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That was a good day ! 2500m of climbing and 9 race stages...thanks @world_enduro and @pietraligureoutdoor for giving us a great variety of trails and beautiful liaisons. As only the second ever E EWS it is cool to see the direction the sport is going in....tight liaison times on technical trails and a mix of power (uphill ) stages and downhill...
Felt great to find a bit more speed this week to take my first E ⚡️EWS win 🔋🚲👌
Big thanks to @boschebikesystems for the support with @jantheman_official 👍
Was also great to catch up with @trekfactoryracingenduro and once again they get to race today in the rain ☔️😂
Good luck team 💪🤞👊
Pic 1 - credit @kikeabelleira 🙏 ...
It’s time to get the ⚡️ bike back between the tapes again this weekend ✈️🚲🇮🇹
Looking forward to racing in a new part of the famous Italian coastline @pietraligureoutdoor 👌😍
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@boschebikesystems and @trekfactoryracingenduro in full support again ! Thanks team 👊
Pic credit - @man_down_media ...
This was awesome Toby and his two friends heading out on their first group balance bike ride in the woods 😍😊🚲 😀
I felt like the pied piper running along in front as they chased me round the trails 😂👊 ...
Can’t believe this incredible day was 10yrs ago already 🙈
Thanks @amlinstapics for reminding me and taking all these amazing pics that are now the best memories 🙏
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I have been asked so many times what is more special my DH world title or World Enduro and they are both amazing and so different in terms of achievements. The enduro is always been at the end of a long fought season of racing and you know as the season progresses if you are in with a chance of winning etc so it’s the long haul victory, whereas downhill is all on that one day and it’s sudden, stressful and emotional 😂😍🌈🌈
My favourite photo is of the mass group hug with @mtbsprocket my now husband and my competitors in particular @natural_soul_sabrina_jonnier as we had the most competitive relationship but also the most respectful and I know that day she was genuinely happy for me to finally win this title 😊
Same for @claire_buchar and @emmelineragot
Good times 😊😊 🚲 🙏
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3 weeks ago
The all-new @trekbikes Slash launches today and I’m super happy to have been part of its journey from back in 2013 when I piloted the Trek 29” Remedy to its first ever @world_enduro win in Punta Ala ! Back then a lot of people thought I was crazy racing enduro on a 29” wheel bike, but fast forward 7 years and the Remedy became the Slash and here we are in pic 9 with the new Slash. Designed for world enduro racers to aggressive trail riders.... enjoy 😊🚲👌
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Pic 1 - 2013, 2014 and 2015 World Enduro Champion Remedy 29er bikes
Pic 2 - 2015 Ainsa Spain
Pic 3 - 2015 3 x World Enduro champ - Finale 😊
Pic 4 - 2013 Finale
Pic 5 - 2015 Peebles
Pic 6 - 2015 - Ireland 🇮🇪
Pic 7 - 2016 - New Slash
Pic 8 - 2019 Slash
Pic 9 - new Slash July 2020 pic credit @rossbellphoto ...
4 weeks ago
Getting back between the tapes in a year such as this was pretty special. First big race of the year is testament to the passion, hardwork and dedication of the Enduro World Series and local TRAILLOVE Zermatt crew working with all the new safety and COVID controls. It definitely didn’t feel like a normal race but I think this is the new normal for us for a while so best adapt and go with it.
It was also the first ever E bike World enduro
and it was great to be a part of it and experience this first hand.
There’s lots to learn, improve and adapt as e-bikes develop and the sport finds it place, but as a first go in a tough time this was a great start and super good fun to be part of.
It was also nice for me to be back with a number board on my bike 😊🚲
My pace and strength was far from my “good old days” but I managed to hang on to my Trekbikes Rail for long enough to claim 2nd spot and gain lots of valuable experience and feel able to help give feedback and help shape the future of these events.
Huge thanks to Bosch eBike Systems for the great support and amazing motor - especially for that uphill stage win ! 👍
It was also great to spend time with the @trekfactoryracingenduro team. Good luck this weekend team 🤞
And thanks for the help too 👍
I may have missed the rain 🌧 forecast for this weekends main race thankfully, but I did miss the quarantine cut off for the UK by a few hours today, so 14 days back at my real job as mum it will be and not sure which will be more exhausting !! 😊😂🚲
📸 Matthew DeLorme and Boris Beyer 🙏
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2020 race season was back in action last week as I took the trip to the Swiss Alps to race the E-Tour Du MontBlanc at the Verbier E-Bike Festival
This year I came straight from the UK with no riding in the mountains and after 5 months of lockdown riding my local trails I definitely suffered ! Nathalie my race partner on the other hand had spent the last 5 month of lockdown riding in the mountains so I was in the hurt box from the start !!! 🙂
What an awesome 3 days on bikes though.....it was for sure painful, eventful, wet, sunny, emotional and all things a good adventure should be !
Thanks for everyone involved and to Nathalie for organising it all so I could literally just fly in and out and race ! Batteries and all our spares were organised ....thanks @trekbikes and Bosch eBike Systems for our great product 🙂
We finished a strong 2nd place and I promised Nathalie I would come back with a few mountain days in my body before the next one so we can go a bit faster !!
Flat Tire Defender Osprey Packs Osprey Europe The Cycle Jersey Bontrager Sweet Protection ...
Osprey packs have been such an important part of my biking journey ever since 2010 when I started to transition away from downhill racing to more adventure style riding
This past week I used one to carry a spare e-bike battery and all my spares and food 300km around Mont Blanc !
Thanks Osprey Europe
Check out their podcast as I chat to them all about my career and mountain biking in general 😊🚲