Bozel - Courcheval - Meribel
Another epic day on the Trans-Savoie saw riders in classic ski terrain riding the slopes and steeps underneath ominous peaks and ridges in the Three Valleys. Five stages with almost an hour on the timing clock for the fastest riders took in everything from crazy steep, technical rock gardens and channels to pure single track ribbons in lush lower forests. Stage Five, Loam Ranger, was universally praised by riders, with many claiming it as one of the best trails they had ever ridden - a continuos black thread of sinuous trail in untouched leaves and loam.
The overall leader, Jamie Nicoll, continued to dominate - starting to feel stronger after starting the week feeling a little off-colour. The winner though were the trails themselves - with over 4,200m of descending the riding was simply awesome today...
Full results here: www.sportident.co.ukwww.trans-savoie.com www.trailaddiction.comwww.vimeo.com/thisisbigalpineendurowww.facebook.com/transSavoie