After a reduced racing season this year, the EWS is looking into the next racing year and it has already postponed the start of the season until the end of June in Val Di Fassa. The Italian round will kick off the EWS 2021 with a double-headed event, which will see riders compete on Thursday and Sunday of the same week.
The EWS says this will: “Double the race for athletes and fans, this new format will also help private and team budgets, as well as reduce the environmental impact by reducing the number of trips. The season is grouped into longer blocks. of travel to allow more races than ever before, with the EWS increasing to nine rounds and the EWS-E increasing to four. ”
EWS-E 2021 Calendar
Nations Trophy 2021
Each race weekend is also configured to include a new race format, this will take the form of the “Pro Stage”. The “Pro Stage” will see the riders complete a short and quick stage the day before the main race and will offer additional points in the Pro Men and Women categories and the first three in U21 and Masters.
The new calendar will also give the EWS100 and EWS80 races the opportunity to get a full day of dedicated races at each site. Another new addition to the calendar will be a series of “Gold Qualifiers”. These events will be large-scale regional races which will provide more points than standard local races and should provide a more efficient way for runners to earn enough points to qualify for Pro races.