We’re back in La Thuile, the heart of the alps and host of one of the EWS rounds last year, for Superenduro Round 3.
It’s a tough, tough race. With 37km of racing across four stages, and 3000m of vertical descending. The race predominantly uses lifts, with just one stage liaison. But despite the lack of pedalling, this course boasts of some of the most technical trails in the world.
I bumped into Eddie Masters today—he isn’t racing but is here riding. He told me he reckons there is going to be some carnage, that they're basically going to race Val di Sole.
There are spectacular views of Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc) in La Thuile, but unfortunately today clouds were wrapped around the peak and kept it hidden.
La Thuile is quite the picturesque alpine town.
Riding with your mates isn't quite as fun here, clouds of dust seriously impair your vision.
Racing gets underway on Saturday. Who do you have taking the top step this weekend?