Our goal at the Enduro World Series is not only to push forwards the highest level of international racing but also to make sure the foundations of the sport are strong. Following our launch in 2013, we promptly added a fair and transparent Qualification structure to the series, allowing riders to find their way to the very top of the sport. Our rulebook too has always been open-source and we have countries from Honduras to Hungary use our rules to help develop their own enduro racing scene.
But, as the top of the sport moves upwards, it's important to clearly signpost riders to a race at their own level. We want everyone to join in and race in an environment that is suited to their ability. So, for 2019 we have created a new Event Grading System that allows competitors to identify the event that will best suit them.
The colours signify the technical diffculty, just like a trail marker or ski piste.
The bars signify the physical difficulty in climbing or distance.
Ainsa, Spain, EWS Round 7 2018: over 2000m climbing, very physical. Technical but not steep terrain
Fort William, Scotland, European Round 4 2018: 500m climbing and chairlift accessed stage so limited physical challenge. Very rocky and very technical terrain.
La Thuile, Italy, EWS Round 5 2018: 2000m climbing and very steep and very technical terrain
We are happy for any and all organisers to adopt our grading system to further help riders of all levels enjoy enduro racing and grow within the discipline.
If you would like the design files for each grading icon please email: [email protected]