EWS #8 Loudenvielle
What a final round of the Enduro World Series in Loudenvielle! Alex Rudeau got his first win in the competition at the weekend, but also it was a first for COMMENCAL in the Elite Men’s category! It’s an incredible result when you remember that the COMMENCAL Enduro Project is in its maiden season in the Enduro World Series. Plus the META prototype P003.1, much like the team structure itself, is still in the development phase.
Alex said afterwards,"I still don't believe it! I just won my first EWS. My parents, my brother, my friends, my team, the French public… They were all there supporting and they gave me the strength to make one of my biggest dreams come true. I am so happy! Thank you everyone.”This victory for our META is the first100% aluminium frame to win inthe competition since Sam Hill in 2016 during the Valberg round.
The weekend had started well for the team's riders on Saturday with a flurry of consecutive finishes on the Pro Stage. Guillaume Larbeyou was 4th, with Alex Rudeau and Louis Jeandel hot on his heels, finishing 5th and 6th. Also on the first day of racing, Jack Piercy from the COMMENCAL Les Orres Team bagged 2nd in U21 Men.
On Sunday, Alex Rudeau quickly got to the heart of the matter by winning S2 by more than 8 seconds! He took control of the race. As the day went on he remained very consistent, managing the pressure and the difficulties of each stage well. He won in the end with a lead of nearly 4 seconds! In fact, the weekend went perfectly for all the Enduro Project riders. Louis Jeandel finished 9th. It was also his best performance of the season despite a mechanical problem. Guillaume Larbeyou finished 17th.
Jack Piercy also managed to master his race, he achieved a 3rd place podium in U21 Men!