Events03 October 2014

The Enduro World Series Prepares to Crown Its New World Champions

The event will take place in Finale Ligure this weekend

The Enduro World Series Prepares to Crown Its New World Champions

The Enduro World Series will crown its new world champions this weekend (4-5th of October), and all that stands between the riders and glory is the incredible trails of Finale Ligure, Italy. 

The Italian Riviera resort is one of the most popular and iconic riding destinations in Europe – but anyone who thinks they know what to expect from this weekend’s course is mistaken - four of the six stages are on brand new trails created especially for the race. 

Event organisers Superenduro have managed to not only build new trails, but also breathe new life back into two classics that haven’t been raced in years. The result is 95km of fresh trails, descents totaling 2300m and liaisons that are entirely pedal powered with no uplift. Through beech forests, limestone, thick vegetation and loose rock, riders will encounter a huge variety of terrain as they make their way down to the warm waters of the Mediterranean. 

And although the 500 riders taking part will be following routes first carved out by their ancestors in 3000 BC, their thoughts will very much be focused on the race in hand as they look to make their mark on the last round of the season. 

In the men’s race Jared Graves (Yeti/Fox Shox Factory Team) has a comfortable lead in the overall – he only needs to finish in the top 23 to secure the World Champion Title. But all it takes is one mechanical or mistake, and his nearest rivals Damien Oton (Devinci/ and Justin Leov (Trek Factory Racing Enduro Team) could still steal the victory from him.

Enrico Guala, of Superenduro and Enduro World Series, said: “Finale has an incredible mix of elements, making it one of the best destinations in the Mediterranean: the climate, food, services and accommodation but most of all an incredible territory that keeps feeding the local trail building community with new trails and fresh lines. 

"Finale has been inhabited since a thousand years BC and it is still not fully explored. A biker can come to Finale and ride for weeks without doing the same trail twice. And if they travel around the Finale area then they need years to ride all the trails. The trail builders have done an amazing job - without their passion there would be no riding." 

For more information, follow the Enduro World Series on facebook, on twitter and Instagram as @World_Enduro, or email Chris Ball, Managing Director


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