Event name: SuperEnduro PRO # 2 PuntAla | Opening Enduro World Series
Date of Event: 18-19, May 2013
Place of departure / arrival: PuntAla Camping Resort
Organisation: I-MTB asd
Race affiliation: FCI
Total length: 65km
Total climb: 1780m
Special Stages: 5 + prologue on Saturday
Entries: The race is full, no more entries are available
Courses marked from: 24 April
Saturday, May 18:
17:00 – Prologue of the race (from the ancient medieval village in piazza Garibaldi)
At the end of test – King of Pump Track, contest knockout (in piazza Garibaldi)
19:00 – Cocktails | Open bar
Sunday, May 19:
PuntAla Camping Resort | Bandite Trail Area
08:30 – First rider sets out
11:00/14:00 – Red Bull Crash Time (along one of the PS)
14:00 – Pasta Party
17:30 – Last rider finishes
To follow – Awards
NB: The program, indicative only, is subject to change during.
DESCRIPTION OF THE ROUTE PROLOGUE
This is a minute or so sprint through the streets of the medieval walled town of Castiglione della Pescaia. Starting from the top of the town, riders will descend through the old castle walls to finish in the plaza below. DESCRIPTION OF THE ROUTE
ps1, 44: 480
ps2, Sassarelli: 480
ps3, Rock’Oh (Red Bulltime rush): 340
co1, PuntAla Camping Resort: 0
ps4, Guardian: 240
PS5, Toretta: 240
PS1: Three Fingers (44)
The opening stage of the race is a one of the more challenging trails in the area. Running fast and open from the start, riders then face tricky rock sections. Some of the rock sections are fast and precision is needed, whereas some lack gradient, so carrying speed through the awkward terrain will be a real challenge. About-two thirds of the way down there is a lung-burning climb to test your fitness.
More info and details: www.i-mtb.com/trail-44
Stage two is much faster, in fact it is more or less flat-out all the way down. Two or three rock sections are thrown in for good measure, but on this side of the hill they are smoother and easier to carry speed through. This was originally a downhill race track, back in the 90s, but since then the ground has worn away and if anything, the trail is even tougher now.
More info and details: www.i-mtb.com/trail-36
Rock-Oh is the jewel in the crown of the Bandite Bike Park, and the toughest trail in the whole region. From the start riders face a gruelling sprint along the side of the hill to the start of the descent. Once they enter the downhill there is no rest though, it will push even the fittest riders to their limits, as it goes down it gets tougher and tougher. Finally, when riders exit the treacherous rock channels, they face a sprint across the woodlands and a couple of streambeds to the finish line. More info and details: www.i-mtb.com/30a-the-pro-trail
PS4: The Guardian
The Guardian is a trail in three parts, all split out with flat sprints or climbs. The first section is the steepest as it drops from the top of the hill to join the XC transfer trail below. It then dives back into the descent with an open, high-speed section, followed by a tough climb and the final descent to the village of Puntone where the trail ends.
More info and details: www.i-mtb.com/trail-10
PS5: La Torretta
Riders will finish the race on this, the most technical trail in Cala Violina. The first section winds through the tight trees, before the trail opens out into long, fast straights. Riders then face a short climb before entering the final steep section of the trail taking them down to the coastal road below.
More info and details: www.i-mtb.com/trail-11
DESCRIPTION OF THE ROUTE CATEGORY PROMO
It will take place on PS4 and PS5, the easiest part of the whole race, for both technical grade and transfers.
Race ID for the K-factor Competition: TBA
Details for how to register are available on the Superenduro website: www.superenduromtb.com/registration
Riders must follow these guidelines or they will not be able to register for the race. Entry fee €40.00 until 20.00 on April 12, after that it is €45 until registration closes at 09:00 on the day of the event.
Riders without a current race license can register, but they will need to buy an FCI day card at a cost of €5 (these are available at the race office on the day of the race). They must also have a valid cycle racing medical certificate issued by an Italian doctor, in order to register for the race.
In the paddock:
Bar, restaurant, hot showers, bike wash, bike shop/mechanical workshop.
In the PuntAla Camping Resort) ATM, internet point, MTB rental (with high-end bikes) and walking for children; Info Point, laundry, infirmary, Market, Restaurant, Pizzeria, Gelateria; Playground and Adventure Park; Club; Common Area TV, Newspaper stand-Bazaar, Tennis Courts, Sailing School, equipped beach, Beach Volleyball
HOW TO GET THERE
To reach Punta Ala by car from Genoa or Florence, take the Autostrada (A12) to Livorno to Rosignano Maritime. Continue on the highway to Rome-Grosseto (SS 1) North to Exit Follonica. Then follow to Punta Ala / Castiglione on the SP158. In light of the “strut” to continue for 6 miles and pass the “Pian d’Alma.” At the intersection for Punta Ala, turn right onto the SP 61. After about 2 km turn right again following the signs for PuntAla Camping Resort. Follow the road for approximately 2 km.
The entrance will be on your left.
From Rome, take the motorway towards Civitavecchia. After this, take the freeway SS 1 towards Grosseto / Livorno. Exit North and continue for Grosseto Castiglione. Drive through the town following the signs to Punta Ala / Follonica. After about 13 km along the SP158 at the junction of Punta Ala, turn left on SP 61. After about 2 km turn right following the signs for PuntAla Camping Resort. Follow the road for approximately 2 km. The entrance will be on your left.
You can reach Punta Ala by train but you need to get off at Follonica and then take the bus to Punta Ala. NB September 13 changed the effect of time bus service with limited operation and only on weekdays. To view the timetables of trains and buses, and www.griforama.it www.trenitalia.com visit the site in buses serving the Maremma Rama.
A range of facilities are available for individuals and families: the beach, tennis courts, park and adventure playground (with a local club for kids ), the supermarket, the newstand, boutique, parts or accessories for mountain bikes are available at the rental center.
The accommodation is comfortable (approximately 190 mobile homes are equipped to accommodate bikers and their families in groups of 2/5 persons), which include the camping resources. Plus we have more than 500 pitches for touring caravans and 160 tents, all with connection to electricity and other amenities.
For those who prefer different or alternative accomodation, there is the possibility of staying at a hotel room, a farmhouse or one of the many holiday homes that can be booked through www.maremmapromotion.com