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EWS Loudenvielle Round One Recap

ENDURO WORLD SERIES ROUND FIVE

LOUDENVIELLE RACE 01

LOUDENVILLE BRINGS A FRESH COURSE TO EWS

Round five of the Enduro World Series rolled into Loudenville, France yesterday, and with it another doubleheader and, you guessed it, rain. Well technically it didn’t rain on race day, but it rained so much on practice day that the race organizers had to remove a stage, reducing Thursday’s racing to just four stages. 

By the time Miranda Miller, Connor Fearon, and Carlos Langelaan hit the trails, things had dried up considerably from Wednesday’s mudfest. Slippery trails weren’t going to be the team’s main concern though, the day’s stages were packed full of energy-sapping pedaling sections. The pace at the pointy of the EWS is incredibly high and caught all three Kona riders off-guard. 

Miranda would finish the day in 16th place while Connor would roll across the line in 39th, Carlos would round things out in a disappointing 76th. Racing for round six kicks off tomorrow with the prologue stage and then Sunday will host final stages.

Noah Hoffman landed a clean 6th place in Jr. Men’s. 

The athlete experience

Loudonville Round Five was really fun. The tracks flowed really well and there was minimal jank, which European EWS’s are renowned for… Pedaling has never been my strong point and that let me down here a bit. I feel like I’m riding the downhill sections really well, but you have to be able to keep the hard pedals going top to bottom as well to keep your average speed up. I’m looking forward to a second chance in a couple of days.
Connor Fearon, Kona Gravity Team Rider

Coen Skrypnek will race in Finals tomorrow after qualifying 20th place. 

The athlete experience

By the time we hit the slopes, it was surprisingly dry – there were a few slick spots but nothing like practice! I underestimated how physical this race was going to be and had nothing in the legs for all the pedaling. Looking forward to recovering a bit and getting going again on the weekend for EWS Round Six

- Miranda Miller, Kona Gravity Team Rider

Carlos Langelaan leaning it in.

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