With two exciting under-23 races finished, the Andorra World Cup continued its run of thrilling racing as the women's elite field got ready to make temperatures soar even higher up in the Andorran mountains. Both the women's and men's categories have had extremely interesting races in the first half of the season, setting the stage for an ignited competition. Yana Belomoina stepped up her game in the women's field, challenging the status quo. Jolanda Neff is getting back up to speed, and Gunn-Rita Dahle-Flesjaa is showing no signs whatsoever of slowing down anytime soon. Annika Langvad has proven time and time again she is a force to be reckoned with, holding two world titles as we speak.
As for the men's field, we've seen closer racing then ever before. Mathias Flückiger, Maxime Marotte, Jordan Sarrou, David Valero, Anton Cooper and lately Mathieu van der Poel seem to be ready to rattle Schurter's cage. Stakes are high. Vallnord's weather gods have spared us from the enduro wrath. The elite race is on.
Today's racing saw riders gasping for air as they pushed through pain and thin air. Incredible racing. We thank you.