KENDA Enduro One has started the 2019 season at full throttle. More than 750 Enduro bikers entered the race in Winterberg. After seven stages Christian Löffler/ Bikesport Höhn (E1 Pro) and Majlen Müller/ Team FujiBikes Rockets/Velo Solingen e.V. (E1 Woman) had the lead. Marc Oppermann/ Team BULLS won the classification of the over 60 started e-bikers.
The weather couldn't have been better. Bright sunshine and temperatures around 25 degrees provided perfect track conditions and a great atmosphere among the participants, spectators and all participants.
The E1 weekend traditionally started on Saturday morning with the E1 Wild Childs. Sam Wrobbel (Sam´s Bikeschule) as the new Wild Child Guide led the record starting field of 74 young riders safely through the fun but exciting race.
E1 Wild Childs U10: Paul-Frederick Gebauer (Junior-Team Velo Solingen)
E1 Wild Childs U13: Lin Quentin Neuß (DEPARTMENT OF DIRT)
E1 Wild Childs U16: Kenai Sterenborg (RC Victoria Neheim)
The class of e-bikers was strongly occupied. For them, the first days on Saturday were the special days, which challenged the participants with a technical uphill. Marc Oppermann (Team BULLS) and Jessika Schatt (Bike Aid) presented the fastest times.
The race Saturday was decided by the prologue, whose time was the first to be included in the overall standings and at the same time determined the starting order for Sunday. Jordan Hugo (Speedcore Racing by VisuAlz Production) and Majlen Müller (Team FujiBikes Rockets/Velo Solingen e.V.) didn't let anything burn here.
E-Bike-Stage: Marc Oppermann (Team BULLS)
Prologue ♀: Majlen Müller (Team FujiBikes Rockets/Velo Solingen e.V.)
Prologue ♂: let Jordan Hugo (Speedcore Racing by VisuAlz Production)
On Sunday we really got down to business. The seven evaluated stages led the endurists through parts of the bike park and the trail net at the adventure mountain Kappe. Diversity is a top priority here. From the extremely steep first stage and the fast as well as technical second stage over the stages with North Shores, residents and roots in the middle part up to the final stage with many open curves there was something for all tastes.
The winner is who has the fastest time in the addition of the stages. For a long time it looked as if there was no way past Jasper Jauch, but a lost chain on the last stage cost him a lot of valuable time and a place on the podium. Christian Löffler (Bikesport Höhn) finally clinched his first victory in the KENDA Enduro One Series with a very consistent performance. The fastest lady was again prologue winner Majlen Müller (Team FujiBikes Rockets/Velo Solingen e.V.).
E1 Guest: Julius Sauer (CrossfitCoblenz)
E1 Beginner: Walter Friesen (Duronauten)
E1 Junior: Valentin Schleicher (-)
E1 Super Senior: Sascha Wöbbeking (www.KURBEL-KRAFT.de)
E1 Senior: Christian Hees (Moustache Enduro Racing Team WW / MTB Siegerland e. V.)
E1 Pre Senior: Sören Frey (Mocals Racing/Motorex)
E1 Sport: Tim Knorr (-)
E1 E-Bike: Marc Oppermann (Team BULLS)
E1 Woman: Majlen Müller (Team FujiBikes Rockets/Velo Solingen e.V.)
E1 Pro: Christian Löffler (Bikesport Höhn)
KENDA Super Stage ♀: Jasper Jauch (-)
KENDA Super Stage ♂: Majlen Müller (Team FujiBikes Rockets/Velo Solingen e.V.)
All results are currently available in live timing. The official results with printing of certificates will follow as well as a large picture gallery with ordering possibility and the official video of the event.
The first race of the KENDA Enduro One Series 2019 took place on June 1st/2nd for the second year in a row parallel to the Dirt Masters Festival in Winterberg.