The Enduro World Series has been launched after the Enduro World Cup was canned by the UCI at the 11th hour.
The series, a seven-stop tour taking place over the course of the entire 2013 mountain bike season, will not run under the umbrella of cycling’s world governing body, and has instead been been setup by Chris Ball (formerly of the UCI) and the organisers of the Enduro Series (Coupe de France), SuperEnduro and Crankworx.
The Enduro World Series aims to build a lasting event series for riders, teams and the mountain bike industry.
“I’ve heard the demand for this type of series for quite some time,” said Ball, managing director of the Enduro World Series.
“Along with SuperEnduro, the Enduro Series and Crankworx, we want to develop the sport of enduro mountain bike racing so it can grow as a sustainable worldwide discipline.”
The racing calendar for 2013 will be released on Tuesday December 4. In the meantime check out www.facebook.com/EnduroWorldSeries