Two for Two - Ravanel and Hill Repeat at EWS Round 2 Two for Two - Ravanel and Hill Repeat at EWS Round 2

Two for Two - Ravanel and Hill Repeat at EWS Round 2

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Ravanel and Hill Repeat at EWS Round 2

If the 2018 Enduro World Series were a soap opera or an Original Scripted Drama on some streaming internet content provider, the critics would have panned the Round 2 script as “not entirely believable.” Basically, in this mountain bike drama, the scriptwriters changed the terrain, and a few of the finer details, but the plotline remained exactly the same—Cécile Ravanel and Sam Hill dominated the race weekend and won the overall in both women’s and men’s events in Colombia.

Truth, though, is better than fiction.

Swapping the dry and loose anti-traction of EWS Round 1 in Chile for the wet, slippery and peanut-buttery anti-traction of Round 2 in Manizales, Colombia, Ravanel and Hill both showed that they still really, really like winning in 2018.

Cécile’s Commencal was equipped with a SRAM Eagle™ X01 drivetrain, SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes, the new RockShox LYRIK RC2 fork, RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RT Remote shock and Reverb Stealth post for the win.

Sam Hill, who, like Ravanel, runs the Number 1 plate of defending series champ, took four of the eight stages, and finished 47.54 seconds ahead of his closest rival.

The Chain Reaction Mavic team rider’s winning bike was equipped with an Eagle™ X01 Drivetrain, SRAM Code RSC Brakes, the new RockShox LYRIK RC2 fork, RockShox Super Deluxe Air RCT shock and a RockShox Reverb Stealth post.

- All photos by Sven Martin

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