Course Released for Trophy of Nations - Finale Ligure 2019

Sep 25, 2019
by Bluegrass Eagle  

The Bluegrass Trophy of Nations powered by SRAM takes place this weekend on the iconic trails of Finale Ligure. The Enduro World Series riders, representing no less than 24 nations, will battle in teams to seal the title of the fastest nation in Enduro – and capture the rainbow jerseys.

The race will take place on the classic stages that make Finale Ligure such a famous destination for biking.

TOTAL RACE | 59km | 2300D-




TOTAL RACE | 59km | 2300m descent


STAGE 1 | Roller Coaster | 6,39km | 648m descent

Roller Coaster is, without a doubt, one of the most important and famous trails of the area. With its turns, compressions and natural bumps, it’s a complete stage. Before the start, the riders will be able to discover an installation made inside the woods by artists like Alessandro Tambresoni, Mario Nebbiolo, Nico Accame, Serfio Olivotti and Simone Lammardo.

STAGE 2 | Kill Bill 2 to Cacciatore | 3,26km | 458m descent

These two trails linked together start at the Church of Madonna della Guardia. Kill Bill 2 is technical in its first part into the chestnuts trees but the riders can still find some flow between the steep and tight sections. The last half of the stage is completely different, with more rocks, a steep section and at least two big rock steps to clear.


STAGE 3 | Ivoland | 2,32km | 222m descent

Ivoland's name is a tribute to one of the most active trail builders in this area, Ivo Camilli. Two important pedaling sections connect two completely different trail sections as riders pass under the Cromagnon cliffs, one of the most photographed spots in the world.



STAGE 4 | Ruggeta | 2,24km | 208m descent

For the fourth stage of the day, the riders will feel a change of scenery out onto the mountainside. It’s not a technical stage but it will sap the energy. Passing by special places like caves, old walls and constructions, it’s the testimony of the prehistoric occupations of the area.

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STAGE 5 | DH Men | 2,36km | 281m descent

Is it even necessary to present it? An iconic trail with stunning scenery, packed with spectators, will end the Trophy Of Nation race.










22 Comments

  • 14 0
 Can some one please explain how the rainbow jersey is awarded here. It is to the nation that wins, or the the fastest rider like the regular world championships? Thank you
  • 4 0
 @mirskeinereingefalln: couldn't have been more clear
  • 3 0
 Sounds like there is a team and fastest team all get rainbow jersey based on total time of that team for men’s, women and the two u21 categories. Then there are individual races that don’t seem be worth a hole lot more than a trophy and more likely for the people not going for the rainbow team jersey. Then there is weird industry team races. Home that makes it clear as mud. Yeah I still don’t really understand the team rainbow jersey.
  • 1 0
 @mfoga: If it is so, then there probably aren't more than a very few nations competing for the title. U23 women field is rather narrow.
  • 1 0
 @TheJD: Yeah confirmed teams. FRA, GB and USA

Whole list admin.enduroworldseries.com/uploads/documents/races/1569422249.pdf
  • 4 0
 Can anyone explain how Fantasy works for this race? This is one confusing and overly complicated race. Team, individual, industry, world champs...
  • 5 0
 I was there last week and the trails are running superb! For me this is one of the best places in the world for trails. Rollercoaster was closed and they're adding a lot of new features to it and Cacciatore is going to be a beast to run at race-pace!!
  • 3 0
 Me too, missed out on the closed trails but there’s so many away from nato base that make up for it
  • 4 0
 Kill Bill to Cacciatore was one of the highlights for me when when I was there this summer. I'd love to see just how mind blowingly quick some of these guys will be down these trails.
  • 7 0
 France will be like 'Hold me wine' Smile
  • 7 2
 Great concept and way to finish the season. France, USA, Australia, Iran, all major contenders.
  • 4 0
 Sam Hill for first Enduro World Champ!!!
  • 2 0
 Seems on a very narrow bars Miquel...
  • 4 4
 "Yay! They brought out some completely new trails that no one has ridden a billion times before" said no rider that's ever been to Finale before.
  • 3 8
flag silentbutdeadly (Sep 25, 2019 at 4:13) (Below Threshold)
 Sorry mate...we spent all the money on marketing. Besides...it's Europe. There's nothing new there.
  • 1 1
 @silentbutdeadly: Yeah, gotta agree with you on that Frown
  • 1 0
 The same good old roller coaster. Like the dude, it fits right in there.
  • 5 3
 And TV live coverage? we´re in XXI century...
  • 2 0
 Hopefully that is coming.....
  • 1 0
 @endlessblockades: the magic is coming...
  • 2 0
 Sam Hill and Connor Fearon in the Australian team is a strong combination!

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