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Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018: the first Special Stage had to be cancelled

lang Editor: Piero Batini lang Photos: See credits under article   lang In database since February 10, 2018

"Obstacles arising, riders stopped in their tracks like obstacles, race times: 90 minutes" - this was the nighttime scenario of the 3-minute Special Stage Show Event on Friday evening, instantaneously transformed into something insurmountable and dreadfully serious. So much so that the introductive Prologue of Hell’s Gate Metzeler’s Friday Dusk ends in a cul de sac and the organizers are forced to cancel the outcome of the stage.

It’s the cynical, unexpected convergence of truly... diabolical situations and circumstances, in perfect harmony, after all, with the extreme and no-limits nature of Hell’s Gate Metzeler. The race resumes from the beginning, and the prologue ends up disappointing someone but returning to its origins of purest gesture of Extreme Enduro, "uncontaminated" by the chronometric variable and fully embodying the spirit of show-event.

The dawn of a new spectacular day puts Hell’s Gate Metzeler back on the starting block, gives the disconcerted another chance, and propels everyone directly into the heart of the competition.

Photos: Hellsgate



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