Travelling across the world to race your bike is like a dream come true, and for some a reality. The 2018 Enduro World Series looks to crank it up a notch with eight spectacular venues over three continents. Read on to find out more…
The EWS visits South America for rounds one and two. The first round is in Chile and, although the venue is close to the Chilean capital Santiago, the racing is sure to be wild. For the first time, the EWS is going to then visit Colombia for round two, which is sure to deliver amazing trails and stunning backdrops as the event heads through the rainforest.
For rounds three, four and five, the EWS heads to Europe. Round three is in the South West of France, where riders can expect some seriously technical terrain. Round four runs across two countries, Slovenia and Austria, with some of the longest stages in EWS history and the added excitement of underground liaisons! La Thuile in Italy hosts round five, where alpine descents are the order of the day.
Round six is in Whistler, Canada, to join up with the Crankworx series. Round seven, and it’s back to Europe, this time to the Pyrenean foothills of Spain – a rider favourite. The final round will be in Finale Ligure, Italy, where riders can expect the dusty and rocky trails to finish on the beach!
The dates are:
1. Lo Barnechea, Chile – 24/5 March
2. Manizales, Colombia – 31 March/1 April
3. Olargues-Montagnes du Caroux, France – 12/13 May
4. Petzen-Jamnica, Slovenia/Austria – 30 June/1 July
5. La Thuile, Italy – 21/2 July
6. Whistler, Canada – 12 August
7. Ainsa-Sobrabre, Spain – 22/3 September
8. Finale Ligure, Italy – 29/30 September