Team scores top-10s in Portugal's MTB haven
It was an intense weekend of racing in one of the world’s most beautiful islands. The Enduro World Series descended upon Madeira for the third stop of the EWS, with the traditional tourist destination seeing a different breed of traveler. The team raced well, with Casey Brown taking 6th, Katy Winton 9th, and Lewis Buchanan finishing in 12th.
Casey put a together a terrific weekend to take her first top-10 of the year. After suffering disappointment in the first two rounds, Casey made it happen in the third. In her own words,
"For me, my goal was to finish this EWS since the last two rounds hadn't gone to plan. I rode relatively safe and was stoked on having a couple good stage results, Madeira is so rad and I hope we can come back one day."
Lewis continued his steady improvement to slot into a 12th place. Limiting mistakes and staying consistent are indeed the secret to success, and Lewis is gaining the momentum every race. In his own words,
"I'm made up to finish 12th overall. Made a big comeback on day two of racing and made up a lot of time on the other guys. Nice to see my speed is there. I will keep the momentum I have rolling on through to round 4 in Ireland and strive for that top 10. Thanks to the staff, Ryan and Ray, for keeping my bike in tip top condition all weekend, along with James for keeping my legs in fighting shape for racing."
Katy Winton’s race saw major hiccups on Saturday’s day one, however the Scot managed to pull together her race, and get to work on Sunday. With her consistent ride on Sunday, Katy maintains her 3rd overall for the series.
"Tough race for me with a mechanical that meant a lot of power walking to make the final stage of day 1 on time. Thankfully I did which meant I could race day 2 and try get some time back! Ray and Ryan did an amazing job of getting me back up and running and the bike was mint for day 2. Although a frustrating weekend I managed to come 9th and hold my 3rd in the overall rankings. Looking forward to a better weekend in Ireland, can't thank the team enough for their hard work!!"
Next stop for the team is the 28th of May in Wickow, Ireland.