Enduro World Series 2019 - Val di Fassa

7月 02 — 2019 | Val Di Fassa, Italy

After a 6 week hiatus, Juliana riders were back at it in the Italian Dolomites, racing the fourth of the eight race series. Though one of the most picturesque stops in the Enduro World Series tour, Val di Fasse is also among the most grueling races of the series with 10,000 feet of climbing covering 41 kilometers over 5 stages. This year brought a new challenge of surprisingly physical and technical stages coupled with seemingly unbearable heat.  All four Juliana racers took on the stages descending the 9,000 feet from the top of the ski area all the way into the town’s center. The variety of trails, some fresh-cut, others centuries old, kept the racers alert and eager for more. 

Juliana Pro Team rider, Brittany Phelan, headed over to Italy to race for her first ever European Enduro, though racing in the Italian Dolomites is not new to her, racing on dirt was a whole different experience. Britt is most familiar with ski racing in Italy, but the change of seasons didn't throw her off and she rode with the composure of an Olympic athlete. Britt's strong mental and physical game paid off and landed her in 15th place overall. German racer, Tanja Naber, raced with precision across the five stages and squeezed in a 19th place finish. 

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Free Agent rider, Laura Battista, had one of her best races ever pushing it to her max in all five stages. The work paid off and Laura finished in 7th place, her best place in an EWS to date. Finally, Morgane Charre stayed consistent in her fast and diligent racing technique to hold onto the 3rd place overall in the series, she finished 5th at the end of the day.

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Racers will head to Les Orres, France next week for the next EWS round and Raphaela Richter from Germany will be joining the rest of the crew.

 

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