Chilean rider from the Orbea Enduro Team has achieved the first-ever title in the history of the UCI Women’s E-Enduro World Cup, thus retaining her title as the world champion of women’s electric Enduro.
The end of the Enduro World Cup season for Galfer Bike representatives in Chatel, France, was remarkable. In the Women’s E-EDR category, Florencia Espiñeira (Orbea Enduro Team) secured another victory, this time with a very tight margin of less than 1″ to become the first-ever UCI World Cup champion with 1,254 points. “Flo” had an exceptional year with great consistency in all races, earning 3 victories and 2 podium finishes in the 5 races she participated in, using her Orbea Wild equipped with Galfer brake components: the “Disc Shark®” and E-bike G1652 brake pads. It’s worth noting that Espiñeira was already the world champion of Enduro (EWS-E) in 2022.
In the men’s category, Portuguese rider Tiago Ladeira (Miranda Factory Team) did an outstanding job, finishing in second place in Chatel, just 18 tenths of a second behind the winner. With this result, Tiago secured the third position overall in the E-EDR 2023 standings with 829 points. In the same category, Florian Nicolai (WeRide Fulgur) and Edgar Carballo (Orbea Enduro Team) didn’t have their best weekend but finished the season in 8th and 12th place, respectively.
In the EDR discipline, Melanie Pugin (WeRide Fulgur) achieved two “Top10” finishes, coming in 5th, and Barbora Vojta (Challenge One) finished 6th in the women’s category. In the men’s category, Belgian rider Martin Maes (Orbea Enduro Team) secured the 13th position in the last race of the year, finishing 11th in the 2023 overall standings.
On another note, the French event also hosted the third race of the Cross-Country Marathon World Cup, where Colombian rider Leonardo Paez (Soudal-LeeCoughan) claimed victory in the Elite men’s category. With this outstanding result, the Galfer representative now sits in second place in the overall standings, trailing the leader by less than 100 points with one race left to conclude the championship.
The next UCI MTB World Cup event will take place in Snowshoe, USA, from September 27th to October 1st, featuring XCO, XCC, XCM, and DH disciplines.