Irish cyclist leads Enduro World Series after win in Portugal

Irish cyclist leads Enduro World Series after win in Portugal

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Irish enduro rider Greg Callaghan has won the Enduro World Series round in Madeira, just two weeks before the Enduro World Series leg that takes place in Ireland.


Irish rider Greg Callaghan put in an amazing performance to win the third round of the world series on the Portuguese island of Madeira.  The win gives the Dublin native the series lead, guaranteeing him the number one seeding for the Irish Enduro race in a couple of weeks time.

 

Madeira served up an epic two days of racing over 95km of trails, with 9 rally style special stages. 
 



Callaghan took the race lead after stage 7 and held off Belgian Martin Maes to win by 5 seconds, with Italian Damian Oton in third - another 14 seconds back.  Greg Callaghan has twice won an Enduro World Series race in Ireland and narrowly missed out at the second round in Tasmania a few weeks ago, where he ended up second.



Greg’s cousin Killian Callaghan came fourth in Madeira in the Under 21 category, moving him into second overall, ahead of the Irish Emerald Enduro race from 26-28 May in Carrick, Co. Wicklow.

 

 

 

This is the third year that the global series has visited Ireland and is testament to the large crowds of enthusiastic supporters who line the stages roaring on the riders.  2016 marked a turning point for Irish Enduro racing with four of the five categories won by Irish riders, an unheralded achievement. The race was crowned by hometown hero Greg Callaghan who repeated his 2015 win in front of an ecstatic crowd.

 

The 2017 Enduro World Series features eight rounds taking the riders to New Zealand, Tasmania, Madeira, Ireland, France, USA, Canada, with the final round in Italy.

 


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