The established mountain bike fun race MONDRAKER ENDURO TEAM in Davos Klosters will take place for the seventh time already from 7th to 9th September 2023 – once again, almost all categories were sold out within a few hours. For the 450 participants of this very popular enduro race for teams, the focus lies on the first-class trails of the region as well as on the international camaraderie. For the unique team enduro race for kids aged 8 to 15 on 10 September 2023, which celebrated its premiere last year, there are still starting places available.
This time again, it all went very fast: Within a few hours only, almost all categories of the event were sold out. The classic teams of two, but especially the extremely popular places for FUN TEAMS of 3 to 6 people, where you can now also start with an e-bike, as long as at least one team member rides a conventional bike. 450 riders from 16 nations will be competing in some 180 teams at MONDRAKER ENDURO TEAM in Davos Klosters from 7th to 9th September 2023. FUN TEAMS make more than one third, the rest are teams of two in the categories MEN, WOMEN, MIXED and 77+.
ENDURO TEAM for Kids expanded – registration for 10th September still possible
The absolutely unique team Enduro race for kids, which celebrated its extremely successful premiere in 2022, will be significantly expanded this year. It will now take place on Sunday, 10th September 2023, the day after the adult race. “Youth development is an affair of the heart for us. There are already some bike races for kids – but riding in a team is a new and great experience for them. The first edition of ENDURO TEAM for Kids was therefore a real highlight and the level was very high, especially among the older children”, says organiser Britta Wild from the Bike Academy Davos. “That's why we are expanding the children's race, their own event day makes it possible!” The younger kids will now ride three instead of two stages at the Jakobshorn, for the older ones there will be a total of four stages, two of them in the Meierhoftäli via the Parsenn cablecar. For the kids, the race courses will be announced in advance and are already online. In contrast to the adult race, there are still free starting places for the youngsters. Children from 8 to 15 years with an advanced bike level can still register in teams of two. The entry fee is CHF 60 per team, www.enduro-team.ch/en/kidsrace. The youngsters will arrive in the same finish area as the adults and should get a real taste of MONDRAKER ENDURO TEAM! Endura is a partner again in 2023.
125 kilometres, 14 stages and new, creative trail combinations
The adult participants of MONDREAKER ENDURO TEAM will ride 14 stages within the three race days this time, measured sections that mainly lead downhill, between some two and five kilometres long. The total distance of the race is 125 kilometres, almost 10’000 metres of descent and some 1500 metres of ascent on the most attractive trails. “In contrast to last year, we can use all the mountain railways of Davos Klosters Mountains again this time and thus design the most ever possible out of it”, says race director Michi Wild from the Bike Academy Davos. “We plan to integrate some new trails and especially whole new trail combinations”, he reveals. “So, for the many loyal riders who visit our event year by year, there will again be a few exciting surprises as well as long, great trail days in wonderful alpine scenery and the best mountain bike company. After all, having fun is and remains the most important thing for us!” The grand finale will again lead directly to the finish area at the Bolgen Plaza, for both, adults and children. So, a good atmosphere is guaranteed!
Exciting races with room for surprises
Although MONDRAKER ENDURO TEAM is all about having fun, there are once again some well-known and proven names on the start list. Especially in the categories WOMEN, MIXED and 77+ there are some winning teams from previous years who promise exciting races. Somewhat different in the MENs category: Most previous podium racers are absent this time, which could certainly give room for new winners. And although the focus is even more on fun in the FUN TEAM category, there are some very fast names at the start here too. It’s also going to be exciting to see whether the integration of e-bikes will produce new surprise teams.
Small OC – valuable partnerships
This year, Mondraker is the title sponsor for the fifth time already. The small organizing committee from the Bike Academy Davos is additionally supported by Davos Klosters Moun-tain Railways, the tourism organization and the unique Trail Crew Davos, who cares about the trails of the destination. “Furthermore, we are supported by Graubünden Sport, the navigation app komoot and maintain partnerships with various recognized bike hotels in town”, Britta Wild explains. Beverage producer El Tony Mate joins as a new partner now.
Spectators are welcome at the mountain bike race, the event area is located at the Bolgen in Davos Platz, next to the valley station of the Jakobshorn cable car. The race can also be watched on the course from a little distance. Which trail sections will be used at what times will be posted shortly before the race at the mountain railways.
The start list of the 2023 teams can be found here: https://timing.sportident.com/meldung/entries.php?wkid=20230909854110&sprache=en