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RESULTS and VIDEO: Jesse Melamed and Isabeau Coudurier Win EWS Sugarloaf – Mountain Bikes Press Releases


Tright here had been twists, turns and excessive drama at EWS Sugarloaf as a revitalised Isabeau Courdurier (Lapierre Zipp Collective) prolonged her lead within the 2022 Enduro World Sequence with a faultless technical show to take the win on the sixth spherical right here within the US state of Maine. And Canada’s Jesse Melamed (Rocky Mountain Race Face) did the identical, driving to a different victory within the EWS Males after his closest rivals – the USA’s Richie Impolite (Yeti/Fox Manufacturing unit Staff) and Canyon Collective’s Jack Moir struggled with crashes and mechanicals.

Courdurier, who struggled by means of the primary two of three back-to-back rounds in Canada and the USA, discovered her type and health once more right here in Sugarloaf storming to victory on the tough roots and rocks of the brand-new venue. The 28-year-old struck first on the Professional Stage on Saturday (Aug 20) after which once more on S2 on Sunday morning. Actually she didn’t drop out of the highest 4 on a day she capped off with victory on the ultimate of six levels.

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In the long run it was Britain’s Rebecca Baraona of the Yeti/Fox Manufacturing unit Staff who would take second after a win on the Queen Stage – S3, the 4.2km-long tester named 355. Fellow Briton Ella Conolly (Cannondale Enduro) took third after a win on the penultimate stage of the day. The UK’s Harriet Harnden (Trek Manufacturing unit Racing) missed the possibility to make spherical six three in a row after an arm damage flared up and prevented her from beginning. Courdurier will go into the ultimate block of two European races with a 295-point lead over France’s Morgane Charre (Pivot Manufacturing unit Racing) with Bex Baraona in third. 

Within the EWS Males’s race it appeared like final week’s winner at EWS Burke, Richie Impolite may cruise to victory on house soil once more till catastrophe struck for the American with crashes on the highly-technical levels 4 and 5, the second of which injured his shoulder. Impolite had gained the Queen Stage – stage three – by some 14 seconds to take a lead of greater than 21 seconds into the second half of the race. But it surely wasn’t to be after the Connecticut rider washed his entrance wheel out on stage 4 after which broken his shoulder in a crash on stage 5 dropping swathes of time. 2021 sequence champ Jack Moir additionally appeared like he may give EWS Whistler winner Melamed  a run for his cash however a puncture and a broken rear wheel on the rocky begin of the Queen Stage quashed his day’s ambitions, costing him some 10 minutes.

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It was Orbea Fox Enduro Staff’s Martin Maes who got here closest to the Canadian ultimately, simply 3.66s again after practically 27 minutes of racing. EWS Sugarloaf Professional Stage winner, New Zealand’s Matt Walker (Pivot Manufacturing unit Racing) was third. Melamed will don the yellow plate of sequence chief on the seventh spherical of the EWS within the Swiss resort of Crans Montana in mid-September. Impolite trails Melamed now by 450 factors and Maes is in third. 2021 champ Moir is left with a mountain to climb after dropping to eighth after ending the sixth spherical in 107th.

2022 EWS Sugarloaf Outcomes – Males (full outcomes)

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2022 EWS Sugarloaf Outcomes – Girls (full outcomes)

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