Photos by Chris Pilling | Words by Eric Behn
The fourth Enduro World Series took place in Whistler, Sunday on the third day of Crankworx festivities. The event which consisted of 5 timed descents accompanied by non-timed, yet limited climbs. The five stages wound throughout Whistler Mountain, Whistler Valley and through Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
Though controversy over shuttle use in practice by Fabien Barel casted a shadow over the spirit of the event, when it came to race day, everyone raced the hard. A full day of racing took riders throughout the forests of B.C.’s West Coast in what was noted by many as a wonderful event of gruelling downhill sections and friendly uphill riding.
At the end of the day, Jared Graves who is currently ranked third overall came out on top with a time of 47 minutes and 57 seconds. Jerome Clementz placed second coming in just over a minute after Graves’ finishing time. Fabien Barel, who was suffered with a five minute penalty, finished in 49th place, without the penalty, he would have placed third.
On the women’s side, Anne Caroline Chausson took the win while Tracy Moseley took second and Cecile Ravanel third.
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