EWS Announces Changes to Championship Points and the Trophy of Nations

Jul 16, 2020
by Ed Spratt  
Jesse Melamed gives chase with Remi Gauvin to take the Canadian men s team to 3rd

Today the EWS has announced some new changes to its already revised 2020 racing calendar that are designed to ensure a fairer competition for all riders.

The first change to the upcoming EWS season is that there will be no individual EWS Championship title after worries that this could be unfair for riders who cannot attend every race and would therefore miss out on important points in the overall series. Instead the EWS have created new custom winners jersey that will be given out at each round.

Although there will be no individual EWS champion crowned this year, the team title race will continue with each team allowed to bring in guest riders at each round if they are missing team members. This allows for local riders to get a chance to compete in the EWS for some of the biggest teams to help them win the overall title at the final round in Chile.

bigquotesThere will be no individual EWS Championship title this season to ensure that those riders that can’t attend races aren’t left at a disadvantage. Instead, the victors of each round will be celebrated with a new custom Winners' Jersey, provided by Giro, to be awarded at each race. This new tradition will be continued throughout 2021 and beyond, with these elusive jerseys only available to those that make it on to the top step of the podium.

The Enduro World Series Championship will, however, continue this season for Official EWS Teams. In the event that Team riders can’t make it to an event, teams will be allowed to field alternative riders in order to score Team points. This will not only allow Teams to keep their championship hopes alive and uncover new talent in each region, but also offer an incredible opportunity for up and coming local riders to experience international racing at the highest level. The winning Team will be awarded the Championship at the final round of the series.

Event cancellations due to Coronavrius mean there will also be no European Enduro Series title this year. However, the last round of the series, Enduro X Race, will still go ahead on September 19-20 in the Czech Republic and has been designated as an EWS Qualifier.
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In addition, the Trophy of Nations will also no longer be held as a team event and will now replicate a standard EWS race. This means riders will start individually and the Nations race, which saw teams of three riders representing their countries, is on pause for 2020. The race in Finale is still be going ahead on September 27 with the new winners jerseys being given out to the fastest riders.

bigquotesIn the interests of fair sport, the Trophy of Nations race scheduled to take place in Finale on Sunday, September 27 will now go ahead as a standard individual start Enduro World Series race. With the possibility that not all countries will be able to travel to compete and no way to create a qualification process, the Nations race is on pause for 2020. However, that means some of the biggest names in the sport will still be competing in Finale. EWS

The Amateur rider trophy will still be taking place the day before on Septemebr 26 but in order to provide more space in the schedule and to esnrue safe distances can be met the industry trophy has been cancelled for this year.

Find out more here.


29 Comments

  • 142 28
 "With the possibility that not all countries will be able to travel [...]"

Hmmm....I wonder who they could be talking about....couldn't be the U.S. riders could it? Pretty much the rest of the world has closed its doors to us (rightly so) because the Bungling Bronzer Madman™ couldn't lead his way out of a bucket of KFC chicken sending us deep into an embarrassing and tragic catastrophe that could've been avoided had we a sane adult leading our nation. Methinks there are quite a few pro EWS U.S. riders filling out voter registrations as we speak.
  • 12 2
 I think your speculation is correct with regards to whom will not be able to ride this year. But lets be fare, a few south American countries are likely going to be in the same boat.
  • 34 8
 @ptrcarson: "I think your speculation is correct with regards to whom will not be able to ride this year. But lets be fare, a few south American countries are likely going to be in the same boat."

Well yeah, one instantly comes to mind, and that would be Brazil. Which is led by "Trump Of The South."
  • 21 47
flag jwdenver (Jul 16, 2020 at 11:27) (Below Threshold)
 @Lotusoperandi: Trump's fault - such a hot take.
  • 49 1
 Just inject yourself with disinfectant and they’ll let you guys in
  • 12 2
 @jwdenver: no one to blame but himself on this one... with the data going straight to the Whitehouse now, the virus will be over in a week or two.
  • 7 35
flag jrocksdh (Jul 16, 2020 at 14:45) (Below Threshold)
 newsome, Cuomo, govs made their own choices. Remember Pelosi,...ya keep going about, go shopping etc etc. Fauci...plz
  • 7 4
 @jwdenver: "Trump's fault - such a hot take."

