Urge 1001 Enduro Tour #3 - Reel, France

May 6, 2018
by 1001sentiers  
That was a hot racing week in the Maritime Alps. Only one week after Florian Nicolai's victory at round 2, the Urge 1001 Enduro Tour was already back on the trails with round 3 on May 6, and a huge cocktail of alpine stages for the riders of the Bévérally Turini-Moulinet.

Known as the most famous Monte Carlo Rally stage the Turini is now also hosting and mountain bike enduro race.
Known as the most famous Monte Carlo Rally stage, the Turini is now also hosting a mountain bike enduro race for the first time.

Would you like to ride and race here Of course Welcome to the 1001sentiers playground
Would you like to ride there? Of course! Welcome to the 1001Sentiers' playground!

For the premier Bévérally Turini-Moulinet, the organizer Sospel-MTB drew six stages (five for classic MTB + one climbing bonus stage for eMTB) into these lovely mountains and forests. A tasty mix of alpine and wooded trails, soil, leaves, switchbacks, rocks, balconies and more switchbacks. Great fun, and a great spot for a race day battle.

Did you say racing with a view Another day on the scenic Maritime Alps trails.
Did you say racing with a view?! Another day on the scenic Maritime Alps' trails.

For the Norco rider Valentin Escriou, the day started with a broken chain on PS1, but continued with an amazing four overall times in a row over the next four stages. Just enough to take the final win after 24 minutes of racing, 32 seconds ahead of the series leader Rémy Quillévéré 2nd, and Sylvain Baud in 3rd nine seconds behind.

After a strong day and 4 stages win the Norco rider Valentin Escriou take his first victory on the Urge 1001 Enduro Tour.
1st win on the Urge 1001 Enduro Tour for Valentin Escriou.

R my Quill v r leader of the serie finishes 2nd of the B v rally Turini-Moulinet.
Rémy Quillévéré on his way to 2nd place on the Bévérally Turini-Moulinet.

Third enduro race of the year and third girl victory for Julie Duvert.
The third 1001sentiers enduro race of the year and third victory for Julie Duvert in the women's category. Séverine Cigana finished 2nd with Léona Pierrini 3rd.

At the same time, 29 riders were racing in the eMTB category with a special menu of five stages plus a bonus climbing stage, and two downhill world champions in the peloton: Fabien Barel and Nicolas Vouilloz fighting against the Azurian eMTB specialists. And that's finally one of them who took the win, Melvin Pons 1st with only 3 seconds of advance ahead Fabien Barel 2nd, while Kenny Muller finishes 3rd.

After 6 stages in one day including one climbing Melvin Pons wins the e-bike category of the Urge 1001 Enduro Tour round 3.
Melvin Pons takes a strong eMTB win on the Urge 1001 Enduro Tour round 3.

Fabien Barel was back to local racing and offered a silver medal to his Canyon in the e-bike race only 3 seconds behind the winner.
Fabien Barel was back to local racing and offered a silver medal to his Canyon in the e-bike race, only three seconds behind the winner.

Full results

Nothing like a good pasta in the village after a big racing day.
Nothing like a good pasta in the village after a big racing day.

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7 Comments

  • 1 0
 For all the people who are against the e-bike, because it's a trend for them, and it's nice to appear true, we, in the south east of France, we don't care, we just enjoy spending more time with friends, racing together, and doing more climbing to have more funny time downhill. Oh and by the way, if Barel and Vouilloz are racing on e-bike, it's just because they appear to have a lot of fun on that type of bike.
  • 2 0
 Fabien Barel, riding the alps, taking scalps.
  • 1 0
 It was an amazing race. The work on the trails was great. Leaves DH was unreal
  • 1 0
 e-bikes are not bikes - pretty simple really
  • 1 0
 shoosh
  • 1 0
 Fabian Barel racing e-bikes. Holy feck!
  • 1 0
 Guess he has to keep “riding” someway. Disappointing to see





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