Superenduro Cancels 2021 Race Series

Jan 25, 2021
by Ed Spratt  


The resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic has led Superenduro organisers to abandon this year's racing.

The Italian Superneduro Series have announced that they will be missing another year of racing as they cancel the 2021 race series. This news follows their similar decision in 2020 that saw the longstanding series host no events. While the Superenduro will not be taking place in 2021, the organisers will still be hosting the EWS at four Italian rounds.

bigquotesIn this climate, Superenduro’s board has concluded that the unavoidable interruption to the Series will carry on during the 2021 season. All energies and resources will be instead focussed on the four rounds of the Enduro World Series that will take place in Italy: Val di Fassa, La Thuile, Pietra Ligure and Finale Ligure.

This decision has matured in the light of the experience made during the 2020 season while co-organizing the two Liguria’s rounds of EWS: very successful events, something to be proud of, that have also made clear at first hand the amount of work involved and the resources needed to achieve such a result. Superenduro has always aimed at organizing top-notch races, but these standards – add on top all elements related to anti-COVID safety – could not be guaranteed.

Until the very last moment, valid solutions were sought to allow the organization of events that would live up to expectations, but a fair balance between efforts, resources and guarantee of success could not be struck. What has certainly not failed in this year of pandemic is the riders’ desire to compete and put some power down. With no less than 4 rounds of the EWS Series taking place in Italy, there will certainly be an opportunity to put themselves to the test.
Superenduro

While the EWS main events are reserved for pro riders only, this year the EWS100 and EWS80 events will be making a return meaning anyone hoping to take part in the Superenduro series can still get between the tape on some Italian trails. You can read more about the decision from the Superenduro team here.


181 Comments

  • 48 6
 It’s a real shame that in so many sports and disciplines you have top athletes at what could be potentially their peak having to sit out or truncate their season. Feel for them.
  • 32 41
flag abueno (Jan 25, 2021 at 14:54) (Below Threshold)
 It’s a real shame that in so many instances of doing what’s right to protect the non healthy and immune deficient that we could feel guilty about not be able to sport. Feel for them.
  • 19 2
 @abueno: I don’t think anyone needs to feel guilty I think we’re all out here doing the best we can, I can still feel for people that train to be at the peak of a sport I enjoy but can’t compete for the greater good.
  • 6 1
 @Peskycoots: For sure bud, I get what you are saying now..the initail "shame" part got me feeling a different vibe. I feel for them and the Olympians that wont be able to perform for something like that and might never get another chance because of age. Def a bummer man.
  • 1 0
 more than just one season lol
  • 5 0
 It is a real shame that in so many places and occasions there are people even of a high cultural level in what could potentially be the simplest and most effective method of fighting the virus to see them miss the opportunity. Feel for them.
  • 2 1
 @abueno: yeah no worries looking at it my wording is a bit vague, but I’m with you on the better to keep people alive vibe
  • 3 1
 The real reason that events are being cancelled is because of the tripping hazard. You know, from all the bodies in the streets.
  • 7 5
 @abueno: DUDE. you're OUTSIDE. Why is this even a fuggin argument as to whether have mountain bike races?? This is so stupid to me. Literally one person riding down a hill, and spectators have literally unlimited room to separate themselves from each other. You can have American Football and packed domestic flights but people are poo-poo'ing mountain biking races?? The logic behind all this I will never understand.
  • 5 5
 @Koz1985: it’s because it’s being taken more seriously as a pandemic in Europe and less as a political stance.
  • 2 1
 @Koz1985: yea I don’t think you get the point, just because one is allowed and the other isn’t..doesn’t make either right. There’s some missing logic on your point. Yes they are outside, but have you been to a race, have you been to a trail..do you understand how many people will have to come within a few feet of each other at the start gates regardless? For example, lest say only 50 people are racing, that’s a full football field length they will need to be separated by just to comply..
  • 1 0
 @abueno: What I am I missing here? So put markers up where people can stand - they do that in terminals for airlines, shopping markets, etc. etc. What they are doing with mountain bike races makes ZERO sense, and the fact that there is not enough push-back (or seemingly so) is frightening. Dude - again, people are literally outside. One is certainly LESS likely to catch this thing much more so than someone sitting online at COSTCO or at the bus terminal. Oh i very well understand what's happening here, and unfortunately, NO ONE (talking about government, CDC, the WHO, you name it) is getting this whole thing right and making terribly illogical and stupid decisions. Stop the fear-mongering and get on your damn bike and ride brother.

