Rémy Absalon 6th in Colorado

31 juillet 2016

Rémy found his flow this weekend by taking the 6th place in Apsen Snowmass where took place the 5th round of Enduro World Series.

This busy month of July ended with the first North American race this weekend. The iconic Aspen-Snowmass resort in Colorado welcomed round 5 allowing Rémy Absalon to ride in some of the USA's highest mountains. And it suited him pretty well as he came in 6th place!

Rémy had to face 6 stages over 2 days of racing with 4572meters of timed descending and 519 meters of climbing. The resort chairlifts were a great help for climbing but riders had also long and rolling pedalling transfers to deal with. As usual in Colorado, Rémy and all the riders had to face high altitude but also the heat mainly on Saturday which made the trails very dusty.

Day 1-
Rémy did a great start and found his flow taking the 5th place in stage 1, the shortest and the most DH-oriented of the day.
The 2 following stages were longer and tough, mixed with wooded terrain and raw open ski runs, combined with some bench cut single track. The challenge was to manage the effort keeping high speed. Rémy stayed on course finishing the day in 7th place just 7 seconds behind the podium.

Day2 -
Sunday began with the longest stage of the race, really physically challenging as 17 minutes were necessary to Rémy to get it through. Stages 5 and 6 were once again very DH oriented and rough. Rémy launched a full attack on it and finally came in 6th place, very close to the podium.
Rémy appreciated to ride with his Genius LT in 29er, a nice option for high speed here in Aspen.

"I was really confident on my bike on these high speed stages and I could find the good rythm between flow and full attack. It was tight for the podium but I am happy to finish 6th." Rémy Absalon

EWS#5 - Results -

1st/ Jared GRAVES - Specialized Racing - AUS
2nd/ Nicolas LAU - Cube Action Team - FRA
3rd/ Jérôme CLEMENTZ - Cannondale - FRA
4th/ Martin MAES - GT Factory Racing - BEL
5th/ Curtis KEENE - Specialized Racing - USA
6th/ Rémy ABSALON - Scott SR Suntour Enduro Team – FRA
The series gonna fly to Canada for the 6th round in the famous Whistler resort (BC - Canada) in 2 weeks.

Keep going!

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