Last weekend we took part at the final round of the Italian Enduro Winter Trophy Championship (EWT) , which took place in Portovenere, located in the region of Liguria, about 120 kilometers from Genova.
169 starting riders , including 16 young, and to inflame the competition also the participation of Greg Callaghan , Zakarias Johansen and Gustav Wildhaber “CUBE ACTION TEAM” PRO riders, Maxim Chapuis, Killian Callaghan and Pontus Olofsson, also the French rider Francescu Maria Camoin, and the Swedish Carlsson Simon, all ready to fight for the podium. In the ebike category, the Italian champion in charge of the E-Enduro circuit Andrea Garibbo, undisputed ruler of the last races.
The race consisted of 4 special stages (1 more than the standard format), for a total route of 28 kilometers with about 1000 meters of overall difference in level. Amazing landscapes and an exceptional weather has accompanied riders all the week before the race, the Portovenere’s trailbuilders have worked hard putting together the best trails for this competition, to offer riders a great final round !!!
At the end of the 4 special stages, the overall race victory went to Greg Callaghan (CUBE), followed by Zakarias Johansen (CUBE); to finish the podium in third position the Swiss Chapuis Maxim (SPECIALIZED). the first of the Italians was Marco Milivinti. Among the women Francesca Bonanni (VERTICAL BIKE TEAM) triumphs and wins the championship. In the ebike category Andrea Garibbo (HAIBIKE FACTORYTEAM ITALIA) triumphed easily confirming himself in a state of grace !!!
We also had the opportunity to speak with Daniele Dallara, one of the men behind the EWT, creators and organizers of this special winter season circuit (https://www.facebook.com/ENDUROWINTERTROPHY/ ). Portovenere represents a real gravity gym for the Enduro Discipline lovers, establishing itself as the most challenging stage of the circuit. We invite you to visit this location and test its trails certainly at the same level as other Italian Enduro destinations. To conclude, it’s important to mention that today it is the only enduro championship to give the opportunity for children and young riders to participate, symptom of a stainless will to invest in young local riders.
Take a look about the video RECAP, and STAY TUNED !!!
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