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.
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.
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.
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