SRAM SWEEPS THE PODIUM AT ENDURO WORLD SERIES LES 2 ALPES
Jerome Clementz wins round 3 of the Enduro World Series with Vouilloz and Blenkinsop on the podium.
Hard, fast, brutal and steep. This were the most used definitions for the third round of the Enduro World Series held on Sunday, July 7th, in Les 2 Alpes, France, as the opening event of the Crankworx Freeride Festival. Jerome Clementz (Cannondale – SRAM XX1, RockShox Pike and Reverb, Avid X0 Trail, TRUVATIV Jerome Clementz bar) got his first Enduro World Series win after dominating the first of the four stages with an impressive 25 seconds lead. Jerome Clementz said: “There was a huge climb in the middle of stage one, and it was crucial to have a big chainring not to spin out on the fast descents. Thanks to my XX1 drivetrain I was able to have a light enough gear to sprint up the climb, keeping all the speed I needed for the more downhill-style stages”.
The all-SRAM podium was completed by Nicolas Vouilloz (Lapierre – SRAM XX1 and Roam 60 wheels, RockShox Pike, Monarch Plus and Reverb, Avid X0 Trail, TRUVATIV Jerome Clementz bar), winner of round 2 of the Enduro World Series in Val d’Allos, and Sam Blenkinsop (Lapierre Gravity Republic – SRAM XX1, RockShox Pike, Monarch Plus and Reverb, Avid X0 Trail). With his win Jerome is now sitting in 1st place in the overall classification, with four more rounds to go.
In the women’s race Emmeline Ragot (Lapierre Gravity Republic – SRAM XX1, RockShox Lyric, Monarch Plus and Reverb, Avid X0 Trail) rode to a strong 3rd place, while in the Juniors’ Emmeline’s team mate Loris .
The Enduro World Series now moves to the other side of the Atlantic with round 4 scheduled for July 27 and 28 at the Colorado Freeride Festival in Winter Park.
Photos: Sven Martin and Victor Lucas