Amateur riders shine in Day 1 of Enduro World Series
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – Day one of the Enduro World Series (EWS) at Sugarloaf was time to shine for the hundreds of amateur riders who took to the mountain to compete alongside the world’s best professional enduro mountain bike racers.
Today’s action included the EWS80 and EWS100 for amateur riders, along with the Pro Stage – the first of two days of racing for the professional riders. The EWS80 is a shortened version of the EWS event, featuring five of the six stages, while the EWS100 puts the amateur riders on the full, exact course that the pros compete on.
Today’s Pro Stage presented an opportunity for the top professional riders to accumulate additional points, and determined the seeding for tomorrow’s races.
The Enduro World Series is the highest level of enduro mountain bike racing on the planet, featuring the most physically and technically challenging trails in the world. The 2022 series marks the first time in the event’s history that features back-to-back stops in the United States. Burke Mountain in Vermont hosted the tour last weekend.
Enduro racing is a physically demanding type of mountain bike racing featuring timed downhill stages, and mandatory, untimed uphill stages. Enduro combines the technical skills required of downhill racing with the physical fitness required of cross-country racing.
Sugarloaf has worked throughout the past year to develop the EWS race course, with the guidance of former Olympic mountain bike racer Adam Craig, who leads mountain bike initiatives at Sugarloaf.
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Event Website: https://www.sugarloaf.com/events-calendar/enduro-world-series
EWS Website: https://www.enduroworldseries.com/race/ews-round-6/ews-sugarloaf/202191/
About Sugarloaf – Located in Carrabassett Valley, ME, Sugarloaf is one of the largest ski areas in the East, and is home to the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing and riding in the East. Sugarloaf is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. Follow: www.sugarloaf.com, www.facebook.com/sugarloaf, and http://twitter.com/sugarloafmaine.