The second round of the Czech Enduro Series took place in a beautiful venue in the middle of the Jeseníky Mountains in Kouty Bike Park. Same as the first round a week before the race the weather did not look good, but after all, it was sunny with only some raindrops.
There were over 400 riders registered for the race who did not get scared at demanding stages and long ascents. The best riders from the Czech Republic and Slovakia gathered at the start together with riders from Poland, Austria, Hungary, Latvia and other countries. The competition was high and everybody was eager to find out who is going to choose the fastest line down the stages and take the win. This race was also EWS Qualifier Event so the battle for some international points was on!
Stage builders Kamil Tatarkovic, Jara Sijka, Jakub Barcik and others prepared several new loamy sections and made one brand new stage that on one hand checked riding experience of all the riders and on the other hand made a big smile on everyone´s face.
5 stages were waiting for the Race category, 4 stages for the Hobby category who skipped the steepest and the most demanding first stage. For kids categories Grom and Rookie there were ready 4 shorter stages. It was great to see all these happy kids riding down the hill and enjoying every section of the track.
Nutrend Enduro Race Kouty has a couple of specific features. There is the longest enduro stage in the Czech Enduro Series, where the fastest rider made it down the stage in 8 almost minutes and there is a dreaded 17 km long ascent but it has nice views.
The fastest female rider was Stepanka Fejola Nestlerova, the fastest male rider was Kuba Riha, who despite a crash at the last stage won his first place in the Czech Enduro Series.
Nutrend Enduro Race wasn´t easy, we know! But we admire everyone who came to race and had a good time on bikes! We hope that you enjoyed the whole weekend and we are looking forward to seeing all of you again at Qayron Enduro Race Zadov.
You can register for the next race of the Czech Enduro Series, Qayron Enduro Race Zadov, here
Complete results are here
and full official gallery is here
Photos: Jára Sijka