Also, if you are worried about your health, or someone close to you, then don't come to the races. Put up markers, wear a mask (if necessary) and let the races and biking resume.
  • 1 0
 @Koz1985: the spread of the virus in Italy is slowing down because we have taken its gravity seriously. I agree with you that there are absolutely more serious situations (subway, bus, line at the supermarket) than doing a mtb race but if for a year or two the world slows down we should get out of it faster.
  • 24 0
 Hopefully the beer league Enduro and DH races will still be able to be held in various places this summer.
  • 15 1
 These are honestly the only races that matter.
  • 1 0
 I hope they will be too, but I suspect we will be disappointed.
  • 17 0
 Dang, This would have been the year I started enduro racing and rose straight to the top but I guess I'll just have to keep living my life like a normal civilian...
  • 11 0
 I'm with you there brother. I turn 57 this year and last year was gonna be the one where I won everything and retired, Just getting a bit old for it now.
  • 17 3
 Resurgence? Lol where tf did it go?
  • 10 3
 I think most of Europe was under the impression shit was sorted come July '20.
  • 20 22
 @aerik: No chance. The level of wealth transference that’s occurred since this casedemic began means they’ll do anything to keep the game going.
  • 8 8
 @aerik: I assume that means they would agree it's almost impossible (sans welding doors in china) to control the virus.

Glad people are finally coming around.
  • 17 10
 @pistol2ne: oh here we go everyone. Get ready for an entire thread of conspiracy theories!!
  • 2 0
 @pistol2ne: You could very well be right, especially if the vaccine efficacy is more like that for influenza than for say yellow fever. That said, a big issue locally, but I'd assume all over Europe, is that at best 50% of the people follow the rules and advice handed out by our equivalents of the CDC. There must be a huge amount of undetected community transmission because of this.

Time will tell wether we can control this, wether it's The Great Cull or wether this is just another repeat of the western hemisphere vs. the common cold. What's certain is that the current measures can't be adhered to for another year or more without flushing the economy (and the healthcare it pays for) as well as most people's sanity down the drain. We've had 5 days of curfew here and already every major city is seeing riots. I'd bet on rubber bullets by next week, and live rounds mid-Feb at the rate things are going.
  • 3 1
 @aerik: didn't you guys riot last night because of the lockdowns? I saw on Twitter that people burnt down a covid testing station.

Oh, and people already lost a lot of their sanity tbh.
  • 2 2
 @pistol2ne: unfortunately those riots make NL look bad. But it's only few idiots that lose their minds because they have to stay at home at night. It's pathetic
  • 2 6
flag cuban-b (Jan 26, 2021 at 7:39) (Below Threshold)
 @pistol2ne: hey I heard Parler came back online, so you can go back and play with your conspiracy whack jobs.
  • 2 1
 @cuban-b:

How and why are you still here? @pinkbikecomments can you take care of this guy for trolling?
  • 1 0
 @vhdh666: TBH I wish I went for that internship at ETH Zürich in 2005 and buggered off. This place is an overpopulated swamp with a government that consistently demands 'solidarity' form the youngest generations, yet gives them the middle finger at every opportunity (housing, job prospects, college financing, the list goes on...). All to protect the 'investment' of people like me and older – generations that have truly had it all. The children shall inherit complete shit (especially since we live below sea level) so I kinda understand that they're now letting the place burn. It s not right, but we should have seen this coming.
  • 1 0
 @aerik: gla I left Eondhoven 25 years ago, it was already overpopulated back then
  • 1 0
 @vhdh666: It hasn't gotten better. I should bought the effing house in Veldhoven when I first worked there, then laughed all the way to the bank when I cashed the €150k gain. But then I'd be a part of the problem now, wouldn't I?

