The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) expands its mountain bike offer in 2019 with the integration of the Enduro World Series into its Mountain Bike International Calendar.
Comprising eight rounds in as many countries, the 2019 Enduro World Series (EWS) will get underway on March 24 in Rotorua (New Zealand) and stop off in Zermatt (Switzerland) for the final round on September 21.
One week after Zermatt, the spectacular Trophy of Nations will crown the fastest teams of three riders, who will complete an Enduro event together. The Trophy of Nations will take place in Finale Ligure (Italy).
Enduro racing requires athletes to use a combination of endurance, speed and technical skills. Each event comprises between four and six predominately downhill stages – known as Special Stages – and a series of Liaison Stages. On each Special Stage, riders start individually at regular intervals, with the General Classification established by adding up all their recorded times.
To reach the start of each of the Special Stages, riders cover Liaison Stages either by bike or with mechanical assistance (chair lifts, trucks etc). Liaison Stages are not timed.
The Trophy of Nations is held along the same principles but raced by teams of three who must ride together. Each team’s result is calculated by combining the times of all three riders. The winners in each category – Men Elite, Women Elite, Men Under 21 and Women Under 21 - will be awarded with a special UCI jersey.
“I am delighted to welcome the Enduro World Series to the UCI Mountain Bike International Calendar,” said UCI President David Lappartient. “The series, launched in 2013 by EWS Managing Director Chris Ball, has grown in professionalism and popularity over the last six years. By being integrated into the UCI, this spectacular mountain bike format will benefit from a broader international reach and the possibility to develop through our 190 National Federations.”
The UCI President added that the Trophy of Nations – a stand-alone event independent of the series but managed by the EWS – would contribute even further to the development of the MTB Enduro format.
2019 Enduro World Series
March 24 Rotorua, New Zealand
March 31 Derby, Tasmania
May 11-12 Madeira, Portugal
June 29 Canazei, Italy
July 5-6 Les Orres, France
August 11 Whistler, Canada
August 24-25 Northstar, USA
September 21 Zermatt, Switzerland
Trophy of Nations
September 29 Finale Ligure, Italy
INFO from: UCI
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We are glad to announce our Enduro Championship of 2019 AES warm up race. This time we are going to arrange the competition on the largest enduro race-friendly trail found in Bangladesh. Like the previous seasons, we are introducing 4 stages but bigger than before. Each track is approximately more than 1.5 kilometers, consists of 95% descend and 5% climb. So get ready for the biggest MTB hit of the year.
This championship is a 3 round series. Champion will be declared after the 3rd and final round which will be held at the end of the year 2019. The champion will be chosen by the points earned and the champion will get prize money of $300, 1st runner up will get $200 and 2nd runner up will get $150.
Men Elite (age 20-35)
Women Elite (age 20-35)
Junior (age under 20)
Venue - Hajarikhil Wildlife Sanctuary
28th February 2019
Reporting Place: Booking office, Hajarikhil Wildlife Sanctuary
Distance from Chittagong GEC Circle: 66 km
Total Stage: 4
📉Stage 1 : 1.5km
📉Stage 2 : 1.08km
📉Stage 3 : 1.2km
📉Stage 4 : 1.7km
Total Distance: 5 kilometers
Race Type: Individual Time Trial (ITT) 30 seconds gap
Bike Recommendation: Full Suspension All mountain (It's not a must but we strongly suggest it. You can use any mountain bike but that has to be in proper functioning condition with 120 mm minimum fork travel 2.25 minimum tire condition .no e-bike allowed no downhill bike allowed)
Online registration - https://goo.gl/forms/BQuDIXyLb0peNuNp2
REGISTRATION Deadline: 20th February 2019
Check out the video what Jacob has to say about the downhill race in China he attended last year, in December 2018.
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AGDR RECAP - CHINA
ENDURO RACE 2019 - BANGLADESH
MATEJ CHARVAT - MOROCCO
ENDURO CHIANG MAI RECAP - THAILAND
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Dan, Gee and Rachel Atherton are excited to announce the launch of their new bike brand, Atherton Bikes. The siblings will partner with renowned suspension designer Dave Weagle and utilise ground-breaking additive manufacturing technologies combined with carbon fibre tubing to “create our ultimate range of bikes.” Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Piers Linney will join as a co-founder of the newly formed company with the introductory Atherton Bikes range scheduled for sale in 2019.
