After the success of Round 2 at the Tweedlove Festival in Scotland, Round 3 of the Enduro World Series hopped across the channel to Valloire, France.
The enduro format in Valloire sees riders able to do one untimed practice run on each timed stage before going for the race time. The riders were also able to make use of the lift system for many of the liaison stages.
This in no way makes the race any less difficult or technical than the other rounds, however, with the riders still negotiating 18 minute descents, snow patches and gnarly alpine rock sections that took their toll on many a bike.
Tracy Moseley, the current Enduro World Series Champion, won all but one stage to take the overall victory. A series of smooth runs gave her an overall time of 1hour 29:49:767 seconds, and overall series lead.
Anne Caroline Chausson of France came in 1.36 seconds behind Moseley. Chausson won round 1 in Chile, and is currently ranked 2nd overall in the series.
Placing third was Anneke Beerten of the Netherlands, who takes her first podium position in the EWS. Anneke comes fresh from take second in the 4X World Championships in Leogang the previous weekend.
Coming up in fourth was Isabeau Courdurier and fifth was Cecile Ravanel, who started strongly but unfortunately punctured on stage 2.
For the full list of results, visit the Enduro World Series results page.
The riders have a short rest before making their way just over the border into Italy for Round 4, the La Thuile Superenduro.
Headline image copyright Matt Wragg/Enduro World Series
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