After a stellar 2018 season and a winning start to 2019, Martin Maes season came crashing to a halt. The Belgian tested positive in New Zealand, and was handed a suspension for doping.
After serving the suspension, and needing a result to make up for missing most of the season, Maes returned on time to switch gears and race downhill at UCI Mountain Bike World Championships at Mont-Sainte-Anne. After an unexpected podium in 2018, expectations were high.
Following MSA, there was one final Enduro World Series round in Zermatt, Switzerland for Maes to find redemption. Could he find enough pace to save his season?
Watch the Spoke Tales season finale to find out.
Spoke Tales Season Finale with Martin Maes
“After a dominant start to 2019, Martin Maes’ race season came to an abrupt halt with an unexpected 90-day suspension. Not one to be stopped by adversity, Martin channeled his frustration and energy into downhill racing, his return to the top of the EWS podium and took some much needed time to have fun with old friends.
This is the story of how Martin Maes made the most of his 2019 season and still came out on top”
Filmed and edited by Last Light Cinema.