The Enduro World Series get moving in Switzerland
No one ever said enduro was easy. Rain and snow met the Enduro World Series this past weekend, making for extremely challenging conditions. Eventually, the race would be forced to shorten the number of stages down to just two, making every moment count in already unique racing environment.
At the end of the weekend, it would be third place overall for the team. Individually, Hattie Harnden finished first in the U-21 category, Katy Winton finished in fifth, and Florian Nicolai wrapped it up in 13th.
For Florian, the risk out on the course was something beyond him.
“The weather had a mind of it’s own today,” said Flo. “After waiting all morning, the organisation took the decision to make it two stages. I’m not used to riding in these almost extreme conditions, and I didn’t have control of my bike over these soggy roots and rocks. I have to settle for 13th place. Looking forward next round to make up for it.”
It was a chaotic situation for the riders, not knowing if the race would even be taking place.
“With the horrific weather there were many changes in the schedule to the point we were doubtful of racing at all,” said Katy Winton. “The EWS did everything they could and managed to get us racing two super physical stages. It wasn’t my best day, but a solid result and something to build on for the next races. The team was amazing and we were super stoked to take 3rd team of the day and to see Hattie take the U21 win.”
Be sure to keep up with the team as they continue racing!