Catalonian cup 2013 #3 Vallnord results

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This weekend Vallnord circuit which will host the third stage of World Cup DH passed his litmus test ahead of the UCI with the celebration in the same circuit of the third test Catalana Downhill Cup. Many of the big teams in the WC not want to miss the opportunity to roll and compete in this circuit weeks before I have quoted the toilet, so the race was full of big international names: Greg Minnaar, Matt Simmonds, Steve Peat , Cam Cole, Josh Bryceland, Joe Smith, Marcelo Gutierrez, Sam Dale ...
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 Greg Minnaar 
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Toni Ferreiro
The victory went to the South African Greg Minnaar Syndicate after this and only 102/100 remained Toni Ferreiro whos shows a state that follows an incredible and hopefully have a great day for # 3 of the world cup. In third position and a 5 sec. away Toni and Greg, Matt Simmonds.
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Bernat Guardia
In fourth place the legendary Steve Peat and fifth for Jack Moir. Sixth, seventh and eighth for Bernat Guardia, Ferran Jorba and Daniel Algarra respectively. Our pilot Marko 203mmDHTeam Fernández became the number 21 in the scratch. Congratulations to all and good luck for the test to run World Cup.
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In girls the absolute victory was resounding and Manon Carpenter, after this Mireia Bosca and Margarida Bandeira.
We leave you with the results by categories and scratch.



Video DH Challange Maçanet de Cabrenys 2013

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Here's a video recorded by Manel Cabot and edited by Jusep Cuberes. The video comes from the DH Challange Maçanet de Cabrenys 2013, the third round of the DH Challange.
A great video with interviews to Pablo Moreno, Cesar Rojo, Alex Marin, among others. The standing Spanish Champion, Bernat Guardia, took the victory. You can take a look to the clasification at this LINK.

Bernat Guardia wins the Catalonian Enduro Champs

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Last weekend took place the Catalonian Enduro Champs at Riudarenes. There were more than 200 riders in a trail with 4 specials.
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Bernat Guardia (GoPro-Intense) won followed by Roger González (Wild Wolf - La Fenasosa). The top 5 were composed by the rest of the GoPro-Intense Team: 3º Dani Algarra, 4º Carles Barcons y 5º Pol Romero

DH Sea Otter 2013, Gwin wins with his enduro 29er bike

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Well there you have the results, Aaron Gwin with his Enduro 29" made with victory in DH at Sea Otter Classic 2013. Better times would you take a look and see which have been tightened. The second place is for Mick Hannah, and the third place is for Cam Cole.
Of the Spanish who competed, Bernat Guardia finish in 29th with a time of 2.05.217 and Iago Garay at position 100. Eva Castro injuried a rib in training preventing dual slalom racing. Hope he recovers soon.

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aaron gwin sea otter

foto Paris Gore // Pinkbike

In girls the victory went to Jill Kintner that after winning the Dual Slalom track also conquered DH bike on a 27.5 "prototype Norco, the brand that runs.  Tracy Moseley in second and third for Annneke Beerten.

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First Catalonia Cup Race DH Vilajuiga

We leave the chronicle we spend our partner Pablo Moreno of The Bike Village, during the last weekend in the first round of the Catalan Downhill  Cup Vilajuiga, where Bernat Guardia  took the victory.


On Sunday March 17 was held at the legendary circuit Vilajuiga (Girona) the first test of the Catalan Cup downhill organized by Roc Roi and Vilajuiga Cycling Club with the support of the Catalan Commission descent.
Despite the excellent organization and the advertising, the attendance was rather sparse. Only 103 riders participated in the 1st round of the cup Catalan.

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Vilajuiga is a race for the brave, it is one of the toughest races at Catalan calendar, the circuit is almost 5 minutes long (4 minutes for some as Bernat Guardia) runs through a nature trail full of old stones and trials. The circuit is demanding and does not allow any fault, as the minimum error may fall above  some of the many stones.
There were plenty of falls in both training and racing. As the spectacular crash that brooke in two pieces the helmet of a rider without serious consequences for him.

