A first for the Enduro World Series, a round that has stages across two different countries and even a tunnel to ride through. Held in the scenic Petzen-Jamnica area the EWS Round 4 had a mix of terrains and weather, with wet weather through some of the first days clearing to a sunny finish. Terrain-wise, Jamnica (Slovenia) for the first day of racing had technical rocks and roots and Petzen (Austria) had flowing singletrack. And with 2700m of vertical climbs in the liaisons and stages, competitors would have been grateful for the handful of chairlifts used for the event.

Jared Graves. A decent performance saw him in 30th place at the end of day 1, however pushed back to 159th by the end of the final stage.
Women’s winner, the dominant Cecile Ravanel
Wet mud on Day 1…
and dry conditions on Day 2.
Eddie Masters, in 3rd place after Day 1, crashed and managed 7th place at the end, his 2nd best result at an EWS round.
Boxes of torches at the ready to tape onto competitors’ helmets or handlebars for the tunnel ride.
Media jostling for a photo of Sam
Sam checks course notes and results mid-race
Sam with a bit of flair in the final stages
Sam Hill and Martin Maes congratulate each other at the end. Margin was just over 10 seconds!
Elite Women’s Podium
Elite Men’s Podium

Final Results – Elite Men

1 Sam Hill (52:55.67)
2 Martin Maes (+0:10.58)
3 Robin Wallner (+1:00.55)

Final Results – Elite Women

1 Cecile Ravenel (63:07.00)
2 Isabeau Courdurier (+2:31.24)
3 Casey Brown (+3:01.88)

Aussie Roundup
Josh Carlson 23rd
Chris Panozzo 54th
Paul Van Der Ploeg 62nd
Jordan Prochyra 67th
Ben Forbes 93rd
Jared Graves 159th

Leonie Picton – Womens 21st

Joel Kristensen – Mens U21 32nd
Ben McIlroy – Mens U21 DNF

James Mackintosh – Masters Men 33rd

Full results at enduroworldseries.com
Pics: Enduro World Series / Duncan Philpott