For day one of racing here in Scotland riders tackled 58km and around 1,500m of climbing. While the numbers may be fearsome at first glance, this is another slightly more relaxed race with plenty of time given for the climbs. The four stages today are the more downhill-oriented of the eight, with a more physical day on the cards for tomorrow (unless the weather gets as bad as predicted, then everything might change).



The weather gods smiled on us today with great conditions for racing - bright and occassionally sunny but not too hot. That saud the Scots like reminding us that tomorrow is going to be another story...
The weather gods smiled on us today with great conditions for racing - bright and occasionally sunny, but not too hot. That said, the Scots like reminding us that tomorrow is going to be another story...

IMages from Round 3 of the EWS Scotland 2015
Fabien Barel leaves the stage with a local child.

IMages from Round 3 of the EWS Scotland 2015
IMages from Round 3 of the EWS Scotland 2015

The top riders were accompanied by children from the local cycling clubs as they left the stage.

Richie Rude s number plate emergency contact info. Medical Condition to legit to quit and medications carried Balls of Steel
Richie Rude's number plate emergency contact info. Medical Condition: Too legit to quit and medications carried: Balls of Steel

Eddie Masters has his race day nutrition dialled.
Eddie Masters has his race day nutrition dialled.

Josh Carlson took some time before the start to psych himself up for the day of racing. It seemed to pay off - he s in tenth this evening - leading his Giant teammates.
Josh Carlson took some time before the start to psych himself up for the day of racing. It seemed to pay off - he's in tenth this evening - leading his Giant teammates.

Believe it or not the sun was out today and for the entirety of the race. Don t worry though the forecast for Sunday calls for the rain hail and wind to return.
Believe it or not the sun was out today and for the entirety of the race. Don't worry though, the forecast for Sunday calls for the rain, hail, and wind to return.

Troy Brosnan isn t doing too badly at his first EWS 30th tonight and the first of the Specialized men as things stand.
Troy Brosnan isn't doing too badly at his first EWS, 30th tonight and the first of the Specialized men as things stand.

All in black and on a mission Richie Rude looked unstoppable every time he came past.
All in black and on a mission, Richie Rude looked unstoppable every time he came past.

Greg Callaghan weaving through the tight trees on stage one
Greg Callaghan weaving through the tight trees on stage one

Tracy Moseley was supreme today winning four of four in convincing fashion. At the finish line should couldn ty quite believe her times as she didn t feel she had ridden too well.
Tracy Moseley was supreme today, winning four of four in convincing fashion. At the finish line should couldn't quite believe her times as she didn't feel she had ridden too well.

With a 2nd on stage two Justin Leov is on pace this weekend and if Jerome falters could leave Scotland as the series points leader.
With a second on stage two, Justin Leov is on pace this weekend and if Jerome falters could leave Scotland as the series points leader.

Jerome Clementz looked comfortable and smooth on track but is still yet to find enough speed to be contender.
Jerome Clementz looked comfortable and smooth on track but is still yet to find enough speed to be a contender.

By her own standards it wasn t a good day for Anne-Caroline Chausson - she s second tonight but after a couple of firsts to start the day but fell to third on the final two.
By her own standards it wasn't a good day for Anne-Caroline Chausson - she's second tonight, after two second place and two third place finishes on the day's stages.

Cecile Ravanel is uncharacteristically outside the top 3 after day one.
Cecile Ravanel is uncharacteristically outside the top 3 after day one.

Mark Scott is running at an all-time best of fourth this evening. Sure this is his home race but he has been working hard all winter to get into good condition.
Mark Scott is running at an all-time best of fourth this evening. Sure this is his home race, but he has been working hard all winter to get into good condition.

Fabien Barel started a little slowly this morning but picked up speed as the day went on to land in sixth this evening 12 seconds off the lead.
Fabien Barel started a little slowly this morning, but picked up speed as the day went on to land in sixth this evening, 12 seconds off the lead.

After taking 5th last week in Ireland Martin Maes is still looking to find his pace this week in Scotland.
After taking 4th last week in Ireland, Martin Maes is still looking to find his pace this week in Scotland.

Rolling high on the confidence of last week s win Greg Callaghan has been at the point end all day with three fourth place finished and a win on stage three.
Rolling high on the confidence of last week's win, Greg Callaghan has been at the point end all day with three fourth place finished and a win on stage three.

