The most-awaited enduro race of the year is nearly here. Racers and riders from across the world will meet in Finale Ligure on 20 and 21 for the final 2012 round of the Superenduro Powered by SRAM.

This weekend isn’t just about the racing, as the attention of gravity mountain biking will focus on the Ligurian Medda of Finale Ligure. A unique location steeped in mountain bike history and passion. This is a race every true mountain biker should experience.

2012 will be remembered as a pivotal year for enduro and it’s international growth. Even though the UCI world series is not going ahead, the interest from riders is strong, a sure sign that something is brewing.

Right now, the entries are already at well over 300 and is very close to being completely sold out. Around half of those entries are from international riders. Some of the names will be instantly familiar to mountain biking fans – legends like Nico Vouilloz, Anne-Caroline Chausson and Remy Absalon.

The queen of 4X, Anneke Beerten, will take part in her first Superenduro race. Dan Atherton, Mark Scott and Sam Flanagan will be representing the UK, Rob J and Markus Reiser Germany. It’s not just gravity racers who are coming Thomas Widhalm is better known for winning Finale’s 24h XC racer will be flying the Austrian flag. America’s Curtis Keene will be put to the test in a real, European enduro.

The Italians are waiting though and are keen to show just how strong they are. Davide Sottocornola looks to have the series title in the bag for this year, but will want to put the finishing touches to his crown against the international field. Manuel Ducci has found form across Superenduro’s other races recently and will definitely want to try and translate that pace into his first PRO victory. Andrea Bruno has taken some time out to recover after a mixed season, but would like to finish his season on a high note. Riding for Scott are Bruno Zanchi and the young promising rider Franceso Colombo.

The ingredients for an unforgettable weekend of racing are there, and it promises to be a weekend you don’t want to miss.

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