The high altitude and high speeds of the Enduro World Series’ sixth stop in Aspen Snowmass, USA, ensured a challenging race while a damp start that quickly turned to hero dirt, then dust, provided track conditions as yet unseen in the 2017 series.
The Pro Women’s race saw Cecile Ravanel take a convincing win and cement her series lead, however, the men’s was the closest of the season so far with less than 9 seconds separating the podium. Sam Hill started strong by winning the first stage and maintained his form to secure his first EWS win, which sees him now ranked 1st overall with two rounds to go. Fellow Aussie, Jared Graves, also started strong, placing 2nd in stage one. He managed to finish in front of Hill in two stages including winning stage four, the longest of the race, however, Belgium’s Martin Maes squeezed into 2nd with a strong final stage seeing Graves round out the podium.