UCI EDR World Cup in Châtel/FRA
Great performance by Daniel Cavosi at the MTB Enduro World Cup Final in France
By winning the MTB Enduro Open Race in Canazei at the end of June (report here ->) our Enduro rider Daniel Cavosi from Eppan qualified for a starting place at the World Cup Final in France.
This took place last weekend from 14 - 17 September in Châtel (1,191m altitude) in the department of Haute-Savoie in the east of France near the border with Switzerland: the best enduro riders from all over the world came together here to compete one last time and crown the overall winner.
And it got down to business once again: the course consisted of 7 tests, the so-called "stages", which demanded everything from the athletes all the way to the finish. The connection between the individual stages had to be covered by the riders on their bikes. A total of 65 kilometres had to be cycled, with over 3,600 metres of depth - all in one day.
Daniel arrived early on Thursday and was able to visit the entire route on foot and then on his bike (only 1 ride allowed) over the following 2 days.
On Sunday, the time had come: he started the first stage at 9.17 am. It had rained briefly the day before, and this was particularly noticeable on the third of the 7 stages: like many other opponents, Daniel also had a hard time keeping his bike under control on the slippery forest floor and the stony passages. He lost a lot of time due to a riding mistake and fell back a few places in the classification. But in the course of the day - as the track dried up - he got along better and better, and was able to complete the remaining 4 stages in the afternoon.
Daniel reached the finish line after just over 27 minutes of riding time in a very good 35th place in the MEN U21 category.
UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD SERIES 2023 - EDR WORLD CUP in Châtel/Haute-Savoie (FRA)
EDR MEN U21
1. GIAMBI Raphaël - FRA - Specialized Enduro Team - 24.42,520 min
2. BERTINI Lisandru - FRA - Lapierre Zipp Collective - 24.44,420 min (+ 0.01,900 min)
3. RODGERS Lief - CAN - Giant Bicycles Canada - 24.56,730 (+ 0.14,210 min)
35. CAVOSI Daniel - ITA - Dynamic Bike Team Eppan - 27.06,040 min (+ 2.23,520 min)
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