Wow, great news here and a project that has been in the pipeline for some time – the much anticipated Enduro World Series will be covered by DirtTV and filmed by the acclaimed duo of Rob and John Parkin, who produce the incredibly popular World Cup footage for Dirt.
As we work closely alongside Dirt Mag (as in they are in the office next door!) we will share stories, footage and all-round coverage of the entire series right here on Bike Magic. Expect to see many big names from XC, DH and pretty much every discipline in mountain biking taking part in the series.
Here is an interview with Chris Ball, director of the EWS, on race formats, doping and much more…
And here is the official press release from the organisers:
ENDURO WORLD SERIES TO BE BROADCAST ON DIRTTV
Armchair Viewers To Get Piece of the Enduro World Series Action, thanks to commitment from DirtTV to raise the bar of the Official Highlights show
The Enduro World Series is pleased to announce that DirtTV will produce race coverage for each of the seven Enduro World Series events for 2013.
More than race highlights the videos DirtTV produce will put storytelling front and centre, to ensure meaningful and entertaining coverage of the new discipline, from the race leaders to the everyday riders who are as much the soul of the sport as the pros.
Combining the most up to date filming equipment that the Parkin brothers are known for, the coverage will raise the bar of the enduro viewing experience.
In addition to two videos showcasing each event in the series, in the lead-up and during the race, a feature length highlights show will be produced and broadcast online by DirtTV in the week following each race.
Says David Jaquin (of Mpora), “DirtTV are excited about the coming season working with the team at the Enduro World Series. We are known for our world class race coverage and we will be producing edits that capture the essence of Enduro racing from across the world.”
Says EWS Managing Director Chris Ball, “I am excited about the level of professionalism we will be bringing to enduro race coverage from every round and all season long, allowing us to tell the stories that unfold throughout the year. It gives us the chance to showcase the lifestyle and adventure and spirit that is at the heart of enduro. It’s great to be able to team up with DirtTV and harness their passion and professionalism, to give the sport the right kind of exposure.”
About the Enduro World Series
The Enduro World Series was created in October 2012 with the aim of uniting the world’s mountain bike enduro racing community. The Enduro World Series links the largest mountain bike enduro events in the world with the best trails possible and exists to deliver the best racing, most relaxed atmosphere and rider-focused organization possible. The team behind the Enduro World Series has one goal – to globally develop and progress the discipline of enduro for the riders, the sport and the industry. With the shared experience of Italian Super Enduro, French Enduro Series, Crankworx and World Cup racing, the Enduro World Series will offer international competitions unlike any before it.
The Enduro Mountain Bike Association’s (EMBA) Board of Directors is supported by an industry Advisory Board, to reflect and respond to the riding community, that includes Santa Cruz Bicycles’ Rob Roskopp, SRAM’s Jeremiah Boobar, Fox Shox’ Mark Fitzsimmons and riders Tracy Moseley, Jerome Clementz and Curtis Keene.
For more information, follow the Enduro World Series on Facebook www.facebook.com/EnduroWorldSeries.