Isabeau Courdurier is getting faster with each race - fifth this evening.
Isabeau Courdurier is getting faster with each race - fifth this evening.

Anneke Beerten looked to be absolutely flying today - getting as high as second on the fourth stage.
Anneke Beerten looked to be absolutely flying today - getting as high as second on the fourth stage.

Rene Wildhaber won the opening stage today but the later stages didn t suit him so well - he is still well-placed to do well on the more physical tracks tomorrow.
Rene Wildhaber won the opening stage today, but the later stages didn't suit him so well - he is still well-placed to do well on the more physical tracks tomorrow.

Florian Nicolai seems more than at home here in the Scottish mud and has consistently been among the fastest all day. His sits in third tonight.
Florian Nicolai seems more than at home here in the Scottish mud and has consistently been among the fastest all day. His sits in third tonight.

Joe Barnes was not a happy man tonight - after starting strongly with a third on the first stage he hit a tree and nursed a sore shoulder for the rest of the day.
Joe Barnes was not a happy man tonight - after starting strongly with a third on the first stage, he hit a tree and nursed a sore shoulder for the rest of the day.

The freight Train that is Richie Rude storming down stage three.
The freight train that is Richie Rude storming down stage three.

Rene Wildhaber dominated the pedally stage one to start the day in the lead. He slipped as the day went on but look for him to pull a lot of time back on the flatter Sunday stages.
Rene Wildhaber dominated the pedally stage one to start the day in the lead. He slipped as the day went on but look for him to pull a lot of time back on the flatter Sunday stages.

After knocking on the the top ten last week Dan Atherton struggled with crashed today and is far of the pace after day 1.
After knocking on the the top ten last week, Dan Atherton struggled with crashes today and is far of the pace after day one.

Total stage domination today for Tracey Moseley means she carries a 47 second lead into day two.
Total stage domination today for Tracey Moseley means she carries a 47 second lead into day two.

Tracy Moseley took time to sign autographs for the fans after racing.
After winning everything today, Tracy Moseley took time to sign autographs for the fans after racing, still smiling and relaxed.

About the Photographers

Matt Wragg • Age: 32 • Years Shooting: 3
Maybe best-known as a long-standing member of Pinkbike's European editorial team, Matt is also a successful commercial photographer. As the first English-speaking photographer to follow and document the nascent European enduro scene, he was shooting enduro well before it became a marketing buzzword or a shade of blue. Today he is still one of the few photographers to make his living following the discipline and has built up an enviable client list that includes many of the top teams and brands in the world.


Dave Trumpore • Age: 35 • Years Shooting: 4
Dave spent the bulk of the past 17 years racing professionally before realizing that despite qualifying for the random World Cup final here and there, the next generation was just way too fast and way more talented. Upon hanging up his racing boots in 2010, it would be a few years until Dave picked up a camera and started shooting the odd race here and there as a way to stay in touch with all the friends he had made over the years, and the rest as they say is history. In just a few years time his photos have graced the pages of just about every MTB magazine and major media outlet, while his commercial client list includes a who's who of the cycling industry, and he is lucky enough to shoot regularly with some of the best riders on the planet. Currently at Pinkbike, Dave shoots the Downhill WC and the Enduro World Series as well as contributing to the occasional editorial story.


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  • + 205
 so Proud of the Dick Rude right now, thats my boy!
  • + 15
 Bad ASS! Your training program is paying off!!!
  • + 14
 He looks like a force of nature in those pics. Soon you might have some catching to do! Smile
  • + 8
 You did predict big things from him this year!!
  • + 16
 Proves master Graves is not only an amazing rider but an amazing sensei.
  • - 9
flag jclnv (May 30, 2015 at 20:47) (Below Threshold)
 Richie looks like he's on the juice.
  • + 10
 Will we see a Yeti 1-2 this year?
  • + 1
 No Yeti one and two this year but a one, two and three with me defeating Jared and Richie stealing third place. Wink
  • + 0
 So good start on those pedaling tracks
  • + 44
 Eddie Masters stem taped granola bar! #hellaenduro
  • + 29
 These are some stunning pictures. I mean, that shot of Martin Maes in full ninja-cat position is an all-timer. And the shot of Rude throwing chunks of roost while flat out just makes me want to ride. Keep up the good work fellas.
  • - 1
 That chunk shot gave me a trail boner and a man crush on Richie Rude. I heard that Richie Rude hit a tree one time and 911 had to be called. For the tree.
  • + 2
 Rude, Dick. 1st.
  • + 10
 All those sites still trying to get the "digital magazine page flipping" thing to work need to learn from these articles. This is how you present mountain biking online. Stunning big photos and mobile friendly text. Great work.
  • + 12
 " After taking 5th last week in England, Martin Maes is still looking to find his pace this week in Scotland."

