The 2019 season is coming to an end for the Guidi Rosas bike team with the start of the last round of this season in Finale Ligure (SV) last September 28/29!
As every year, the Ligurian event marks the end of world-wide enduro mountain-bike competitions, this year with a completely new format: on Sunday, for the first time, the Enduro Trophy of Nations was staged with the three each country best athletes battling for the conquest of the first UCI world title (the international cycling federation) in the history of this discipline.
Saturday, September 28th was instead dedicated to the Riders Trophy, a race on the same trails as the nations’ trophy but aimed at private teams, also in this case in teams composed of three athletes.
High level of competition with bikers from all over the world ready to compete on the Finale special trails, defined by many the best in this discipline.
Great performance by our trio, composed by Filippo Masotti, Alberto Stopani and Andrea Valsesia, who won the 10th overall position!
Individually, in their respective categories, Alberto and Filippo finish 8th and 10th overall whilst Andrea finishes his race in 30th overall position.
For the team the time has come to take stock and the balance can only be positive, better than last year: our guys competed during very important national races with excellent results, among which stand out the 1st and the 2nd place of Filippo Masotti and Alberto Stopani in the 4Enduro circuit amateur category!
The greatest thanks to team members for all the sacrifices required by a sport of this type, especially when it is done out of pure passion.
Thanks to Barbara Ragazzi for the beautiful photos that accompanied these reports.
Finally, it is pointless to point out that without the support of our president Simone Concas, none of this would be possible.
Now a bit of rest before facing the winter preparation, in the certainty that even 2020 will still be full of satisfaction and fun!
Text by Davide Detratti, Athlete of the GRBT. Currently Supporter for study and very precise reporter of the whole season. Special thanks from all the Team, together with the hope of seeing him again in the race next year! Photos by Barbara Ragazzi: thanks again!