2013 Enduro World Series Events Announced – Two Continents, Four Countries

The inaugural races of the new Enduro World Series have just been announces. The locations are limited to four countries and two continents, but will be more inclusive as the format and series pick up steam.

What do you really need to know about this particular race series? It’s organized without any involvement of the UCI. The cycling organization dropped the ball and refused to formulate rules for this popular new format so former employees and  event organizers around the world took matters into their own hands. The races have untimed mandatory climbs followed by long timed descents and it has a lot of riders excited.

Want to participate? Head past the break for race dates and more details.

EDINBURGH, UK – December 4, 2012 –The Enduro World Series, in association with the Enduro Mountain Bike Association (EMBA), will offer seven events taking place in Italy, France, Canada and the US between May and October of 2013. Full schedule:

·         May 18-19 Superenduro PRO – Punta Ala, Italy

·         June 29-30 Enduro Series – Val d’Allos, France

·         July 6-7 Crankworx Les 2 Alpes – Les 2 Alpes, France

·         July 27-28 Colorado Freeride Festival – Winter Park, United States

·         August 10-11 Crankworx Whistler – Whistler, Canada

·         August 24-25 Enduro Des Nations – Val d’Isere, France

·         October 19-20 Superenduro PRO – Finale Ligure, Italy

“Since the series was announced on November 22, we had a really short time frame to pull together the 2013 Enduro World Series calendar. EMBA has worked incredibly hard to produce a calendar that includes the biggest enduro races in the best locations, on the best trails in the world,” says Chris Ball, managing director of the Enduro World Series. “We’re really excited about our 2013 events and we are proud to embrace the Enduro Des Nations event in France, the birthplace of the sport.”

As an organization, EMBA will not seek exclusive partnership agreements or sponsorship opportunities but to will look for support through individual, team and company membership packages. Industry wide support will be critical for EMBA and will also give everyone a chance to be involved and to show their support for the sport. Information about EMBA membership packages will be available soon.

The Enduro World Series can now be found online at www.enduroworldseries.com and registration will be available to athletes in early 2013.

About the Enduro World Series

The Enduro World Series was created in October 2012 with the aim of uniting the world’s mountain bike enduro racing community. The Enduro World Series links the largest mountain bike enduro events in the world and exists as a rider-focused organization to deliver the best racing, most relaxed atmosphere possible. The team behind the Enduro World Series has one goal – to globally develop and progress the discipline of enduro for the riders, the sport and the industry. With the shared experience of Italian Super Enduro, French Enduro Series, Crankworx and World Cup racing, the Enduro World Series will offer international competitions unlike any before it.

For more information, you can find the Enduro World Series at www.enduroworldseries.com or to join in the conversation on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/EnduroWorldSeries.

Contact: Chris Ball, Managing Director: chris@enduroworldseries.com

Are you interested in competing in an enduro race (even if it’s just at the local level)? Let us know in the comments.

 

Comments

Jimb - 12/04/12 - 1:19pm

I hope the editor of this article didn’t view the UCI’s non-participation as a negative? Last thing we need is black socks and adjustable height seat posts being banned when some crazy old Euro is tasked with writing out the rules *sigh*.

Saris - 12/04/12 - 1:34pm

@Jimb

I think you completely missed my point. I’m ecstatic that the UCI isn’t involved. Those jokers are constantly mishandling situations, treating MTB events like roads’ red-headed step child, and missing opportunities to bring the sport (positive) media coverage/attention. Although they were totally right about banning skin suits in DH racing….

The biggest reason why UCI is a non-participant is because they balked at creating either rules or events. Chris Ball, the managing director of the Enduro World Series, is actually a former employee of the UCI. He worked for years to improve the designs of World Cup race courses and more recently attempted to organize an Enduro Series. At the last moment, when everything (sponsers, etc..) was coming together, the UCI pulled it’s support for the event!

- Saris

notapro - 12/04/12 - 1:37pm

this. is. cool.

Forget UCI - 12/05/12 - 4:13am

I don’t know, Jimb seems to get it and totally agree with you too Saris.
I just hope people can find a way to race without their involvement someday, they’ve always been too restrictive and have held back bicycle development. I’m getting more interested in HPV stuff simply because people can innovate far more and push the boundaries.
The UCI are dead long live err… something else!

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