Italian rider Marco Rodolico was crowned as the first overall winner of the Superenduro Euro Cup fuelled by Monster Energy sunday, august 9th, after the third and final race held in Torgon, Switzerland, which was one by the swiss rider Florian Golay, himself one of the contestants for the overall title. The race in Torgon was part of the 20th edition of the Torgona Bike, a festival dedicated to all kinds of bicycle riding.
The courses were especially fit for such an important race, with many trails freshly cut for the event itself, and a great mix of terrains, from open grassy fields to tight and technica rock sections, steep chutes and fast flowing singletrack. The use of the Tronchey chairlift for all transfer stages allowed the organizers to have a great amount of vertical drop without putting an excessive demand on the riders, who had to pedal up to the chairlift and then from the top to the start of each special stage.
As the weather turned bad on saturday, mud tyres were the weapon of choice for the first special stage held on saturday afternoon, but even if the sun showed up and stayed strong for the whole day on sunday, many riders opted to keep the spikes on their bikes, a choice which proved to be right.
As said above the overall victory in the race, and the first place in the SE3 category, went to swiss rider Florian Golay, in front of Marco Rodolico and Gregory Doucende.
The SE1 class was won by Davide Guelfo, SE2 by Nicolas Laur, while in SE4 local rider Jean Yves Vassali stepped on the highest spot on the podium.
SE5 was won by Benoit Felay, and SED by Valerie Voirol.
Torgon was also the stage for the final award ceremony of the first edition of the Superenduro Euro Cup fuelled by Monster Energy, which saw italian Marco Rodolico crowned as the first Euro Cup champion and winner of an all inclusive trip to the 2010 Downieville Classic.
Here are the final winner of the Superenduro Euro Cup from each category, who received an invitation (hotel stay and registration) for the final race of the italian Superenduro series which will be held in Finale Ligure on october 25th and 26th:
Davide Guelfo, Italy, SE1;
Victor Dubois, France, SE2;
Marco Rodolico, Italy, SE3;
Philippe Blatti, Switzerland, SE4;
Luciano Carcheri, Italy, SE5;
Valerie Voirol,Switzerland, SED.
It’s worth to notice that despite the fact that all the winners, in the overall and for each category, are from the three host countries of the Superenduro Euro Cup fuelled by Monster Energy, racers have arrived from all over the world, as far as the USA, Canada and Australia.
All the riders who have succesfully completed the three races of the Superenduro Euro Cup fuelled by Monster Energy have been awarded in Torgon with a special commemorative plate, which celebrates the first edition of the Euro Cup, which has seen a total number of over 700 combined partecipants in all three races.
Now the riders will go back to race each respective national series, but there are already many tales of “exchanges” with italian riders going to race in France and viceversa for every country: this is right in the spirit of the Superenduro Euro Cup fuelled by Monster Energy, which has taken the best of each country’s enduro races to become the first international Superenduro series.
Courtesy of Superenduro Euro Cup fuelled by Monster Energy – Press Office