie Riva: 31:31.42
3rd. Ellen Flewitt: 34:14.94
4th. Justine Henry: 34:39.02


U21 Men


1st. Jamie Edmondson: 25:03.87
2nd. Jack Menzies: 25:15.53
3rd. Jake Ebdon: 25:25.43
4th. Luke Meier Smith: 25:30.12
5th. Manu Warnet: 25:32.53



Master Women


1st. Leonie Picton: 33:13.20
2nd. Becci Skelton: 33:55.74
3rd. Maxine Filby: 36:48.05
4th. Catherine Hart: 39:12.66


Master Men


1st. Dan Farrer: 26:29.23
2nd. Ian Austermuhle: 26:33.42
3rd. Sean Robinson: 26:45.70
4th. Kari Amour: 27:04.74
5th. Nigel Page: 27:26.26




Full Results
Women


Men (Top 50)



Full results, here.


131 Comments

  • 150 0
 Absolutely stellar result for Evan Wall.
  • 18 0
 And Jack Menzies tup
  • 5 0
 One week of training in Slovenia did help big time! Big Grin
  • 16 0
 Best finish for the Orebea Fox team in his first year on the EWS? The man is ballin
  • 5 0
 Agreed - nice to see his sixth place in the pro the day before, we were all pretty stoked yesterday.
  • 111 3
 Bernard Kerr P10 straight out of retirement! What a result!
  • 4 0
 Yeah boi!
  • 13 2
 Who is Sam Dale?
  • 1 0
 Redic
  • 10 15
flag regdunlop38 (Oct 3, 2021 at 15:37) (Below Threshold)
 The EWS is retirement for DH guys
  • 66 0
 Gowaan Bex!!!
  • 58 0
 Got to say the women's series has gone from being fairly predictable (cecile then isabel) to being where it's at. Very cool that so many are in the mix
  • 40 0
 Top 15 for Evan Wall, what a result! EWS in a good place with Jack, RR, Maes and Jesse Melamed all riding at an incredibly high level. Next year is gonna be a dog fight.
  • 40 0
 I bet Kasper comes in hot next year. He did phenomenal for his first year on the tour
  • 14 0
 @FrothDog: Slawomir as well if he gets a full ride
  • 1 0
 @FrothDog: YES! and with a wrist injury this year.
  • 31 2
 Awesome to see how the results sheet gets a bit shaken up when you go outside continental Europe. Obviously you have lots of the top dogs getting good results, but some standout results from Bex Baraona, Sam Dale, Evan Wall, Kelan Grant, and Greg Callaghan (who has been a bit off the pace this year).
  • 27 0
 Sam dale fastest Brit! :0
  • 13 8
 I wish Reece would have raced. I think he would have won.
  • 12 0
 Someone sign him up. I’m assuming since he stopped racing he’s got a regular job yet he’s still banging out top tens at EWS. What a lad.
  • 4 0
 @thenotoriousmic: think his like the rat just not that bothered by the racing; just likes riding his bike fast!
  • 2 0
 @thenotoriousmic: he rides for SC
  • 1 0
 @newbermuda: The man is an animal!
  • 3 0
 @thenotoriousmic: His regular job is running 50:01 along with Josh Lewis, as far as I am aware.
  • 2 1
 @RBoardman234s: No idea why your are being downvoted for this. I was gutted Reece had to pull out, he'd have been right up there.
  • 1 0
 MOTM
  • 19 0
 Thank you Robin! Hope that P16 is a nice way to wrap it up. Always a podium threat with a smile on his face. Good luck with your next steps.
  • 12 0
 lots of feel good results to end the season. stoked to see martin back on top, jesse showing some solid consistency with another 2nd place and even more stoked to see greg callaghan back in the top 10!
  • 14 0
 YowwwWW Jesse! Crazy to see how close the racing is. Killing it!
  • 15 3
 What is up with not posting live stage results? Outside overlords please comment.
  • 20 24
flag pwn1 (Oct 3, 2021 at 8:54) (Below Threshold)
 Careful now. Butt hurt Richie fans will downvote you.
  • 11 1
 GMBN is one of the title sponsors. Competing website so PB doesn't want to promote it too much. Also feel that coverage has fallen off. For the preview show they are only showing a single stage, etc.
  • 13 0
 @salespunk: couldn’t agree more. The coverage has got worse not better
  • 9 0
 @salespunk: the rest of the rounds got decent coverage on pinkbike but the coverage of this one has been proper poor.
