The Rock The Besso 2021, the first round of the BOLD Enduro Helveti'cup and EWS Gold Qualifer took place under a radiant sun, in Zinal (Valais, Switzerland). The bad weather of the last few weeks made the special stages more than epic! For safety reasons, the first stage was shortened and the fifth stage was cancelled altogether. However, the brake discs of the riders still had plenty of time to warm up with -4'600m of descending to be tackled.
Sidonie Jolidon on the attack! Pic: Antoine Fournier
In the women's category, the fight between Sidonie Jolidon and the professional skier Camille Rast was very close with a difference of just two seconds on a total time of 32mins! Jolidon took the win, just!
Women’s podium after an extremely close day of racing. Pic: Antoine Fournier
The juniors also had an incredible race with three youngsters in the top ten of the scratch race overall. The future certainly looks bright for the Swiss.
The Cube Action Team’s Gusti Wildhaber took the win in the men’s category. Pic: Antoine Fournier
The party that followed was beautiful and the best reward for the 200 racers present in Zinal! Full results are available here.
We are looking forward to next year already!