Last weekend, 20 to 22 September 2018, in perfect sunny weather, the international mountain bike enduro scene came together in Davos, Switzerland for Enduro2. It was the second edition of this race which offers guaranteed fun times racing in teams of two. Almost 400 riders
competed, absolutely loving the alpine race stages and breathtaking scenery on the incredible trails around Davos Klosters. The overall victory was won by the Wheeler – iXS Team of Stefan Peter and Tim Bratsch from RC Graenichen.
The event and the whole Davos Klosters area blew the international competitors away: “These are the best trails I have ever ridden!” “I cannot say which stage I liked best – they were all diamonds!” This was the unanimous opinion of almost 200 teams from 14 nations, who all rode 16 timed stages over the three-day weekend. The overall distance was covered in the timed stages and liaisons supported by cable cars, giving plenty of time to enjoy the impressive alpine scenery of the Grisons mountains outside of the clock. Meeting and riding with new friends from far away countries, is what this event is all about and a big part of the appeal of Enduro2.
Experienced race teams at the top
As expected, highly experienced Enduro riders in the Male category battled from the start. In the end, the Wheeler – iXS Team with Stefan Peter and Tim Bratsch from RC Graenichen won the race with 1h 22min 56sec, just under two minutes ahead of Nick Beer and Daniel Eymann from Team BiXS / mtbeer Bikeschule & Solution. Team VELOBUDE – RSF with Fabian Buschor and Martin Kägi ranked third.
In the mixed category, a close duel took place over three days, which the local Sertig Bikers team of Karl Bühler and Andrea Kuster finally won in 1h 43min 30sec, only 20 seconds ahead of team one80shop.ch with Carla Coester and Dominic Schuppli. Third place went to the AP-Team of Iva Püntener and Andrea Arnold.
During the first two days of the race, Team Aquarius with Andrea Wiederkehr and Nadja Sommer took the first place in the Women’s category. But on Saturday, Anja Rohrer and Priska Wiederkehr, team Sweet As, rode faster and took away the victory. Third place went to Fusion World with Jeanette Mayr and Myriam Häne.
Enduro2 for the third time: 19 to 21 September 2019
Fans of the event can look forward to next year already: The third edition of Enduro2 Davos will be held from Thursday to Saturday, 19 to 21 September 2019. Registration is possible at the latest from January 2019 on www.enduro2.ch, the exact date will be communicated in time on the channels of Enduro2.
About Enduro2 Davos Klosters
Enduro2 in Davos Klosters was originally planned as part of a small enduro series for teams of two by the British organizer Trail Addiction. Following its bankruptcy, the event was released from the bankruptcy estate before last year’s premiere and is now an independent mountain bike event, organized by the local association Bike Events Davos out of the Bike Academy. The race took place for the second time from 20 to 22 September 2018 and was sold out, 200 teams of two took part. Focus of the event are the first-class trails in the region and the atmosphere within the international mountain bike community. https://www.enduro2.ch/enduro2uk.html