Michael Ronning’s EWS photo diary, Final Day.

Words by Michael Ronning | Images by Michael Ronning

Enduro World Series Round Four La Thuile is complete. What a weekend, the whole thing was such an eye opener – a really amazing experience.  We had such a ball competing and riding in this part of the world, I met so many great people all out for the same thing.

I ended up 85th in Elite men which I was pretty happy with, before the race I thought maybe top 75 would be possible with a good weekend.  I really underestimated the amount of people I would have to pass on each stage.  Such a huge event and so professionally run with an Italian flavour and flair!

 

All in all an amazing trip, cant wait to do it again next year.  Thanks to Giant Bicycles and everyone else for their support and to Flow for helping me share this experience.
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Toowoombas favourite son, Jared Graves. Didn’t quite have the weekend he was looking for. Still leaves La Thuile leading the EWS series.

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What MTB story is complete without a pic of this guy, Allez Cedric…great to catch up after all these years!

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Cant believe I pulled this out of a box two days before I left Australia, threw in a 160mm fork and boom just did four gruelling days and didn’t even put a tool to it!

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Sunday afternoon legs

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Podium and organisers.

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Ian Harwood from QLD with Enduro superstar Jerome Clemenz, Chris Ball of EWS in the background. Not sure what Ian said, but looks like BS.

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Josh Carlson, my old team mate and Giant mechanic Colin Bailey and myself enjoying post race festivities.

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The sun setting over an amazing weekend, if anyone gets the chance to do one of these you wont be disappointed!

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My team manager, camera crew, photographer, cheer squad and wife!

 

After party euro style!  It was LOUD!

After party euro style! It was LOUD!


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