Trek World Racing: Val D'Isere race results.


In the opening 2 stages of the 5 stage, 6th round, of the Enduro World Series in Val d''Isere, France, Justin Leov found himself in 2nd place overall behind Jared Graves (AUS), with only a few seconds separating them.

Justin had elected to run his Remedy 29''er and with new Fox Suspension found the bike perfect for the opening stages.

However the good fortune and chances of an EWS podium came to a halt when Justin suffered a puncture on the rainy and windy 3rd Stage, and was unable to repair it quick enough to stay in contention. Yet on Stage 4, despite having to start 91st, he still only finished 2 seconds behind Jerome Clementz, taking his third Top 3 stage result from 4 stages. This ride, together with the opening stages, quickly earned Justin the unofficial recongnition as the fastest man on the hill this past weekend, and overall Justin was very happy with his performance.

"Massive weekend! It was great to be at a venue where no-one had an extra advantage and there were fresh courses for everyone. On the Remedy 29''er I chose to run the Bontrager SE4 tires and they were awesome. We learnt a special cut to do to them for these courses, and that helped a lot in the first stage in the dust. I''d found good form after some great riding in Whistler, so I was pretty gutted to have that puncture on Stage 3, but feel I have opened the eyes of a lot of people this weekend so that was my positive to take away. A great race weekend, and certainly learned a great deal for the future."

Justin now heads to South Africa to work with his Downhill team mates at the World Championships.