Greg Callaghan puts the final winning touches to his pre-season training in Italy with victory at the Enduro Winter Trophy.
Spurred on by his win at round three of the series earlier this month, the Cube Action Team rider headed to Porto Venere for the final round aiming for a repeat performance.
With four stages planned for the single day race, Callaghan was on a mission from the off. Setting the fastest time on stage one, he opened up an early lead over teammates Johansen Zakarias and Gustav Wildhaber.
Winning stages two and three, Greg controlled the race lead during the day to head into the fourth and final stage with a four-second advantage.
Topping the time sheets once again to claim a clean sweep of stage wins ensured Greg a place on the top step of the podium for the second time in 2019.
“It’s been a class weekend’s racing in Italy to finish off our time here,” wrote Greg on Instagram. “Class tracks, location and people – I couldn’t ask for more!
“I’m delighted to get the win and sweep all four stages, although Zak was never far away! Excited now to get the season started for real in a few weeks!”
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Winner winner chicken dinner! 🍾🎉🏆 Class weekend racing in Italy to finish off our time here, class tracks, location and people, couldn't ask for more! Delighted to get the win and sweep all 4 stages, although @zakarias_johansen was never far away! Excited to get the season started for real in a few weeks! #bikesareclass #BeCube #givesyouwings #mtb #enduro #racing #endurowintertrophy
Killian Callaghan Makes Successful Specialized Debut
Making his first competitive appearance with Specialized, Killian Callaghan was also in Porto Venere to get some essential pre-season race miles under his belt ahead of next month’s Enduro World Series opener in New Zealand.
Seventh on stage one, Killian set about working his way up the leaderboard and clocked the fourth fastest time on stage two to move up to fourth overall.
Sixth and then fifth on the remaining stages was enough to see him sign off his first competitive outing of 2019 inside the top four.
Results – Enduro Winter Trophy, Round 4