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had fun. Those trails were super fun, and I had a really good day. I think the stages later in the day show where I was at, so I guess it’s positive. It seems like the first week was kind of like a slow build, and I was trying to come into this one a little bit better. Still got a long week ahead of this one, and then one more week, so tons of racing left.”
Third place on the Elite Men’s podium went to Rhys Verner.
“It feels really good. Another good finish in the Enduro,” said Verner who, like Iles and Woolley, mirrors his finish in last week’s event in SilverStar. He said the first stage was definitely the hardest of the day for him, but that he was able to build from there: “I rode Stage 1 really bad and frantic. I high-sided on one of the corners and went off-track another time. I finished it pretty pissed off but regrouped and had a good three final stages.”
Another rider who had a strong day was Kirk McDowall, who was hot on Iles’ heels after the first stage.
“It was a stage that I liked when we rode it in practice. I like the janky, technical rock stuff and just trying to carry speed through that, where it’s not so much hammering but finessing. It didn’t feel super hard. It felt like I was cruising…so I wasn’t sure where my time was going to end up, but I’m stoked.”
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