2016 Superenduro Canazei, Round Three - Saturday Practice

Jun 25, 2016
by Ben Winder  



It’s the day before the race here in Canazei for the Superenduro, Italian Enduro Series. The final changes have now been made to the trails and riders are scoping them out one last time and for some the first time. The trails took a hammering from the rain in the night, but everything dried out pretty well… almost everything. The bottom of stage three turned into a bit of a stream, but apart from that, everything was pretty dry. The weather just about held off all day today, but there were a few reports of very localised rain on different parts of the stages.

The afternoon finished with the riders briefing which was followed by a stage five track walk through town, with so many people on the track it was pretty hard to see any hazards but everyone got a feel for the track.

It follows this ridgeline.
The ridge line to stage one which sets the tone for the rest of the race.

Bellissimo.
Bellissimo.

2016 Superenduro Canazei Round Three - Saturday Practice

The most decorated house in town.
The most decorated house in town.

Riders sign on first thing this morning.
Riders signed on first thing this morning.

2016 Superenduro Canazei Round Three - Saturday Practice

2016 Superenduro Canazei Round Three - Saturday Practice

2016 Superenduro Canazei Round Three - Saturday Practice

A couple of final checks to Alex Lupato s bike.
A couple of final checks to Alex Lupato's bike.

The start of stage 1 is pretty incredible.
The start of stage one is pretty incredible.

The trail to the start of Stage 1 is pretty special technical steep picturesque and very exposed.
The trail to the start of stage one is pretty special, technical, steep, picturesque and very exposed.

2016 Superenduro Canazei Round Three - Saturday Practice

2016 Superenduro Canazei Round Three - Saturday Practice

Up to the top
Up to the top!

2016 Superenduro Canazei Round Three - Saturday Practice

If at first you don t succeed This was a pretty insane of camber root section and caught a lot of people out.
If at first you don't succeed... This was a pretty insane off-camber root section and it caught a lot of people out.

2016 Superenduro Canazei Round Three - Saturday Practice

Sweet snaking singletrack Stage 2.
Sweet snaking singletrack on stage two.

Stage 4 is high speed and tough super long with some pretty hard hits.
Stage four is high speed and tough, super long with some pretty hard hits.

2016 Superenduro Canazei Round Three - Saturday Practice

2016 Superenduro Canazei Round Three - Saturday Practice

2016 Superenduro Canazei Round Three - Saturday Practice

Stage 1 had it all a braaap corner rounds off any stage.
Stage one had it all, a braaap corner rounds off any stage.

Manuel Ducci holding it wideopen.
Manuel Ducci holding it wide open.

2016 Superenduro Canazei Round Three - Saturday Practice

Back onto long sweeping ski piste corners of Stage 4.
Back onto long sweeping ski piste corners of stage four.

2016 Superenduro Canazei Round Three - Saturday Practice

Riders briefing.
Riders briefing.

Stage 5 track walk.
Stage five track walk.

A double arm break and hiding from the rain still all in high spirits
A double arm break and hiding from the rain... still all in high spirits!

See you tomorrow. Let s hope the weather stays clear.
See you tomorrow. Let's hope the weather stays clear.


MENTIONS: @BWinder




11 Comments

  • 13 0
 Awsome mountains. Awsome tracks. Everyone looks happy. THIS is mountain biking! :-)
  • 4 0
 Except for the one hugging a tree....didn't look quite happy at that moment...
  • 3 0
 The tree just jumped out in front of him!
  • 8 0
 Double arm brake fook me.
  • 3 0
 Maximum respect to ALL the riders
  • 4 6
 Hey BenWinder..-
The term 'Braaap' comes from mimicking the sound a 2-stroke(mx bike) makes when being throttled.
The rider you mis-applied that term to was breaaaaaaking to the point of locking up his rear.
On a side note, when I see somebody with two fricken broken arms, the first thing that pops into my head is,
how the heck does dude wipe his a$$?
I broke my ass-wiping arm earlier in the year and THAT was a major PITA for me.
I feel horrible for that dude.
And am I seeing things, or is he sporting 1970s-vintage plaster of paris casts?
  • 1 0
 Will this be live on Redbull?
  • 2 0
 Nope, but you can view live timing of each rider here: www.superenduromtb.com/en
  • 1 0
 Manuel Ducci using moto *handguards* (how he fck is it called??) :o
  • 1 2
 New Trek prototype pictured!?!?!?!?!?!? That doesn't look like a Fuel EX or a small Slash.....
  • 2 1
 Epic trails

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