10 June 2023

Nathalie Schneitter and Jérôme Gilloux take the win at WES Bologna Montana Race 1

Justine Tonso remains at the top of the leaderbord despite crashing towards the end of the race


Bologna (Italy), Saturday 10 June 2023 – The electrifying atmosphere of the 2023 WES UCI E-MTB XC World Cup season took over Monghidoro to witness the Bologna Montana Round presented by Raspini.

2023 WES Bologna Montana Round

2023 WES Bologna Montana Round

With a nail-biting Qualirace in the morning, the stage was set for an action-packed race day with Justine Tonso and Jérôme Gilloux (Lapierre Overvolt) as the Raspini Pole Position Winners.

As the race commenced under the cloudy skies, the track were further aggravated, presenting a daunting challenge but the conditions worsened, so the race direction decided to reduce the number of laps from 5 to 4.

In the Women’s field, Nicole Göldi (Trek-Bosch) showcased her exceptional skills as she blazed through the path securing the Holeshot Powered by Fassi, however Nathalie Schneitter (Trek-Bosch), a fearless rider, emerged victorious in the race as the rain relentlessly deteriorated the track with each passing lap, but she was able to display incredible perseverance.

Nathalie Schneitter (Trek-Bosch)

Justine Tonso finished second after her tenacity was put to test when she fell-off from her Lapierre Overvolt e-bike during the last lap, serving as a statement for her spirit and indomitable passion. Sofia Wiedenroth (Specialized) claimed third place making for podium finish while the Swiss Reigning World Champ was fourth.

In the Men’s race, Frenchman Théo Charmes (Team AOTL), with his unwavering determination seized his first-ever Holeshot Powered by Fassi, after an intense battle with Robert Williams (Haibike), local favourite Martino Fruet (Lapierre Trentino) and “The Specialist” Gilloux, who manoeuvred his e-bike through the challenging wet track, overtaking and winning on Day 1.

Jérôme Gilloux (Lapierre Overvolt)

The Italian Champ managed to finish third while the Brit ended second, stepping on the World Cup podium for the first time ever.

Race 1 Men’s podium

With WES returning to Bologna Montana, the anticipation is high for the upcoming Sunday race, which will conclude the exciting weekend. The stage is set for another enthralling battle as riders gear up at Monghidoro, where the weekend’s overall standings will be determined.

Entry List, Race Live Timing and Results HERE
Download this Press Release in PDF HERE
WES Bologna Montana Round Event Schedule and Race Maps HERE
Download the photogallery HERE