The final round of the 2017 Superenduro is held a stone's throw (more of a hurl) from Finale Ligure and holds some real gems. The stages are incredible not too difficult, fast, flowy and technical enough to keep you on your toes. The stages aren't the most technical we've seen at Superenduro races in the past, but they include some punchy climbs which are sure to separate the field up a bit.
Santa Margherita is located on the Ligurian coastline, a popular summer tourist destination, and a fishing town. It hosts a keen group of mountain bikers that are determined to create an amazing trail network, I spoke with one of the group and he told me they dig most weekends and if they want to treat the local riders they go out during the week too.
As this is the final round of the season, the fight for the overall is now in full swing. Four contenders could potentially take the overall; Vittorio Gambirasio, Nicola Casadei, Marco Milivinti, and Matteo Raimondi. If Vittorio is to win, the series will be his. The women's race has even more potential overall winners, there's six, but two aren't here this weekend. Laura Rossin and Alia Marcellini are the two main contenders to take the race win here, but Jessica Bormolini and Bruna Benedusi have had amazing, consistent seasons that could play into their favour this weekend.