If you fancy sampling the rough and tumble of serious big-mountain enduro stage racing but you're not about going it alone, then Enduro2 is possibly just what you've been waiting for, with three days of pairs racing in the Alps around Les Arcs, France. Entries for the 2020 edition, taking place on 3-5th July, have just opened.
Held on the many and varied trails around the French alpine town of Les Arcs, the race involves you and a teammate racing down almost 10,000 vertical metres of mostly lift-accessed descending over three day's worth of multiple timed stages, adding up to well over two hours of on-the-clock racing for most people.
The format is fairly simple; the timer starts when the first person crosses the start line and stops when the last person crosses the finish, with that time counting against the other teams. It introduces a new level of tactics into an enduro race, plus a whole new element of fun as you and your mate can push the pace with each other, marvel at near misses and close calls or help each other out when it goes wrong. Editor Jon and Anna C had a go last year and loved it.
There are around 15-17 stages lined up this year, with a mix of around 70% natural Alpine trail and 30% groomed bikepark, so if you like some challenging technical riding and big days out, it should be right up your street.
The entry fee is €395 per team and for that, you get your lift pass, lunches and end of race BBQ party included. For more details or to enter, see below:
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