Over 500 competitors flock to Thredbo for the fourth annual Thredbo Super Enduro
Posted on 25 Feb, 2020
With a record field of over 500 riders, three gravity tracks, five hours, one bike and incredible conditions, the scene was set for a massive weekend on the mountain at the fourth annual Thredbo Super Enduro presented by Maxxis and what an action pack showdown it was.
Over 500 riders raced Thredbo’s three iconic gravity trails – the SRAM Cannonball Downhill, DHaRCO Flow Trail and the Osprey All-Mountain Trail. The field of riders was an awesome mix of women and men, amateurs, pro’s, young guns and master riders and with over $25,000 in the prize pool, every second mattered. The age range was incredible, the Super Enduro is an event that everyone can take part in, the oldest competitor was 61 and the youngest was 9! The best times from each track were tallied to crown the ultimate winner.
This new and popular style of mountain bike event is not just about how fast you are but also how smart you are with the need for special tactics, trail knowledge and equipment choice.
The conditions across the weekend were as good as they get – tacky, gripy, fast and perfect blue skies with minimal winds, allowing all riders to give it all they’ve got for their chance to take out the title in a team or as an individual.
“The trails were super good! We had some rain throughout the week which made for some really good racing and the tracks stayed really nice and consistent across the entire event which let everyone rip it up. This was my first race in the pro category and I’m stoked to land a spot on the podium at one of my favourite events of the year” said pro men’s podium placer Riley King.
The men’s pro category saw a top class field with a heavy list of riders including Tim Eaton who rode into first place, followed by superstar Kye A’Hern sliding into second and the hot up and comer from New South Wales Riley King placing third.
The pro women’s category was also filed with a stack of incredible female riders, with all riders raising the competitive bar in this endurance style of event. It was a tight finish with Sian A’Hern claiming first place, closely followed by Leanna Curtis and Ellie Smith landing on the podium in third place.
“It was awesome conditions all weekend and the trails were riding great, that bit of rain earlier in the week really made a huge difference. I had a great time at this year’s Super Enduro and loved how fast the trails were riding, I beat most of my previous times on the three trails! It was a great weekend – lots of riding, great vibe and stoked to ride away with the win” said pro mountain biker Sian A’Hern.
Overall it was a huge weekend and a great event! Amazing to see so many riders having a crack and the excitement from a lot of people getting to ride alongside the world’s best, on perfect trails.
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