We spent a few years up (far) north and expect we'll either move that way again or to the Alps when the opportunity arises. 18 million in just too much.
  • 27 16
 Can't wait to see all the YouTube-sourced COVID insights the internet-virologists from the U.S. and U.K. are about to dazzle us all with...
  • 17 17
 Exactly or even worse those claiming it’s all just a hoax. Sigh...
  • 25 27
 Can't wait for someone to be mad people have opinions that may differ from their own.
  • 35 26
 Who would you like me to quote? John Ioannides (the worlds most highly regarded epidemiologist). Micheal Levitt (Nobel laureate), Martin Kulldorff (professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School who develops epidemiological and statistical models to detect infectious disease outbreaks. Sunetra Gupta, professor of theoretical epidemiology at Oxford University. All of these scientists have differing opinions to the WHO narrative that you think is the ‘science’. Maybe turn off CNN and do some reading.
  • 9 8
 @Logan760: no one said anything about being mad. See there’s opinions and then there’s facts and science. The latter is typically much more difficult to understand and accept. Good day and good luck.
  • 19 11
 @jclnv: I would like you to have some decency and empathy for your fellow humans
  • 20 4
 @jclnv: you forgot to quote?
  • 4 8
flag DHhack (Jan 25, 2021 at 13:03) (Below Threshold)
 @jclnv: so strange how the US death figures worked out for 2020.
  • 6 10
flag Logan760 (Jan 25, 2021 at 13:03) (Below Threshold)
 @extratalldirtrider: Okay flat earther only your opinion matters.
  • 12 5
 @theglenn: Rather than post excess mortality numbers that can easily be found if you have a functioning brain. I’ll give you one from someone else that I think says everything.

“I don’t think anything I’ve ever seen in biomedical science has been so affected by politics,” - . Jeffrey Flier, former dean of Harvard Medical School
  • 12 3
 @extratalldirtrider:
Facts and science? One of the things that I’ve learned is how little we know about these virusses and how they spread. You’d expect that there is a clear plan for these cases, but the governments are just winging it. You can’t really blame them, since the advice they get seems to ‘evolve’ over time. One example: first WHO recommends not to use masks, later they make a 180 and suddenly recommended you should wear them. I’m ok with new insights, but don’t claim that it’s all ‘facts and science’ what’s behind this.
  • 5 1
 @jclnv: so, they're doing the whole "science" thing, then?

TLDR... what is it that these people are saying (not paraphrased) that differs so significantly from that which the WHO has said (btw I have no clue what the WHO has said, as with most folks I know)?
  • 9 1
 @jclnv: I cannot find that quote anywhere on the web. Do you have a link to the article your found it on? I am interested in the context.
  • 17 9
 @extratalldirtrider: As I've argued before on here, saying "facts and science" while well intentioned, is almost certainly proof of a political argument that is based on an opinion.

I present this graph, as a statistic (fact): pbs.twimg.com/media/EsHUsa7W8AM1AEr?format=jpg&name=large

California had very strict lockdowns, Florida is basically 100%. Now, if i go and scream see, facts and science that lockdowns don't work (which I do, to a a large degree) it's not actually "based in science", it's an opinion based on a statistic.

Point is, science is a tool and anyone using it as their bible is probably dumb af.

