Miranda Racing Team Finishes Second at EWS Final

Oct 1, 2018
by Miranda Bike Parts  

PRESS RELEASE: Miranda Racing Team

Portuguese racer, José “Zé” Borges, finished fifth at the last round in Finale in the 2018 Enduro World Series after finishing the eighth and final round of this internationally renowned competition, which took place in Finale Ligure, Italy. Miranda Racing Team's elite rider scored his best ever race result, which — along with his three French colleagues, who all posted excellent performances to close out this season’s EWS, put the Miranda Racing Team in second place overall in the team classification.

"The season’s done and we are very happy with the results," said team leader, Karim Amour, who successfully defended his Master's championship title in this year’s series. Elite racer, Alex Cure, finished the series honorably in 6th place, immediately following teammate, José Borges, and to complete Miranda’s run for the podium, Frenchwoman, Mélanie Pugin, finished her debut season with the Miranda Racing Team with a 16th place in the 2018 EWS.

José Borges, who was hoping to reach the podium in the final EWS round in Italy, was frustrated to miss his target "by only six seconds.” He was however "quite happy and satisfied" with the final result.

"It's very gratifying to reach the top 5 for the series overall — this is an achievement that I have been working toward for a long time. I can only thank all the sponsors and the entire team staff. They were relentless."

Karim Amour, Miranda Racing Team mentor, ends the season with a sense of pride. The team finished in 2nd place in the overall standings with phenomenal results by Zé Manel Borges in 5th, and Alexandre Cure in 6th in the elite category.

“I finished 4th in this weekend’s race in the Master's category, but I claimed first place overall in the end," Amour said.

Mélanie Pugin didn’t compete due to a crash in the penultimate race, which left her with an injured finger.

“We wish her a speedy recovery and we congratulate her for her 16th place overall. There are no words to explain this feeling!" concluded Amour, who gave special thanks to the team’s partners for their support and made a request to "Always believe in the races!"


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 something is wrong here !!!
José Borges finished 5th on the last race and 11th overall with 2060 points ...
Alex Cure finished 6th on the last race and 44th overall with 715 points... or is the official ews site wrong?
please clarify
  • + 0
 bcause Alex Cure only did 3 races
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 Definitely a false or misleading first sentence... 5th in race not overall as claimed.
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 yeap, definetely something is wrong, somebody didn't do its job of checking the EWS results. Think they are referring just to Finale Ligure race, not EWS2018 overall
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 Yeah, they need to change the "Overall" to "Last Round in Finale"
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 @elyari: the press release is written buy the team. Hopefully an accident and not intentionally trying to be misleading here.
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 So much drama in the comments of the pics thread about Jose not getting a mention and then they go and post this kind of inflated/false advertising... Just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I hope it's a bad translation and not intentional.
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 And their team ranking is 9th on the EWS site. What’s that all about?
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 ^^^ this. Did a double take on the article title as it makes no sense.
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 Similar verbal gymnastics going on here. They were 2nd place team at Finale... and 9th overall. Hopefully a bad translation?
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 @lalligagger: does Google Translate not work for numbers?
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 Parabéns(congrats),now to the licor beirão avalanche in Lousã
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 parabéns José Borges !!!!! so Strong all year!!!
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 go portugal!!

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