Race Report | Another Exciting Endurama Championship!
Nestled around the heritage city of Cuenca, between the hills of Socorro and San Isidro, the Endurama championship held host to yet another spectacular race, incorporating technical, mountainous regions with urban riding which set for some great viewing for the public – we’re not sure about the riders arms with the disgusting staircase though!
Riders had to cover almost 40 kilometers and 1900 meters of altitude, using the city of Cuenca as a link to join 200 riders from every corner of Spain. Even on Thursday some participants could be seen practicing the circuit, despite the spectacular closing championship circuit which decided the final winner of the event.
The designed circuit was spectacular, mixing the spectaculars views of Cuenca and the close backcoutry of the city. This time, riders had to cover 5 special stages with a terrible last one with less than 1 kilometer down, but hundreds of stairs and a 28% negative slope.
The final victory went to an intractable Jacobo Santana with over 20 years experience in the bike world, who is currently the nation’s leading specialty…certainly the benchmark for it.
The final podium of the championship capped Andres Fernandez Latorre (Cannondale / Poc) Scratch winner, followed by Juan Matos (Mondraker / Troy lee) and third Lampi (Orbea Crew) 1st ultimately Master 30. In females, Marketa Michalkova (Juliana-Ltm Racing) was the absolute dominant, winning 4 races, followed by Carla Rodriguez (Bike Madrid) and Judith Viana (Cult Bikes)
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Words & Photos: Courtesy of Endurama & Andrew Richardson