Il weekend di Pasqua vede il via della Enduro World Series 2014 in Cile. Il circuito ha un regolamento aggiornato, secondo gli organizzatori “più eco-compatibile”. Vi aggiorneremo di giorno in giorno con video e foto, tenete però conto del fuso orario.
Gli italiani in Cile sono Alex Lupato, Manuel Ducci e Valentina Macheda. I grandi favoriti sono Jerome Clementz, Jared Graves, Martin Maes, Nicolas Lau, per citarne alcuni.
The six stage race will see a combination of chairlift riding, uphill walking and approximately 1000m of climbing each day with winning GC (overall) times expected to be within the 40-45 minute range. Stage maps have been released at
With Clementz fresh from his La Parva victory, and EWS 2013 podium-mates Jared Graves (Yeti Fox Shox) and Fabien Barel (Canyon Factory Enduro Team) eyeing his World Champion armband, the margins are likely to be close.
The Junior race is wide open, with 2013 champion Martin Maes (GT Factory Racing) opting to compete in the elite category this season, despite his age. (He turned seventeen in January.) Nineteen year old 2013 Junior World Champion DH, Richie Rude (Yeti Fox Shox), adds another dose of young blood to the contest.
Women’s defending World Champion, Tracy Moseley (Trek Factory Racing), comes to Nevados de Chillan after a strong performance in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, in her first World Cup XC race. Her strongest challenger, Anne Caroline Chausson (Ibis Cycles), whose 2013 EWS debut was marred by an early injury, has kicked off her season with a win in La Parva.
With seven great locations, a cast of champions and Dirt TV highlights providing amped-up coverage under the leadership of Richard (@LordCunny) Cunynghame, the stage is set for an awesome season, says Managing Director Chris Ball.
“Still buzzing from our inaugural year last year, we head into Round One 2014 in the epic Nevados de Chillan, Chile. The team at Montenbaik have done an incredible job building enduro racing in Chile over the last six years and the riding community in this country is just incredible. I can’t think of a better location or better team to kick start the second year of the Enduro World Series with. With some news rules and a tighter points structure, the next seven months are going to see some jaw dropping enduro racing and we can’t wait to see what unfolds”.