Damien Oton

RACING: ENDURO      AGE: 30       HOME TOWN: Ille sur Têt, France

How would you describe yourself in one sentence?
A guy from Cataluña who loves racing and riding bikes

Best moment of 2018 season?
My best moment was in Finale, always a great atmosphere over there, and to be on the podium for the race and the championship was amazing.

Your goal for this season?
My goals changed a little bit after my wrist injury (broken scaphoid)… I still won to win the world series race and the Mégacalanche.

Your main inspirations?
Jean-Michel Bayle

Growing up, who did you most like to emulate on your riding?
Sam Hill

If you could transfer your riding skills to any other sport, what would it be?
Rally, motocross or surfing

Favorite post-race snack?
Lasagna

Favorite race?
La Thuile, Italy! Trails are sick and I always did good there.

Favorite place to ride?
Cataluña because it’s home! Home trails are the best!

RACING HIGHLIGHTS
2nd overall – Enduro World Series 2018
2nd – EWS Finale Ligure 2018
3rd – EWS Manizales & Ainsa 2018
5th – EWS La Thuile & Olargues – Montagnes du Caroux 2018
1st – Mégavalanche 2018
1st – EWS Finale Ligure 2017
3rd – EWS Millau 2017
3rd – EWS Machico 2017
4th – EWS Aspen Snowmass 2017
5th overall – Enduro World Series 2017
2nd overall – Enduro World Series 2016
4th – EWS Finale Ligure 2016
3rd – EWS La Thuile 2016
6th – SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized 2016
6th – EWS County Wicklow Emerald Enduro 2016
6th – EWS County Wicklow Emerald Enduro 2015
2nd overall – Enduro World Series 2014
1st – EWS La Thuile 2014
2nd – EWS Valloire 2014
3rd – EWS Finale Ligure 2014