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Specialized Enduro in Treuchtlingen - Central European Enduro 2017

Oct 19, 2017
by Central European Enduro  
Sunday 15th October the enduro season ended with a highlight. The Specialized enduro Treuchtlingen in Germany is well known in the Enduro scene of Europe already. This year the Specialized Enduro Race was stated as the final race of the Central European Enduro Series as well as Qualifier Race for the EWS.

The final race of Central European Enduro 2017. Photo Lars Palmer

For the pleasure of all racers the local cycling club Germania Weißenburg, middle frankonia, put in a lot of effort to build four new stages. Especially for the race categories.

The final race of Central European Enduro 2017. Photo Lars Palmer

The final race of Central European Enduro 2017. Photo Lars Palmer

More than 400 cyclists entered the battle in three open and four elite classes. The race courses were modified for each category, the elite bikers had to finish seven stages. Whereas the open classes had to give their best time on five stages. The early morning fog, as well as the last weeks' rain, made the forest soil partly slippery, which challenged the riders even more. Especially elite stage three forced the riders to show all of their technical skills.

The final race of Central European Enduro 2017. Photo Lars Palmer

The final race of Central European Enduro 2017. Photo Lars Palmer

Some stages had a similar character that can be found in French races. Besides the technical part of the stages, some riders were challenged by the pedalling sections. Everyone obviously enjoyed the race. The riders were pushed by motivating applause to give their very best on the last two stages, that were located directly in front of the spectators. The perfect weather turned the finish zone into a big chill out area with all the riders building a great community. A final special was the kids balance bike parcours, where about 20 kids from the age of two to six experienced their first racing atmosphere. Treuchtlingen simply is enduro.

The final race of Central European Enduro 2017. Photo Lars Palmer

At the end of the day, last years` winner Premek Tejchman finished in 13:39.60, which saved him first place again. Second place was taken by Michal Prokop and third Christian Textor.
Raphaela Richter at elite women class won the first place, followed by Drenguakova Andrea and Tranja Naber. Results in Pro masters class: 1. Hyncica Petr, 2. Wilfried Van de Haterd, 3. Milan Cizinsky. Elite U 21: 1. Björn Feldmann, 2. Bláha Vojtech, 3. Janik Voth.

The final race of Central European Enduro 2017. Photo Lars Palmer

The final race of Central European Enduro 2017. Photo Lars Palmer

The final race of Central European Enduro 2017. Photo Lars Palmer

Open Men: 1. Michael Baumgartner, 2. Fabian Fader, 3. Martin Klauber. Open Junior: 1. Timo Strobl, 2. Erik Wetzel, 3. Simon Maurer. Women open Class: 1. Tanja Förtsch, 2. Jennifer Gothe, 3. Claire Fiebig.

The final race of Central European Enduro

The final race of Central European Enduro 2017. Photo Lars Palmer

After the final of the first Central European Enduro Series Michal Prokop (Pro Men), Andrea Drengubakova (Pro Women) and Petr Hyncica (Pro Masters) as well as Kristian Poruban (Pro Junior) won the series title in their class.

The final race of Central European Enduro

"I really like the idea of connecting good races into the new Central European Enduro! All locations that I raced was great and I enjoyed riding them. I also like variation of tracks and this was exactly what we had there! Already now I´m looking forward to the next year!" said Michal Prokop, the first Pro Men winner of Central European Enduro 2017.

The final race of Central European Enduro 2017. Photo Lars Palmer

The final race of Central European Enduro 2017. Photo Lars Palmer

Check out also the race video here.

Thanks everyone for attending Central European Enduro 2017 and see you in 2018!


7 Comments

  • + 2
 What a nice Event. Racers and spectators were loving it. Plus the weather on point, happy chaps all around. Huge respect for the perfekt organisation and the technically challenging yet very fun to ride stages, they really made most of the terrain. Looking forward to next years race!
  • + 1
 In the Open Men category I had 640hm, not much going downhill for 3hrs of riding. Too many and long flat pedal sections!!!!

I would like to have a Super Senior category, but with only five guys of that age it sure doesn't make sense Wink . Great event and very well organized.
  • + 1
 treuchtlingen is always very well organized. was a nice weekend.
  • + 1
 I'd be within those Super Seniors and it was my first mtb-race ever. It was fun, due to the perfect weather and organization. I just didn't like that sticky and slippery surface in most parts of the stages. On every stage i got passed, and nearly everyone went down afterwards. Some managed to get back on the bike in front of me, some not and some held me up while climbing back on the track. I didn't care to much about the result anyway, so it was just an intresting expierence for me.
  • + 1
 @Werratte: Slippery, yes, but not that bad. Think if it had rained! I never went down and only once a little out of the line (stage 6). Nevertheless the stages were not-so-great, compared to e.g. Wartburg Enduro or Madeast.

To avoid to get passed or held up by other riders, just talk to the other riders in the queue at the start - I let a fast rider ride before me, and he asked the checkpoint guy to start with a greater gap (60sec) to the rider in front of him (stage 7). So everybody was happy and could ride in his own pace.
  • + 0
 Organisation was great but the stages were disappointing We left Sunday morning and had a great day on a different location
  • + 1
 Mountains begin 200 km further south.

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