Bluegrass EWS Finale Ligure Results

Bluegrass EWS Finale Ligure Results

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The Enduro World Series (EWS) concluded in suitably dramatic fashion in Italy today at  Bluegrass EWS Finale Ligure.

In a venue steeped in the history of the sport, riders took to the start line for the third and final race of the year. Featuring nearly 60km of pedaling and four challenging stages, this race was designed to push riders to the max, and it more than delivered.

Morgane Charre wins her first EWS in Finale.

 

In the women’s race Morgane Charre (Pivot Factory Racing) was in control from the very first stage, putting over ten seconds into Vittoria EWS Pietra winner Melanie Pugin in second place. A mechanical for Pugin on stage two saw Charre able to extend her lead, and despite Pugin winning the final two stages, it wasn’t enough to stop Charre taking her first EWS win. Pugin finished the day in second place, with Estelle Charles posting a career-best third place.

 

Jesse Melamed can add Finale to his list of EWS wins.

 

In the men’s race Jesse Melamed (Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team) also set his stall out early, as he too put ten seconds into the rest of the field after stage one. Pietra winner Adrien Dailly (Lapierre Zipp Collective) was in second but wasn’t to stay there after a puncture followed by a crash on stage two put him out of the running. Melamed went on to win stages two and three, cementing his lead to an unassailable 17 seconds heading into the fourth and final stage.

It was Jack Moir (Canyon Collective) who won the stage, but…

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