Video: Ischgl Overmountain Challenge 2013

ISCHGL OVERMOUNTAIN CHALLENGE 2013

Endless trails, an awe-inspiring mountain view, fun with friends and top enduro racing action – the first IschglOvermountain Challenge at the weekend established the fastest enduro racers in Europe and defied the early winter conditions.

Title photo copyright christophbayer.net
Title photo copyright christophbayer.net

Throughout the summer, the trails of the Silvretta Bike Arena in the Paznaun-Ischgl region of Tirol, Austria, offer everything a mountain biker could wish for. And despite the harsh, not-so-summery conditions at the weekend, the event was the place to be for the European enduro elite and proved to be a successful test-run for next year’s official UEC Enduro Championship which will be held in Ischgl in one year’s time.

Europe’s fastest enduro riders had to manage four stages with 670 vertical meters of uphill riding and 1300m of downhill. Due to early snowfall the track had to be shortened, but remained very demanding and selective to challenge the riders and their bikes.

There were 240 participants from 17 countries, including Britain.

Results Men

1. Jérôme Clementz (Cannondale Overmountain) | FRA | 20:44,56min
2. Gustav Wildhaber (Cube Action Team) | SUI | 21:07,25min
3. Nicolas Lau (Cube Action Team) | FRA | 21:12,74min

Results Women

1. Ines Thoma (Canyon Factory Enduro Team) | GER | 25:38,59min
2. Pauline Dieffenthaler (Cannondale Overmountain) | FRA | 28:01,16min
3. Anita Gehrig (Specialized Twins Racing) | SUI | 28:22,12min

Results Masters

1. Wilfred Van de Haterd (Team Nicolai) | NED | 25:26,41
2. Peter Nilges (BIKE) | GER | 25:29,58
3. Christian Hofer | AUT | 27:33,86

For full results and further details see www.ischgl-overmountain.com  and www.ischgl.com for more on Ischgl.

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