e-MTB: ALL AROUND eMTB Race Partners With Bosch eBike Systems As Title Sponsor
March 14, 2022
The mountain bike’s technological development has produced a new surge in both tourist and sporting cycling in the mountains.
This surge is also behind the success of a new competition format, designed for riders who want to test their skills on technically challenging trails surrounded by Europe’s tallest and most majestic peaks.
The organisers of the ALL AROUND eMTB Race have selected BOSCH eBike Systems as the Title Sponsor for their event because Bosch sets the world benchmark in eBiking. They are also delighted to announce that between July 5th and 9th next, bikers from all over the world will be whizzing around the trails of the Valle d’Aosta as they compete in the very first edition of the ALL AROUND eMTB Race BOSCH ePowered.
“It was a long, tough job,” commented Luca Santini organiser of the ALL AROUND eMTB Race BOSCH ePowered. “But by working with the Region of Valle d’Aosta and thanks to the invaluable support of the 21 municipalities involved, we were able to develop a race route with specific e-mountain bike characteristics. Getting the support of a brand as important as Bosch also helped confirm that our format is competitive”. The ALL AROUND eMTB Race BOSCH ePowered has 200-kilometre circular route that starts and finishes at Cogne with stop-offs at Gressoney La Trinitè, Antey-Saint-André and Valpelline, and a cumulative elevation gain of 8,000 metres. Each stage will also feature a climb of over 2,700 metres.
The meeting point will be the ALL AROUND BOSCH Camp, a huge 250sqm tent where riders can get advice and assistance from Bosch experts before the start, in addition to enjoying other activities. At the Aprés Course at the end of each stage, there will also be music, craft beer and local Valle d’Aosta foods to enjoy. This will be a very sociable time of the day as riders await the announcement of the classification and the personal data analysis offered by Bosch. Photos and video clips of the epic moments from the race will also be shown on a large screen.
“We chose the ALL AROUND eMTB Race because its trails have a high degree of technical difficulty where our motors can really unleash their very best performance,” commented Federica Cudini, marketing manager Bosch eBike Systems Italy. “It’s a tough challenge for participants which won’t just have to have a great technique but also be able to manage their power reserves, by optimising our system’s functionalities as best they can. The Performance Line CX Drive Unit is the ideal companion for this challenge. It’s compact, light and delivers up to 85 Nm of torque meaning it guarantees faster acceleration and is more sensitive to the rider’s effort.”