After a few months of waiting and anxiety, the first round of the Chaoyang Brasil Enduro Series 2016 invaded Campos do Jordão, a small tourist town in the mountains of São Paulo.


With a sold out event, the best enduro riders had the opportunity to ride great trails of the Zoom Bike Park, known as one of the best bike parks of the country. With 4 stages of mostly single-track trails and different kinds of terrain, the race saw the balance between the basic characteristics of enduro, mixing technical bits with physical aspects, among and incredible vibe.


Andre Bretas took overall and pro win, breaking Bernardo Cruz wining record on the series – every time Bernardo participated he won the event. Bretas set the time of 12:08 to take the win. Bernardo Cruz (12:21) was second, with Diego Neumann (12:32) in the third spot, followed by Thiago Boaretto (12:42) in fourth and Leonardo Matiolli (12:46) in fifth position.

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Other categories brought great battles for the podium as well. Ronny Renke (13:33) won the expert, the master 1 winner was Evandro Soldati Jr. (13:12), with Andre Melo de Matos (13:20) and Helio Nassaralla (14:34) reaching the top spot of the podium on Master 2 and Master 3. Beatriz Ferragi (16:16) won the ladies. On the Senior, the winner was Robert Marent (14:55) and Gabriel Braga (14:38) won the amateur. In the Kids categories, Vitor Lopres (15:21) won Kids 1, Eduardo Borges (10:00) won Kids 2 and João Pieri (12:02) won Kids 3.

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The organizers celebrated a great event and the growth of the sport in Brasil:
“It was an awesome event. A real success. The event was sold out months before may, and we broke our own entries record, with 225 athletes. We are evolving each round as organizers and we have established a very solid series, always trying to perfect all the aspects of a good enduro event: good venue, good trails, good food, good beer and great vibe among the riders.”– said Théo Duarte, one of the organizers.


For complete results and further information please check the Brasil Enduro Series website.

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Words: Brasil Enduro Series Photos: Rodrigo Philipps, Rodolfo Oliari & Rogério Smith