Victory for Alex Rudeau (Commencal Enduro Project), second place for Martin Maes (Orbea Enduro Team), third place for Melanie Pugin (BH Racing Enduro Team) and Masters title for Karim Amour at the last event of the season in Loudenvielle, France.
Great end of the season for Galfer Bike representatives in the Enduro World Series 2022, with the first Men’s Elite victory for Alex Rudeau, podiums for Martin Maes and Melanie Pugin and the world title for Karim Amour in the Men’s Masters category, all of them using the new “Disc Shark®” brake discs recently launched by Galfer, together with the Advanced/Pro brake pads.
In the Men’s Elite category, Frenchman Alex Rudeau (Commencal Enduro Project) took the first victory of his career thanks to the consistency of his lap times, setting the best time in one special stage and always ranking in the top five in the rest of the stages. Right behind him, Belgian rider Martin Maes (Orbea Enduro Team) finished second for the third consecutive race, setting the best time in two special stages and finishing just 3 seconds behind the winner. Maes thus finishes the season in third place in the overall standings, marking a spectacular end to the season. Also noteworthy is the 9th position by Louis Jeandel (Commencal Enduro Project), as well as the 15th place by Vid Persak (Orbea Enduro Team).
In the Women’s Elite category, French rider Melanie Pugin (BH Racing Enduro Team) stepped onto the podium again following her third place finish in Loudenvielle. The sixth place went to Chile’s Florencia Espiñeira (Orbea Enduro Team), both representing the Galfer Bike brake brand.
And in the Men’s Master category, veteran Karim Amour won the world title in his category once again after finishing the last race in second place. Karim thus retains the EWS Masters title he won in 2021.
The EWS team season is over, but we still have the Trophy of Nations to look forward to, as well as the last event of the E-EWS season, which will be held in Finale Ligure (Italy) on 1-2 October.