Monday, July 23rd, 2018
“4 out of 5 for Mr Hill”
Sam Hill: Another incredible result.
After another amazing win in La Thuile, it 4 out of 5 wins in the Enduro World Series now on his Blueberry Mega 275c.
Elliott was following Sam’s lead, coming into this round leading the U21 category and after his strongest ever result last time our in Austria-Slovenia EWS (When you compare his times to the Elites).
He continued his amazing form with a 1-2-1 on day 1 of La Thuile, building a impressive lead.
With a few weeks of big mountain riding under his belt, Kelan was full of confidence. Starting further back on super technical tracks gave him a really tough opening day. Coming across bodies and catching rider on the steep and loose terrain cost him time and caused a few spills and lost him some pace on the lead pack.
On Day 2 he impressively fought back from 49th to 36th with a series of top 30 times on his Mega 290.
Both Wideopen rider Christo Gallagher and Chris Hutchens had tough weekends. Like most riders the brutal day 1 caused the damage, with Christo breaking his hand in a few places and Chris suffering a mild concussion.
Shout out to Enduro-ist Vanzac Jackson Davis, who heard this was more “downhill” so gave it a go and survived in 123rd place (actually really credible when you look at the names around him)! Racing in his new Nukeproof kit and on a Mega 275c RS. Point 1 athletic coach Chris Kilmurray also manages a finish in 128th place on his new Mega 275c.
Photo: Kike Abelleria