Race Report: Portuguese Enduro Cup - Cadafaz Round 1

May 2, 2019
by Tiago Nunes  
Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.

The first stop of the year for the Portuguese enduro caravan is BikePark Cadafaz/Rapa located in Celorico da Beira, which is known as the highest city from Portugal. After last years race where riders faced a weekend of racing under temperatures reaching 40 Celcius, this year sun was a bit shy. With the principal contenders, José Borges and Emanuel Pombo absent there was a gap that needed to be filled up by someone else.

The crew from BikePark Cadafaz/Rapa hosted a wonderful race with five special stages where riders faced a total of 1400 meters of downhill against 1200 meters of uphill, which turned into an easy race when riders were greeted with the breathtaking landscapes of Serra da Estrela.

During Saturday practice everyone had the chance to get shuttles supported by the event organisers. The odds were high for the local rider João Rodrigues being the favourite to win on his home soil but he wasn't alone, José 'Meira' or Nicolas Carrera was ready to have a strong start to the season during the race on Sunday. In the female class, Maaris Meier finished the last season with a victory at Ponte de Lima. so, at this beginning of the new season, she's hungry to keep the previous achievements but Carolina Costa and Ana Leite were there to stamp.

Photography & Words: Tiago Nunes
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Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Drop point.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Early chats or strategy plot?

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Riders getting ready to kick off.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Church stairs... no better place to regret.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Duarte Medeiros always in a good mood.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
João Rodrigues showed up on fire and took the 1st place.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
The spanish rider, Nicolas Carrera riding into a 2nd place.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
José 'Meira' Oliveira droppin' it for a solid 3rd place.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Sauro Agostinho was riding fast but only managed to get a 4th place finish.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Guilherme Pissarra with the eyes on the prize.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Marcelo Costa on the last meters of Galileu trail.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Nuno da Nóbrega from Algarve spreading is style in the north.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Attention: Off-camber ahead.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
José Vieira from Masters 30 sits in second at the end of the day.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Sun light through tree branches.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Ricardo Fonseca droppin' into the last bit of stage one.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Tiago Freitas through the rocks to round out the podium in 7th place.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
On limit, Paulo Sérgio Baptista rode into a solid 10th place.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Maaris Meier starts the season off in 1st place.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Carolina Costa on her way to 2nd place.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
After two punctures, Ana Leite was able to get the 3rd place.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Surrounded by wind power stations.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Rui Couto rode the rocks like a boss

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Master 30, Lino Correia slots into 3rd place.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Through the wildfire battered landscape.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
All the way from the top to bottom.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Meet Bolt, the third stage of the event.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
The well-known feature at Bolt.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
The cadet, André Francisco from Madeira rode into a 1st place.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Diogo Silva dismiss presentations.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
The local guy, Fábio Gil blastin' the berms from the last stage.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Tiago Mano straight to end of Stage 5.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Foot out, flat out for João Cordeiro.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Joel Silva from Vasconhas Enduro Team.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Pedro Oliveira sending it pretty.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.
Just off the top 10 for Angelo Filho in 11th.

Photo report for BikePark Cadafaz Rapa covering the first round of the 2019 Portuguese Enduro Cup.

Final Results


Men
1) João Rodrigues - 17:31m
2) Nicolas Carrera - 18:08m
3) José Meira - 18:10m

Women
1) Maaris Meier - 24:04m
2) Carolina Costa - 24:08m
3) Ana Leite - 25:58m

Junior
1) Rui Tapada - 20:18m
2) Rodrigo Fonseca - 20:19m
3) Tiago Silva - 20:23m


Master 30
1) Márcio Ferreira - 18:35m
2) José Vieira - 19:21m
3) Lino Correia - 19:31m

Master 40
1) Hugo Manteigas - 20:15m
2) David Guerra - 20:27m
3) Esteban Lorenzo - 20:32m

Master 50
1) Carlos Taboas - 22:06m
2) Heiko Ludwiczak - 24:40m
3) Amândio Pereira - 26:02m


All the results https://www.fpciclismo.pt/ficheirossite/28042019164518.pdf
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6 Comments

  • + 2
 A cidade da Guarda é que é a mais alta de Portugal. Celorico está bem baixinho...
  • + 2
 Awesome photos dude!!!! Cheers!!!
  • + 2
 Great race report! see you at the next one.
  • + 2
 Belo report Escarópio!
  • + 2
 boa report
  • + 2
 Great job lad!!

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