The big day is coming! The Enduro World Series (EWS) starts at Punta Ala (GR) 18-19 May. The format for this first ever race will be a stage of the Superenduro powered by SRAM PRO circuit.
The season of the EWS will be officially presented Thursday 17 May 18.30 at PuntAla Camping resort, the hosts of the race. Some of the sports top riders, legends of the sport and the event organisers will talk about the race and answer questions.
They will include: Greg Minnaar, defending DH World Champion at his debut in the EWS, enduro specialist Jerome Clementz, 2x Italian Champion Andrea Bruno, gravity living legend Nicolas Vouilloz, USA specialist Curtis Keene and BMX and MTB multichampion Anne Caroline Chausson. Chris Ball, Thomas Daddi, Enrico Guala and Franco Monchiero representing the series and the organisers.
“Finally, enduro has risen to the international level and I am proud that the first race of the EWS will use the Superenduro PRO format,” says race director Franco Monchiero. “At Punta Ala we will have a field of riders unlike any that has been seen before. Not just for the quantity, but for the number of riders who compete at the highest level of our sport. For me, it will be an honour to run a race for international riders of this calibre.”
The mountain bike community is waiting for Punta Ala, but those who can’t make it here can follow the race on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Just look for the hashtags #superenduro2013 ,#enduroworldseries and #puntaala .
SuperEnduro Rnd2 hosts the EWS
The most awaited moment is coming. The second Superenduro Powered By SRAM PRO race of 2013 is around the corner and we are preparing to open the first season of the Enduro World Series. On 18 and 19 May in the Punt Ala Camping Resort, Bandite Trail Area and medieval town of Castiglione della Pescaia will play host to the biggest enduro race the world has ever seen. What began for Superenduro in 2007 with our first enduro race, is becoming international.
Our stars of Superenduro will compete against the world’s strongest enduro racers. How will Davide Sottocornola, Alex Lupato and Andrea Bruno fare against the likes of Jerome Clementz, Fabien Barel and Dan Atherton? In the women’s race the illustrious names include Anne Caroline Chausson, Tracy Moseley and Anneke Beerten. In all, there will be more than 70 top, international racers here to compete in this opening race of the Enduro World Series.
“We will have the hardest race on the world circuit,” says Thomas Daddi, local organiser. “The race will take place over six hours with 65 kilometers of trail and 1,800 meters of climbing, with five timed special stages plus the prologue on Saturday.”
Racing starts Saturday 18 May, with the prologue through the streets of Castiglione della Pescaia. On Sunday it then moves to the Bandite Trail Area with five stages to challenge every aspect of mountain biking. As this is a Superenduro PRO race, the Red Bull Time Rush will also return. It will be stage three, the toughest of the race, where riders will compete for the honour of conquering it fastest.
“This race will be particularly demanding, the transfers are long with little time available, this will favor those who are in better shape,” The words of the legend of Anne Caroline Chausson MTB speak volumes on the test awaiting the athletes.
Registration will be closed early due to the large volume of requests, and unfortunately you sign up on the day. Punta Ala is ready to welcome riders!
All information on the course and the event are available on the card !