On the 17th and 18th of June Val di Fassa will host the second round of the national Superenduro series. It is going to be a truly international race thanks to the participation of riders pre-registered from ten different countries; even more exciting thanks to ‘TrailUP’, guided group rides in the saddle of e-bikes, aimed at exploring the region
First round of the season – Gualdo Tadino, Umbria – done and dusted, all eyes are on the second round. It will take place in Val di Fassa, Trentino, with start and finish line located in the charming town of Canazei, nestled between valleys and Dolomites massifs.
The Drop Down of Canazei, also valid as the fourth round of the regional series Triveneto Enduro Cup, is one of the two alpine rounds of the 2017 edition of Superenduro: thanks to the use of uplifts, the race will challenge the riders with massive elevation differences and long special stages .
“Drop Down is a name we particularly care about and that follows us since the first event we organized, about 10 years ago. At that time it was the first Italian iXS Cup. Since then, we have grown both as a group and at an organisational level; now we’d love to crown this decade of activity in Val di Fassa with a Superenduro round that hits the mark, using again the ‘Drop Down’ name ” William Basilico, the main man at Fassa Bike, declares.
The inspection carried out by the Superenduro staff with the local Fassa Bike organizers has just finished and the outcome is well summarized in the comment of Manuel Ducci, Technical Director: “This is one of the few times that a race gets close to the 3000 m mark in elevation difference, with an average length of the Special Stages quite significant. A hundred percent of energies will need to be committed to the riding itself, as almost all transfer sections will be done by uplift.”
The race course details will be announced on Friday the 9th of June, together with gps tracks and onboard videos, giving the racers and participants of the Gravity Superenduro Camp (Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th) the opportunity to test-ride the Special Stages and get ready for the race weekend.
Drop Down Superenduro is going to be a race of international calibre. At the time of writing, there are no less than ten countries pre-registered to the event and figures are only expected to keep growing. The challenge at the top of the ranking is going to be exciting: there are at least ten riders able to compete for the top step of the podium. The challenge has never been as open as it this now, during this season, and the results are really unpredictable: this is what will make the real show and will keep us glued to the screens of the living timing until the last rider has dropped in.
This round of Superenduro will be even more special and exciting for enthusiasts and Val di Fassa tourists thanks to “WOW” – Woman on Wheels – a for-women-only mountain bike event with group rides and skill tuition, starting on Thursday the 15th. On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th ‘TrailUP’, group rides in the saddle of e-bikes, will take place . Thanks to this the riders will be able to test a pedal-assisted bike and at the same time explore the region: three full hours during which expert guides will show the participants the beauty of their region, mountain huts and splendid panoramic views over the stunning Val di Fassa (for info and booking http://www.bikeup.eu/eicma-super-enduro-flow/#superenduro).