Entry for the 2020 Enduro World Series will open in January - and next year there’s more races than ever to compete in.
With eight rounds of the series, three rounds of EWS-E and the Trophy of Nations to round out the season, it’s the biggest year of competition to date. And entry for all events go live in January.
So whether you’re planning to try out the new EWS-E races, race with your friends in Finale at the Nations or tackle one of the EWS80 or EWS100 races, here are all the key dates you need to know;
December 15: Publication of the final 2019 EWS Global Rankings (including points from the 2019 EWS, EWS100, EWS80, EWS continental level Series and EWS Qualifier Series)
December 16: Publication of the 2020 EWS Reserved Entry List
January 6-10: EWS Team registration and Team rider event entry (all 8 rounds)
January 6-10: Reserved Entries (all 8 rounds)
January 16: Rider Trophy at Trophy of Nations (Solo and Team entries)
January 17: EWS-E (all 3 rounds)
The final 2019 EWS Global Rankings will be published on December 15th after the last Qualifier race of the year in Chile, and the 2020 Reserved Entry List displayed on enduroworldseries.com the day after. The Reserved Entry List is comprised of all the riders with enough points to qualify to race in the eight EWS rounds next year, and these riders, including official teams, are invited to enter between January 6 - 10 2020.
EWS80 and EWS100 races are open to everyone and will open for entries from January 6th onwards
The EWS100 and EWS80 races open for entry the week after - and these are open to everyone. The EWS100 offers riders the full EWS experience - racing 100 percent of the same course as the pros on the same weekend, with the EWS80 allowing riders a marginally easier day in the saddle, as they tackle 80 percent of the same course, typically just one stage less than the EWS100. The EWS80 races are being rolled out at more rounds in 2020 - and for the first time EWS100 will be offering up a Vet category for riders aged 50+. Places at both the EWS100 and EWS80 are on a first come first served basis - see above for the entry dates for each of the rounds.
The Rider Trophy is part of the Trophy of Nations event in Finale next September - entry opens on January 16
Anyone who wants to take part in the Trophy of Nations in Finale this year should mark January 16th in their diary - when Rider Trophy entries go on sale. Open to everyone, the Rider Trophy sees individuals and teams of three taking to Finale’s iconic trail network to race it out on some of enduro’s most famous singletrack. Taking place the day before the Trophy of Nations, the Rider Trophy entrants are then free to watch the Nations Teams hit the exact same course and see if Team USA and Team France can retain their titles and lay claim to the UCI rainbow jerseys for the second year in a row.
EWS-E opens for entry on January 17th and will feature technical climbs as well as descents
EWS-E, the new three round e-bike series, will open for public entry on January 17th. Kicking off in Valberg, France in July, the series then joins EWS round 8 in Zermatt, Switzerland and concludes in Finale, Italy just ahead of the Trophy of Nations race weekend. Racers can expect steep descents, technical climbs and incredibly tight liaisons from each of the rounds as we search to find the very first EWS-E Series Champions.
The EWS-E race will have a pro category, whilst amateurs are invited to compete in the EWS-E100 and EWS-E50. Riders in the EWS-E100 will take on the full course but with slightly less challenging liaison times, whilst those in the EWS-E50 will ride approximately half the distance, allowing racers to complete course with one battery. A full EWS-E rule book will be released ahead of event entry opening.
And for the first time, up and coming young riders will be able to join in the racing with EWS Kids launching at select Enduro World Series rounds next season - more information coming very soon!