World’s best tackle Sugarloaf on Day 2 of Enduro World Series
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – It was a day to remember as the world’s best professional enduro mountain bike racers took on the newly built enduro course on Maine’s second highest peak.
Today’s racing featured only the pro class of riders, racing on five of the six stages, following yesterday’s Pro Stage, which determined seeding for today’s racing. Today’s stages included the highly anticipated stage 3, which begins at the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain and descends all the way to the base, covering nearly 2,800 vertical feet.
Today’s racing concluded the EWS at Sugarloaf, and was the final North American stop on this year’s EWS tour. The tour stopped at Whistler in British Columbia and Burke Mountain in Vermont prior to the Sugarloaf stop.
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.
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.
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.