With the first EWS of the year looming, we've sorted through the weeds to bring you all the info and hype from social media. Follow @pinkbike on Instagram for more.
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Following the Enduro World Series live can be a struggle with remote stages and hundreds of riders tackling trails at the same time.
But this year Polygon rider Dan Wolfe will be bringing you behind the scenes action from each round LIVE through the Pinkbike Instagram stories. Find what's going down on course during training and race day through our 'Gram. Be sure to follow @pinkbike
to keep up with the action.
The full course preview with Ric Mclaughlin and Chris Ball is out now on the Pinkbike YouTube channel. You can watch it here.
Martha Gill Dust Surfing:
The trails here are DUSTY. The EWS is kicking off at the end of a hot and dry summer and with rain forecast for the weekend, there could be carnage.
Even the pros get tired after the long days of Enduro World Series practice!
Last year's champ and danger man Sam Hill is looking comfortable and up to speed after day 1 of practice.
All aboard for a big day of practice!
No new bikes for the Nukeproof team this year but they are rocking new kit and sunshine yellow paint.
Danger man Robin Wallner is looking fast and comfortable in the Rotorua forest already. Robin was sitting in second overall last season, before missing races so he could return home for the birth of his child. He will be one to watch this weekend.
He ended 2018 on the top of the world, how will 2019 shape up for the Belgian phenom?
Cecile may be out this season with a broken back but she's still touristing it up in Rotorua and cheering on her comrades.
Adrien Dailly Injury Update:
After a long recovery from a broken elbow last year, you may have been dismayed to see our post yesterday about Adrien Dailly tearing a muscle in his elbow
. It looks like he's practicing the stages and fingers crossed we'll see him back on the start line this weekend.
This is Miranda Miller's first EWS race with her new team and with a renewed focus on Enduro we can't wait to see how she does.
2017 saw Wyn at the top of the podium, with Eddie in third. Don't count the duo out this weekend.
No better way to prep for some EWS action than with a little one-handed Air DH action!
With Rotorua Crankworx going on all this week there are some names on the EWS start list you wouldn't normally see. Vanzacs rider David Mcmillan is racing in the Enduro this weekend and has a fresh new paint job on his Specialized Stumpjumper.
Pole rider Joe Nation getting to grips with the stages on day 1 of practice.
Damien Oton Injury:
In case you missed it earlier this week
- 2018 second place overall finisher, Damien Oton, has broken his scaphoid in New Zealand while training and will be missing the first two rounds of the EWS. We wish him a speedy recovery.