The Enduro World Series, alongside Finale Outdoor Region, are excited to unveil the schedule and sponsors for the two Italian rounds taking place later this month.
In a year heavily impacted by Covid-19, the Finale Outdoor Region has stepped forward to offer not one, but two rounds of the Enduro World Series as well as round of EWS-E.
The double weekend will see some of the sport’s biggest names head to the beautiful Italian Riviera for back to back racing in Pietra Ligure on September 19 – 20, followed by another two days of action in Finale Ligure over September 25 – 26.
And supporting their efforts will be two of the sport’s leading brands Vittoria and Bluegrass. Both brands jumped at the chance to welcome international competition back to Italy, with Vittoria taking on the title sponsorship of Pietra Ligure EWS and EWS-E, whilst Bluegrass will headline the Finale EWS and Rider Trophy sponsorship. Stage sponsorship comes in the form of two of Italy’s most recognisable brands; Dainese and Ship to Cycle.
The action kicks off on Friday, September 18th with practice for the Vittoria EWS-E, a pro only e-bike race that made its debut in Switzerland last weekend. Amateur e-bike racing will take place as well thanks to the Vittoria EWS-E100 and EWS-50 events, and their training will also take place on Friday 18th. All three of the Vittoria EWS-E races will then take place on Saturday, September 19th.
The Vittoria EWS will take on a slightly different format, with only pro riders eligible to compete in this one day race. They will also train on Friday, September 18th, but we’ll have to wait until Sunday, September 20th to see them race on Pietra’s expansive trail network.
Racers in both disciplines then get a few days down time to explore Pietra’s beaches and many trails, before shifting their focus to Finale Ligure for the Bluegrass Finalenduro EWS and Rider Trophy. The Bluegrass Finalenduro EWS will take the form of a traditional individual start EWS race, whilst amateurs can compete as individuals or teams of three in the Rider Trophy.
Practice for both races will get underway on Friday, September 25, whilst racing will fire into action on Saturday, September 26.
The schedule reflects the complicated event landscape of hosting events in 2020, but has been devised to ensure the safety of riders, staff and local residents. As such, we ask that no spectators attend any of our races this season and follow the online coverage instead.
To discover more about Bluegrass EWS Finale Ligure & the Rider Trophy click here.