  • 3 0
 @salespunk: absolutely agree the preview now is mediocre, it used to be so complete. I thought it was going to be a killer going GMBN but it not working out.
  • 2 0
 It seems EWS is now outside the sphere of interest for this site. Yet another step in the wrong direction.
  • 2 1
 I didn't really think the live results worked very well on here, TBH.
Can fans not get more frequently updated live timings from the EWS site?
  • 8 0
 Crazy finish for both races, and a huge win for Bex on home soil with three stage wins! Sucks that Jess Stone went out after leading for the first three stages though, she certainly would have been in the mix too along with Harnden.
  • 13 0
 Jesse doing BC proud!
  • 19 0
 All of Canada and Mtn Biking in general; nice guys do (almost) finish first!
  • 12 1
 Yeeeow Bex! Congrats!
  • 2 0
 Gowaan!!
  • 8 0
 Always bet on Mitch Ropelato
  • 7 0
 There has to be some big team and rider shake-ups this off season on these years results. Time to give the new crew a ride.
  • 5 2
 Mind boggling that after 6 years where the EWS was curtailed by shite weather they return to Tweed Valley, after one of the longest and driest summers in recent memory, in a typically shite autumn. Chris you took your eye off the ball man.
  • 5 1
 The weather today was fantastic. Sun most of the day.
  • 1 0
 @MysticMCyclist: risk though wern it
  • 2 0
 See what u did there hahahah
  • 5 0
 Congrats to Jesse Melamed for the 2nd place even though he wasn't feeling well!
  • 4 1
 Proud to be a Canadian! Great showing this season by my fellow country people. Congrats Miranda, Jessie, Evan, Andieanne, Lucy, Kasper, Rhys and Remi and to all the other Hosers I missed. Enduro is in our blood!
  • 1 0
 Upvote for "hoser" :-D
  • 6 2
 OH WOW. I might actually win this fantasy round! I had Bex, Harnden, Moir, Melamed, Woolley, and Clement Charles!
  • 3 0
 Damn,nice team!!
  • 1 0
 Nicely done, but that means we’d tie as I have the same team. Also, someone probably has Maes instead of Jesse. I believe the math still works for that team.
  • 2 0
 @Double-Dee: Yep I got the same team just with Maes. Still not convinced that's enough to win it tho. But can't check atm with the rooster locked.
  • 3 0
 I had the same team except instead of Jesse I had.....Richie.....
  • 1 0
 @Spitfire111: Same here
  • 1 0
 I have the same team but i had Joe Connell instead of Clement
  • 2 0
 Really mixed up stage results. Apart from the top 3, everyone else seemed to have a couple of good stages and a couple of bad ones. Charlie Murray came 5th without coming in the top 5 on a single stage. Pretty odd.
  • 6 4
 Why did they set out the run in to the finish different today from yesterday??? Such a sad way to end the closest fought ews season of all time
  • 4 2
 It looked the same to me. I watched both days on the finish section.
  • 6 1
 @MysticMCyclist: they taped off the controversial “outside of the poles and inside of the tape” areas of concern. That’s the only difference. It was after the incident that they must have saw fit to make it obvious that you should be hauling through the poles, like the rules and briefing stated.
  • 9 16
flag DHhack (Oct 3, 2021 at 11:38) (Below Threshold)
 @2-1RacingUK: so the obvious wasn’t absolutely 100% obvious? Thanks to the UCI for bringing in the bs to kill the season finale.
  • 5 0
 @DHhack: I agree that they’ve actioned something after the event, much like closing the gate, after the horse has bolted.
However if they hadn’t done something, it’s just another situation where people can argue about something that has happened and can no longer be rectified. The two individuals didn’t race today so, even if the decision was reversed, nothing can happen about it.