Sincerely,
A scientist.
  • 4 3
 @pistol2ne: So rarely have I agreed with you on many posts but this one is right on.
  • 19 5
 @pistol2ne: But not as dumb as people using the bible as their only tool
  • 8 10
 @pistol2ne: you are not a scientist so stop pretending to be one
  • 10 3
 @pistol2ne: does it prove that lockdowns don't work, or that Californians aren't sticking to their recommended rules?
  • 5 2
 @norbert-sendtressangle: I think you are missing his point, statistics can be used for all sorts of things. Having a statistic that you can show supports your theory is just the first step, it does not make you right. He is correct here, the argument you are making (I agree with you) is not what he posted about.
  • 6 4
 @LaXcarp: Giving atheists a bad name is not a good look, but you do you.

Hi Cuban-B, great to always see you.

And I'm not here to argue norbert, I've got twitter for that.
  • 7 5
 @pistol2ne: aren’t you the one who thinks genetic cleansing is a good idea and didn’t feel bad about sharing that?
  • 6 6
 @pistol2ne: which is what got u banned for “causal racism” hahaha
  • 3 0
 @ptrcarson: you're repeating me.
@pistol2ne: sure thing
  • 6 6
 @cuban-b: I get that everyone you disagree with slightly is a nazi, white supremacist, literally hitler etc but no, if you're genuinely asking(I know you're not) I do not condone genetic cleansing.
  • 2 6
flag cuban-b (Jan 25, 2021 at 14:01) (Below Threshold)
 @pistol2ne: I don’t have to ask, you said it yourself. But keep backpedaling and see how that works out
  • 1 1
 @norbert-sendtressangle: If I am repeating you, you are repeating pistol. You were starting an argument about nothing then...
  • 3 4
 @cuban-b:

"You file the looting comments under trolling, but we file it under casual racism."-@Brianpark

If anyone actually cares. I know you don't Cuban-b.
  • 4 0
 @ptrcarson: I plead the fifth.
  • 7 6
 @pistol2ne: the thing with raging bigots is that y’all are too dumb to remember how many people you said stupid shit to.
  • 6 4
 @cuban-b: Again, everyone I disagree with is literal hitler. Anyway, enjoy your day.
  • 4 6
 @pistol2ne: thank you for reminding us that you also got banned for saying super racist shit about peaceful protesters in Oakland. Keep going, this self-immolation is hilarious.
  • 1 0
 @norbert-sendtressangle: fair enough no harm done here
  • 6 2
 @jclnv: way to name all the people the right wing side of media has been using to try and justify it's disregard for other people's lives and wellbeing. Shit even the wiki page on Levitt points out multiple ways he has been wrong about the COVID pandemic.
  • 3 1
 @jclnv: I was just poking fun at your fact quoting. I find it funny funny when folk get pent up about others opinions and rant in seemingly ridiculous ways to prove that their opinion is the correct one, regardless of which side of the fence they’re on.
  • 7 7
 @NorCalNomad: all the Qanon idiots are back here after their dear leader threw them all under the bus LOL
  • 2 2
 @NorCalNomad: This is the dude that founded wikipedia as an FYI.

larrysanger.org/2020/05/wikipedia-is-badly-biased

And levitt has been wrong no disagreeing there.
  • 5 6
 @norbert-sendtressangle: Since California has roughly double the population of Florida (39.5m to 21.5m), and if @pistol2ne is using that graph to say that they've had the same number of cases regardless of lockdowns, then as a rate of population CA had half the infections of FL.
  • 5 0
 @dirrrtbag: read the labels. Per 100k of population.
  • 2 1
 @dirrrtbag: come on now. Be nice. I can help you with your numeracy and literacy skills if you would like?
  • 2 1
 @norbert-sendtressangle: I do stand corrected. That bit's hard to see on a small screen!
  • 4 3
 @cuban-b: Peaceful is a matter of opinion as we have seen this summer.
  • 3 10
flag cuban-b (Jan 25, 2021 at 15:12) (Below Threshold)
 @Logan760: you can’t see me but I’m making the jacking off motion with my hand.
  • 2 0
 @dirrrtbag: all good. sorry if I was a bit mean in my response.
  • 4 0
 California, New York, and Chicago just made complete 180s and decided to start lifting their lockdown orders amid high rising cases. What changed? What science are they basing it on?
  • 3 2
 @jclnv: FACTS
  • 4 3
 @tacklingdummy: In California Newsom is getting recalled (or at least potentially) and getting Sued by 50+ restaurants.

