SRAM Blackbox athlete Curtis Keen attacks a dangerously slippery and technical rock garden along stage 1 of 5 in the first round of the Enduro World Series and Superenduro Pro Powered by SRAM in Punta Ala, Italy
Sonntag, Mai 19, 2013

Enduro World Series #1 / Superenduro #2 Powered by SRAM Punta Ala, Italy


Photos from the first ever round of the Enduro World Series in Punta Ala, Italy. 

All Photos by Sven Martin. 

With much anticipation and excitement, the first ever Enduro World Series was brought to the Italian coastal town of Punta Ala. With a staggering 17 former and existing World Champions in attendance the start list was one for the record books.SRAM, known as one of the most exciting and innovative bicycle component manufacturers, has proved its dedication and commitment to that movement by taking 1st and 2nd in the inaugural Enduro World Series. Fabien Barel was unbeatable on stage two aboard his SRAM XX1 drivetrain and AVID X0 Trail brakes – he took chances and it paid off with the overall win. Jerome Clementz took his fair share of stage wins and he rolled in with an impressive 2nd on the day, aboard his SRAM, RockShox, AVID and TRUVATIV equipped Cannondale.

SRAM has partnered with Superenduro from the start of 2011 and helped it grow into one of the premier Enduro event series in Europe. Adventurous and exciting, this event is a perfect match of strength and skills; with hundreds racing multiple stages over one day it has become the ideal “war of attrition”. Described as electric, this Enduro World Series kickoff is just the start to one of the most intensely fought over championships of 2013. With just over a month until the next Enduro World Series in Val d’Allos, France we can already look back at this weekend as a success and look forward to more exciting racing and victories from our athletes. 

 

Giant Factory Off-Road Racing's Josh Carlson maneuvering one of the many creek crossings on stage 1. 

Its all business behind those eyes. 2nd on the day but alwyas hungry for more. 

Nothing is too small to overlook...Luck favors the prepaired. Here Jerome Clementz sets up every detail for the big race. 

Custom attention to detail for our BlackBox Athletes. Here Jerome Clementz's RockShox PIKE gets some special colors. 

10 Time World Mountain Bike Champion Nicolas Vouilloz is now fully powered by SRAM on his new Enduro Racing endevors. 

Nicolas Vouilloz sets his sights on the fastest lines throughout practice...meticulous to say the least. 

SRAM BlackBox athlete Curtis Keene with his chosen race machine for the weekend. XX1 and Pike are the chosen ones. 

SRAM BlackBox athlete looking for alternate lines through the techincal rock sections for precious seconds. 

SRAM BlackBox athlete Anaka Martin navigating her way through the dense trees of Punta Ala, Italy. 

It all ended here...

Josh Carlson of the Giant Factory Off-Road Racing team Powered by SRAM coming in to the final corner of the finishing stages. 

The Winning machine of Fabien Barel using SRAM XX1 and Avid XO Trail Brakes

SRAM XX1 takes Gold and Silver at the first ever Enduro World Series. 

Fabien Barel with the win equipped with SRAM XX1 and Avid X0 Trail Brakes.

ONE is all you need. 


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