The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

The 2018 bc Enduro Season Start in Esneux, Belgium

Theresia 15. March 2018

The first Enduro race is always a blast, especially in Belgium. The bc crew gives their thoughts on how it all went.

The 2018 Enduro season has finally taken off! Our first race took place at the Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium with six stages to give us a good run for our money. Besides me, Georg, Max, Julian, Chris, Robert, Björn, Bene, Rainer, Ferdinand and Markus were all ready to shred some trail and enjoy this great race together. Below, is feedback from all of them and how they enjoyed the event.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Focused for the next corner.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Georg taking on the technical sections.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Rippin' and rollin'!

Georg, Product Managment

Waking up at 4:45 am on a Sunday? Only a race can get me out of bed that early.

We were met with British-like weather conditions and I was pretty groggy on the first two stages. After a few close call in stage 3, my mind awoke, but my legs still protested. Of course, this only shows that I need to get out and do a little more riding before the next race. Overall, playing in the mud is always fun, and the race was a hit.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Speed, speed and more speed.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

This is Julian's first Enduro race.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Julian blasting his way through the technical.

Julian, Purchasing

First Enduro race = Jammin’!

The Superplastic Cup was the perfect start into the Enduro season and having experienced it with the bc crew was really sweet. The various stages offered a lot of flow as well as technical descents, which kept me on my toes. This was my first year in Esneux and it will not be my last!

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Focused and pumped!

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

On the podium.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Rippin' through a Belgium forest.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

The Cross Country bike did a great job on the technical descents.

Theresia, Marketing

I am so happy to be back on the race course! It’s such a great feeling when I’m standing at the start line with a 200 bpm pulse and adrenaline running through my veins. The race was overall, really awesome.

I had fun on all the technical descents and riding my lightweight Cross Country bike made whipping around super easy. It’s so nice to be part of a team that roots each other on and enjoys a nice beer and bratwurst after the finish. With all the fun I was having, I didn’t realize that I had won the women’s class. Just icing on the cake.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Riding around the bend.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

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The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Christian getting ready for the next corner.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Christian riding his new Santa Cruz.

Christian, Product Managment

This was more than just a race, this was a huge boost for team moral. Every stage was the opposite of classic races, with everyone happy to see each other riding. The ride to Esneux alone was a blast! It’s weekends like these that turn colleagues to friends. All I can say is, the last two uphill got to us all and the post-race beer was earned.

Cheers!

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

A little dirty after a fall.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

That's one nice Yeti.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

First Enduro race for the win!

Markus, Service

This was my first ever Enduro race and I had a ton of fun! Even with a dropped chain, and crash everything was awesome. I really enjoyed the bc team spirt as we pedaled the stages together and rode them down cheering each other on. I am excited for the next race. I know it’s gonna be sick.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Look at the stache!

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Great cornerning work.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Robert riding his Cross Country full sus.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Forgot to put on the goggles...

Robert, Shop

The race in Esneux was the perfect start to my season. I had so much fun and riding across a finish line again is always exciting. At first, I was a little down while riding, but the bc crew picked me right up and helped me finish with a smile on my face. What a great time!

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Foot out, ride fast.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Airtime!

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Rainer killing it on the technical stuff.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Killing it in the corners.

Rainer, Service

Once again, I have found myself in Esneux to begin my racing season. The weather treated us well and the relaxed atmosphere made for a great race. Friendly competition was in the air and everyone was having fun. In stage 4 I was sidelined for a second with a bent mech, which cost me some time, but I was having so much fun so it really didn’t matter. Our team did a great job and it was really cool to see Theresia take first place in the women’s category. What a blast!

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

High speed shreddin.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Riding stage 3.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Feridinand ripping and rolling on the trail.

Ferdinand, Marketing

I had been waiting to hit the trails in Esneux for a while and I was pumped to get some shredding in. The weather was supposed to be crap, but in the end it was a dream. I rode the entire time in just a jersey, which was awesome for this time of year. Stages 2 and 3 where full of flow and fun was the name of the game on the course. Riding with the bc team is always a blast and I can’t wait for the next event!

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Another first timer having a blast.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Max picking up speed.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Had to get off for a sec.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Max shredding like a champ.

Max, Service

This was my first Enduro race and it was super sick! Mud was everywhere just like I like it and riding with my colleagues was great. I learned a lot and this will definitely not be my last race.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Taking a corner like a boss.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Björn getting slippy.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Björn loves the technical bits.

Björn, Product Managment

This was my first time racing and what a time it was. The stages were fun and took a lot of wind out of me, but hey, that’s what a race is for right? The atmosphere was super friendly and everyone around was smiling, including me. I was especially impressed by the young kids shredding at the race as well. Much respect goes out to the little groms. Of course, the bratwurst at the end was the best way to finish up the perfect race day.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Bene coming in fast.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Technical desents don't mean a thing to him.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

Shreddin' in the forest.

The Superplastic Cup in Esneux, Belgium. Enduro racing at its finest.

First stage speed!

Bene, Logistics

I was impressed at how smoothly everything went. From the start line all the way to the bratwurst after the finish, the event organizers kept everything on point. Seeing as I’ve been to Esneux a few times, I was happy to see some new stages and ride some fresh trail. In the end, I had a great time and am looking forward to next year.

Here's a look at how the bc crew ranked:

Name bc ranking Overall ranking
Christian 1 8
Robert 2 11
Björn 3 12
Theresia 4 25
Bene 5 32
Rainer 6 37
Ferdinand 7 60
Georg 8 61
Markus 9 72
Julian 10 102
Max 11 126

Thanks to the orginizers of the Superplastic Cup for a great time in Esneux and an unforgettable race. Y'all rock!

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Theresia

Theresia

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  • Renaud F. 20. March 2018

    Congrats to Theresia, she has been really impressive!

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