Race Day: Superenduro 2017 Round 2, Canazei

Jun 19, 2017
by Ben Winder  

Canazei, situated in the heart of the Dolomite's, with blistering rock faces all around, it’s stunning here. The mountain bike scene is growing here rapidly, there’s a bike park and plenty of natural singletracks, with new, natural singletrack being a top priority for the mountain bike community. The race was set out with six stages, stage six was a race through the town, stage one was to be raced twice also as stage five but unfortunately, stage five had to be cancelled. This still left us with over 25 minutes of racing and a full day on the bike, the liaisons were split between climbs and lift access, stage four had a long steep climb to the top.

The men’s race was extremely tight, with less than two seconds separating the top three. First place went to Matteo Raimondi, second to Marco Milivinti and third position to Denny Lupato. 20 seconds separated the women’s race, with the two top spots going to the Gehrig twins, Caro first and Anita second. Closely followed by Alia Marcellini.

Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day
Not a cloud in the sky all day today it was a hot day for the riders.
Not a cloud in the sky all day today, it was a hot day for the riders.

Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day
Early morning car park bike checks before the big day.
Early morning car park bike checks before the big day.

Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day
Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day

Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day
Riders set off from the town Enrico Guala set s all the riders off.
Riders set off from the town, Enrico Guala sets all the riders off.

Two different lifts take you to the top of stage one.
Two different lifts take you to the top of stage one.

Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day
Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day

Riders drop into stage one.
Riders drop into stage one.

The top of stage one flows through open meadows on bike park trails.
The top of stage one flows through open meadows on bike park trails.

Tommaso Francardo keeping it low and fast into a 6th position.
Tommaso Francardo keeping it low and fast, into a 6th position.

Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day

Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day

Adreane Lanthier Nadeau fresh off a 3rd place at the EWS in Ireland. She finished in 4th position here.
Adreane Lanthier-Nadeau, fresh off a 3rd place at the EWS in Ireland. She finished in 4th position here.

Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day
Shafting sunlight made it quite hard to see which direction the trail went.
Shafting sunlight made it quite hard to see which direction the trail went.

Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day

The liaison to stage three was pretty incredible.
The liaison to stage three was pretty incredible.

Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day

Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day

Denny Lupato just 1.35 seconds back.
Denny Lupato, just 1.35 seconds back.

Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day

Anita Gehrig 16 seconds back but firmly into second place.
Anita Gehrig, 16 seconds back but firmly into second place.

Simone Martinelli kicking up a cloud of dust.
Simone Martinelli kicking up a cloud of dust.

Alex Lupato.
Alex Lupato.

Second place today for Marco Milivinti just .44 back on his team mate Matteo Raimondi.
Second place today for Marco Milivinti, just .44 back on his teammate Matteo Raimondi.

Alia Marcellini took home the third place today.
Alia Marcellini, took home the third place today.

The fastest woman today Caro Gerhig.
The fastest woman today, Caro Gehrig.

And the fastest man Matteo Raimondi.
And the fastest man, Matteo Raimondi.

The Gerhig twins post race ice cream. Left Anita and right Caro. I think
The Gerhig twins post-race ice cream.
Matteo Raimondi.
Matteo Raimondi.

Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day
Superenduro 2017 Round 2 - Canazei Race Day

Goodnight from Canazei.
Goodnight from Canazei.


MENTIONS: @BWinder




8 Comments

  • + 3
 Pardon my ignorance. . . .Are you allowed to use double crown forks for "Enduro" races?
  • + 1
 where is a double crown fork?
  • + 3
 Dolomiti!
What's up with the guy and girl in robes at the podium?
  • + 3
 Good question. Lets have it people, whats up with that?
  • + 2
 I think they're there to represent some sponsor, like maybe a thermal spa or something like that.
  • + 1
 The Ancillotti Scarab Evo 27.5 in the photo is running a single crown fork.
  • + 2
 Ancillotti ++

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