The members of BUFF® SCOTT MTB, Francesc Guerra and Enrique Morcillo, made their debut at the Perskindol Swiss Epic 2017, an intense mountain bike race that covers the Swiss Alps in five stages plus a prologue. This high- level international competition brings some of the best mtb pair races in the world.
The only Spanish pair race in the men’s category, Guerra and Morcillo, faced the six stages of this race of more than 350km and 12,000 meters of ascent in top form. The challenging stages, with bad weather conditions that increased its hardness, tested the progression of our team in this championship, reaching the end of the 4th stage only 4 minutes from the podium.
Francesc Guerra commented: “At the beginning, we were very clear that the level was very demanding and the couples were riding very fast. So, our ultimate aspiration was to be inside the TOP5. But then we didn’t have any technical breakdowns, which helped us to climb up positions and place ourselves fourth in the general standings until the end.
The race pair formed by Francesc Guerra and Enrique Morcillo achieve the fourth place in the Perskindol Swiss Epic 2017
Most of the race was decided on the climbing sections, which was compensated by the beauty of the descents, with long stretches that allowed to enjoy the impressive scenery of the Swiss Alps. The final stage maintained the demanding conditions of the race until the end, on a circular track in Zermatt, 45km high and 1,900 meters of unevenness.