Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

During the third stage of the EWS in Ireland, we followed Team SUNN during training and race days. Getting to know these guys who put so much energy into what they do, is really the best way to feel the passion and efforts that pump up the MTB world.

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

As far as the eye can see, green fields diving into the cold Irish sea.

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Wicklow welcomed us in the best way, with an unconventional sunny weather making even pleasant cheering and racing in the dirt.

GETTING READY

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Isa packing her stuff for the training day.

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Bruno, the team manager, also takes personal care of the last adjustments on the bicycles.

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Is tyre pressure ok? Thomas’ father wants to double check anyway...

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Even if the trail was dry, some shady sections were still soft and muddy.

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Four is the number on the racing plate of Isa’s small bike.

CLIMB

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Transferring to stage five, but the path there was not completely flat...

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Isa putting on her kneepads and getting ready to try one of the tracks.

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

On Stage 5 there was this tree laying down - a drop was calling and Thomas didn’t lose the chance!

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Concentration is fundamental: the guys try several times the most difficult sections finding the best lines.

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Steep rocky wall followed by a fast left corner: Thomas met his match!

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Isa gains speed before a jump in Stage 6.

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

"Eat pasta ride fasta", carbs are always a good fuel for cyclists.

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It’s a well-oiled machine: the support team does its best to support the two riders, both technically and logistically helping them out in any situation.

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Isa and Thomas are smart and committed, they love what they do and work hard to reach their goals.

RACE DAY

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The start of stage two was one of the best, from the top of the mountain, the view over landscape and fans was amazing.

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THE FANS PIT

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Even if you are there working and filming, you can still cheer the riders.

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Always say hi to the media helicopter passing by.

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Full gas!

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

The green lucky guy, elegance is a must.

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Don’t forget your ancestors. Viking or prehistorical man?

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Isa goes deep in a technical section on stage three supported by the crowd.

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Thomas taking a break before the upcoming stage.

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Isa teaching how to make a fast turn to the green helmet lady, but texting couldn’t wait. Sorry girl!

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Catching the fans’ attention. Thomas knows how to do it!

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

Final stage in the sunset, Thomas makes his own line taking the inside.

Inside Team Sunn: EWS Round Three, Ireland

That's all!