Video: Martin Maes wins EWS in Rotorua AND Tasmania
It’s no fluke. Martin Maes is the real deal and he’s picking up right where he left off last year. He took the opening round of the EWS in Rotorua and he took the top spot again in Tasmania. It is inspiring to see the development of a young phenom who’s always aged up, competing against older kids, developing faster than his peers. Now, he’s in his element and his body has matured to provide a platform for all the skill that he’s learned throughout the years.
It is inspiring indeed to see the rise of a great competitor, not just good at one aspect of the sport but all the key areas. Here are the results for the first EWS race of 2019.
Pos. Rider Team Time 1 Martin Maes GT Factory Racing 24:22.2 2 Keegan Wright Unior Devinci Factory Racing +0:24.03 3 Florian Nicolai Canyon Factory Enduro Team +0:41.41 4 Jesse Melamed Rocky Mountain/Race Face Enduro Team +0:51.65 5 Cole Lucas BBCL NZ Arapi Enduro Team +0:53.18 6 Kevin Miquel – +0:58.54 7 Remi Gauvin Rocky Mountain/Race Face Enduro Team +0:58.89 8 Wyn Masters GT Factory Racing +1:01.14 9 Dimitri Tordo Canyon Factory Enduro Team +1:04.72
10 Robin Wallner Ibis Cycles Enduro Race Team +1:05.04
And how about following it up with a 17-second win in Tasmania? There’s going to be a bit of retooling and strategizing among the competition to design a game plan to beat Martin Maes this year.
Pos. Rider Team Time 1 Martin Maes GT Factory Racing 24:22.2 2 Florian Nicolai Canyon Factory Enduro Team +0:17.47 3 Connor Fearon Kona Factory Team +0:23.33 4 Remi Gauvin Rocky Mountain/Race Face Enduro Team +0:25.48 5 Kevin Miquel – +0:25.95 6 Keegan Wright Unior Devinci Factory Racing +0:30.78 7 Edward Masters Pivot Factory Racing +0:36.79 8 Jesse Melamed Rocky Mountain/Race Face Enduro Team +0:37.22 9 Sam Hill Chain Reaction Cycles Mavic +0:41.73
10 Cole Lucas BBCL NZ Arapi Enduro Team +0:43.45
To understand who Martin Maes is and how he got here, check here for his inspiring story.
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