Meanwhile in France... That's right in some poor planning of dates the 2014 Megavalanche sat on the same weekend as the La Thuile EWS round meaning that a number of heavy hitters were not in attendance. That said, a fricken massive crew of Kiwis decided the Mega was a better offer and for Meg Bichard who finished 2nd in the ladies and Reon Boe who finished third it most definitely was. Rain hit the course hard and for some that meant pushing their bikes through glue like churned up goop. As you can see from the below results Reon wasn't alone in the top 100, with Vertigo Bike local Jon Stout in 39th, Joe Nation in 53rd, Kelly McGarry in 64th and Rupert Chapman in 65th.
Amidst the team video's and press releases we thought we got in touch with a bunch of racers that caught our eye and would, no doubt, give us their honest opinions surrounding the EWS in Tasmania.
Justin Leov battled through the EWS in Tasmania, leaving not just his bike and kit ravaged but his body too - check out his diary for an insight into his day
The full and mucky story from the EWS Tasmania.......
Isabeau Courdurier and Adrien Dailly triumph at rain soaked Shimano Enduro Tasmania
Matt Walker and Jill Kintner leave Rotorua in the lead for King and Queen of Crankworx –just as they did in 2016
Kelly McGarry’s course delivers unprecedented top-five at the Crankworx Slopestyle whilst wet and wild downhill launches epic double bill