Vittoria Brings Dual Slalom Back to the East Coast

Aug 3, 2016
by VITTORIA  
Anneke Beerten

Vittoria is stepping up the support of the Eastern States Cup and will be throwing a classic Dual Slalom event at the upcoming East Coast Showdown, hosted by Thunder Mountain. The event will take place on Saturday August 6, after the finish of the Enduro.

“The idea is to bring a little of that old school flavor to the east coast events of today,” Vittoria Vice President of Marketing and Product Ken Avery said. “The team at Thunder created a course that will offer an exciting race format, that anyone can race.”

Vittoria will be offering an equal payout for both Men’s and Women’s Pro classes, with a $500 winner-takes- all purse for each field.      

Anneke Beerten

Vittoria athlete Anneke Beerten knows a thing or two about dual racing.


“The head-to- head format provides one of the most exciting events for both spectators and racers,” Thunder Mountain Bike Park Manager Gabriel Porter-Henry said. “There has been a palpable buzz among racers to revitalize dual slalom on the East Coast, and we fully expect this to become an annual event on the Eastern States Cup circuit. The beer garden will be up, BBQ lit, and music will be blaring. This is why we love racing!”

Racers can register for the Vittoria Dual Slalom online, or day-of at the event. Open Practice all day, Qualifiers start at 2 p.m., with Finals starting at 5:45 p.m. "We're really excited that Vittoria and Thunder Mountain have the vision to step up, and bring back Dual Slalom MTB racing to the east,” ESC Promoter George Ulmer said.

“We're hoping the success of this race gets the other Vittoria ESC venues on board with this exciting format. If you want to help bring DS back, please come out and race with us!
Don’t miss it!

Find more details about the event here.

About Vittoria
Vittoria Industries Ltd. is an international group that acquired the famous premium cotton tubular tires producer Vittoria Spa in 1990. Vittoria has built highly reputable partnerships
within in the cycling industry and created a distinct brand image. Today, Vittoria Industries is the world’s leading manufacturer of bicycle tires with an annual production of approximately 7 million tires and 900,000 high performance tubulars and cotton tires.

Its research and development center develops the best racing tires at all levels. Vittoria’s worldwide commercial operations are shared among three distinct regions: Vittoria SpA
is responsible for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America (EMEA & LATAM). Vittoria Industries North America, Inc., is responsible for North America. Vittoria Asia Pacific is responsible for Asia-Pacific region. The group holding company, Vittoria Industries Ltd, carries out manufacturing and R&D at its fully owned Lion Tyres Thailand
Ltd factory in Bangkok.



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10 Comments

  • 26 1
 BREAKING NEWS: Eastern States Cup to take over and replace USA Cycling and bring slalom back along with it

We can dream at least.
  • 4 1
 @pinkbike the DS races take place at 5:45 Saturday after enduro practice. Not trying to nit pick just want to avoid misinformation when I read it I got nervous thinking race day got moved up to Saturday.
  • 2 0
 Mike Hartlove has been doing this for more than a decade..gated racing is nothing new to him. Now in his second year partnered with Steve Coleman of Gravity Soul, East Coast slalom has never been better. Expect even bigger things for 2017
  • 2 2
 The MAC series is on the rise for sure. This the second year of the series and we have maintained only the three races but added a third venue so no repeat locations this year. I believe the plan is to jump the series to 5 races for next year with hopefully two new venues! Also Gravity Soul has been at work trying to bring back slalom for the past five years having at least one race per year and multiple charity and just for fun events.
  • 2 2
 Dual slalom has been on making a comeback for about three years now on the east coast. Check out the Mid Atlantic Cup and Gravity Soul. We have a three race series every year!
  • 3 3
 "Yo ESC, I'm really happy for you, Imma let you finish. But Gravity Soul has one of the best dual slalom SERIES of all time. One of the best dual slaloms series of all time!"
  • 3 3
 Bringing it back? It's been here for years. Gravity soul has been doing slalom series long before this on the east coast.
  • 2 2
 "Don't call it a comeback I been here for years" - LL Cool J
  • 2 1
 The DS Sat Night The DH is Sunday at Noon The Enduro is Sunday at 9am

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