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ENDURO WORLD SERIES ROuND Three: La THuILE

EWS ROUND THREE

THE KONA GRAVITY TEAM GET SET FOR SECOND DOUBLE HEADER

SHAKEDOWN IN LA THUiLE

It’s been baptism by fire for Kona’s gravity racers these last few weeks, with the weekends Les Gets DH coming hot on the heels of the Enduro World Series’ first-ever doubleheader. Well, it’s not letting up just yet, Miranda and Connor have now made the short trip to La Thuile, Italy for rounds three and four of the EWS. The team made it to town in time for the sanctioned shakedown ride day, where the EWS allows riders to test out local tracks that aren’t being raced to get a feel for the terrain, conditions, and local track design.

Practice followed immediately and gave the riders a chance to check out the four stages being raced tomorrow and later in the week for EWS round four. Heavy rain in the evening before practice had riders worried about racing in diabolical conditions but the share number of wheels on the ground and the and quick-draining soil saw conditions for practice not as bad as expected. With intermittent rain falling during practice today, race organizers have moved up the start schedule tomorrow to try and beat an incoming thunder storm. Connor Fearon will be dropping into stage one just after 9am local time (12.14am PST) with Miranda not long after at 9:22am. You can check out the start list HERE.

Friday will offer the riders a break before Saturday’s Pro stage with racing for round four finishing on Sunday.

The athlete experience

The tracks are long, rough, and physical! A theme so far on this trip. The trails flow a lot better than in Canazei, and I’m loving it! Stage four has a gnarly pedal and climb in it, similar to last week in Val Di Fassa but at least it’s at the end of the day so you get to shred up until that point. The weather is playing with us constantly and tire choice is important. Fingers crossed the sun stays out for most of the day!

Miranda Miller, Kona Gravity Team Rider

The athlete experience

I really like three out of four stages here in La Thuile! Stage four has another one-minute climb and some acute angle corners which I’m not quite ready for yet, but I’m up for the challenge!
- Connor Fearon, Kona Gravity Team Rider

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