I agree with your point.
  • 6 1
 @pistol2ne: Yep. Their lifting of the lockdowns right now is based on "political science" not real science.
  • 4 3
 @cuban-b: It is what i expected after reading your childish remarks.
  • 1 11
flag Logan760 (Jan 25, 2021 at 17:53) (Below Threshold)
 @cuban-b: A google search says Qanon are against pedo's which shows which side you are on. Did you go to the island too?
  • 2 8
flag cuban-b (Jan 25, 2021 at 18:10) (Below Threshold)
 @Logan760: dropping out of school and decades long opioid addiction isn’t healthy. Good luck to you.
  • 4 4
 @cuban-b: I love it when you get so angry and throw around baseless insults. It just shows that you are a petulant child. Good day.I guess we know where you stand on the issue.
  • 2 5
 @Logan760: bless your heart Frown
  • 3 5
 @cuban-b: Oh hey kid you still here.
  • 1 2
 @Logan760: who’s burner account is this? Butch? Chris?
  • 2 3
 @cuban-b: Are you still here crying kid? Maybe one day you will grow up but i doubt it.
  • 1 3
 @Logan760: says the army surplus cosplayer lol
  • 2 3
 @Logan760: you’re too much of a coward to post from your real account. The ultimate poser. It’s too bad you’re not long for this world. It’s refreshing to know that I am better than you in every way Smile
  • 1 2
 @cuban-b: That sounds like a threat and kinda racist. I knew you were unhinged but i didn't expect this kind of abuse. I think i will report you.
  • 1 3
 @Logan760: ok snowflake
  • 2 3
 @Logan760: not a threat. Just stating facts hahahahahahaha
  • 2 2
 @cuban-b: Bigots like yourself will get what's coming to them.
  • 2 2
 @cuban-b: Okay Karen
  • 1 3
 @Logan760: cool story, really riveting stuff
  • 2 2
 @cuban-b: Okay karen.
  • 1 4
 @Logan760: at least be a man and use your real account. But you won’t because you’re trash and you have no power over anyone. Better luck in the next life I suppose. I’ll check back after my afternoon ski session. You get back to the fry station - ur shift manager is waiting hahahaha.
  • 2 2
 @cuban-b: Okay Karen triggering you over and over is my power over you lol. I Love the name calling it just shows how unhinged you truly are.
  • 3 1
 I believe jclnv is no longer with us. For what reason, I don't know. I can only guess angry "I know betters."

All I can say is, arguing without facts (okay, these days this term is looser than ratboy after a fatty and hangout with Phil atwill) and carefully considered information permiated by a person's common sense (and not just the ability to regurgitate that which you've read) leaves us in a hole, or better said a loop.
Karen/snowflake/libtard/carpetbagger.. a simple means to find one's way out of an argument. I personally don't want to argue without end about who or what you might represent. That being said, if you can engage me in an argument where we can both realize how wrong we can be about virtually everything, I'm ready.

I realize that as a society, the internet is still relatively new. I've had the anonymous arguments. I did it long before pinkbike had a comments section (yes, I was around before IRC).
None of this gives us an excuse to call each other names in lack of any argument to a person's standpoint.
  • 1 2
 @Logan760: this is so fun. People like you are the reason why people like me are rich Smile
  • 2 1
 @cuban-b: Hello Karen are you still an angry bigot.
  • 1 2
 @Logan760: still waiting on my fries - they’re getting cold. Chop chop! bahahahaha
  • 2 1
 @cuban-b: Still waiting for you to grow up.
  • 1 1
 @Logan760: garçon! Coffee!!
  • 1 1
 @cuban-b: Hey here's karen to shine our shoes.
  • 3 3
 In other news, I just clogged the toilet again. Low flow toilets are not low-flow if you have to flush 2-5 times and/or still need to get the plunger.
  • 3 1
 @tacklingdummy: now THIS is a topic I've wanted to tackle.

