Justin Leov Wins Round 3 of the Enduro World Series, Leads Series
The third round of the Enduro World Series will be remembered for two things - the wild weather of the Tweed Valley in Scotland and the maiden win for one of the sport’s most consistent riders, New Zealand’s Justin Leov.
The 600 riders faced every kind of weather imaginable in the last five days; sunshine, hail stones and even gale force winds. In the end it was only the latter that changed the state of play, with organizers forced to cancel two of Sunday’s stages for safety reasons.
However, the shorter course and crazy weather did nothing to dampen the race, with tight times and an ever changing lead emerging in the men’s race. But it was Trek Factory Racing Enduro Team’s Justin Leov who graced the top step on the podium at the end of racing - claiming his first ever Enduro World Series win. The Kiwi was lying in ninth place after day one, but an incredible time in the final stage of the day pushed him into first place, with Florian Nicolai (Rocky Mountain Urge Team) just three seconds behind in 2nd place. Last week’s winner Greg Callaghan (Cube Action Team) had to settle for 3rd.
Speaking about his win he said: “It’s not really sunk in yet because I didn’t think I could bring it back as much as I did after day one. It was a big surprise when I crossed the line and saw the screen - I had to take a couple of looks. It feels amazing”.
Justin now heads into round four in Samoens, France leading the men’s series and with his team leads the team category as well.