Rally Team Heats Up in Chile
First Enduro World Series race, first podium for our new Rocky Mountain Urge bp Rally Team!
The team traveled to Chile for the first EWS of the season with optimism. Our French riders Florian Nicolai, Isabeau Courdurier, and Alex Cure were joined by Canadian Jesse Melamed to battle it out with the world's best on Chilean soil. After two days of racing on some of the most unique and beautiful trails we've ever seen, Florian put down a blistering last stage to pass Martin Maes for 3rd place in the Overall category behind Jerome Clementz and Jared Graves!
The final results for the team were:
- Florian Nicolai — 3rd Overall
- Isabeau Courdurier — 5th Overall
- Alex Cure — 7th Overall
- Jesse Melamed — 30th Overall (coming back strong after several crashes!)
The team was aboard the Rocky Mountain Altitude 770 MSL Rally Edition, with Shimano components and footwear, Maxxis tires, Stan's NoTubes wheels, Fox premium suspension, and Raceface cockpits. The team wore the Urge bp Archi Enduro and Endur-O-Matic helmets. The team is also supported by the following key sponsors: Royal Racing Clothing, 7 IDP Protection, WTB Saddles, Smith Optics, Cane Creek headsets, e13 chainguides, Honey Stinger energy gels, Kicking Horse coffee, FTI Consulting, and Val d'Allos ski resort.
Congrats to all involved and we'll see you in Scotland for Round 2 of the Enduro World Series.
Photos by Matt Wragg.