News 05/16/2017

Greg Callaghan takes the win at EWS round 3 in Madeira

After two incredibly hard-fought days of racing it was Greg Callaghan who came out on top at the Enduro World Series powered by Freeride Madeira!

The third round of the Enduro World Series proved to be one of the most challenging to date – both race days stayed dry but rain on the first day of practice left its mark on the already difficult tracks. The variety of trails – from steep and rocky to long and physical – caught out plenty of riders, but in the end, it was Callaghan who took the win with his CUBE Stereo 140.

The men's race came down to the wire, with just two seconds separating Greg Callaghan (CUBE Action Team) and Martin Maes (GT Factory Racing) going into the final stage of the day. However, it was Callaghan who pulled ahead to win the race, taking five seconds out of Maes, with Damien Oton (Devinci Global Racing) coming third.

Now sitting top in the series rankings, Greg said: "It was a hard weekend. I knew before the race it was going to be eventful with a lot of mechanicals and a lot of problems for people and so I tried to play it consistent. There was so many people that could have won this weekend so I'm over the moon – it was amazing, absolutely amazing. Me and my bike felt very comfortable during the last two race days and so I had the chance to win!"

The whole team worked very consistently on the island and it was also good to see Nico Lau (15th) and Daniel Schemmel (6th in U21 category) finish with top rankings. All in all, the results put the CUBE Action Team in 1st place in the team ranking!

"Leading the EWS Series now with Greg on top, the win for the team is the result of hard work in winter and great team work. Now we have to be focused on the next round in Ireland where Greg also won the last two races in '15 and '16. When one race ends, another begins!" said team manager Claus Wachsmann.

The next round of the Enduro World Series will be in Wicklow, Ireland, on 28 May.