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.
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.
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.
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.Full resultsClick here for more information on 1001sentiers.fr