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La Thuile Enduro powered by SRAM › Coppa Italia Enduro 2015

Proper enduro racing hits the scene at La Thuile with technical and physical tracks. A very high level able to confirm the riders’ value, especially those interested to the Enduro Italian Cup

Serious elevation drops, long and physical Special Stages, steep sections, flat bits to push, tricky passages with a mess of roots and rocks, mellow meadows and woodlands with a lot of flow: there has been something for everyone at La Thuile. The fourth round of the Coppa Italia Enduro has been able to confirm what was already clear since last year’s EWS event: this amazing alpine destination has a very complete and diverse offer in terms of mountain bike routes.

The racetrack has been the ingredient that excited the racers the most during the weekend. They were so pumped by the Special Stages, diverse and truly 'enduro' - in its real and original sense. Pushing the limits of their own riding means proper fun both for amateur and pro riders. Everyone at La Thuile could ride at their best and this made the race a really exciting and amazing experience.

Only a handful of seconds made Francois Bailly-Matre, BMC Factory Trailcrew, winner during the last Special, called Mulino, the most 'enduro' stage in riders' opinion. He beat Nicola Casadei, team Airoh-Axo-Santacruz, who lead until that moment and kept confirming his value. Nicola rode PS6 20 seconds faster than during his previous attempt, 8 seconds less than Francois the day before. It looked like he got it, but the French rider, back after an injury, pushed very hard, didn't make any mistake, closed the gap and left Nicola 2 seconds behind.

I love racing on alpine terrain, long special stages are my favourite and they give me so much fun...and the fun really fuels me. Two seconds over 50 minutes of racing is a very little margin: good job Nicola, we could say that we got it together” Francois Bailly-Matre declared at the end of the race, with sportive savoir-faire.

Ludo May, Canyon Factory Enduro Team, gets to the third step of the podium, thanks to a very good and consistent performance during the whole race, with the added value of a victory in the most technical Special, La Fresa.

In the female category, Tracy Moseley, Trek Factory Racing Team, really dominated the race with impressive gaps since the first Special Stage. To get the point about what kind of extraordinary athlete we are talking about, we only have to mention that she got the 20th position of the general ranking. Behind her, the twins Gehrig, Anita and Carolin, Ibis Cycles Enduro Team, got the other podium positions. Only 30 seconds of difference kept Louise Pauline, Alien Factory, actual leader of the Italian Cup, away from the top positions. The rider from Sweden fought really hard until the last moment to get closer to the twins, but she didn't make it and she finished fourth.

La Thuile has a lot to offer to the riders,” Tracy Moseley said on the finish line “the atmosphere is amazing, everyone works hard to make the mountain-biking and enduro scene grow here. During this weekend I gave it all, I really meant to do it well and to train properly especially in light of the next alpine rounds of the EWS”.

In the Beginner category Simone Martinelli won again and he is for sure someone to keep an eye on next year, when he will change category and will race head to head with the top riders.

Last summer, the round of the Enduro World Series that took place at La Thuile had been badly affected by weather conditions, with low temperatures and even snow. This edition of La Thuile Enduro has been instead sun-kissed, with summer weather and temperatures above average. Conditions that made pushing hard and keeping focussed even more difficult, especially during the Special Stages at high elevation, under the direct sunshine and breathing dust. But even if the effort and the fatigue have been impressive, the amazing view of peaks and glaciers all around made La Thuile's race a unique experience.

La Thuile is a very special mountain bike destination, with a gravity and - in particular- enduro vocation which is very rare elsewhere. The top riders consider this region one of the most complete trail-wise. The trails feel very natural and this is something the resort is trying to maintain by improving and working on the trails. This is the real strength of the place. Compared to other destinations, La Thule is pretty new on the international scene but it has already got a lot of respect and consideration. This is where a number of big names come to train and important industry brands bring their products for the final tests.

This successful second edition of La Thuile Enduro is now over. The organizing staff, together with the Società Funivie, greatly involved in the race organization, wish all the best to the riders of the last round of the Coppa Italia Enduro and they invite everyone again to visit La Thuile.

There is still a long summer to go and plenty of chances of coming here to ride!

We are waiting for you in the shade of Mont Blanc!

Find here the complete results: www.rockinthemiddle.com/uploads/LaThuileEnduro2015Classifiche.zip

Here all the pictures from the race weekend: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lathuilemtb/sets/72157655755856352/

Official video here:

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PS4 LA FRESA ONBOARD WITH NICOLA CASADEI

Race Book

LOCATION:
La Thuile, Valle d’Aosta, Italy

WEBSITE
www.lathuile.it/mtb


SCHEDULE

July 2 2015
20.00 Course map announcement

July 4-9 2015
Course is open for rider’s un-marshalled practice. Course is marked.
09:00 Lift ticket office opens
09:30 Lift opens for unmareshalled practice
17:00 Lift close

July 10 2015
Course is open for rider’s un-marshalled practice. Course is marked.
09:00 Lift ticket office opens
09:30 Lift opens for unmareshalled practice
14:00 Race office opens for race plate and timing chip collection
17:00 Lift close
18:00 Race office close
18:30 Riders Briefing

July 11 2015
Race Day1
07:00 Race office opens for race plate and timing chip collection
08:00 Race office close
09:00 start for rider num1 // Categories Esordienti and Allievi will do a reduced race (PS1-2-3)
17:00 Awards for Esordienti and Allievi
21:30 Premiere unReal

