Race Report: Ultimate Urban Enduro Guanajuato 2022

Nov 26, 2022 at 15:20
by Javier Garcia  


On November 12, 2022, the world's first 100% Urban Enduro race was held in Guanajuato. This race combined the intensity of Urban Downhill with a classical Enduro format resulting in a 16 km circuit with 4 Stages in the magical World´s Heritage City of Guanajuato in the heart of México. The race gathered 25 international top riders and 56 amateurs. Riders from 8 different countries with big names like Killian Bron (FRA), Mark Mathews (CAN), Bernardo Cruz (BR), Ingrid Larouche (CAN), Ricardo Peredo (MEX), Cody Wilkins (USA), Ray Fournier (MEX), Camilo Sánchez (COL), Pedro Ferreria (CL) and Juan Fernando Muñóz (COL), and Season 2 Pinkbike Academy participants Israel Carrillo (MEX) and Cody Johnson (USA)

The race happened in two schedules; amateur in the morning with tables on the features made out of wood to make their way down safer; and PRO category during the afternoon with gaps in jumps.

PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato M xico during Nov 12th 2022

PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato M xico during Nov 12th 2022
Participants rode their bikes through colonial Guanajuato city.
PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato M xico during Nov 12th 2022
Cody Johnson enjoying time in the town.

PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato Mexico on November 12th 2022
Juan Fernando Muñóz sending it with style at the end of Stage 2 at the iconic "Callejón del beso" (Alley of the kiss).

PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato M xico during Nov 12th 2022
Kilian Bron managing the fast section at Stage 1.

PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato M xico during Nov 12th 2022
Tunels were part of the transitions during the race. Epic photo of Ray Fournier by Marcos Ferro.
PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato M xico during Nov 12th 2022
Start of Stage 4 with its technical arrhythmic steps


PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato M xico during Nov 12th 2022
Ricardo Peredo scrubbing his way down at Casa de Cera drop at the end section of Stage 3.

PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato M xico during Nov 12th 2022
Juan Fernando Muñóz giving the spectators some style on his way to the podium at the end of Stage 4 at the Alhondiga de Granaditas

PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato Mexico on November 12th 2022
Ray Fournier and Camilo Sánchez partying Guanajuato Style during "La Callejoneada".

PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato M xico during Nov 12th 2022
Kilian Bron with all the style at Pochote Alley drop on Stage 1.

PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato Mexico on November 12th 2022
Pedro Ferreira on his way down to Stage 1.

PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato Mexico on November 12th 2022
Camilo Sánchez giving all the effort by running on his feet chainless before the step-up-drop feature at the end of Stage 1 in front of Teatro Juarez.

PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato M xico during Nov 12th 2022
The iconic "Reina de México" wallride at the beginning of Stage 4.

PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato M xico during Nov 12th 2022
Ray Fournier is back on the urban races giving some style to the crowd at the end of Stage 3.

PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato M xico during Nov 12th 2022
The winner: Juan Fernando Muñóz.

PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato M xico during Nov 12th 2022
Pro Men podium. Latin Americans leading in the top spots

PARTICIPANT performs during Ultimate Urban Enduro in Guanajuato M xico during Nov 12th 2022
Open Women podium.

Results
Pro Men

1st. Juan Fernando Muñóz (COL) — 4:37:54
2nd. Camilo Sánchez (COL) — 4:43:35
3rd. Alan Reyes (MEX) — 4:49:33
Open Women

1st. Ingrid Larouche (CAN) — 6:14:43
2nd. Karina García (MEX) — 6:54:18
3rd. Miranda Snyder (MEX) — 7:36:16





30 Comments

  • 14 0
 AMazing pictures. Is it just me or the prize money is a bit on the low side?
  • 10 0
 2500USD in Mexican pesos (nearly 50,000) seems pretty good to me... It's better than what you get in national series races in most of the world if I'm not mistaken!
  • 3 0
 @mexicanoportugal would seem correct, that is a lot of money, more most regional/national enduro races I've heard of
  • 13 0
 Its 2.5 times more than an EWS win so i'd say its not bad
  • 9 0
 Beautiful city! I’d love to go back and ride bikes there.
  • 8 0
 They are fantastic pictures!!!
  • 6 0
 Seems pretty fun, but enduro, total race time 4'37". No way.
  • 1 3
 I think it's 4 hours
  • 1 0
 @egan-carter: On a 16 km total loop with 4 stages?
  • 4 0
 @egan-carter: A long 2 day enduro barely gets to 1 hour, so it's gotta be 4 minutes and change.
  • 1 0
 @garrettstories: oh yeah nvm I didn't see a length
  • 4 0
 Sweet pics .
A Canadian on the podium Ingrid killed it ! Congrats.
I wonder if they run aluminum or carbon fiber rims?
  • 2 0
 She's from Quebec like me and didn't even know her! lol So nice to see the only non latin person on the podiums is a (french) canadian! I've just looked on her instagram and she is (or was?) sponsored by We Are One so she must have carbon rims. Wink
  • 4 0
 can't help thinking some faster tyres would be a huge advantage over super tacky dirt spikes?
  • 2 0
 I wonder if it's something to do with having a better braking surface with the bigger tyres? Also there looks like there are quite a few square edges so the DH/Enduro tyres give you that extra protection.
  • 2 0
 I imagine semi-slicks would probably be the tires to use. Urban racing is so niche that its more of a "run what ya brung" sport at the moment.
  • 4 0
 Mexicanos serving it muy caliente all around.
  • 2 0
 Waiting for the first arboreal enduro and downhill.
  • 2 0
 where was Fabio???
  • 2 0
 Fliming sick edits....
  • 2 3
 I just don't get it. DH, now enduro. What's next, cross-country racing in a city?! Tour de France on mtn bikes?
  • 1 0
 Odd comment since the Tour covers so many long distances through a lot of countryside. I too was wondering about how this style of competition (Urban) is evolving in Latin America where so much good riding is available?
  • 1 0
 @timo82 XCO eliminator
  • 1 0
 Did Mark crash???
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