News 04/11/2017

Greg Callaghan finishes second at the Enduro World Series in Tasmania

CUBE Action Team rider Greg Callaghan continues his top form with a podium finish in the second round of the Enduro World Series in Tasmania.

Just two weeks after the first EWS race of 2017 in Rotorua, New Zealand, the riders once again took to the start line. First-time host Tasmania, a small island situated off the south coast of the Australian mainland, had a fantastic combination of flow and gnarly trails to offer.

Once again the event was hit by strong rain overnight and on the morning of race day itself, making the seven stages extremely muddy and slippery. Nico Lau was forced to pay a visit to the tech zone due to a mechanical on stage 2. A consistent performance by Callaghan over the first stages with very few minor mistakes put him in the lead after stage 6. A crash during the final stage cost the Irishman the win and gave Adrien Daily an opening to take the lead. Greg was genuinely stoked with his second place: "During the race I kept thinking how much I wanted to get on the podium and that this was my chance. I'm lost for words and just happy that everything went so well today even though I crashed!" With a fifth-place finish in Rotorua and now this second spot in Tasmania under his belt, Greg Callaghan sits second overall in the Enduro World Series ranking. Nico Lau finished the second leg of the EWS in 23rd. "It's better than in Rotorua, but I'm still not where I want to be," said Lau after the race.

Nico and Greg headed straight back home to Europe after the race to prepare for the next stop of the EWS in Madeira on 13 and 14 May.