Cycling News

Elly Hoskin podiums to lead crowd of Canadian top-10s in Bielsko-Biała Enduro World Cup

Canadian Enduro League launches 2023 season at Vedder Mountain

The second enduro World Cup of 2024 is all wrapped up and, leading the Canadian effort, Elly Hoskin landed a second podium of her season in the under-21 women’s race.

That’s not all, though. Four Canucks crowded into the elite top 10 across men and women’s races and Wei Tien Ho narrowly missed earning Commencal 7Mesh’s first podium of the year.

Under-21 women and men: Hoskin keeps podium streak going

In the under-21 men’s race, Wei Tien Ho won the fifth and final timed stage on Friday. That helped put him in fourth place overall. Noah Rubuliak joins him in the top 10, fishing eighth.

Elly Hoskin adds another podium, finishing third overall in the under-21 women’s race after a silver last weekend in Finale Ligure. Hoskin finished second on the final three of five timed stages, too. Simona Kuchynkova of Slovakia wins with last week’s winner Lily Planquart (Lapierre Zipp) moving down one spot to place second.

Emmy Lan (Forbidden Synthesis) finishes fifth, Geza Rodgers sixth, and Rocky Mountain’s Lily Boucher ninth for Canada.

Elite men and women: Canucks crowd the top 10

In the elite races, Canadians were all over the top of the leaderboards, but not quite on the podium.

Andréane Lanthier Nadeau moves up a couple spots to finish sixth for her new Commencal 7Mesh team. That’s solid forward progress back towards the podium for the Squamish by way of Quebec racer.

Isabeau Courdurier (Lapierre Zipp) returns to the top step of the women’s race. She edges out Harriet Harnden (Trek Factory Racing) by a minuscule 0.236 seconds after 27 minutes and 23 seconds of racing. Astounding stuff and surely the start of a season-long rivalry between the Brit and French woman. Chloe Taylor makes it to GB riders on the podium, taking third.

Charles Murray (Specialized Enduro Team) earns the win in an even closer elite men’s race. Just 0.095 seconds separated the Kiwi from Polish local Slawomir Lukasik (Yeti Fox). After a flat tire spoiled his race in Finale, finishing second by such a tight margin on his home course will surely be heartbreaking for the Yeti racer.  Last week’s winner, Richie Rude just beats out Jack Moir (YT Mob) for third spot, putting two Yeti-Fox racers on the podium in Poland.

Jesse Melamed led a crowd of Canadians in the top 10, finishing fifth. His Canyon Cllctv teammate Jack Menzies followed one spot behind in sixth. Not bad, considering the Canuck duo started the…

Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at Canadian Cycling Magazine…