June's racing round up

05 July 2019

In the month of June we had:  12 events in 9 countries

Here are the highlights from around the globe.
 
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EWS Qualifiers in June :

7 Enduro Villa de Teror - Gran Canaria European Sport Island (Spain) - Results  here.
Endurama Hervas, Spain - Organiser Sergio Zurdo said: “It’s been great to be part of the EWS Qualifier Series. We chose the best circuit of the year and the riders really enjoyed it. We got people from all over Spain, from the North to the South. This is the reward for 5 years celebrating enduro race in Spain.”
 
LoboEnduro Mexico City, Mexico - Organiser Javier Gallardo said: “It was really exciting to host an EWS Qualifier! We had riders from all over Mexico coming to experience and have a little taste of what an EWS Qualy event could be. We did our best to rise to the expectations and delivered, what we think was a first class event that turned into a “Fiesta” right away. We ran a 35 km course with seven special stages, run at 3600 mts above sea level. A tough, but also a rewarding day for the riders. The trails and the backdrops are breathtaking, it would be great to share this with the rest of the world next year. It all ended in an award ceremony that looked a lot like a family reunion! We thank EWS for trusting us with the event, and we hope to continue with this relationship for a long time, so we can raise the level of Enduro in the country.”
 
Les hautes Rivieres, France - Organiser Emmanuel Millard said: “For its 11th edition, the Enduro de la Semoy was the second round of the Cannondale Enduro Tour as well as a "Qualifier" event for the Enduro World Series. The race was marked by a superb battle between Belgium's Olivier Bruwiere and Frenchman Ludovic Oget, separated by only a few seconds after two days of competition and 12 specials.  With this CET race and EWS Qualifier status, the plateau was even better than usual this year at the Enduro de la Semoy with serious French, Belgian and German delegations ... among others!
 
Kellogg, Idaho, USA - Organiser Trey Wilson said: “There is great pride and inspiration in being a part of the EWS family. As the culmination of the highest level of enduro mountain bike racing that globally connects world class racers, venues and experiences, being connected to the EWS is exhilarating. With multiple enduro race series in the Northwest region of the U.S. coming together to create the North American Enduro Cup as an EWS Qualifier, we have elevated our series by aligning with the vision and standards of the EWS, and in doing so have attracted elite racers to our corner of the world as well as provided a pathway to inspire and support local talent working to reach the echelons of EWS racing.”
 
Squamish, BC, Canada - Organiser  Dylan Smith said: “Another great year in the books. Offering both an EWS qualifier course, and a short course has helped dig some deep roots for getting a wider audience involved, and excited about the enduro discipline. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve the racer experience, and build an event people from across the globe want to attend.”
Hauterive, Switzerland - Organiser Jérôme Lüthi said: “For us, being part of the EWS family makes us very proud. It brings us extra riders but above all we are proud to have the international recognition that displaying the EWS Qualifier logo brings.”
 
Ravensdale, Northern Ireland - Organiser Glyn O’Brien said: “So round 3 of the Vitus First Tracks Enduro Cup went down at the weekend. This also doubled up as the Irish Enduro National Championships and an EWS qualifier round. We had the biggest turn out the series has seen in 3 years with riders visiting from Scotland, Poland and Spain. Most importantly the riders had a great time, all finished safely and Champions got crowned. Massive thanks to the EWS team for making us feel part of the family and giving us the opportunity to put our series on the horizon for the world's Enduro lovers to see. Stoked beyond belief!!”
 
China Peak, CA, USA - Results here
You can find all our Qualifier results here
 

European, North American and World Series in June

Round 2 North American Series - Revelstoke, BC, Canada - Event Organiser Ted Morton said: “Revelstoke, BC holds a special place in my heart. Ever since I stepped foot here, I knew it was a special place. To be able to host the first ever EWS North American stop outside of a bike park is truly special. The EWSC is a very cool concept, it provides an intermediary stepping stone for riders in our Norco Canadian Enduro Series to compete against other racers from other series who want a bit more competition. I love the fact that Canadians get this opportunity, it helps grow our sport and showcase our riders, trails and communities. I think everyone would agree that this weekend was likely one of the most technically and physically demanding enduro's in the world.”  Revelstoke Results are here.
 
We also had Round 3 of our European Enduro Series in Petzen/Jamnica in Austria/Slovenia. Results can be found here.

We were excited to head to Italy for Round 4 of the Enduro World Series in Val Di Fassa. Val Di Fassa results are here and the Highlights film can be found here.

Events coming up in July

The excitement continues in July with the following events taking place -

Qualifiers:

  • R Coquimbo, Chile
  • Burke Mountain, VT, USA
  • Blue Mountain, Canada
  • Panorama, Canada
  • Sirkka, Finland
  • Winter Park Resort, Colorado, USA
  • Abetone, Italy

And we will be heading to France for EWS Round 5 in Les Orres.

Visit our full calendar of events here.
Remember Trophy of Nations  National Teams  are selected on Global Rankings so it’s more important than ever to support your local events and get those ranking points.

 

Current Series standings are as follows:
Global Rankings can be found here
European Series Rankings can be found here
North American Series Rankings can be found here
 
Applications to host a Qualifier or Continental level EWS event in 2020 are open. Please find the application form here.