News 05/30/2017

Greg Callaghan defends EWS series leadership

10th place finish at round four of the Enduro World Series in Ireland cements Greg Callaghan's position at the top of the series rankings.

All eyes were on Greg this weekend as the series leader took to the trails following his first place result at the last round in Madeira and wins in Ireland in 2015 and 2016. Preparations for the race in front of home crowds went smoothly and Greg was hoping for a hat trick. The immense pressure on his shoulders took its toll over the last week and the huge attention on him during training and racing made it very difficult to stay focussed on the competition.

Wet, slippery conditions played to Greg's strengths, but a couple of minor mistakes and a mechanical put the brakes on any dreams of another podium finish. He was still happy with finishing 10th and defending his overall leadership of the 2017 Enduro World Series: "There were crazy amounts of fans on the slopes cheering me on. Thank you so much. Today wasn't my greatest day and couldn't put in 100% but I'm stoked to still be at the top of the series leaderboard!".

Junior team rider Daniel Schemmel from Austria also got a great result, taking 5th place in the U21 category and once again showing the enormous potential of this young rider. Nico Lau finished a solid 25th to collect some more points for the overall rankings.

The fifth stop of the Enduro World Series takes place in Millau, France at the end of June before riders head overseas for rounds 6 and 7.