Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018. Mario Roman wins!

Two hours of frozen Hell, and it’s just the beginning. The temperature on the Mountain is in freefall. Heaps of stones along the way, muddy roads, rocky cliffs, canals filled with water and dirt. Vertiginous drops. Against the north wind and in the deepest, darkest forest, the feeling of unease adds to the difficulties. The lap time was calculated in 25 minutes, but it took almost ten more to see the first competitor, Wade Young, enter Hell’s Gate Metzeler Arena at the end of the first lap. The South African winner of the 2016 edition of Hell’s Gate was the fastest already at the start, when Fabio Fasola, the inventor, and Andrea Marcucci, owner of the Estate where the event was born, lowered the white flag, giving the go-ahead to the 15th edition of Hell’s Gate Metzeler. Read More

Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018. Mid-Term Hell, Teasdale… possessed!

Half of the event is on the wharf. The half-way port of Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018 is crowded with cruisers of the Extreme. Above all, it’s the Enduro no-limits, no-compromises war machines that impress us. And even more, the merciless race strategies imposed in different interpretational forms by the “Monsters” – as Giovanni The Voice Di Pillo calls them – of the Original Extreme, the reference rooted in the Il Ciocco Mountain for fifteen years. Read More

Hell’s Gate Metzeler2018. Immaterial nightmare: the first Special Stage cancelled!

Good morning Hell’s Gate Metzeler. “Obstacles arising, riders stopped in their tracks like obstacles, race times: 90 minutes”. It’s the nighttime scenario of the 3-minute Special Stage Show Event, 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. Read More

Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018. Stars of Hell!

Hell is at the door… or at the door to hell. Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018 is in the air, in the progressively exciting ambience of the Sacred Mountain of the Extreme. Il Ciocco Stadium is becoming more animated, filling the surroundings with vans and campers, with tents and with the music of motors, with that excitement typical of events that warm the hearts of enthusiasts.And it’s good that spirits are warming up! Soon the temperature will rise well beyond the commendable feeling of enveloping engrossment. Soon the furnace of Hell’s Gate Metzeler will experience its fifteenth saga. Read More

Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018. Get Ready, Here’s a Quick Start Guide!

44° 4′ 57.615″ N, 10° 27′ 51.812″, through me the way among the people lost… of the Extreme. No sarcasm please: these are the coordinates of the Garitta di Guardia, Il Ciocco’s watchtower, geographic viewfinder of the door to the inferno of Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018 in Castelvecchio Pascoli! It is the location to enter into your GPS. You’re inside! Irrevocably. Read More

Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018. Il Ciocco at the Center of the Future!

It’s just a question of hours now: soon it will be Hell’s Gate Metzeler 2018. Extreme Enduro in its most… infernal form! We know that. What you don’t know yet is that Hell’s Gate Metzeler is the springboard for the future of Il Ciocco. Motorcycly-speaking, it is a horizon of prospects in strong, determined expansion. We are speaking about it with Valerio Barsella, CEO of OSE, the organizational body steering the activities of the Mountain and reporting directly to the owners of Il Ciocco, the Marcucci family. Il Ciocco at the center, Andrea Marcucci at the center, Barsella at the center. Read More