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2013 SuperEnduro Series, Italy

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The SuperEnduro crew write…

Superenduro is finally ready to announce the 2013 series schedule. 10 dates: 6 PRO stops, including 2 Enduro World Series, and 4 Sprint for a mix of events between sea and mountains, reflecting the tourist offer in Italy for the MTB.

Warm Up | March 17-18 | Pogno

PRO1 | April 13-14 | Sestri Levante
PRO2 | May 18-19 | Punta Ala | Opening Enduro World Series
PRO3 | June 1-2 | Location to be confirmed
PRO4 | June 22-23 | Madesimo
PRO5 | July 19-20-21 | Sauze d’Oulx
PRO6 | October 19-20 | Finale Ligure | Final Enduro World Series

Sprint1 | April 28 | Pogno
Sprint2 | May 5 | Piero
Sprint3 | September 8 | Tolfa
Sprint4 | September 29 | Palazzuolo sul Senio

This calendar is the synthesis of years of work of the Superenduro staff alongside the resorts and destination that have built and grown the enduro discipline in Italy.

Each of the eight scheduled appointments is a piece of history of the sport, the future of which is being written right now by all us Superenduro lovers.

Stay tuned on superenduromtb.com for updates. Entries will be available soon.

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2013 Brake Authority Enduro Series, France

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In their finest Franglais, the organisers write…

For the 3rd year in a row, the Enduro Series will serve as support for the FFC French Enduro Cup. We are proud to announce you the 2013 calendar. The 9th season of this incredibly successful series will once again establish the uncontestable national enduro hierarchy.

With classics and novelties this year regarding riding spots.

Classics with Val d’Allos and Valloire, two legendary races for any serious enduro rider. Continuity also with Samoëns which was highly acclaimed in 2012 thanks to the quality of its trails.

On the novelties side, Val d’Isère, the well-known Haute Tarentaise resort which is used to organizing international sporting events, is entering the Enduro Series.

Finally Blausasc, Fabien Barel’s backyard, will end the season with a rally format; a landscape and trails that saw the birth of some of the best French riders, the season finale will be hot.

Entries will be open from the 1st of March and we strongly recommend you to read the rules and regulations of the races. Some modifications will be brought to match the Enduro World Series that is due to become the reference international series.

Also note that two rounds, Val d’Allos and Val d’Isère will also be part of the Enduro World Series calendar.
On the sponsor side, we appreciate the fidelity of the brands Urge Bike Products, Royal Racing, Fox Racing Shox and Brake Authority, the latter becoming the title name of the series.

Big brands and retailers are also joining: Michelin, Mavic and Probikeshop, and we’d like to thank them for their support to the sport.

The succession of Rémy Absalon & Anaïs Pajot, 2012 winners, is due to be highly contested as the level keeps on growing with a new generation of multi-talented young guns pushing behind.

Thank you for your support and we’ll see you very soon on the Brake Authority Enduro Series 2013.

Rd1, Samoens, 22-23 June.
Rd2, Val d’Allos, 29-30 June.
Rd3, Valloire, 3-4 August.
Rd4, Val d’Isere, 24-25 August.
Rd5, Blausasc, 26-27 October.

www.tribe-events.com

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2013 TransEnduro Grenoble-Torino, July, France & Italy

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Info from TransEnduro guys…

TRANSENDURO GRENOBLE-TORINO 2013 IS:

  • 16-20 JULY 2013, STARTING IN GRENOBLE ON THE TUESDAY MORNING FOLLOWING MEGAVALANCHE 2013. A JOURNEY WEST TO EAST, FROM FRANCE INTO ITALY, ACROSS THE MAIN ALPINE CHAIN.
  • A RACE ON LARGE QUANTITIES OF SWEET, MAINLY DESCENDING TRAILS.
  • TIMED SECTIONS ARE MAINLY NATURAL SINGLETRACK, BUT WITH SOME BIKEPARK TRACKS THROWN INTO THE MIX.
  • HEIGHT IS GAINED THROUGH A COMBINATION OF BIKEPARK LIFTS /// BUSES /// PEDAL-POWER.
  • 5 DAYS RACING (INCLUDES 5 NIGHTS‘ HOTEL ACCOMMODATION, FULLY-CATERED).
  • APPROX 5,000M ASCENT (PEDALLED) /// APPROX 15,000M DESCENT.
  • 20 TIMED STAGES /// AVERAGE OF 4 PER DAY.
  • REVOLUTIONARY TIMING SYSTEM, ADDING TO THE EXCITEMENT FOR THOSE EITHER PARTICIPATING IN, OR FOLLOWING THE RACE.
  • BROUGHT TO YOU BY AN INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF PASSIONATE AND EXPERIENCED MTB EVENT ORGANISERS, COMMITTED TO BRINGING YOU THE BEST-THING-YET IN MTB ENDURO RACING!

EVENT ENTRY WILL BE FROM MONDAY 7 JANUARY 2013, MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

www.transenduro.com

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2013 Mondraker Gravity Rally, July, Exmoor UK

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Press Release…

Mondraker Gravity Rally returns to Exmoor!

2012 was the year that Gravity Enduro really established itself in the UK. Mondraker Gravity was probably the least serious Gravity Enduro that the UK has seen but the riders had a riot; the riding was good, the atmosphere relaxed and it even managed to get some sunshine. World Champ Fabien Barel was kicking about the arena and riding, there was even a DJ and bar with some free Exmoor ale.

