How qualifying works


In order to race in the EWS group at an Enduro World Series round, riders must either be on an official EWS team or have the necessary qualifying points.  

Riders who have not prequalified will still have an opportunity to race at the Enduro World Series.  They can race the short course EWS80 (offered at select venues) or EWS100 (available at every round) – neither of which have any prequalification requirements.  

2021 QUALIFICATIONS   

Due to EWS qualifier event cancellations and other disruptions caused by the pandemic, the qualification criteria for next season has been adjusted .  Qualification will feature a combination of the regular established criteria (2021 Reserved Entry List) plus the extended 2020 Reserved Entry List.

2021 RESERVED ENTRY LIST
The 2021 Reserved Entry List will be established  in December based on the final 2020 EWS Global Rankings (which includes points from the Enduro World Series, EWS100, EWS80, EWS Tier 2 regional event and EWS Qualifier events) .

The top ranked riders in each category will be added to the Reserved Entry List and will be eligible to sign up for any of the 2021 EWS rounds tduring the February Reserved Entries. The breakdown of category places available are as follows:

300 Men
75 Women
100 U21 Men
20 U21 Women
75 Master 40+ Men
20 Master 35+ Women

The 2021 Reserved Entry List will also include the following riders (providing the rider is an EWS member at the time of the race):

Top 5 U21 at every 2020 EWS event
Top 5 Masters at every 2020 EWS event
Top 3 riders of every official EWS category at every 2020 EWS Tier 2 regional event
Winner of each official EWS category in every 2020 EWS Qualifier event
 

RENEWAL OF THE 2020 RESERVED ENTRY LIST
The 2020 Reserved Entry List will be extended to 2021 – allowing all riders who qualified for the current 2020 season to register for any of the 2021 rounds during the upcoming February Reserved Entries.


RANKINGS

RANKING POINTS
Full points tables are available to view in the Rule Book.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT
Riders must be EWS members in order to be eligible to collect EWS Global Ranking ranking points. 
https://portal.enduroworldseries.com/ (User Navigation > My Membership)
Riders MUST have the membership before the race – points will not be assigned retroactively.
 
EWS CATEGORIES
The EWS only has 6 official categories.
Men
Men U21 (2001-2004)
Men Master 35+ (1986+)*
Women
Women U21 (2001-2004)
Women Master 35+ (1986+)
*effective 2021, Men Master age changed from 40+ to 35+

As the various EWS continental level and Qualifier Series events (as well as the EWS100 and EWS80 races) do not all use these 6 official categories, EWS ranking points are assigned as follows:
Providing all the categories are racing the same number of stages / same course, riders are sorted into one of the above categories based on their year of birth. Riders with an EWS membership are assigned ranking points for their finish position within that group.

MASTER MEN
Effiective January 2021, Men’s Master category will change from 40+ to 35+ in 2021 to be consistent with all other UCI cycling disciplines which will also adopt 35+.
There will be the option for racers 35+ years-old to elect to remain in the Men category. Riders will qualify based on their age/category in 2020, the age adjustment will be made automatically when they sign up in 2021. 

CHANGING AGE GROUPS
Riders who are in the final year of the U21 category will race and collect points in that category.  If they secure a spot on the Reserved List in the U21 category they just select their new age category when they sign up for an EWS race(s) the following season.   Same for riders moving up to Masters.
 

OPEN PUBLIC ENTRIES   

There is still an opportunity for riders who do not have the necessary EWS Global Ranking points to race at the Enduro World Series – they can sign up for the EWS100 or the short course EWS80 (offered at select venues).

Once the Reserved Entries and official Team entries are completed, any remaining spots will then be released. The  EWS100 / EWS80 races do not have any prequalification requirements - but these spots are offered on a first come/space available basis. Availability in these event is is typically extremely limited .

Any riders who are registered in a 2021 EWS100 or EWS80 race will have the option to upgrade to the EWS group if they collect the necessary ranking points in advance of the EWS race  . 2021 ranking points availalbe at EWS100, EWS80, EWS continental level series and EWS Qualifier events.

 

What is the EWS Continental Series ?

Introduced in 2018, the continental level events are a stepping stone between Qualifier events and World Series events. These continental level series events allow up and coming riders to compete in existing events closer to home and the chance to win a completely new Championship title; North American, European, South American or Asia-Pacific Enduro Champion.

Continental level series races also feed into a new Global EWS points structure, allowing EWS members secure a place on the EWS Reserved Entry List and/or a spot on the Trophy of Nations Nations Teams.  

The top 3 riders of every official EWS category at every EWS Continental event will also automatically secure a spot on the Reserved List.

Only EWS members are eligible to earn Continental Series points and EWS Global Rankings points - or to get a podium finisher's spot on the Reserved List.

2021 calendar will be published in December . Event entry will be available directly through the individual organizers.   
 

What is the EWS Qualifier series?                   


The Qualifier Series has been designed to allow riders to enter official Qualifier Events around the world and collect EWS Global Ranking points, earning them a place on the EWS Reserved Entry List and/or a spot on the Trophy of Nations NationsTeams. 
The winner of each official EWS category in every EWS Qualifier event will also automatically secure a spot on th Reserved List. 

Only EWS members are eligible to earn EWS Global Rankings points or to get a winner's spot on the Reserved List.

2021 calendar will be published in December . Event entry will be available directly through the individual organizers.   

 

EWS-E Pro
Prequalified riders only (Official Teams and invited Wildcards). 
Qualifying to be introduced 2021

EWS-E100 and EWS-E50
No prequalification requirements. 
Limited spots. Entries offered on a space available, first come basis

2021 calendar. Entries will open in February.