Trek Factory Racing scores podium and overall nod
The Enduro World Series continued this weekend with a stop in beautiful Aspen, Colorado. The US leg of the EWS put on display the massive aspen expanses, and big mountain vibe know to the US riding scene. The team fared well, Casey Brown took the team’s best result with a third, and a stage win. Katy Winton took fifth, with a win on the last stage. Lewis Buchanan hung in for a 17th place in the men’s category.
Casey Brown continued to show that no matter what discipline of mountain biking she takes part in, it will be done quickly. Casey took the win on stage four, and was consistent all weekend to score a third place, coming in 50 seconds behind the winner, Cecile Ravanel.
Katy Winton came into the race swinging, and finished out with a solid top-5 finish. All six stages saw consistently fast finishes, including a win on the last stage. Katy’s fifth place finish also moves her up to second overall in the EWS 2017 series.
"I'm so pleased with my weekend. In all the years of coming to the USA I've always lost consistency here and been out the back, so to be right up there in the mix all weekend I'm buzzing. The racing was super tight after day one I was 5th with 11s separating 3rd-6th. On day 2 Anita (4th) and I did pretty much the same times on stage 4 and 5, so it all came down to the final stage. I've never been comfortable on big jumps or drops and this stage was very much that so to lay it all down and win that stage I was BUZZING. I needed to make 6s up on Anita but only managed 5 on the final stage... so after 52 minutes of racing she pipped me by 1s. My 5th place did mean that I've moved up to 2nd place in the overall rankings and the team was 3rd on the day. Absolutely awesome weekend, can't thank Ray Matt and Matt enough for their hard work and fox for keeping the suspension on point. Stoked!!"
Lewis Buchanan continued his steady rise, experiencing the joys of high elevation for the first time this weekend.
"This was my first time in Colorado and racing at altitude. To finish 17th overall is something I'm happy with but not stoked with. This is one particular area I really need to work on & it's something that will be sorted for 2018. I had some good stages results & it's nice to be consistent but I look to better this result in Whistler in a couple weeks time. Thanks to the whole team for their efforts!"
The team’s actions scored enough to grab the third best team of the weekend. Next stop for the enduro squad will be beautiful Whistler, BC. Stay in touch with the team on Instagram.