Thursday 21 September 2017

Dubliner leads World Series following victory in Portugal

Dubliner Greg Callaghan
Dubliner Greg Callaghan

Dubliner Greg Callaghan leads the Enduro World Series after victory in the third round in Madeira today.

Following two epic days of riding, Callaghan took the lead after stage seven and held off Belgian Martin Maes to win by five seconds with Italian Damian Oton in third, another 14 seconds back.

The win guarantees Callaghan top seeding when the race comes to Ireland in two weeks' time.

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 finished second.

Greg’s cousin Killian Callaghan took fourth place in Madeira in the Under 21 category, moving him into second overall ahead of the Irish race on the May 28 in Carrick, Co. Wicklow.

This is the third year that the global series has visited Ireland and last year marked a turning point for Irish Enduro racing with four of the five categories won by Irish riders.

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

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