The first Enduro World Series (EWS) race of the year took place in Switzerland this weekend, and in true 2020 fashion, it didn’t come easily. The fate of Specialized EWS Zermatt hung in the balance as the blue skies and picture postcard views enjoyed earlier in the week turned into rain, thunder storms and even snow. But if there’s one thing the EWS riders are famous for it’s their resilience, and a delayed start and a shortened course saw them don their burliest riding gear and head for the stages.
With just two stages to race, mistakes weren’t an option and racers had to tread an even finer line than usual between pushing for speed whilst minimising risk.
Top ten pro men
1 Jesse Melamed Rocky Mountain Race Face 00:15:00.27 2 Martin Maes GT Factory Racing +00:04.64 3 Theo Galy Sunn Enduro Factory Team +00:14.66 4 Jack Moir Canyon Collective +00:15.78 5 Jose Borges Miranda Factory Team +00:18.74 6 Robin Wallner Ibis Enduro Team +00:19.44 7 Elliott Heap Chain Reaction Cycles +00:25.07 8 Mathew Stuttard – +00:28.95 9 Louis Jeandel – +00:29.15 10 Vid Persak Orbea FOX Enduro Team +00:29.92