Finally the race course of the ‘Cingolani Rokketta Legend Superenduro’ has been revealed and it is a distillate of flow trails and great fun, in a perfect Umbria region style
The new Superenduro season goes live with the announcement of the first round racecourse: the Cingolani Rokketta Legend Superenduro is scheduled for the 20th and 21st of May 2017 and its start line will be in Piazza Mazzini, Gualdo Tadino town centre.
Thanks to the Enduro Italian Championship and to various regional competitions, it starts to be clear who is going to be a key player within each team. With the opening of the Superenduro Series the challenge amongst the best riders kicks off in Italy: they will be in the spotlight during this entire new season and they will be able to excite the public and professionals more and more during each round, until the grand finale of Santa Margherita Ligure.
For the first time Superenduro chooses a venue in Umbria, visiting a region in the hearth of Central Apennines nestled between beautiful mountains and ancient hamlets pervaded by a warm and welcoming culture.
Gualdo Tadino event has been carefully organized by the GS Avis crew of Gualdo, in collaboration with AET (Appennino Enduro Trophy) and with our Manuel Ducci.
“We are massively excited about hosting one of the Superenduro rounds: joining other important venues hosting the Series is a real honour. Being able to introduce this place and our trails to such a big number of riders offers us a unique opportunity. We don’t really want to miss this chance: the crew is working hard and the results are fantastic. We look forward to the riders’ feedback, but we are quite confident that it will be great“, says Mirco Belardi, President of GS Avis Gualdo Tadino.
The racecourse consists of five Special Stages: four mountain stages and a town-based final one, for a total of 36 km and 1600 m of climbing.
There will be mountain sections marked with tape run across the meadows, in French style, followed by pine woods, chestnut and thick oak forests; grass and soft ground followed by rock-strewn trails and even the bed of a stream.
There are no exceptional technical sections: the stages are all very good fun and have a great flow. For this reason, making a difference will not be that easy and there will be a lot of elbow-to-elbow battling, at every level of the ranking.
Some racecourse sections are really spectacular: they will become true classics. Above all, the first section of PS1. A course tape-marked across mountain meadows at 1400m of elevation along a ridge which is the boundary between Umbria and Marche region. It is simply a magic place and if we are lucky we will be able to spot the Adriatic sea from there.
Follow this link to get all race info, including details about venue and accommodations, what to see etc. You will also find, as usual, the map and the GPS tracks for download.
Superenduro website hosts the Virtual Tour of the racecourse, to better understand the race set up, what are the Special Stages and the transfers and how they look like.
This, combined with the onboard footage that is available on the Redbull Bike channel, will really give you the full picture of the event. You will be able to know the race in detail and to check it out beforehand.
Trails will open tomorrow for practice. Also tomorrow the first Gravity School Superenduro Camp will kick off: we have spoken on the phone to Luca Masserini, who is right now travelling to Gualdo with the rest of his Gravity crew: “During the past years, thanks to our Gravity School we have been able to travel a lot, in Italy and all over the world: this is what is fuelling our curiosity, the desire to find new spots. When we touched base with the crew organizing the round in Gualdo, we really became aware of the strong passion that these genuine people put into getting the best results, supporting with pride the identity of their world, which also means choosing the right trails. We cannot wait to be in Umbria and this time not only to experience their good food“!