What to look out for at EWS-E Valberg

30 June 2022

Valberg is set to make history, hosting the first standalone EWS-E since the format’s introduction in 2020. Boasting a mammoth course, hand-cut trails and views to match, we’re excited to see what the event has to offer. Here’s what you can expect. 

The return of Laura Charles

Laura Charles’ race was over before it really even started at round two in Petzen-Jamnica. She’ll be looking for redemption here in Valberg!

After suffering a devasting mechanical on the first stage at EWS-E Petzen-Jamnica, Miranda Factory Team’s Laura Charles will be more motivated than ever to get her season back on track. Charles, who won the season's opening round, will be a favourite to do well in her home country. 

EWS racers going electric

 

Specialized Enduro Team’s Charlie Murray is one of many EWS racers dipping their toe into electric mountain bike racing. 

We’re excited to see a good handful of top EWS racers making the most of this standalone EWS-E round. With brands continuing to push the development of their eMTB capabilities, this is an excellent chance for the world’s best enduro racers to dip their toes into the world of electric mountain bikes. Look out for riders such as Charlie Murray, Isabeau Courdurier, Youn Deniaud and more. 

A tight fight at the top

 

Fulgur’s Alia Marcellini and Orbea’s Edgar Carballo have targets on their back and will be fighting to stay in that number one spot. 

Coming into round three of the EWS-E season, it’s Alia Marcellini and Edgar Carballo who lead the series rankings. However, they’re going to have to put up a fight if they want to keep their yellow plates. In the women’s field, Flo Epineira, Laura Charles and Sofia Wiedenroth will have the top step of the podium firmly in their sights and in the men’s category, round two winner Yannick Pontal and fellow countryman Nico Vouilloz will be hungry for gold.

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