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ENDURO2 MERIBEL 2023: NEW TEAMS-OF-3 FORMAT
We’re introducing a new category for 2023 – RELAY Teams of 3. This new format will replace the old Teams of 3 format*.
What is Teams-of-3: RELAY?
With the RELAY category, you can share the Enduro2 experience between 3 friends, but each person in your team rides for 2 days out of 3.
For example, imagine 3 riders in your RELAY team: A, B, and C. Your race team format each day will be:
Day 1 – (A + B)
Day 2 – (A + C)
Day 3 – (B + C)
This means that only 2 riders race together each day, and each rider in your team has one “rest day”. During your rest day, you are welcome to spectate, chill out and enjoy music food, and drinks at our HQ and Bar in Meribel.
Or better still, if you want to spectate and join the fun, you can join our on-mountain volunteer team for one day either in an on-bike or off-bike role. (As a stage-start or stage-finish Marshall).
The entry fee for the RELAY format is €219 per rider which is a 25% discount compared to a regular Team-of-2 entry.
Who will enjoy this new format?
Those who have competed in Enduro2 already know that its a big weekend of riding. For 2023 we have big plans for social and party events every each day of racing, all weekend. If you want to have more energy to enjoy this side of the Enduro2 experience, this new format could be perfect for you!
We’re also very aware about what is happening in the economy at the moment – price rises have affected us and we’ve been forced to increase our entry fee for the event in 2023. Energy costs have a direct impact on one of the most important elements of our event – the cost to open and run Meribel’s ski lifts.
Our new really format allows riders on a budget to enjoy the riding and party experience of Enduro2, but for a lower entry fee than in 2022.
This category allows groups of 3 friends to come to enjoy Enduro2, without leaving one rider behind! Although, we strongly encourage anyone who is looking for a team-mate to use our finder-forum – there are many others just like you, so please don’t be shy!
Why have we cancelled the regular Teams-of-3 Format?
As Enduro2 grows in popularity and logistical complexity, we find more-and-more that making special plans for teams of 3, was having a large impact on the overall quality of our event (for everyone else). We think it is unfair to mix teams-of-2 and teams-of-3 on the same trails at the same time, because this can cause a big disadvantage when overtaking on singletrack. We also found it very difficult to allow teams of 3 to change category to team of 2 at the last moment (in case of illness of 1 team member) – but this happened a lot. In our experience, almost 50% of Teams-of-3 want to change category at the last moment.
We want to focus on a perfect organisation, to minimise waiting time for all teams at the ski lifts and at the start of stages, and to develop a bigger race-course with even more singletrack. It’s a tough choice, but we think that we can better achieve our goals, without the added complexity of teams of 3.
ENTRIES OPEN 1 JANUARY 2023
(EARLY ENTRY FROM 15 DECEMBER 2022 IF BOOKING ACCOMMODATION – MORE NEWS SOON)