Cube Action Team’s Greg Callaghan got his 2019 MTB season off to a successful start with victory at the Enduro Winter Trophy series in Italy.
Second to teammate Johansen Zakarias on the opening stage, Callaghan got to work on the decisive stage two.
The only rider to dip inside the five minute mark on the event’s longest stage, he pulled clear of Zakarias with just the third and final stage to go.
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Class day playing in the muck practicing for tomorrow's #endurowintertrophy here in the Italian liquid sunshine. Excited to get some race time under the belt for the first time in a while, you can train all you want but nothing quite replicates being between the tape and on the clock! #Becube #hitthetrail #bikesareclass 📸@zakarias_johansen
Although Zakarias fought back to win stage three, Callaghan just had enough in hand to secure the top step go the podium by one and a half seconds.
With some quality race time under his belt, the Irishman is looking forward to getting his 2019 EWS campaign off to a strong start in New Zealand on March 24.
Results – Enduro Winter Trophy