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The distance between the fastest riders were huge. Bernat Guardia intense / Gopro made ​​an impeccable mark down a lap of 4:08:291 to the surprise of all riders.
Second place was the rider Junior Scratch OM bikes, Jorba Ferran, who managed to overcome the veteran rider  Ivan Oulego (4:21:739) with a time of 4:16.03 to almost eight seconds of Bernat.

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3 riders sponsered by the Bike Village where at the podium today.
The surprise of the day was a time of 4:23.170 in  The Bike Village - Btt Premia de Dalt rider , Jonathan Anaya just 3 seconds and 14 Ivan Bernat. Climbing the Podium Elite 3rd and 4th of Vilajuiga Scratch.
Alex Marin (The Bike Village-Fox) scored the second win of the season in cadet category with a time of 4:33.455 Scratch getting into 9th position.

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Pol Marín (The Bike Village-Fox) and brother Alex had a strong fall in the 2nd round and can not improve the time of the first, yet earned his second victory of the season in junior category with a time of 5:17.425 standing at position 41 of Scratch.
Then we leave for Scracth classifications and categories.




Report XX Gran Premio Sant Andreu 2013

We leave the chronicle that has made ​​Paul Moreno of The Bike Village, last weekend at the Grand Prix Rock Shox XX Sant Andreu. A spectacular event not to disappoint any of the attendees, or corridors or public, and where Bernat Guardia took the win again. You can see the complete classification in this LINK.
The day of the race from San Andreu de la Barca is a bit like that movie of the 90s called "The Groundhog Day" where Phil Murray relived every time he get up the same day that he had lived the day before, where  time only passes  for him. Every year, the same people, the same circuit, almost the same teams. The truth is that although this was depressing for Phil Murray I personally love it, is one of the reasons why I've been coming the last 14 years.

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It's been 20 years since the first edition of this legendary race and every time we do things better. Despite the crowd of runners assistance came to compete (360 registered) the lifts worked perfectly and schedules are met to the letter. We have to give a 10 to the organization who year after year, has managed to outdo themselves.
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Some of the best international riders came to compete at San Andreu as the runner-up Damien Spagnolo MS Mondraker Team, Markus Pekoll, or Robin Wallner. Missed some important figures that failed in this quote as the versatile Cedric Gracia.

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One of the main changes to note in regard to the Teams was seeing Bernat Guardia riding his new Intense. Finally we have a motivated Bernat with a new machine and eager to tackle a new season strongly. This may be his year.
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With a much more humble, 203mm attending his first official race of the seasson with one of his riders of the DH Team. Dani Olarra riding the Scott Gambler 10 and its components Spank, was super motivated and eager to see the first results on the bike.
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After heavy rains that were experienced by Barcelona during the week, the weekend had bright sunshine with temperatures typical of spring. Circumstances that encourage a good crowd to cheer from the entire circuit.

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Although Sant Andreu is a strange race for some top riders, it is their first official race of the season. Bernat Guardia won with his new Intense with ease and style to the last turn. It is worth noting the success of Roger Gonzalez of Fenasosa Wild Wolf, who took the podium in front of Frenchman Damien Spagnolo Mondraker Team. Although neither Roger nor Ivan Oulego (3rd) nor Robin Wallner could beat Bernat who took just under 1 second on a faster track than the previous edition, thanks to changes in the new jump close to the fiinish line.
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Ferran Jorba was fastest in Junior category, followed by Dani Olarra of 203mm DhTeam with just 2.5 seconds apart.  We expected to see the local rider Ferrán at the top ten of scratch but could not improve the time and settled for 12th place. Two great riders that we believe, are a safe bet for the future of the national DH.

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In cadet category Alex Marin scored an excellent standing lap of 1:55 9 seconds more than Bernat and 31 place overall. World champion Morgane Charre not disappointed and with a time of 2:01 got the first position in the pocket.

Another big surprise was  Carles Barcons  at master 40 who got in the top 30 overall. One more time the organization has shown that they can make quality events, with an influx of riders and public, and above all with love by the DH.Congratulations!
Here's a video from the event
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