That's kinda funny because judging from your comment I'm pretty sure you're buying Donnie DolIttle's "hot take" blaming "Jina." Right? Which falls dead flat when you consider that pretty much the rest of the civilized world was able to deal with it.
  • 6 7
 @jrocksdh: "newsome [sic], Cuomo, govs made their own choices. Remember Pelosi,...ya keep going about, go shopping etc etc. Fauci...plz"

What in the ever f*ck are you getting on about in your fever dreams dude? Wow. I guess it's "happy hour" somewhere in the world right now. Whew. May I suggest a glass of water in between each round?
  • 11 1
 What is a shame is I live in Phoenix Arizona (Visus Hot Spot) and have done everything right to avoid illness/spreading. Our state governor did not want to look like a bad guy by closing businesses and requiring face masks. Any rules that were put in place disregarded by most...with no recourse. Now I continue to sit here working from home doing my part and can't travel to places I wanted to go this summer because they won't let AZ residents in without two weeks of quarantine.

Literally looking at houses and jobs in Colorado. I think the way things have gone is the sign that AZ is not my place any longer.
  • 13 4
 @jwdenver: yes, trump’s fault for not doing his job as leader of the US and organizing a united national strategy to help contain spread. no, Covid 19 is not Trumps fault.
  • 12 4
 @jrocksdh: Ok, but Trump is president... most, if not all, falls on him. He's the chief executive of the country and when people deflect blame from that office for one person and not another (not saying you didn't, but look at how Trump is being treated vs. Obama.) then there's a serious problem. Imagine if Obama had bungled like this? conservatives would be losing their sh*t. Especially if Malia or Sasha Obama was telling people "just find something new", but yet here we are.
  • 11 11
 Thought I typed pinkbike.com, turns out I ended up in the cnn.com comment section.
  • 3 5
 @sfrucian: the 'con laws' (certificate of needs) is what each individual governor uses to determine how many hospitals; doctors; beds; med students; ppe; etc. Many states decided to use money for other things(solar NY).
Now the gov has bailed out states.
Trumps deficit spending is worst type of tax gov can put on taxpayers. Inflation is coming. Once other countries get smart and stop using $us, it's game over.
  • 5 18
flag YoKev (Jul 16, 2020 at 23:05) (Below Threshold)
 Yes. It's ALL Trump's fault.
You liberals' big contributions are cheering on the rioters('people will do what people will do'-Nancy Pelosi), releasing felons from prison(one of your poster-children, Gavin 'never seen a set of tits that weren't drool worthy' Newsom released another 18,000 today from state PRISONS),and talking out of your collective asses on a daily basis.
Bring on Joe 'no I'm not racist or senile, but if you don't vote for me you ain't black, and why are all 7-11's owned by Indians?" Biden.
You people are no longer comical. You're dangerous.
  • 1 0
 @jrocksdh: did you listen to Rogan w/ Peter Shiff? Sure sounds like it. That kinda of reasoning doesn't work here unfortunately.
  • 2 0
 Sadly it'll probably include all Australian riders, they've stopped everyone leaving the country as well as coming in
  • 16 0
 Brilliant solution to an impossible situation. Not sure how rankings will carry into next year but can't wait to see some racing.
  • 1 0
 Completely agree
  • 8 0
 Winners jerseys sounds quite cool, hopefully some of them get signed and auctioned off for charity.
  • 4 0
 So Elites have to be held in individual format (presumably because it’s safer) but the amateurs can have a go in the regular format the day before?
  • 7 3
 So... not a series then?
  • 13 0
 True, but Enduro World Singleracechampionship still comes out as EWS, right? Big Grin
  • 4 0
 There goes my title!
  • 2 0
 FYI, there's a really good chance the Chile round will not happen due to Covid-19 and it's so sad.
  • 1 0
 I'll believe it when I see it. Ain't no body traveling for races this year.
  • 1 0
 Please do not reproduce these jersey designs in the mean time and pretend to be a hero at home
  • 1 0
 "Celebrity shot"! Love it
  • 1 0
 I think we can tot up the points anyway

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