We’re really excited to see Rounds 1 & 2 of the Enduro World Series coming back down under for 2019, making it far more accessible for Australia’s emerging enduro talent to make a strong start in the series.
|22–23 March 2019||Round 1 – Rotorua, NZ|
|29–30 March 2019||Round 2 – Derby, Tasmania|
|10–11 May 2019||Round 3 – Madeira, Portugal|
|28–29 June 2019||Round 4 – Canazei, Italy|
|6–7 July 2019||Round 5 – Les Orres, France|
|9–10 August 2019||Round 6 – Whistler, Canada|
|23–24 August 2019||Round 7 – Northstar, California|
|21–22 September 2019||Round 8 – Zermatt, Switzerland|
|28 September 2019||Trophy of Nations, Finale Ligure, Italy|
What is the Trophy of Nations?
Taking place on the iconic trails of Finale in September 2019, the Trophy of Nations will be a true celebration of cycling as riders cast aside individual glory in favour of teamwork and national pride. Teamwork, strategy and sportsmanship will be pushed to the limit as riders have to work together in teams of three to race for a combined result.
Featuring three categories, the event will pit nation against nation, industry against industry and amateur against amateur team. Each category of team will be made up of three riders. National teams will be made up from the top three riders of the newly structured Global EWS ranking from that country, and there will be both male and female teams.
To put that in context, if the event had run in 2017 Team Australia would have been Sam Hill, Jared Graves and Josh Carlson taking on Jerome Clementz, Damien Oton and Adrien Dailly of Team France.
Amateurs riders can also enter their own teams of three with no restrictions on how they are compromised – giving them the chance to ride together to take on some of the biggest names in mountain biking.
Industry teams are being invited to get involved too, allowing mechanics and team managers to down tools, leave the pits behind and get out on the trails and show what they’re made of.
The Trophy of Nations will be a standalone event and will not contribute to a rider’s global ranking, taking place in Finale the week after the series concludes at round eight in Zermatt, Switzerland.
EWS Down Under
Learn more about New Zealand’s Round 1 in Rotorua here and Tasmania’s Round 2 in Derby. Then start planning to secure yourself some EWS qualifying points at the Shimano Enduro Tour starting October 2018 on the Gold Coast, followed by Derby then Mt Buller.