This week-end took place the 20th bike festival in Lake Garda in Italie. For the first time they organised an Enduro Race, so I would like to discover the place and took part of this event.

After the fisrt recognition of the stage 1, we are already known that it is gonna be hard because the trails are very technical and rocky. The race starts with a prologue the day before, in order to make the show in town. Good atmosphere and nice pumptrack around lots of spectators!

On the racing day, we start for 1600 meters of climbing and 30km. The uphills were hard because they are steep and long but we managed it by discussing with other riders.

After 6 stages and a long day of riding, I finished 2nd behind Fabien BAREL and in front of Nicolas LAU. I am happy to start this season with this international podium because all the good pilotes attended the race. Good feeling and good mind for my next objectif: the World Series in Punta Ala in 2 weeks.

See you next week in Metabief Open Enduro!

pictures ©Victor Lucas