Bex is one of the most recognizable racers on the EWS circuit, but it's not all been plain sailing for the English rider.
Zoe has spent the last few weeks meeting with local shredders and learning new skills. Can she put it all together on another run down 19th Hole?( Photos: 1 )
Shimano Enduro Tour, Round 3 – Derby, TAS.Event Management Solutions brought the third round of the Shimano Enduro Tour to Derby after stopping in WA and QLD. Into the Derby Tunnel, duck! While the racing and practice were running, there were still plenty of crew riding and shuttling the trails. Evolution’s new Buggy Shuttle service can take riders from the Devil Wolf section up to Black Stump for zippy runs down some great tracks! Launceston’s Izzy Flint looked so good during practice and took the win on Sunday with a gutsy display of smart race-craft and bike skills. Dave Ludenia scoping faster ways to ride the technical sections. Ben McIlroy flies past with epic pace. While the racing and practice was running, there were still plenty of crew riding and shuttling the trails. Evolution's new Buggy Shuttle service can take riders from the Devil Wolf section up to Black Stump for zippy runs down some great tracks! We love you, Derby! Fingers crossed the EWS will return again one day soon. Former National Gravity Enduro Champ, Chris Panozzo took a 120mm travel Santa Cruz Tallboy to the podium with an impressive display of racing. Don’t call him an XC rider, multiple National Champ Cam Ivory breaking the mould and blasting the rocks during practice. Few riders negotiated the crack, on trail Detonate like 17 year-old Izzy. Very smooth and controlled. Dropping Izzbombs. Zoe Cuthbert rides with immense commitment, watching her drop off the large granite boulders and hold speed through the big turns was amazing. Panozzo under a tall one in the lower parts of Roxanne, a solid track to negotiate at race pace. Timmy Eaton not slowing down through the rocks. We crashed Team Shimano’s team dinner, a good bunch of people indeed! Pre-race parm and a pint. Well, for the photographer anyhow… Paul and a golden Derby pint of Scottsdale brew. Team manager Toby loves Derby more than most, it appears! Pre-race prep. Pre-race Instagram. Paul van der Ploeg’s Giant Reign 29 dialled and ready. Chris Panozzo’s Santa Cruz Tallboy, short travel, who cares. Izzy Flint’s Merida One-Sixty gleaming all of the colours in the morning sunlight. Race day, time for the first long pedal up. Fresh soles for Sunday. Handguards gaining in popularity, for good reason. Ludenia aims up for the long session of rock-eating on Shearpin. Crowds heckling their lungs out. Connor Fearon was on a tear all weekend, and took a convincing win. Rowena Fry stamped her authority once again on the trails of Derby, backing up her EWS podium with a win this weekend. Yiew! Fixing carnage. Any moisture in the Derby dirt was drying quickly under the harsh Tassie sun. Zoe on the long road to the top before more hard descending. Chainsaws and two-stroke to fill your senses. Rowena picking lines like a pro. Plenty of stats to back up the tired body. There was a bar at the finish line… Shelly Flood always smiling, despite the obvious! Hoppy pain relief. The Kona crew on their Tasmanian trip, loving life, off to Maydena for the National Champs next. Little Rivers had their new pop up bar Side-Tracked in full swing. Distinctly Connor. Cam Ivory, done! Elite Women’s podium; Rowena Fry, Zoe Cuthbert and Leanna Curtis. U21 Women – Izzy Flint, Fenella Harris, Emma Bateup. Elite Men – Connor Fearon, Dan Booker, Chris Panozzo. And that’s a wrap for the Shimano Enduro Tour! Row Fry, series champ! And Jodan Prochyra takes overall, too. We love you, Derby!Fingers crossed the EWS will return again one day soon. The post Racing Enduro in Derby | The Shimano Enduro, Asia-Pacific EWS appeared first on Flow Mountain Bike.
Matt Stuttard made the switch to enduro from downhill back in 2016 and this year he broke into the top 20 overall for the first time.( Photos: 8, Comments: 1 )
Adam opens up about training and racing under the scrutiny of an online audience, and what's next for him after The Privateer.( Photos: 1 )