The Enduro World Series’ annual return to Whistler is always a highlight of every year’s race calendar. 2019 ramped up the excitement by adding a second day of racing.
On Saturday, the massive descent from the iconic Top of the World trail all the way to Whistler village tested athlete’s focus and endurance, with nearly 20 minutes of punishing descent.
Overnight rain ensured that, while Saturday’s five stages of racing weren’t as epic as Stage 1, they would still be incredibly demanding for racers. Strength met finesse are the world’s best tried to navigate a mess of west coast rocks and roots.
Andreane Lanthier Nadeau, who lives nearby in Squamish, was the top Canadian in the elite race, finishing third. Canadian’s swarmed the podium in under-21 men’s and women’s racing.
It was two huge days of racing, all crammed into 60 seconds of highlights below:
Enduro World Series: 2019 Canadian Open Enduro – 1 Minute highlights:
Bonus: Half way through the Whistler EWS stop, Andreane Lanthier Nadeau was quickly hunting down series leader Isabeau Courdurier. The French woman would hold on for another win, but Lanthier Nadeau wasn’t making it easy.