Enduro World Series in Olargues, France – Caro Gehrig hunts for the podium
May 14, 2018
With the race in Olargues, France, this past weekend, another stop of the Enduro World Series is in the books. Following a wrist injury in Chile, Norco Twins Racing’s Anita Gehrig had to sit this one out and support her sister and team partner Caro Gehrig from the track’s sidelines. After a tremendous first race day and 4 stages on the treacherous trails of the French countryside, Caro finished off the first day with the best result of her EWS career – 2nd place overall.
With her early stage successes and only one more race day to go, Caro was determined to get on the podium in France. A night of rain turned the already difficult EWS stages into trails with more slippery rocks than hero dirt. Despite the harsh conditions and a crash on the first stage of the day, Caro was able to hold on to 2nd place and was blazing for the upcoming Stage 6 that she counted as her favorite. Following a big bang on the rear early into the stage, Caro knew she was in trouble as her rear tire was losing air. While trying to ride as smooth and fast as possible with a flat rear tire, she had a stellar ride and still secured a great 4th place on the stage.
With two more gnarly stages to go, Caro rode smart to hold on to the podium pace in the wet and unforgiving rocks. After a minor crash and a few close calls, Caro earned herself a great 5th place overall, staying determined for the podium in the upcoming EWS events.
“I was so stoked on my first day of racing where I was able to show my best riding ever! I was very close to my limits but was able to hold it together. I feel like I rode very well on the second day as well but some costly mistakes destroyed my high hopes for a podium spot. I know I’m closer to my goal than ever before, so I’ll just keep charging for it!”- Caro Gehrig
“Being on the other side of the tape of an EWS was a whole new experience for me. I would have loved to race but following it as a spectator was super cool too. I was suffering with all of the riders and seeing how fast they are going, is a very good motivation for me for the next races. I’m stoked to be part of this!” – Anita Gehrig
All pictures are by Sven Martin Photography.