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Extreme Lumezzane: Antoine Meo won the 7th edition of the Enduro race.





When the competition and show are melted in a so perfect manner, the result is a great feeling for that people having the good fortune to attend an event that remains in memory.

While the great day of the Italian Championship, which ended a few hours before, seems far away, the fire of emotion focuses on the "Det de Deaol," the Devil's Tooth, which is the culmination of an experience without equal. And so for ten years, seven editions if you count this as soon as filed.

The epilogue of the seventh edition of the "Extreme Lumezzane" race invented by the Moto Club Lumezzane is not dissimilar to that of 2010. Under the spotlight of a midsummer night the winner was Antoine Meo, with a Thomas Oldrati in a very good shape that had failed a narrow to beat the French colleague.

The story was repeated two years later, and the final outcome is very similar, except for the third place of the podium. At that time the third place was taken by Alex Belometti, now heading the team that runs Oldrati, the Bordone-Ferrari Racing Team. His place has been taken this year by the Finnish Eero Remes, teammate of the KTM Farioli Team, who won the trophy reserved for Teams.

A "true", exciting Race, a bit less "evil" but a notch higher from a technical standpoint, but this is the evolution of the Enduro, a discipline increasingly specialized and interesting. The Devil's Tooth, the worrisome corner of the Cavallo Pass carved by the "criminal mind" of Aldo Seccamani, was less "lethal", and favored a more balanced development of the engrossing competition.

As always, the beginning is "dramatic", and it seems that nobody can get the final climb, that is considered impossible. This is the time when the "Society of thrust" (or, better said, of "recovery"), becomes essential for competitors can continue.

Then the first pilot breaks the ice and passes, and this is the case of Alberto Dall'Era, others gain confidence, and the "former" insurmountable obstacle becomes the spectacular divide between every lap of the extraordinary race, between the skill and weakness or misfortune, between the winner and the losers.

Meo is the winner, three times better on the impossible climb as in the rest of the race, but the crowd gathered at the Cavallo Pass have also praised the assaults of the losers to the incredible, exciting final difficulty of the race. This is the essence of the Xtreme Lumezzane, the "best, the richer and the hardest enduro race", as proudly cited by the organizers of the Moto Club Lumezzane headed by president Damiano Bugatti.

Alessandro Botturi, the local hero and the winner of the 2004 edition, finished seventh at the Xtreme, and announced from the podium the definitive retirement from Enduro races. His aim is to devote himself entirely to Rally. Two "mopeds", going beyond all expectations, concluded the race, those of Andrea Manarin and Luca Apolloni, and Alberto Dall'Era, 18th, won the Trophy for the best Non-Pro Rider offered by the Bordone-Ferrari Racing Team.

2012/06/06 | 13:39 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/BATINI











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