A small Atlantic island proved yet another perfect venue for the world’s fastest to go head-to-head in the dust at the EWS Madeira 2019.
There was certainly no sign of the #EnduroWetSeries at EWS Madeira 2019 with the trails running in spectacularly dry and fast fashion all weekend long.
No real surprises at the sharp end, with the title leaders wrapping up yet again. Martin Maes couldn’t rack up another clean sweep but took wins on six of the eight stages, with second and fourth places finishes on the other two put him thirty two seconds up on Jose Borges. Borges would come in six seconds ahead of a flying Jesse Melamed.
In the Pro Women’s race, Isabeau Cordurier won seven of the eight stages, in a fashion akin to her compatriot Cecile Ravanel. Only second place Noga Korem would take a stage win from her. Arguably the biggest news of the week was last year’s U21 champ and Brit Ella Connolly taking her first podium on her third race in the big leagues.
Keep an eye on her… Juliana Bicycles’ Morgane Charre would keep her honest though, with less than a second between third and fourth.
Both Maes and Cordurier sit pretty at the top of the title race with the full 1620 points each. Florian Nicolai and Noga Korem both sit in second with 1240 and 1200 points respectively. Jesse Melamed and Morgane Charre round out the top three.