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News | UEC European Enduro Crowns First Champions

The UEC European Enduro Championship race in Kirchberg is over and we now have our new official European Champions. Conditions on the stages were tough, the drying track had turned to thick mud and riders had to stay loose to hold speed. At the bottom of the stages it was hard to tell where the mud ended and the rider began. But finally after a long day, National Anthems rang out over the town square, we have our new champions.

Our new UEC European Enduro Champions
Our new UEC European Enduro Champions
A muddy good time was had by all
A muddy good time was had by all

In the women’s race, Specialized Racing’s Anneke Beerten took the win with Ibis Team rider Anita Gehrig close behind, an amazing performance by 17 year old Radon Team rider Raphaela Richter saw her take third

Anneke was uncatchable in the women's race.
Anneke was uncatchable in the women’s race.
Evidence of the tough conditions was everywhere
Evidence of the tough conditions were everywhere
The Elite Womens podium
The Elite Womens podium

In the men’s race, Jerome Clementz was the odds on favourite, and kept it smooth and clean to take victory and the European Championship Jersey. Remy Absalon put up a good fight and took second place. Slovenian Vid Persek smashed his way to a third place position, closely followed by Radon Bikes James Shirley in fourth.

Jerome kept it smooth and clean to take the win
Jerome kept it smooth and clean to take the win
Remy Absalon chased hard but could not catch Jerome
Remy Absalon chased hard but could not catch Jerome
The Elite Mens podium
The Elite Mens podium
Jerome was stoked with the win!
Jerome was stoked with the win!

It was a big day for all the riders, and now, for the first time, we have official European Champions. Full report to follow…

Words and photos: Trev Worsey