Enduro World Series Launches EWS-E for 2020

Three rounds, new format, all the action. 

EWS-E News release here

18-19 July 2020: Valberg France HERE

28 Aug 2020: Zermatt, Switzerland HERE

25 Sept 2020: Finale Ligure, Italy HERE

Outline rules:

Full rules published January 2020

  • We will use EWS, EWS100 concept for pro/am in EWS-E and replace the EWS80 with EWS-E50. This is to allow for only battery (50% of the course)
  • Our race will be 1 day, 6-7 special stages including one very short very technical climb as a special stage
  • Same as EWS enduro rules, all special stages are timed and all special stages count towards the final time and therefore race result
  • The course will be 3 loops (minimum of 2 different loops) with 2-3 special stages in each loop. Each loop will take about 1hr - 1:30hr to complete and with about 1200m climbing (this is the capacity for 1 500W battery currently). So total bike riding time in a 1 day race will be circa 4hr and 3,200m climbing. 
  • Liaison times will be very tight, so we will award many small penalties for late starters, this is to bring the liaison into the race
  • Each loop will be split with a 40 minute rest in the paddock (for battery change, mechanical assistance and athlete recovery)
  • We will use our Queen Stage concept in EWS (1 stage carries bonus series points), but in EWS-E there will be 2 stages that carry bonus series points (one descent and one climb), these will be called Power Stages
  • Riders are not allowed to carry spare batteries on their person (they can carry them on their bike)
  • There will be no technical restrictions on batteries etc as we believe technology needs maximum opportunity to innovate and grow and it’s already moving at a very fast rate
  • All bikes must be limited to EU regulations for e-bike/pedelec (25kmph)
  • Walk function allowed but only in factory settings 
Full rules published January 2020 . Entries open January 24, 20:00 GMT