ANDES PACIFICO – JÉROMÉ CLEMENTZ´S 1ST VICTORY 2014

ANDES PACIFICO – JÉROMÉ CLEMENTZ´S 1ST VICTORY 2014

What a perfect way to start the season by going to Chile to join the 1st edition of Andes Pacifico race. A great adventure of 4 days and 150km of riding from La Parva resort (Santiago) to link the Pacific ocean in Maitencillo. 80 international riders attended the race to drop down up 11,000 meters cumulative descents on 13 special stages. Jerome has to deal with big names : François Bailly Maitre and the local Nicolas Prudencio (Chilean National champion and also on Bliss Protection). For his 1st race of the season on his 650B new bike, Jey had good feelings and set the pace at the very 1st day. The terrain was dusty, as Chris Ball describes as “anti grip” trails, and you must get used to the crazy long and different downhills the organisation provides. But the views were handsome (we can see the higest summit of Chile, the Aconcagua) and it is a perfect opportunity to discover the famous trails of the Andes. Jey led the race from start to finish by wining the 4 days! He won in front of Nicolas Prundencio by 3 minutes 59 seconds, and François Bailly-Maitre got the 3rd position behind by 6...
UCI DOWNHILL WORLD CUP | LEOGANG

UCI DOWNHILL WORLD CUP | LEOGANG

It was a overwhelming weekend at UCI Downhill World Cup Leogang. On more time the outstanding Madison Saracen Team proofed their blasting skills in the Austrian dirt. Most of the racers liked the warm and sunny conditions at Leogang. But after a long period of sun and only some sprinkles during the nights, the track was super dusty. No problem for the mud and rain proven Madison Saracen Team. Also Quentin Chanudet, Mariana Salazar and the Scott Lac Blanc Team come along with this pretty atypical conditions for Austria. After the seeding was in the books, the starter list for tomorrows race was official. One more time Manon Carpenter proves her outstanding skills in every kind of terrain and qualified first for Sundays race. After a dramatic race the final results rolled in: Women Elite UCI World Cup Leogang 1st Manon Carpenter 13th Mariana Salazar Men Elite UCI World Cup Leogang 6th Mat Simmonds 15th Sam Dale 71st Quentin...
ENDURO WORLD SERIES 2014 | FINALE LIGURE

ENDURO WORLD SERIES 2014 | FINALE LIGURE

SUN, SEA, ITALIAN FOOD AND SOME OF THE BEST TRAILS IN THE WORLD, IT’S HARD TO THINK OF A BETTER PLACE TO ROUND OUT THE 2014 ENDURO WORLD SERIES THAN FINALE LIGURE. HYPE BEFORE THE WEEKEND CENTRED ON SOME BIG NAMES FROM ACROSS MOUNTAIN BIKING TURNING THEIR SKILLS TO ENDURO, AS WELL AS THE LONG-ANTICIPATED RETURN OF A FEW FAMILIAR FACES TO THE MIX. AFTER FIVE ROUNDS ACROSS EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA IT WAS TIME TO CROWN THE 2014 ENDURO WORLD SERIES CHAMPION. IT WAS ALSO GOOD TO SEE JÉRÔMÉ CLEMENTZ BACK IN THE GAME. AFTER HIS MAJOR SHOULDER INJURY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON HE COULD FINALLY PARTICIPATE AGAIN. AFTER MONTHS OF BEING OFF THE TRAIL JÉRÔME WAS STRONGER THAN EVER. AFTER SIX VERY TECHNICAL AND ROCKY STAGES HE COULD MANAGED A OVERWHELMING 4TH PLACE FOLLOWED BEI NICO LAU IN 7TH POSITION. NICO FELT PRETTY GOOD DURING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BUT UNFORTUNATELY HE CAN´T TRIGGER HIS WANTED SPEED. BUT ANYWAY HE FINISHED IN A BRILLIANT 4TH POSITION OVER ALL. 4TH JÉRÔMÉ CLEMENTZ 7TH NICO LAU 47TH SCOTT LAUGHLAND 61ST ANDRÉ WAGENKNECHT 77TH JÉRÉMY...