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Our Mattia De Marchi is getting the hang of it, and with him his 'partner' Enough
On 19 March, they loaded their Miss Grape bags - as little as possible - because
the objective was to win the GranGuanche Audaxabnormal gravel race in
self-sufficiency of 700 km in the Canary Islands.
How is it possible to cover 700 km of gravel on small islands like the Canaries?
Well, you just have to be able to catch the ferry. During the GranGuanche Audax, the time limit
is marked by the departure of the ferry to the next islands, and those who reach the islands in time
the last race for the last island proves to be 'Audax'.
A classic ultra-cycling race, but in the spirit of Audax. Participants can run in groups
and give each other a hand so as never to be late for the next appointment
ferry. Breaks are almost timed and average speeds must be
strictly adhered to. If you do everything perfectly, covering 600 km with 14,000 m of
altitude difference should take 32h 35min by bike, with an average speed of 19.3 km/h, plus 5h 25min
in inter-island transfers by ferry.
Anyone who knows a little about the world of ultra-cycling gravel knows that this is the kind of race that
is keen on the Enough guys. And indeed, no fewer than six Enough boys packed their bikes and set off.
Rapid Red Carbon wheels with Pirelli Cinturato M 700x40C tyres, with a choice of ratios
as light as possible for the Campagnolo Ekar: 38 at the front and 10-44 at the rear.
MissGrape Internode bags and a Cluster 7waterproof and beautifully compact. Front two
Bud for the important things, just the essentials for sleeping: no sleeping bag, but bivy and
emergency cover.
We could use a hundred different phrases to describe the GranGuanche Audax of the boys of
Enoughbut we could never convey their passion as much as their words.
"To cut a long story short, it was all incredibly intense and beautiful for everyone. We cycled
day and night in the most diverse and incredible scenarios we have ever seen. And yes, we have
got some results, which never hurts. Mattia and Manuel are first and second in the
individual classification, Fede and Frank were second in the pairs classification and Asja finished
second in the women's category'.
When it comes to Enough and competitions you know that among the objectives is also the overall ranking, and
It is no coincidence that the 2022 edition was won by Mattia De Marchi in front of his
partner Manuel Truccolo, and that Asja finished in second place.
You say Enough, you say fun, friendship and relaxation. But between the start and the finish line is
agonism and knife between the teeth.
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