Enduro World Series announces biggest racing calendar for 2021 with 3 double headed events

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The Enduro World Series has just announced an updated race schedule for 2021 which sees the introduction of double-headed events and the removal of the Chilean and Colombian rounds.
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.

great quotes The Pro scene will offer a quick and exhilarating start to an EWS weekend. It will use a specially designed high-speed stage to create tight runs and excitement for spectators, as well as provide extra points for runners. Rory Cunningham, Coordinateur Sport EWS

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.

great quotes While 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, the extended offseason has given us the opportunity to reflect on all aspects of SAP and SAP-E and we are excited to introduce these changes. It’s the biggest format shake-up in the history of the series and we’re excited about the direction of the sport.
“We are obviously incredibly disappointed for our partners who we cannot visit in 2021, but they have our full support and we look forward to getting back to them as soon as possible.

“There is a lot to look forward to in 2021, the increase in the number of EWS and EWS-E races and the return of the Trophée des Nations. And on a personal level, I can’t wait to see the EWS and EWS-E end in the Tweed Valley, where the Enduro World Series team is based – this will provide the perfect backdrop to finish our biggest. season to date.
Chris Ball, General Manager of the EWS

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