I'm sure the Irish will be pleased with that mistake Wink
  • + 10
 ....aaannnd richie rude wins the prize for enduros longest socks
  • + 10
 quality article, quality day, top work media professionals!!!!
  • + 6
 After taking 5th last week in ENGLAND, Martin Maes is still looking to find his pace this week in Scotland. ye may wanna double check that!!! that said GOWAN THE GREG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • - 1
 Yeah and he finished 4th
  • + 7
 Wildhaber's calves are fucking HUGE!!!
  • + 12
 What did Cam say, something like they're filled with little Swiss soldiers shoveling coal?
  • + 3
 That's funny. I remember that comment from quite a while back. Nice
  • + 3
 #notbad
  • + 4
 38 years old and still battleing with the young guns.#notbad swissmuscle Wildi
  • + 7
 So... where in England was Maes racing last weekend?
  • + 7
 Ireland... Brain fart after a long day ;-)
  • + 2
 he also came 4th not 5th martin
  • - 3
 The pics and descriptions are great but Ya, there's a few typos...'should' instead of 'she', of instead of off, place and places(ACC)..oh well.
  • + 4
 @davetrump Don't you think it's astounding that so many Pinkbike regulars hold down careers in copy editing?
  • + 13
 Jrocksdh as such an enforcer of spelling and grammar in each of our posts this week I'm disappointed that your comments are not written in the same standard to which you preach. Why the capital 'Ya' and you forgot to put quotes around 'of' and 'off'. The use of 'there's' in place of 'there are' is incorrect as well as the correct usage of '...' and '..' (The second of which isn't even a proper form of punctuation)
  • - 2
 @davetrump

It's punctuation, my good man. Not puntuation.
  • + 2
 Haha, cool. I was only thinking of your protection @davetrump - you don't want to end up on an Irish hit list! ;p
  • + 1
 @browntown40 that was spelled that way quite intentionally Just for the haters ;-) glad you noticed.
  • + 3
 Honestly love seeing Eddie's bar taped on there for some reason - nice to see amidst all the carbon fiber and number crunching the good ole tape trick still gets the job done!
  • + 2
 Ya nice to see he can survive with a SWAT fanny and hidy-hole in the frame...:-)
  • + 1
 for some reason after watching JC's vid of one of the stages i though Rude would have trouble with all the tight bobbing and weaving that suits the smaller guys (JC,maes,nicolai,barnes)

so Rude is just amazing!! or the trees moved slightly in fear of obliteration!!
  • + 5
 Love the coverage! Is anyone even coming close? Thanks again Pinkbike!
  • + 2
 And once again my results guesses are far of any of today's results... Let's wait and see what tomorrow brings... Seems like an awesome event anyway...
  • + 1
 Awesome! I knew i put Rude at the top of the fantasy contest for a reason. Good luck tomorrow. The Turquoise Will Shine at the top once again!!!!!!
  • + 4
 RUDE!!!!
  • + 0
 Shout out to Marco Osborne from Cannonade Ovemountain out of Novato CA USA...killing it with 2 16th place EWS rounds behind the 15 fastest dudes in the world. The NOVATO STEEPS make you super strong!
  • + 1
 Anneke Beerten and her shiny red lips underneath her helmet, haha. Always in style like a real woman! Big Grin
  • + 1
 Sorta' off topic, but does anyone have any experience with those Northwave shoes that Oton has been wearing?
  • + 2
 Simply AMAZING photos as usual from DT!
  • + 2
 Awesome coverage pinkbike! Lots of PODS too!
  • + 1
 Amazing job with the coverage @davetrump @mattwragg
  • - 1
 Awesome photos. Much better than last week!
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