Daniel Federspiel was the winner of the VAL GARDENA HERO XCE race which was held in the very centre of Ortisei.
First in the womens competition was Anna Oberparleiter.
There was a gre at response from the public present and the Sellaronda HERO Organising Committee was well pleased with proceedings, believing the Eliminator to be a real spectacular event.
Val Gardena’s mountain bike weekend got off to a fine start in Val Gardena yesterday afternoon when along the streets of Ortisei the second edition of the spectacular VAL GARDENA HERO XCE took place.
It is certainly a thrilling event and the simplicity of the race format proved attractive to the watching public, they coming out in great numbers to witness the fun and competition. The Eliminator race is a series of heats with four bikers taking place in each and only the first two home going through to the next round.
Winner of the VAL GARDENA HERO XCE was Daniel Federspiel competing for the Team Scott, second was Elia Silvestri representing Team Full Dynamix and in third place on the podium was Sepp Freiburghaus from team Thömus Racing Team.
Andrea Tiberi finished fourth.
“It was a very tough race with a technical track – said Daniel Federspiel - it was also a very hard fight thanks to the other racers. I’m very satisfied for my performance”.
In the Womens race victory went to Anna Oberparleiter from the L’Arcobaleno Carraro Team, she holding off the challenge of Alessia Bulleri from the GS Forestale team, and completing the winning trio was Denise Meraner from the Dynamic Bike Team.
For the record Lisa Nalter was palced fourth.
«I really want to do well in this competition because I consider this my second home - said Anna Oberparleiter – and win for the second year in a row is really a great result».
As the event came to its conclusion the organisers of the Südtirol Sellaronda HERO were pleased to announce “We are really happy with the way the day went, both in race and organisational terms. The presence of so many spectators here in Ortisei confirms our belief that the Eliminator really is a spectacular and spectator friendly event”.
And on the 13/07/2014 we are ready for the cross country race! In fact at Santa Cristina, on the well known ski slopes area of Monte Pana there will be the VAL GARDENA HERO XCO.
The race starts at 10.00 and 205 bikers will be taking part in the various categories (Young, Newcomers, Élite, Juniors, Master & Open).
The outright favourite to win is Gerhard Kerschbaumer, the Under 23 World Champion and winner of last year’s race.
VAL GARDENA HERO XCE 2014 rankings Mens Élite
1. Daniel Federspiel (Team Scott)
2. Elia Silvestri (Team Full Dynamix)
3. Sepp Freiburghaus (Thömus Racing Team)
4. Andrea Tiberi (FRM Factory Racing Team)
1. Anna Oberparleiter (L’Arcobaleno Carraro Team)
2. Alessia Bulleri (GS Forestale)
3. Denise Meraner (Dynamic Bike Team)
4. Lisa Nalter (Asc Kardaun - Cardano Dil)
To see the overall classification please CLICK HERE
Südtirol Sellaronda HERO
Via Meisules 213
39048 Selva - Wolkenstein