Enduro European Championship: double win for Andrea Verona in Castiglion Fiorentino

Enduro European Championship:
double win for Andrea Verona in Italy

The 202024 24MX Enduro European Championship kicked off in Castiglion Fiorentino, which returned to the European scene after the excellent organization of the final round in 2009. On the same routes faced by many enduro champions and the great Fabrizio Meoni, riders faced three special tests in a lap of 54 km repeated 3 time: Extreme Test, designed on rocks and natural stones, highlighting the technical skills; Enduro Test, 8 km long and characterized by a rocky surface and undergrowth; Cross Test of 3 km.

Day 1

Andrea Verona, who took part in this event to train for the World Championship, ruled the overall standing ahead of Samuele Bernardini, also in Castiglion Fiorentino to train for the World Championship. Italy completed the podium with Davide Soreca, who finished a few seconds behind Bernardini.

Davide Soreca won the E1 class ahead of Italian riders Davide Mei and Jacopo Traini.

Andrea Verona, in addition to winning the overall of day 1, also won the E2 class, always ahead of Bernardini, while Daniel Mundell finished third, back to the European championship after one year.

In the E3 class the French national anthem echoed thanks to the determination of Anthony Geslin, who won by 14 seconds ahead of Mattia Capuzzo at the end of a hard-fought day. Andrea Castellana was third on the podium.

The young riders from Youth class gave an intense show. The top three was within seven seconds: Riccardo Pasquato first, Luca Piersigilli second and Valentino Corsi third.

Great return to the European stage for Killian Lunier. The French rider won the Junior1 category ahead of his compatriot David Scheid Guillemot and the British Charlie Charter. Off the podium Kevin Cristino due to a TC penalty.

Thrilling race in Junior2 too, with Riccardo Fabris and Matej Skuta: at the end the 2023 Champion Fabris managed to take the victory by less than three seconds. The Finnish flag flied on the third step thanks to Samuli Puhakainen, third ahead of Matyas Chlum by just two seconds.

In the Senior first place for the veteran Maurizio Micheluz, reigning Champion of this class. The Italian won ahead of the German rider Nico Rambow and Martin Gottvald.

Between the women Tanja Schlosser set the best time. The young German had no rivals and won the class with over one minute on Mauricette Brisebard. Third on the podium the Argentine Carla Scaglioni.

Day 2

Under a cloudy sky without rain Verona set another overall victory, but this time with a gap of just 25 seconds on Bernardini. The two Italian riders battled throughout the day, ensuring a great show.

In the E1 class once again Soreca won easily, while behind him great battle for P2 between with Traini and Mei fighting until the last special test.

As in the overall, Verona and Bernardini took the first two positions of the E2 class, with Daniel Mundell third.

In the E3 class one more victory for Gaslin ahead of Capuzzo (over one minute and a half) and Robert Riedel (over 2 minutes).

Double victory for Micheluz in the Senior class. The Italian riders took his second victory of the season, putting behind Rambow and Gottvald.

Another win also for Schlosser, this time ahead of Sara Traini and Brisebard.

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