After three years in the SloEnduro 4Fun series this year Bike park Krvavec to host the “big league” and National Championships on August 26th. It is also the festival weekend on the mountain.
Three SloEnduro races have been held so far on the ski and bike park mountain which lies close to the cities of Kranj and Ljubljana in Central Slovenia. They were all part of the SloEnduro 4Fun series and they were a bit different each time since there are new trails in the park every year. In 2015 a mass start race was held, then Pussycat, Panorama and Jezerca were added to the original Rock’n’flow trail.
After three editions Enduro Krvavec finally received an invitation to join the SloEnduro “big league” as round four of 2018 season. Furthermore the organizers from Bam.Bi and RTC Krvavec were trusted with the 6th edition of Enduro National Championships. Sunday August 26th will be the big day.
This year’s Enduro Krvavec will bring four special stages in one day. Details on stages will be published on the week of the race. But it’s easy to imagine that racing will be held on parts or complete trails in the park. The start and finish venue will be at Krvavec Beach by Hotel Krvavec.
Preregistration is open until Friday 24th.
Vid the defending champ
Vid Peršak (Sunbikers Mondraker Enduro Racing), last year’s champion from Kamplc Enduro in Ajdovščina and three-time SloEnduro overall champion, will be defending his national title. Vid has already missed two of this year’s races so it will hard for him to catch up with his teammate, Austrian rider Kevin Maderegger, in the series standings. So National title would be a good way for Vid to leave a mark on the domestic season.
Women’s National title was not presented last year. Junior champion David Ivartnik (Energijateam.com) advanced to elite category, master 1 champion Blaž Černigoj (Kamplc Reacing Team) is still not racing after injuries from Petzen-Jamnica EWS round and master 2 champion Primož Štrancar will have to miss the race for his coaching duties so Slovenia will get new champions in all these categories.
Fresh Bike Festival Krvavec
Enduro Krvavec will also be the Sunday’s main event of the two day Fresh Bike Festival. On Saturday the road hillclimb for King and Queen of Krvavec will steal the show. Scott test bikes will be available for testing on both days, the modular pumptrack will be set up at the venue and powermeter (Saturday) and bunnyhop (Sunday) challenges will take place as well as a race within the skills park on kids bikes.