The good news is that Mondraker Gravity returns for summer 2013. July 6th/7th sees the event roll into the small village of Porlock, taking over the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate once again and boasting two days of riding action, plenty of opportunity to explore Exmoor and again have the Exmoor Ales bar, mega prize raffle and stands and tech support from some of the best names in mountain biking.

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There’s a completely new route, more timed stages and more entertainment to make the event even bigger and better than 2012. As in 2012 the timed stages are all downhill, there’s no pressure to rush between stages.

Organiser Steve Toze said, “Mondraker Gravity went way better than we’d hoped in 2012, the format is so good as it gives you all the fun of competition against the clock (and against your mates) but with plenty of time to relax and enjoy your surroundings. It’s no wonder it’s taking over the racing scene and we’re glad to be part of that again in 2013. This event suits veterans of Gravity Enduro but all the trails are natural so suit any competent mountain biker which really adds to the vibe of the event.”

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Here’s the plan:

Friday

Campsite open in the afternoon and plenty of chance to explore and ride the trails of Exmoor (and last year’s route if you fancy it)

Saturday

12pm – Stages open, starts with the Saturday loop, two timed stages. Post a time on each stage at some point during the afternoon.

5pm – Saturday stages close, bar is open, food is cooking and band warms up for entertainment in the main arena.

Sunday

10am – Riders head off onto the Sunday stages. These are reworks of the two Saturday stages, plus two more stages including a descent off the mighty Dunkery Beacon.

3pm – Prizes, lunch cooking and presentations.

Entry is open now at www.ridegravity.co.uk, it’s £40 for the first 300 riders with a free pair of RWD brake pads for all entrants, free pint of Exmoor ale and some basic free camping for the weekend too.

More news on sponsors, attendees and other things that are happening will be available in the new year, or follow us on facebook (facebook.com/spikesports).

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2013 Queen Elizabeth Country Park Gravity Enduro, July, Hampshire UK

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The QECP guys write…

Us band of merry volunteer shovel jockeys at QECP, known as the QECP Collective, will be hosting our own gravity enduro race on 21st July 2013! It is sure to be a banger with prizes including a holiday for two with Pure Mountains in Spain’s Sierra Nevada, a pair of Marzocchi forks, Dainese pads, Exempt Clothing T shirts and much more up for grabs. Chris Smith has already signed up for the race which will be held on brand new, purpose built singletrack.

Put the date in your diary now and keep an eye out for when registration will open, as it is sure to be a popular event. In the mean time the Collective will be beavering away in secret, making the best race course possible while trying not to be washed away in the driving rain or being turned into a brass monkey.

All profits from the race will go towards improving and expanding the trail network at QECP. As with everything done so far, it is done for free, because of the love and passion we have for mountain biking and giving people fun trails to ride. So if you see one of us shovel jockeys around (most commonly found at our registered trading office of the Denmead Queen pub in Waterlooville) then feel free to buy as a beer and have a chat.

A big thank you to our sponsors for the race, Pure Mounatins, Windwave (Marzocchi and Dainese) and as always the amazing guys at Exempt Clothing. Your generosity continues to show why mountain biking has the best community in the world.

Viva la trail revolution!

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QECP Is located 1 mile south of Petersfield, Hampshire. It takes about 1 hour from south London.

If you can make the race it would be good, the money will be going back in to the local MTB trails. Keep in touch with updates on www.qecptrailcollective.co.uk and www.facebook.com/qecptrailbuilding

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Specialized-SRAM Enduro Series 2013, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland

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Info from the organisers…

The Specialized-SRAM Enduro Series will enter the second round next year, with the dates now set. But the change is not only in the title, the number of races has also increased.

The format Enduro is the hot talk of the town at the moment, and so the relatively new discipline gets more and more attention. A series was first held last year in German-speaking countries, and after a successful start it goes into the second season. The aim to have more events has become reality; therefore there are seven races in four different countries on the schedule for next year. Next to the three established races (Winterberg won’t be part anymore) there are four new, but not unknown, places in the calendar to hold the additional four events. The dates are the following:

Rd1, 27/28 April 2013, Treuchtlingen (GER)
Rd2, 04/05 May 2013, Riva del Garda (ITA)
Rd3, 25/26 May 2013, Samerberg (GER)
Rd4, 15/16 June 2013, Willingen (GER)
Rd5, 06/07 July 2013, Kirchberg (AUT)
Rd6, 27/28 July 2013, Kronplatz (ITA)
Rd7, 12/13 October 2013, Flims/Laax (SUI)

But not only the race calendar was extended; there is also a change in the title of the series. It will be known from now on as Specialized-SRAM Enduro Series, as SRAM clearly positions itself not only as main sponsor with the addition ‘powered by…’ as last year, but as title sponsor next to Specialized. This is to highlight the involvement and strengthen its recognition of the format and the series. iXS will also join the party as sponsor again next to the two title sponsors. It looks like all is set for the next season as the series doesn’t need to hide behind the since quite a few years established events anymore.

More information can be found as usual at enduroseries.net and on Facebook at facebook.com/enduroseries.net

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New Enduro series coming. Mini Enduro anyone?

Quotes from their Facebook page

“The new fun way to race mountain bike Enduro. 1 day with 3 live timed stages all topped off with some great prizes.”

“Categories for Mini Enduro.
Looking at the demographics on Facebook likes we should have
Under 17
18-29
30-40
40-49
50+
Pro-Am
What do you think?”

“We are looking for partners for the Mini Enduro, please contact us for details.”

“First race is being planned for Mid February 2013.
More details released when we have 500 likes :)”

“Mini Mountains for a Mini Enduro race.”

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