Video: 5 Minutes of Raw Enduro Racing from Finale Ligure

Sep 28, 2020
by Ed Spratt  


bigquotesA condensed 2020 Enduro World Series wrapped up in Finale Ligure, Italy, with the final of three rounds fought on four varied trails that included high speed sections, hero dirt and not-so-hero nasty-pointy-rocky bits.

It was a one-day race featuring around 1,500m of climbing and 60km of pedalling throughout the liaisons and race stages — in other words, not an easy day in the office.

With Isabeau Courdurier out of action through injury, Morgane Charre stepped into the winning spot in the women’s, absolutely crushing the opposition to take her first EWS win by a huge 31s. Last round’s winner Melanie Pugin took another solid second place and Estelle Charles rounded out the all-French women’s top-three.

In the men’s EWS race, it was Canada’s Jesse Melamed who stamped his authority on the event, starting his day with a 10s win on stage one and going on to win three of the four stages and the race overall. Florian Nicolai and Jack Moir slotted into the same positions as Pietra Ligure, finishing second and third respectively.

It was a short but eventful season of Enduro World Series racing that lacked some of the top racers (namely Sam Hill and Richie Rude), but hats off to the organisers for rolling up their sleeves and putting on a show. Here’s hoping for some more normal racing in 2021.

Filmed by the real Tommy C
Misspent Summers



21 Comments

  • 46 0
 Got to love Fabian running after his riders?
  • 8 1
 Awesome that he was pushing them on the climb where they can make up significant time
  • 1 14
flag Slickssasnail (Sep 28, 2020 at 17:53) (Below Threshold)
 I believe there’s a ‘no team assistance during racing’ rule. This looks like motivational assistance. Lame.
  • 10 0
 Moir at 4:50 finds motivation, your boss screaming at you lol. Barel is legend!
  • 9 0
 At the end, did the race cross a angry land owners property? Guy looked pissed off.
  • 5 1
 meet fabien barrel the coach! Smile
  • 3 2
 He is the team manager for Canyon
  • 7 0
 Thanks PB for sharing our vid!
  • 6 0
 Is it the first proper raw enduro EWS edit on PB?...That was Uci WC DH level.. filming and riding.
  • 6 0
 Love the raw footage - much better than the ews video summaries.
  • 5 0
 It's easy to see why Jesse won!
  • 1 0
 I was thinking the same. He looks like he is on another level than the rest - and still everyone else is so fast!
  • 3 0
 Do you prefer to have Fabien Barel as your coach or a wild dog running after you ? ????(jokin' the guy is gold)
  • 4 0
 Roosted camera guy at 0:32...LOL.
  • 3 0
 Thanks for posting dudes!
  • 3 0
 Warp speed
  • 1 0
 0:28 to 0:32 seconds...that dude might've gotten some dirt in the lens.....
  • 2 0
 That was sick. So many boosted rides there.
  • 2 0
 guy in the end 'GO GO GO GET UP THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
  • 1 0
 at 2:40 .Exactly like my '92 GTI.
  • 1 0
 Those poor tires and wheels!

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