Not a great start for the Superenduro championship in Pietra Ligure (SV) where, due to bad weather, the race was suspended.
The unfavourable weather conditions on Friday got even worst on Sunday morning, with snowfalls on the top of the trails. Since it was not possible to keep the athletes safe, a decision was made to cancel the race.
A decision that left a sour taste in our athletes’ mouths but, as announced by the organization, it was a problem of inadequate clothing for some riders (with some cases of hypothermia) rather than safety along the special trails which, as assured by the many athletes, were absolutely in good conditions.
However, congratulations to Filippo Masotti, Alberto Stopani, Andrea Valsesia and Filippo Trabucco who were perfectly prepared and had already finished the first special trail at the time of the race cancellation.
Next meeting in Pogno (NO) on Sunday April 14th for the third stage of the 4Enduro championship, the Enduro of the Owls!
Pietra Ligure (SV), April 7th, 2019
Written by Davide Detratti, GRBT athlete. Currently supporter as he is engaged in a specialization for study. Photos by Barbara Ragazzi. We always thank her heartily!