Racing on the first weekend in October in Scotland, racers faced cold, wet and extremely muddy conditions. Expecting a long, physical weekend, Leonie Picton (Liv Racing Collective) took advantage of the break between Finale Ligure and Tweed Valley EWS rounds to spend some time resting and recovering. Her preparation paid off and she took the win on four of six stages over course of 37.6km and 1860m of climbing.
Picton rounded out her first EWS season as a Master with near-perfect results. Spare a DNS due to injury in La Thuile race two and a second-place finish at Loudenvielle race one, it was all gold for Picton in 2021. Her consistently fast results meant she would also take the EWS overall title.
“Even though I already had enough points to secure the overall, I wanted to give it my all at the last race of the season,” said Picton. “This is my first time in the UK, so the whole experience has been amazing. I can’t wait to come back for the opening race next season.”
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