Richie holding up three fingers

Combloux EDR World Cup: Rude Earns Third Win

Combloux, France was the destination for the fourth round of the 2024 EDR World Cup. Both EDR and E-EDR racers took on some slippery tracks in this beautiful location as the competition continues to heat up for the overall standings.

UCI start sign

The EDR athletes would be tackling six stages that pushed everyone to their limits. At the end of the day, Richie Rude (Yeti Fox) had once again proven his 2024 EDR dominance, taking the win in France for his third victory out of four races this season. Maxxis athlete and downhill racer Luke Meier-Smith (Giant Factory Off-Road Team) surprised everybody by showing up between DH World Cup rounds and taking second place in the Elite Men. Richie’s teammate Slawomir Lukasik has also been extremely consistent this year and placed fourth on the day.

Richie cornering

Luke barreling down a trail

In the Elite Women, Ella Conolly (Cannondale Bikes) continued her solid 2024 season with a third-place finish. JT Fisher (Yeti Fox) and Wei Tien Ho (Commencal Bikes) slotted into second and fourth places in the U21 Men’s race while Lily Boucher (Rocky Mountain Gravity Racing) and Emmy Lan (Forbidden Bicycles) grabbed fourth and fifth in the U21 Women’s competition.

Ella cruising down the trail

Lily pushing hard down the trail

The next day, the E-EDR athletes took to the Combloux tracks with ten stages of racing on tap. Flo Espineira (Orbea Enduro Team) and George Swift (Yeti Cycles) both had stellar days, earning second and third place in the Women’s race. Damien Oton (Orbea) was back on the podium in the Men’s race with the silver medal position.

Orbea rider tackling the course

Flo on the leader's podium

Another great round of enduro racing in the books. See you in Switzerland on July 12!