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Anka navigates the beautiful and dangerous terrain on her way to victory. - Photo by Sven Martin
Anka Martina (Juliana Bicycles) won the 2013 Trans-Provence
this past weekend, taking the lead early in the race and never looking back. Competitors set out on six days of racing involving over 15,000 meters of descending and 10,000 meters of climbing on some of the toughest trails in Europe. Trans-Provence is regarded as the ultimate multi-day Enduro stage race with it's never seen before terrain where the riders are given no chance for training or pre-riding before the race. Many riders, from downhill World Champions to Cross-country World Cup podium finishers, regard it as one of the ultimate challenges one can do on a bike. With minimal chances for technical support, and barely time to eat and sleep between each racing day, Trans-Provence is also the ultimate test for bikes and equipment, and the first ever victory for the new SRAM Roam 50 wheels. In addition to these Anka raced on the proven, enduro-dominating package of SRAM XX1, RockShox Pike, Monarch Plus and Reverb, Avid X0 Trail brakes and TRUVATIV cockpit.
In the men’s field Jerome Clementz
, winner in 2011 and recently crowned Enduro World Series Champion, took the lead early in the week only to lose in the final day by merely one second. A true testament to the incredible level of today’s Enduro competitors, showing just how tight the racing was even after a week and several hours of timed special stages.
Anka Martin (Juliana Bicycles) - SRAM XX1, SRAM Roam 50 wheels, RockShox Pike, Monarch Plus and Reverb, Avid X0 Trail, Truvativ BlackBox bar.
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