Now that UCI is involved with enduro there is a World Championship... with a difference
Now that UCI is involved with enduro there is a World Championship… with a difference. The enduro World Champs are going to be a team affair.
Enduro Trophy of Nations schedule
- Saturday, September 28, 08:00-17:00 Race – Individual and Non-National Team Day
- Sunday, September 29, 08:00-17:00 Race – Industry and Nations Trophy
As with all UCI World Championships, the riders will be racing under their nationality, not their sponsor.
Unlike almost all other UCI World Championships, where an individual is the winner, the Enduro Trophy Of Nations will have a winning team, not an individual.
There are other side-titles happening during the weekend (a non-national team title, an individual title and an industry title) but they aren’t the main event. It’s the aforementioned national teams title that’s The Big One. And that happens on Sunday.
The course is just like any EWS event – five stages spread over 59km – but the race format is brand new and, quite frankly, a bit eyebrow-raising.
Essentially, each national team races down each stage together. There will be a gap of one minute between each team. The team riders’ individual times will be added up and that will be the team’s time.
Male teams and female teams will race separately, in case you were wondering.
Enduro Trophy of Nations Teams
Bart De Vocht
Andre Luiz Ramos Bretas
Andreane Lanthier Nadeau
Fernando Javier Riquelme Cardemil
Felipe Ignacio Agurto Galleguillos
Mette Marie Kronborg
Gabriel Torralba Garasa
Edgar Carballo Gonzalez
Andre Jaksland Aamodt
Zakarias Blom Johansen