Having used low-flow toilets in the US and having lived in Canada for most of my life, I have never, never, had as powerful a flush as I have had in Germany.

Sure, there's the "shelf" thing and you're wondering why there's so little water in the bowl, but the power of these shitters is really unbelievable.
  • 6 0
 Bummer for them. Looks like 1.5mil Italians vaccinated so far with a population of 60mil. I would hope that things would be fine this Summer.....guess not.
  • 2 0
 I would also have expected things to be OK by summer time. If everything goes to plan. I didn't check their calendar, and maybe most of the races were in spring?
  • 5 39
flag wheelsmith (Jan 25, 2021 at 13:04) (Below Threshold)
 You mean 1.5 million Italians neutered. The vaccine is the end of population growth for the common folk of the world
  • 10 4
 @wheelsmith: HAHAHAHAHAHAH
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
wait wait HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA
  • 3 12
flag wheelsmith (Jan 25, 2021 at 15:46) (Below Threshold)
 Look up the last SARS/ covid infection and what it did to the male reproductive system before you just down vote (please) good luck people
  • 2 0
 Vaccination is almost stopped because Pfizer doesn't give us vaccines Smile
  • 3 0
 @OzarkBike Even without the issues with Pfizer not giving away the requested doses, i think the original (and very optimistic) plan was to reach most of the population well into 4th trimester.
  • 1 1
 @wheelsmith: robots will replace whatever assembly line you work on
  • 3 0
 Guys, to judge the organizers keep in mind how much the virus has affected Italy (we were the second to be hit in the world) and the enduro areas are precisely those where there have been the deadest. So it's normal for organizers to want to be cautious until you get out of this thing.
  • 2 0
 Makes far more sense to cancel EWS and run superenduro for only Italian based racers, international race community to enter Italy 4 times nothing can go wrong with that?
  • 2 0
 @enduroFactory: I guess the reasoning is: if I have to invest a lot of money for safety during the race it's better that I do it for an event that has greater visibility and more money return
  • 7 1
 love that ohlins fork
  • 1 0
 What kind of bike do I need for superenduro....more expensive then my regular enduro bike or more travel? Need to plan for 2022. Will the grim doughnut be in proction by then? That could be a positive! YB on his 2022 GG GD doing the Superenduro series.
  • 1 0
 I think a Superenduro should be a 200mm single crown Bike
  • 2 0
 I have no evidence one way or the other. I do, however, have experience with death. Even when people are old or prone to infection, I would rather not have them die to preserve my ability to have a party.
  • 5 0
 2023 maybe?
  • 10 0
 Do Not Tempt Fate.
  • 2 0
 2021 will be canceled worldwide. You heard it here 1st. Bikes and parts will be outta stock till 2022.5 at least.
  • 4 1
 Super-enduring.....
  • 4 2
 And it begins.... #sad
  • 1 0
 Yes, it's only the beginning of this year's event cancellations I think. I personally doubt the olympics will go ahead this year, and I expect to see most local events cancelled or postponed as well. As a race organizer you no doubt have a better perspective on this than I do.
  • 1 0
 @Skooks: I believe any event that has cross boarder entries are in danger but local events will move forward and actually be successful as some bigger names may focus on the homegrown series rather than take flights. .
  • 1 0
 Resurgence? When did covid go away and when did it come back?
  • 1 1
 Now, if we have dentists here...and their bikes...SURELY, there must be some doctors.
  • 1 0
 NoooEndurnoooo
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