The Atherton Bikes brand has been a lifetime in the making with Dan building his first bike in 1992 when he was just 10 years old. But in recent times the family’s dream of pushing bike development as hard as they push their riding has become irresistible.
Dan Atherton said “It’s always been a dream of mine for us to ride for our own bike company. We’ve ridden for some great brands and we’re proud of the part we’ve played in the development of DH bikes from the Commencal to the Trek Session and trail bikes like the GT Sanction. We’ve always really enjoyed the process, from working with the designers on the early stages through to testing and refining prototypes on the World Cup circuit. But because of the way that the sponsorship system works we’d soon be starting over with a new brand.
I’m enormously grateful for all the opportunities that system afforded us – we all are, but for us it’s always been about pushing the boundaries of the sport. Back in 2003 we started Atherton Racing so that we could to do things the way we wanted, from building our own tracks, to producing edits like the Atherton Project and events like Red Bull Hardline. Now feels like the right time to put our hearts and soul into a range of bikes designed and built our way.”
Gee continues “We will start with what we know best, focusing on high level product designed to be ridden aggressively! For 2019 we’ll race our own prototype bike and we’re planning to bring that DH bike to market, along with a range of trail bikes. We’re working with some amazing guys formerly of Robot Bike Co., and they’ll be an essential part of our start up, they are as passionate about the technology and its potential to disrupt the industry and shake-up the large corporates as we are.”
The Athertons met Ed Haythornthwaite, one of Robot’s founders, when he was Dan’s World Cup mechanic in 2006 and their ongoing friendship was the catalyst for this venture. Ed’s understanding of what works on a bike and his passion for improving a rider’s experience underpins the development of the entire range.
Ed’s co-founders, Ben Farmer and Andy Hawkins both come from an aerospace and Formula 1 background. They are experts in composites and additive manufacturing (metal 3D printing) which allows for full customisation of every bike frame.
Gee said “The additive manufacturing process is so responsive that we’ve been able to test and adapt a series of prototypes that ride like the finished bike; this constant cycle of innovation means that we can get our race bikes dialled much more quickly and that every purchase of a production bike will be at the very forefront of this development.”
Rachel said “The dream has always been to race our own bikes, and the additive manufactured bikes are so exciting and ground breaking - the ultimate bike! Through our entire career we’ve been proud to represent our country and support the next generation of bike riders, so the fact that we can deliver our new brand through a UK based company is just incredible and the icing on the cake for us!
We all believe that having the right bike for you and the stage you are at with your riding can transform your experience. Our big goal is to see kids, all mountain explorers, bike park shredders, racers and e-bikers enjoying our bikes – just saying that sounds mind blowing!"
This is a genuine start-up business that we are building from the ground up, it’s going to be a huge undertaking to bring our bikes to market, even with Piers on board to help us. Our learning curve is steep but the dream of bringing Atherton Bikes & our love for riding to everyone is about to be very real!
Piers Linney said “As a rider myself I’m extremely excited to be working with the Athertons to deliver a new product range that meshes my enjoyment of MTB with my passion for new technologies. Exciting times ahead.”
More announcements on our race team, line-up and key partnerships in the coming weeks, follow Atherton Racing and Atherton Bikes on social media for all the latest.
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If you are wondering what's up in China. Have a look at the video that Xiao Cong did for us. You can see what's all about biking and racing in China!! Enjoy it! Ride on!!
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Just before Christmas SDG Components lauchend a new product, the Jr Pro Kit. A saddle, handlebar with grips and pedals specially made for kids!!
The Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine just awarded the SDG Jr. Pro Kit in the category components (offroad) in 2019!!
We will make soon a review about this very cool Jr Pro Kit in the Magazine! Stay tuned!! But you can check out it here already: JR PRO KIT
#merrychristmas #2018 #bpbp #bravepeakbikepark #hangzhou #china #dingzaigang #looseriderschina
A LOUD SCREAM - INDIA
GDL DOWNHILL RACE - CHINA
TEJSON KUNWAR - NEPAL
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