July 12 2015
Race Day2
09:00 Start for rider num1
17:00 Awards

REGISTRATIONS
Online: http://www.mysdam.net/store/data-entry_29863.do
Onsite: Friday July10 from 2pm to 6pm at race office
Fee: 70,00Euro including bike pass for race days
open untill 09/07/15
For italians is mandatory to make the registration also on FCI to K Factor
License: UCI or FCI license required

DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTION / PROFILE
Course will be a total of 6 stages (3 per day) and riders will do a mix of lift access stages and pedaled stages.
4500 m of descend over more than 40 km of timed stages with long and physical riding, alternated with exciting and easier-to-ride stages, climbs somewhere uplifted, thanks to the two chairlifts Bosco Express and Chalet Express, and somewhere else done in the saddle.
The FEED ZONES will be in the paddock area at the start of the chairlift Bosco Express

Technical Info

Vertical Drop Totale in discesa 4040m
Pedaled Uphill 500m

PS 1/5: SuperKappa Plus
Start 2328m / Finish 1621m
Vertical Drop 707m

PS 2: Piloni
Start 2100m / Finish 1490m
Vertical Drop 610m

PS 3/6: Mulino
Start 2338m / Finish 1477m
Vertical Drop 861m

PS 4: La Fresa
Start 1777m / Finish 1483m
Vertical Drop 294m

COURSE MAP

LIFT TICKETS FOR TRAINING DAYS
Training day lift tickets for can be purchased at the ticket office of Funivie Piccolo San Bernardo in Localita’ Entreves, 149 La Thuile in front of the paddock area. The price for 1day lift ticket is: 19€, full price list here.

RACE PLATE AND TIMING CHIP COLLECTION – TIME AND LOCATION
Friday July 10 14:00 – 18:00 at Race Office in the paddock area

ATHLETE BRIEFING. TIME AND LOCATION
Friday July 10 at 18:30 under the stage in the paddock area

BIKE MARKING – TIME AND LOCATION
SELF BIKE MARKING: Each riders marks his own bike by himself. Rules for the marking are in the envelope which is given to the competitors together with race plate and stickers. The timetable sticker is applied by Superenduro staff on the frame of each bike just before the start of each rider, under the stage.

LOCATION OF FEED ZONES
A generous feed zone is located in the paddock area at the start of the chairlift Bosco Express

LOCATION OF TECH SUPPORT ZONES (NEUTRAL AND/OR TEAM)
Tech support zone is at the Team Pit and paddock area.

AWARDS
Awards will take place in the paddock area at the end of the race. FCI Category will be awarded with prize money and almost 10.000Euro of material prizes offered by SRAM.

The following categories will be rewarded with prize money:
OPEN M (Elite-Under23)
OPEN F (Elite-Under23-Junior)
JUNIOR M

The following categories will be rewarded with other prizes:
ELITESPORT
MASTER 1-2
MASTER 3-4
MASTER 5 e Over AMATORI
Donne Unica

ATHLETE PARTY OR OTHER SOCIAL FUNCTIONS
Saturday 21:30 // unReal premiere

EVENT FIRST AID / EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Riders will be given an emergengy phone number before the start of the race.

LOCATION OF NEAREST CLINIC / HOSPITAL
Trauma Center in Morgex, nearest Hospital in Aosta

TRAVEL / TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FROM TURIN, MILAN AND GENEVA
La Thuile is easily reached from France and Aosta Valley. Closer airports are Torino and Geneva. Teams and riders arriving from Aosta need to take Morgex highway exit and follow “Pre St. Didier” and then La Thuile.
ATTENTION DO NOT FOLLOW NAVIGATION SYSTEM INFORMATION THROUGH “COLLE SAN CARLO”.
It’s a narrow, steep and twisty road, not recomended for TEAM vehicles and trucks. Team and rider arriving from the Mont Blanc Tunnel need to take Highway exit Courmayeyr, then follow “Pre St. Didier” and then La Thuile. Team and rider coming from the Petit St. Bernard Pass need to follow “funivie” sign once in La Thuile.

LODGING
http://www.lathuile.it/catalogo.asp?id=482&l=1&s=E&n=3

SOCIAL MEDIA
Twitter hashtags: #LaThuileEnduro, #LaThuileMTB
www.lathuile.it/mtb
facebook.com/lathuilemtb
twitter.com/lathuilemtb
instagram.com/lathuilemtb

CONTACTS
Event Manager: enricoguala@gmail.com // Enrico Guala
Race Director: marte.enrico@tiscali.it // Enrico Martello
Media coordinator: laura@ritm-media.com // Laura Fusco

 

 

Consorzio Operatori Turistici La Thuile
Via M. Collomb, 36 - 11016 La Thuile (AO)
Valle d’Aosta - Vallée d’Aoste - Italia - Italy
Tel. +39 0165 88 30 49 - Fax +39 0165 88 51 96
Mail info@lathuile.it - P.IVA 00657400073

Funivie Piccolo San Bernardo S.p.a.
Fraz. Entrèves, n. 149 - 11016 La Thuile (AO)
Valle d’Aosta - Vallée d’Aoste - Italia - Italy
Tel +39 0165 884150 - Fax +39 0165 884052
Mail info@lathuile.net - P.IVA 00076340074
Capitale Sociale Versato: Euro 10.713.416,00
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