It has become an annual tradition for the Enduro World Series: The season finishes on the white-sand beaches of Finale Ligure, Italy. But first, two days of steep, rocky and physically challenging terrain that ranks as one of the year’s toughest events. For the Giant Factory Off-Road Team, the journey to get here was filled with ups and downs. Some hard crashes and triumphant finishes. But in the end, the finals gave reason to celebrate. Australian Josh Carlson found his form to post a top-ten stage finish. Canadian Mckay Vezina was healthy and strong after some mid-season injuries. And Liv Cycling rider Rae Morrison finished off an impressive first season with the team, wrapping up her 10th place overall ranking for the year.