Time to move on.
  • 25 1
 @DHhack: Every time you make something foolproof, the world will come up with a better fool.
  • 2 0
 @Ttimer: oh that there is no doubt.
  • 5 3
 @2-1RacingUK: who said I hadn’t moved on? To prove their point that the gates within the tape wasn’t ambiguous they should’ve left it alone. Now they’ve given a sliver of credence to the idea that they botched it originally. Honestly if they gave a shit about racer input during the riders brief they would’ve walked the 100m with a roll and taped it that way for Day 1.

I do disagree with the DQ, but that’s probably because I’ve been following F1 car racing since the early ‘90s and they just do time penalties for almost anything. I do feel like a 60 second time penalty would’ve proven their point and ruined his race as intentioned. To be fair, I don’t know if this is a UCI rule or a holdover from when the EWS was independent, but it sure stinks.
  • 7 0
 @DHhack: the time to move on wasn’t referenced to you in any way whatsoever my friend. Please don’t feel like that was an attack on your thoughts to the situation. It was merely a reference to the fact that nothing can actually come of a kick back about it now.

I envisage a number of personalities have learnt from the experience and it should be identified as a lesson learnt by both riders as well as event organisers/stakeholders.
  • 5 0
 Congrats Bex!
  • 4 0
 Damn mark scott hasnt raced all year and whips out a 12th
  • 1 2
 His local trails though
  • 3 0
 Congrats Charlie Murray! Great work!! Kia kaha!
  • 2 0
 Yea Jesse! Also Martin nice one congrats
  • 2 0
 Awesome Jack! Would love to see him have a crack at DH next year.
  • 7 0
 Hasn’t he already done that?
  • 1 0
 Matt Walker in 34th with no sponsor listed - is that Saracen / WC overall champ 2020 Matt Walker?
  • 2 0
 @jonnybeher: is he out of contract?
  • 3 0
 Hope NUKE signs Winton.
  • 1 0
 maybe if Sam moves over e-bikes they'll have some $$ spare
  • 2 0
 Congratulations to Sophie Riva, Ancillotti team and all her sponsors !!
  • 1 0
 Is Martin Maes not on the GT Factory team anymore?
  • 1 0
 What makes you say that ?
  • 3 0
 @Balgaroth: Check the results sheet; on the line below Martin's name it says "-", unlike (for example) Jesse which shows Rocky Mountain. However it says "-" for a lot of other riders (Walker, Callaghan, Kerr), so it probably doesn't mean anything.
  • 3 0
 @tbmaddux: ye that's very comon for some reason even at EWS level and top teams they still don't manage to get this right lol
  • 1 0
 The rumor is that he's off to Orbea. Maybe the GT deal has expired already and things are already in motion for the next step?? Of course just a rumor....
  • 4 0
 @Balgaroth: if it’s anything like the UCI with DH, each team has to pay for the privilege of having an official team. If they don’t pay for the privilege, they can’t see behind the paywa!, sorry I mean; show up as a legitimate EWS factory team.
  • 2 0
 Way to go Jesse!!!
  • 1 0
 Has Jack Moir won the overall?
  • 1 0
 What happened lewboy??
  • 1 0
 He hasn’t raced ews all season, probably a bit gassed.
  • 3 0
 He crashed on stage 5 according to his instagram. Was running top 10? before that.
  • 1 0
 @wilsonians: he was in 8th but crashed on stage 5 as you say. Tough break, but he was looking great!
  • 1 0
 Sam Hill?
  • 1 0
 Down in the 70s somewhere
  • 1 0
 UCI was disqualified.
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