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24 June, 2014
There are now enough enduro races happening that in one weekend, WTB athletes can take top 10 spots at three major events simultaneously. Atop, Team WTB's Marco Osborne stormed his way to fourth place finish in Colorado at Snowmass during the first stop of the Big Mountain Enduro riding Breakout tires, prototype wheels, a prototype carbon-railed saddle, and Moto-X clamp on grips. Below, Jeff Kendal-Weed of Team Ibis-Retro Cellars put his Vigilante tires to good use navigating granite boulders to a second place finish at the VP EnduroFest at China Peak during the second stop of the California Enduro Series.
Photo Credit: Michelle Lamelin of Epicenter Cycling / California Enduro Series
Overseas, in France, Jared Graves of Yeti-Fox grabbed first place atop a Devo SLT at the third stop of the Enduro World Series in Valloire. Alexandre Cure of Team Rocky Mountain / Urge BP took 7th on a Silverado saddle and Team WTB / Cannondale Overmountain's own Ben Cruz took 9th aboard full WTB fixings including Breakout tires that held up beautifully to 30,000 feet of punishment.
Photo Credit: Matt Wragg / Enduro World Series. Devo SLT patiently awaiting instruction beneath Jared Graves, the top spot on the podium. Check out a rad recap video from Dirt TV on Pinkbike HERE and an excellent write-up by Matt Wragg on Pinkbike HERE
They seamlessly flowed jumps:
And sprinted past the point of air burning and lungs rasping:
And it was paid in full:
Photo Credit: Michelle Lamelin of Epicenter Cycling / California Enduro Series. WTB's own Jeremiah Newman took first place racing for Felt-WTB aboard full WTB product after having taken first place the weekend before at Fears, Tears, and Beers Enduro in Ely, Nevada. Jeff Kendal-Weed took second racing for Ibis-Retro Cellars aboard WTB product as well.
Here's to a great weekend of racing - from California to Colorado and even to France - well done WTB athletes!