Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
“Sam Hill, Elliott Heap & CRC-Mavic dominate EWS Rd 2”
Both Enduro World Series races in South America have been epic. Heading from Chile to Colombia, the terrain was different but the fans were again incredible.
Manizales, Colombia was the host for round 2 and the whole town came out to support the riders. With 7 stages based in the surrounding hillsides and coffee plantations, the first stage set up as a super special “urban Downhill” stage in front of a capacity 20,000 people and live Colombian TV.
After some local riding on Wednesday & Thursday, Team manager Nigel Page was reeling what he described as in some of best trails he has ever ridden. The team were super stoked for the race ahead.
Cockpit of the wild Blueberry Mega 275c of Sam Hill Ft. Sam Hill’s Signature handlebars and gripsSaturdays stage 1 opener in front of an amazing crowd was the perfect opening act for the race. 20,000 packed fans, live TV and a tight and tricky street course ment that survival was key! Kelan Grant laid down an amazing 11th place, with Sam a few places further back. Elliott finished within a second of the stage winner in U21- but was 6th!
Team podium for CRC-Mavic- 2nd overall
Huge Shout to mechanic Jacy for keeping the all 4 bikes running perfectly & to the whole EWS team for an amazing trip to South America.
Amazing photos from Fraser Britton and radical team edit from Salva (to come).
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Photos: Fraser Britton