Video: EWS #4 La Thuile, Italy Coverage and results

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La Thuile, Italy

The absence of the great Jerome Clementz and Fabien Barel due to injury in the men’s fields has opened the door to a young crop of new riders. Who will take the win in the 4th Enduro World Series Men’s race? The women’s field on the other hand is between Moseley and Chausson locked in an epic battle.

Day 1 Coverage Video

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The EWS crew and their massive utility vehicle.

Day 2 Coverage Video

Round 4 – La Thuile Superenduro powered by SRAM, 12–13 July

Men
1. Damien Oton France
2. Francois Bailly-Maitre France
3. Joe Barnes Great Britain

Up and coming Frenchman, Damien Oton took the win and shocked the world with his performance. Finishing the EWS overall last year in 11th place, Damien has shown promise on board his DeVinci Spartan with constantly improving results all the way to a 2nd place finish in EWS #3 in Valloire with a 2nd place finish.

In this race, he charged out of the gate with two early stage wins and held off another podium newcomer, Francois Bailly-Maitre of Team BMC. Oton now sits in 2nd place behind Jared Graves for the Enduro World Series Overall.

Mens podium. 4 2014, La Thuile. Photo by Matt Wragg.

Women
1. Tracy Moseley Great Britain
2. Anne Caroline Chausson France
3. Cecile Ravanel France

This one was a two-horse race between Moseley and Chausson all the way as they took virtually all the stage wins. Mosely charged out of the gate with a stage 1 one win and held on throughout the two days. Moseley now sits in first place in the overall EWS standings.

Womens podium. EWS 4 2014, La Thuile. Photo by Matt Wragg.

Video: EWS #4 La Thuile, Italy Coverage and results Gallery
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Custom-painted Ape

Part of the local organization with their custom-painted Ape. EWS Rd 4, La Thuile Photo by Matt Wragg
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Unknown rider

Unknown rider, PS2. EWS Rd 4, La Thuile. Photo by Matt Wragg
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Francois Bally-Maitre

Francois Bally-Maitre collapses after PS6. EWS 4 2014, La Thuile. Photo by Matt Wragg
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La Thuile, Italy

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Damien Oton

Damien Oton on PS4. EWS 4 2014, La Thuile. Photo by Matt Wragg
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Damien Otons

Damien Otons victory is announced. EWS 4 2014, La Thuile. Photo by Matt Wragg
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Series leaders

Series leaders. EWS 4 2014, La Thuile. Photo by Matt Wragg
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Mens podium.

Mens podium. 4 2014, La Thuile. Photo by Matt Wragg
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Womens podium

Womens podium. EWS 4 2014, La Thuile. Photo by Matt Wragg
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Women's Overall standing after EWS #4

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Men's Overall Standing after EWS #4

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Men's Final EWS #4 result

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Women's EWS #4 Final Results

About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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