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European Enduro Series 2015 | Rocking the dusty trails in Sölden

This weekend, on the 4th and 5th of July, the European Enduro Series continues in the heart of Sölden, Austria. Today was the first mandatory practice day, culminating with an exciting prologue. The mountain weather was perfect and racers were excited to get started.

Christian Schleker goes sideways in practice of the 2nd EES in Sölden
Christian Schleker goes sideways in practice of the 2nd EES in Sölden
Daniel Schemmel fully pinned
Daniel Schemmel fully pinned
Benny Purner taking advantage of the perfect conditions
Benny Purner taking advantage of the perfect conditions

Ines Thoma (GER) and Nico Lau (FRA) were way in front of their competitors in the Elite class at today’s prologue in the dusty, shimmering heat of the Ötztal Alps. Two other German riders, Lisa Policzka and Stephanie Frankl were close in on Thoma in the Women Elite class. Gustav Wildhaber (SUI) and Robert Williams (GBR) were hard on Lau’s heels. The newly built Teäre Line was the venue for the prologue and will also be part of the race tomorrow. The gleaming heat, the scenic trails and the highly motivated riders promise tomorrow´s race to be challenging and one of a kind. Find the pictures of a great first day in Sölden below.

Sometimes it works, sometimes it goes wrong
Sometimes it works, sometimes it goes wrong
Riders were loving the fast trails
Riders were loving the fast trails
The big bike park features were an interesting twist
The big bike park features were an interesting twist
Michal Prokop will be a force to be reckoned with this weekend
Michal Prokop will be a force to be reckoned with this weekend
The weather is ideal for big mountain racing
The weather is ideal for big mountain racing
Flat out through high alpine meadows
Flat out through high alpine meadows
Nico Lau rails round the first corner to the prologue win of the 2nd EES in Sölden
Nico Lau rails round the first corner to the prologue win of the 2nd EES in Sölden
The race will be shadowed by the imposing Austrian backdrop
The race will be shadowed by the imposing Austrian backdrop
Exciting racing in the big mountain terrain
Exciting racing in the big mountain terrain
Finish of the prologue of the 2nd EES in Sölden Tyrol
Finish of the prologue of the 2nd EES in Sölden Tyrol
With the main race starting tomorrow there will be many nervous riders tonight
With the main race starting tomorrow there will be many nervous riders tonight

Words: Trailsolutions

Photos: Manfred Stromberg