It is time for the racers of the Enduro World Series to go head to head once again and this week it will be on the Italian mountains of La Thuile. This is a location that has hosted the series before and was remembered for it’s dizzyingly steep terrain! Thursday is Round 3 and Sunday will be Round 4. Here’s all the info you’ll need!
How to follow the racing
EWS TV for video highlights
Enduro World Series Website for more info
Total Course: 30 km / 2730m descent (3 chairlift assisted climbs)
Stage 1 – La Joux: 2.93km / 563m D
Stage 2 – Miniere : 2.54km / 518m D
Stage 3 – Le Fressa : 2.22km / 618m D
Stage 4 – Vertical : 4.18km / 738m D (Queen Stage)
The Queen Stage: One stage per event will be designated the “Queen Stage”. Top 5 finishers on the Queen Stage will receive bonus points for the overall Series rankings.
Who to watch
For the recap on Round 2, click here.
Melanie Pugin came through strong and consistent at Round 2 and went faster than a very emotionally and physically drained Isabeau Courdurier. Having had a few weeks to recover and find her groove, we could see a very interesting battle between these two.
Morgane Charre is expecting to be up there completing the French Trio but will face challenges from ALN, Harriet Harnden, and Ella Conolly.
Jack Moir is the man of the hour in the men’s race having taken his first EWS win at Round 2 and looking as though he’s only getting faster! Richie Rude was locked in battle with him in the first 2 rounds and we expect him to come back with a vengeance in La Thuile.
Charles Murray from New Zealand is in his first Pro year and may be threatening the top step very soon along with Jesse Melamed who is eager to take a win with the best in the world present.
Lets see what the racers have in store for us at Round 3!