SLIDESHOW: Historic Enduro World Series Kick Off in Punta Ala, Italy

The Enduro World Series officially kicked off today in Punta Ala, Italy with a press conference and pre-race course rides. Sven Martin is on site capturing beautiful images along with the SuperEnduro team as a sold out field of the world's most diverse riders assemble to see who will earn the top podium spot. Riders will ride 62km with 5 timed stages and a bonus prologue stage to determine this first winner of the long-anticipated Enduro World Series. With a host of World Champions, enduro specialists and XC converts, it's anyone's guess who will come out on top.

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Thanks to Sven Martin, Ale Di Lullo, SuperEnduro, I-MTB and Matteo Cappe for the information and imagery.

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18 comments
  • sspomer

    5/18/2013 11:30 AM

    Urban Prologue Results are posted! View them here

  • JCL

    5/17/2013 9:58 PM

    Anne Caro "I'm gonna buy a boat".

    Jerome " no seriously, it's a guys hoodie".

    Nico "if I can corner 3cm to the left of that square rock I might be able to get a pedal stroke in and maybe gain 0.2 seconds".

    Curtis "seriously, I've gotta race these guys?".

  • nick.ftr

    5/17/2013 2:59 PM

    Who just farted?

  • canadmos

    5/17/2013 2:58 PM

    I love everyone of these slideshows and thank you for doing them!

    There has to be something you can with the white text on them though, maybe my eyes just blow, but its hard to read some of them :/

  • emeterio

    5/17/2013 2:41 PM

    Live Stream ?????????

  • sspomer

    5/17/2013 3:01 PM

    no. logistic nightmare to get that done

  • Jerome

    5/17/2013 1:16 PM

    Clementz demonstrates his new hypnosis tactic to neutralize his opponents.

  • Scrub

    5/17/2013 8:54 AM

    Apparently Jerome can't hold a note while he clears out the press conference room with his karaoke attempt at a Nickelback song.

  • matt?

    5/17/2013 8:20 AM

    "Screw this, let's all just watch the Giro"

  • Triber66

    5/17/2013 5:17 AM

    She's got some tough descions to make in the new EWS dating show.

  • jofish

    5/17/2013 5:06 AM

    Jerome casually drops an eggy one.

  • iceman2058

    5/17/2013 2:09 AM

    Woooooot! (not my entry for the caption contest).

  • EIVOMEDIA

    5/17/2013 1:01 AM

    Loving the look into Twitter and Facebook pics/ info! Good work VITAL!

  • Crankit

    5/16/2013 11:36 PM

    I didn't realize Valentino Rossi was racing in the Enduro World Series for Cannondale.

  • Hittheshowers13

    5/16/2013 11:04 PM

    Nico, Caro bored with Clementz's observations of a relatively new champion. Keene, listening intently to pick up on any additional pointers to become one...

  • SchredGreen

    5/16/2013 10:53 PM

    Curtis : I don't mind the press conference and the race is awesome, but what is he saying ???

  • shawnca7

    5/16/2013 10:28 PM

    By the looks on their faces, it appears Jerome may have said "looks like a Trek Session".

  • jeanfrancois.dubeau

    5/16/2013 9:33 PM

    Jerome : Yeah I'll smoke them all!!!!