EWS #7 Crans Montana
Last weekend, high up on the alpine plateau of Crans-Montana, we saw the start of the final block of Enduro World Series racing this season. It was a race that took place very much in the bike park, not so technical with big pedalling sections. So it wasn't the most enduro-style course we’ve ever seen, but it was one that the COMMENCAL Les Orres team riders seemed to get on with!
Lisa Baumann won her very first Elite Women’s stage! She has improved race after race this season and she has showed that we can count on her next season. Lisa finished the weekend in 10th place after a fall on the last stage and said afterwards, “I worked hard for this result. Finishing 10th is a little frustrating, but now I know what I'm capable of!”Recently crowned French DH Champion, Antoine Vidal, was riding his META prototype at the EWS for the first time. A conclusive first ride, he was 7th in the standings until a crash at the last minute which also dropped him to 10th place. A good weekend nevertheless for his return to the enduro! He said afterwards,“I was distracted by overtaking a rider on the last stage. It was my own fault. I'm happy with this weekend even though I know I could have done better.”
It was also a solid weekend for Jack Piercy. He said that he felt good on the bike all weekend and it showed;3rd on the Pro Stage, 2nd on the 3rd stage… He eventually finished 4th because of a crash during the 5th stage. He was so close to the podium!