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Le Touquet Enduropale 2011: The Photos And Results

31
January
2011
  Posted at 01:00:00 PM
  File under  Racing France
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling
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The Le Touquet Enduropale Open link in a new window beach motorcycle enduro race is over for another year. Despite freezing cold weather, all 1,000 motorcycles started.

Belgian biker Steve Ramon Open link in a new window won the race on a Suzuki, and not only did he win the race, he also won the holeshot. Cyril Despres Open link in a new window, he had decided at the last minute to participate, despite being physically exhausted after a grueling Dakar race, finished a decent 37th (out of 1,000).

Best female was Dutchwoman Nicky Van Wordragen Open link in a new window on a Yamaha 250, she ended up in 255th position.

Thibault Veuillet Open link in a new window who raced the race on a Zero electric motorcycle finished 995th position. It looks like it's not the time yet for electric motorcycle to win an important and tough race like this one.

The top 10 were:
1 RAMON Steve BEL Suzuki 450 4T
2 MOUSSE Jean-Claude FRA Yamaha YZF 450 4T + 46.784
3 POTISEK Milko FRA Honda CRF 4T +4:53.410
4 VAN BEVEREN Adrien FRA Yamaha 450 YZF 4T  +9:14.941
5 DEMEESTER Arnaud FRA Yamaha 450 YZF 4T +12:24.387
6 TOURNESSI Julien FRA Honda 450 4T  +13:35.411
7 MAUREZ Romain FRA Honda CRF 450 4T  +19:27.717
8 MOREL Alexandre FRA Yamaha 450 4T +1 lap
9 DULOT Sébastien FRA Yamaha 450 YZF 4T  +1 lap
10 BOONEN Johan BEL KTM SX 450 4T  +1 lap

Le Touquet 2011
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Bikers ride through the sand as they take part in the "Enduropale" motorcycle endurance race on the beach of Le Touquet January 30, 2011. About 1,000 motorbike and 500 quad bike riders descend on Le Touquet every year for the event. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
Le Touquet 2011
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Bikers ride through a sand beach as they take part in the "Enduropale" motorcycle endurance race on the beach of Le Touquet January 30, 2011. About 1,000 motorbike and 500 quad bike riders descend on Le Touquet every year for the event. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
Le Touquet 2011
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A biker sits on the sand during the "Enduropale" motorcycle endurance race on Le Touquet beach January 30, 2011. About 1,000 motorbike and 500 quad bike riders descend on Le Touquet every year for the event. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
Le Touquet 2011
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A biker seats on the sand after falling during the "Enduropale" motorcycle endurance race on Le Touquet beach January 30, 2011. About 1,000 motorbike and 500 quad bike riders descend on Le Touquet every year for the event.REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
Le Touquet 2011
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A biker walks on the sand after falling during the "Enduropale" motorcycle endurance race on Le Touquet beach January 30, 2011. About 1,000 motorbike and 500 quad bike riders descend on Le Touquet every year for the event. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
Le Touquet 2011
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Steve Ramon of Belgium rides on his way to win the "Enduropale" motorcycle endurance race on the beach of Le Touquet January 30, 2011. About 1,000 motorbike and 500 quad bike riders descend on Le Touquet every year for the event. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
Le Touquet 2011
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Steve Ramon (R) of Belgium leads Jean Claude Mousse of France on his way to win the "Enduropale" motorcycle endurance race on the beach of Le Touquet January 30, 2011. About 1,000 motorbike and 500 quad bike riders descend on Le Touquet every year for the event. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
Le Touquet 2011
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Jean Claude Mousse of France takes a jump during the "Enduropale" motorcycle endurance race on the beach of Le Touquet January 30, 2011. About 1,000 motorbike and 500 quad bike riders descend on Le Touquet every year for the event. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol


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