Can anybody beat the French at enduro racing? That was the big question coming into this weekend and the resounding answer by the end of the weekend is no as Jerome Clementz came away with a white wash. In the men’s category anyway, for the women Anka Martin showed up from Oregon of all places and schooled pretty much everyone on how you race enduro. Heavy rain in the night had left the ground damp and as the first riders headed up into the mountains above Suaze D’Oulx the rain set in for the day. The rain didn’t dampen the quality of the racing as the world’s fastest enduro racers went for the sport’s biggest prize – the trophy of nations (this year hand carved by local sculptor Maurizio Perron).

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