The Enduro World Series has been nothing if not dramatic thus far, and it looks like Round 4 in Wicklow, Ireland is continuing the trend.
After several days of sunny weather, the promise of the first dry round of the year was broken on Saturday when the heavens opened. While the skies are dry for race day, the trails most definitely are not, so expect some loose moves and dramatic crashes.
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The battle for number one
Greg Callaghan starts the race number 1 in the overall rankings, but Sam Hill isn’t far behind Phil Hall / Immediate Media Co
Greg Callaghan comes into the fourth round of the EWS fresh from a win at Madeira and with two previous wins in Ireland, and it being the home race for him it’s fair to say there’s a wee bit of pressure.
It’s something that Callaghan certainly seems to be taking in his stride, however. “Pressure makes diamonds,” he commented on-stage before setting off to rapturous applause.
A closer look at that amazing green, white and gold paint job on Greg Callaghan’s Cube Phil Hall / Immediate Media Co
Lauded in Ireland, Callaghan has had plenty of mainstream media attention with segments on RTE news, the national news network, and articles in broadsheets such as the Irish Independent.
The country is clearly very proud of its mountain biking son, so can he pull another win out of the bag here or is he chasing the overall title? After all, he ranks number one overall going into round four.
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