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May 14

World Enduro Championship Rounds 3 & 4 San Juan, Argentina, South America March 31st / April 1st

World Enduro Championship Rounds 3 & 4

San Juan, Argentina, South America
March 31st / April 1st

The journey to rounds 3 and 4 of the EWC was a relatively short distance to neighbouring Argentina set at the foot of the Andes Mountains. The bikes were repacked and sent by road to reach the paddock on Thursday ready for the Friday night Super Test in front of 5,000 locals from San Juan.

Again Alex performed well in the night test and recorded 6th fastest in his group. Day 1 was to be similar riding conditions to Chile only the temperatures were higher reaching a scorching 35 degrees Celsius, but the Enduro and extreme tests were both based in rocking areas requiring extreme caution and skill to negotiate at high speed. The MX test was based at the local MX track consisting of mainly a sandy type terrain which suited Alex and he again achieved regular top 6 test times. After making a small but costly mistake in the extreme test and with the combination of not drinking enough fluids during the first day saw Alex finish in 12th position.

Day 2 again would see temperatures soar into the mid 30s but Alex learnt from the previous day that he would need to drink considerably more fluids and used a back pack containing vital water to get him through the long 7 hour day. Determined to do better than before Alex set off in confident mood and rode well to achieve a 10th place by the end of the day and more championship points under his belt.

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