The first round of the National Enduro Cup Guatemala 2014 organized by Cycling Bike Shop, one of the leading bike shops in the country, took place with 68 excited competitors.


Last instructions before the race.

The venue for this competition was the town of Zaragoza, in the central zone of the country. The special stages were fast and flowing and very entertaining. Competitors enjoyed both the narrow, highly technical trails and also the wide, flat out sections. The dusty trails were perfect for hard charging and there were plenty of falls among the rookies.


Guatemala, land of volcanoes

Most parts of the trail were overlooked by spectacular landscapes, with breathtaking views. It was certainly a beautiful place to ride!

Fast singletracks!
Fast singletracks!

This is the second year that Cycling Bike Shop has organised an Enduro Cup in Guatemala, competitors who participated last year returned with improved skills, better bikes and high motivation to enter the top ten.


Some dusty dirt singletracks

Arturo Pavia - The winner of the 1st. date
Arturo Pavia – The winner of the 1st. date

On this occasion the winner was Arturo Pavia Marckwordt, followed a few seconds later by Jose Morales Zuger and Kenneth Zamora Anderson. The champion of last years Cup, Ramón Andrés Grotewold reached fourth position, pushed by Antonio Beltranena who took fifth position. The next date will be March 23rd in the village of Salama in the provence of Baja Verapaz, in the north! The singletrack in this region is more difficult and technical. The Enduro Cup has become an opportunity for cyclists who like this type of riding to join in the fun, on some of worlds finest trails.


Next Dates:

  • March 23 Series #2 – Salamá, Baja Verapaz
  • May 4 Series #3 – Pending
  • June 8 Series #4 – Rabinal, Baja Verapaz
  • July 6 Series #5 – Pending

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Words: Jorge Mario Peláez | Pictures: Fredy Barrios

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