Enduro is demanding on riders and bikes in the same way: it requires a unique combination of all-out riding and reliability over long stages, multiple days of racing and ultimately a long season. This second chapter follows the best enduro racers in the world from the iconic Mega Avalanche in Alpe d'Huez to the final race of the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure, Italy. Here, in addition to Jerome Clementz's victory in both the race and overall, Curtis Keene, Rene Wildhaber, Anka Martin, Anneke Beerten and many more reflect on the first season of the Enduro World Series and what it means to be an enduro racer today.
Curtis Keene was one of only two American riders to race the full Enduro World Series in its debut season finishing in a respectable top-15 overall.
Jerome Clementz out front mastering the deep ruts in the top glacier that have been known to swallow racers whole.
At times you have ZERO choice but to take the main line while navigating the foreign terrain of the glacier.
The sense of camaraderie is alive and well with Enduro. Anka Martin cheers on Jerome as he powers through one of the middle climbs on his way to victory.
The pits were alive and well with electricity and excitement in Finale Ligure for the last round of the Enduro World Series.
Rene makes his way down to the finish through the narrow streets of Italy.
Anneke Beerten navigates the technical terrain of the Italian coast.
It's all downhill from here. Anka Martin reaches the coastline in Finale letting it all hang out to the finish.
Unquestionably one of the best mountain bike riders alive at the moment, Jerome seals the deal with a final victory on an already spectacular season.
SRAM athletes are like family, and every family celebration needs some cake. Congratulations Jerome.