EWS Rotorua: Day 2 Practice

EWS Rotorua: Day 2 Practice

Presented by Pivot Cycles NZ

Day 2 saw riders tackling the two Skyline Rotorua stages. Both stages featured freshly cut trail in the natives up top and with the lack of rain (2 days in 3 months) there was no moisture, making for completely blown out sandpit-like conditions.

Some sketchy course routing meant several dangerous features that weren’t meant to be ridden were left in play and ended the day early for a couple of riders and with huge holes forming just below Stage 5’s larches, they could make or break a riders day come Sunday.

Thanks to Pivot Cycles NZ, we’ll be covering each practise day of the EWS as well as a race weekend wrap up. Stay tuned!

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Words: Cam Baker
Images: Cameron Mackenzie

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