The winningest woman in professional mountain biking, Anne Caroline Chausson (Ibis), is still plenty fast. Chausson took the win in stages 2, 4 and 5, and was second in stages 1 and 3 which left her with a second place overall at 38 seconds behind Tracey Mosely.
Clementz and Mosely bolster Enduro World Series standings with wins at altitude.
(July 25-28, 2013) WINTER PARK, Colo—The largest field of international professional mountain bikers to race on US soil this year gathered in Winter Park to contest Specialized Enduro World Series race and Gold medal Freeride Mountain Bike tour slopestyle contest. Full Results Here
Brian Buell on the Goat Trail in stage 3. Buell had a great weekend with a win in the Air Downhill, 4th in the first enduro stage and 13th overall in his first Enduro World Series race.
Stages 1 and 2 required racers to get up so speed by sprinting across a flat stretch before the descents.
Bright race kits and numerous foreign languages were a sure sign that the Enduro World Series was in town.
Martin Maes of GT Factory Racing took a 7th overall and 3rd on stage 5 to fly the team flag while Dan Atherton was healing up back in Europe.
Adam Craig (Giant) rails into the first berm of stage 2 while the other racers watch his line. Craig worked his way up the rankings to finish the weekend with an 8th place overall.
Aaron Bradford put his prototype BMC 29'er through the paces to finish as the top American in fourth overall.
Santa Cruz Nomad Chris Johnston upped his game to ride his 27.5 Bronson into 12th overall in an extremely fast international field.
Winter Park sets the standard for bikes, beer and good times when it comes to bike parks in the USA.
Martin Soderstrom showed everyone he was here to win with a solid run in Friday's slopestyle qualifying. On Saturday, Soderstrom went even bigger to take his second Colorado Freeride Festival win.
Logan Peat came out guns-a-blazing to set the highest score in qualifying.
Then it rained buckets. Well, it actually rained every day like clock work, which was perfect for keeping the dust down and the dirt grippy.
Lapierre's Nicolas Vouilloz has plenty of downhill titles to his palmares, and now is heating it up on the enduro circuit. Vouilloz would only win stage 2, but his consistent riding, which is key to enduro racing, netted him second overall for the weekend.
Another multi-time dh world champion, Fabian Barel (Canyon), is tearing it up on the enduro circuit, and also took third for the weekend (with his water bottle taped to the down tube of his protoype 27.5 Canyon).
Red Bull and Trek Factory Racig athlete Rene Wildhaber claimed fifth for the weekend.
Mike West (Yeti/Fox) hammers through a smoother section of stage 3's Goat Trail.
This rock wedge on the Goat Trail bent or destroyed about two out of every five brake rotors that got sucked into it.
(L) Nate Hills (Yeti/Rock Shox/Mavic) suprised many (who don't know him) with his fast times that were not expected from such a low ranked number plate. (R) Inas Thoma (Canyon) rode to third place overall for the weekend.
(L) Anneke Beerten rode her Specialized 29'er to thrid place overall. (R) Tracey Mosely continued her dominance of the Enduro World Series with another solid win aboard her Trek Remedy 29'er.
Heather Irmiger (Trek) finished as the highest placed woman for the USA with a sixth overall.
Kelli Emmett (Giant) was back on her 26 inch bike, and finished the weekend in 8th place.
This rock garden in stage 5 hade numerous lines that all seemed fast.
Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Trek) finished in 20th overall after a crash in stage one took him out of contention.
Yeti's Joey Schusler donned a classic old Yeti team jersey to rally on stage 5 and secure 6th place overall as the second fastest american.
Kurtis Keene (Specialized/Red Bull) rode his 29'er to 11th overall with a couple flashes of speed by taking a 3rd in stage 2 and 4th in stage 4.
Jared Graves (Yeti) was certainly on pace to win and actually won three of the five stages, but a broken derailler in stage 2 took him out of contention for the overall win and valuable Enduro World Series points.
Jerome Clementz is on a roll, and took the overall win with solid and consistent riding to further bolster his lead in the Enduro World Series rankings.
Clementz even had a go at the pond crossing race as the weekend wrapped up on Sunday.