Enduro in Chile: Stage 4 of the National Montenbaik Enduro Series in La Serena

Jun 20, 2017
by Montenbaik Enduro  
Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena

Of the nearly 400 riders who participated this weekend in the fourth date of the National Championship Montenbaik Enduro Series, few finished the race unharmed. Among the cactus and rocks of the five special stages of La Serena, wheels and tires found their final destination, and there were lots of spines taken away as souvenirs under the skin. Take this and add a good dose of adrenaline with many liters of cold Kross beer at the finish line and it's easy to understand why we had one of the best and most demanding races in the season.

During the day Saturday, along with the training day, we had the second Montenbaik Enduro Kids as had been done on Curacavi. The race layout brought together the entire family and small riders racing in the different categories from 2 to 13 years old. That same day, we also had a special Enduro MTB skills classes with expert Antonio Leiva, Extreme Zone racer and Enduro Kids' supporter with his brand Kido Outdoors.

Enduro Kids a new project from Montenbaik Enduro in Chile. Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena.
A new generation of montenbaikers is coming with the young categories of Montenbaik Enduro Kids.

The race day at Estancia La Varilla started cloudy, remembering that we were on the Pacific coast. The mixture of the desert terrain with the sea breeze is one of the main characteristics of La Serena, where we could find different types of grip, depending on which side of the mountain was the trail.

The Enduro2 pilots left with the special stage Corazón Partío, a variant of the traditional track that goes over 700m above sea level. The Enduro1 went to Huachalaruca and then climbed up to the antennas of Cerro Grande to inaugurate El Soñado, a fairly technical track with a steep slope, very well worked by Pierre Plaza and the #MontenbaikTrailbuilders along with the Serena locals.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
The race doctor Cristobal Palominos in the special stage El Sonado, one of the most technical tracks of the race.

The classic Nass trail, with its arrival in the race village received the two categories and provided a nice spectacle for the public. From there the Enduro 2 went to fill their glasses while the Enduro 1 ended the day with La Varilla stage and its slippery and endless switchbacks.

Sunbeams appeared through the clouds to illuminate the final moments of the race and crown the champions of La Serena. Mauricio Acunã from the SXS Team was the fastest of the day with 19:41.71, followed by Milciades Jaque of Masterbikes and Antonio Ovalle, private rider.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
The fastest of the day, Mauricio Acuna, putting the pedal to the metal.

Among women, Florence Espinera of Team Trek Subaru remains undefeated. Even with a puncture during the race, he finished first with 23:15.79, followed by Antonia Wurth and Laura Munizaga, both from SXS Team. See the full results here.

Enjoy the photo-report of the race, and we will back in july at Pichidangui for the fifth date of the Montenbaik Enduro Series 2017!

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Antonio Leiva was in charge of the Enduro Clinic open for all those enrolled in the race.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Future champions. The Montenbaik Enduro Kids aims to inculcate the enduro race format with liaisons and special stages for riders up to 13 years

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
The day of competition began with the talk of Ignacio Barbosa, general coordinator of the event, for the team.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Our friends from Motorex were ready to solve the most unexpected problems that come during all the race.

Two legends, Jose Manuel Perez and Rodrigo Ibañez compete in Master C while their children excel in sub 21 and Promo Junior.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
The chip-girls, coordinated by Camila Flano (standing), inform all the details to the pilots.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
#MalditoPato (free translated as "damned rookie"), La Serena's most proud team.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Emiliano Bustos in Cerro Grande, above La Serena.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Daniel Duran Padilla of Motorex was the first place in the Rigid category, that descends all the specials of Enduro 1 without rear suspension.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
The Cactus palace of El Sonado stage.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Estancia La Varilla, where the event took place, an incredible enduro spot next to La Serena.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
The queen of the championship, Florence Espineira, nor with a puncture lost the first place.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Someone said Cactus?

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Pedro Ferreira remained in fifth place, despite being with an injury. He is still well positioned in the championship.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
The hills in the area also receive other sports.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Nicolas Prudencio kept it very consistent and finished in 4th place.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
The classic Nass stage.

Enduro in Chile Stage 4 of the National Montenbaik Enduro Series in La Serena
As if programmed, an unexpected light found its way through the clouds for the last special, La Varilla. In the photo Jose Manuel Madrazo en route to the finish line.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
The Layout with all the infrastructure of the Montenbaik Enduro in Estancia La Varilla.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
The champion of 2016, Antonia Wurth finished with the second position.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
A scene that was repeated many times during this weekend.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Pablo Flores of Specialized doing the interminable zig-zag until the end of the special.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Antonio Ovalle, currently a private driver, finished in third place.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
The switchbacks of La Varilla.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Milciades Jaque remains a candidate for the title and finished second in La Serena.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Felipe Vial, now running for Masterbikes, finished the race in fifth place.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Kross Brewery sponsors the championship keeping everyone well hydrated and rewarded.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Public of riders and locals from La Serena were in great quantity during the event.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
The machines rest on the layout after the race.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Organizers and drivers await the final result.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
Final results in hand.

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
And the general champions: 1. Mauricio Acuna 19:41.71 / 2. Milciades Jaque 19:51.57 / 3. Antonio Ovalle 19.55.20 / 4. Nicolas Prudencio 20:05.42 / 5. Pedro Ferreira 20: 09.95

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
The fastest women in La Serena: 1. Florencia Espineira 23:15.79 / 2. Antonia Wurth 24:52.23 / 3. Laura Munizaga 25:59.19

Montenbaik Enduro at full power with the 4th stage in La Serena
A memory from the magic paths of La Serena. See you on Pichidangui for the 5th stage of the Montenbaik Enduro Series.



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3 Comments

  • 3 1
 grande los #malditopato ! un team con poco físico y mucho espíritu jajaja.
  • 1 1
 notable #malditopato !!! :
  • 1 0
 Que tierno el niño con chupete...





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