Round Three of the Enduro World Series landed at a brand new venue at Montagnes du Caroux, France. Situated in the South West region of France, the area is known across Europe for it's classic French Trails. Dry, rocky trails encircle a medieval village that challenged racers with long and technical descents.
It was a great weekend for the Yeti Fox Factory Team with Richie Rude and Duncan Nason taking the top step of the podium in the Pro Men's and Men's U21 field.
The beautiful French Mountain side provided racers with stunning views all weekend long.
The village of Olargues dates back to medieval times.
This classic venue has all the makings to be a new EWS favorite on the circuit.
Rocky and rugged hillsides set the tone for the weekend.
Richie Rude came out ready to go on Day 1, winning the first Three Stages.
Duncan Nason, U21 Yeti Rider, continues to impress, building off a 3rd place finish in Colombia and 1st place in Chile. The theme of the weekend for Duncan was consistency, finishing all 8 Stages in the Top 6. The victory in France maintains Duncan's series lead.
Squeezing through the village of Olargues.
Shawn Neer smashes past a group of French fans.
The two-time EWS Champion has had his share of bad luck recently, but it was great to see Richie back on top.
Richie Rude cracks a smile after his first victory since Whistler in 2016.
A great weekend for the Yeti Fox Factory team - taking home all the hardware!
Photography by Dave Trumpore