Maxxis-sponsored riders took the majority of men’s top ten spots at the latest round of the Enduro World Series, and took three spots in the women’s top ten. The fifth round of the 2018 Enduro World Series (EWS) was held July 21-22 in La Thuile, Italy.
Various difficulties, including uncertain weather, led to a truncated stage schedule on both days, but at the end of the round, Pivot Factory Racing’s Eddie Masters held third place, with Rocky Mountain/Race Face Enduro Team’s Jesse Melamed in fourth. Unior Devinci Factory Racing’s Damien Oton was fifth; Orbea Enduro Team’s Thomas Lapeyrie was sixth; France’s Youn Deniaud was seventh; and Canyon Factory Enduro Team’s Florian Nicolai earned ninth place.
Oton is currently second in points for the series, and Canyon Factory Enduro Team’s Dimitri Tordo and Nicolai are fourth and fifth.
Nicolai and Tordo’s teammate Ines Thoma took third place overall for the round in the women’s race, with Rocky Mountain/Race Face Enduro Team’s Andréane Lanthier Nadeau in sixth place, and Orbea Enduro Team’s Becky Cook in eighth place. With three rounds left in the season, Thoma is fourth in points.
The next EWS round is scheduled for August 12 in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Maxxis congratulates all of these riders for their fine performances.