[Updated After Racing] Video Round Up: Previews, Highlights, POVs & More from EWS Sugarloaf 2022

Aug 22, 2022
by Ed Spratt  
As the 2022 EWS season continues in Maine we have rounded up all of the best videos to keep you updated with the racing this weekend. Come back throughout the weekend for more videos from practice, the Pro Stage and Sunday's big day of racing.



Race Day

Highlights


bigquotesEnding our block of back-to-back races in North America with a bang, EWS Sugarloaf delivered a true rollercoaster of a race.

With more and more roots and rocks emerging from the churned up natural trails, riders were pushed to their limits and beyond as they battled against the clock with many of the world's best becoming unstuck in the process.

Watch our Highlights Show to catch all the action from Sugarloaf's EWS debut and find out who leads the series as we prepare for the final racing block of the 2022 season.
Enduro World Series



Jack Moir


bigquotesWhat a wild race! Disappointing day for Me with a couple of mechanicals. Loved the tracks here, and really wish I coulda had a good day.... Racing sucks some times! Pumped for Party Boi getting back up there with 11th, and Big Wax turning around his day to finish on the podium. Thanks to the Moi Moi Tv Gang for yelling!! We heard You out derrr . Stay tuned for the Les Gets World Champs video's!
Maddog Boris on the thumbnail pic.
Jack Moir



Pro Stage

Highlights


bigquotesCatch up with all the Pro-Stage excitement as the EWS round six kicked off in spectacularly-slick style on the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain in the USA.
The muddy roots and rocks of the 1.4km-long Rocklobster proved a fearsome test for the world’s best after mid-week rain saw more and more roots, ruts and holes appearing in the fresh-cut loamy track
Enduro World Series



Jack Moir


bigquotesPro stage was gnarly! Thought it was going to dry out, but it stayed super slick all the way through to racing. Kooked the top of the track in racing, but made some time up down the bottom. Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit smoother sailing... The tracks are going to be just as gnarly though, so it's going to be a wild day out! Shout out Wax with the W and Party Boi back into the top 10!!
Maddog Boris with the maaaddd thumbnail pic.
Jack Moir



Jesse Melamed




Practice

Highlights


bigquotesAfter two solid days of rain, the stages of EWS Sugarloaf felt like a very different place come Friday morning. But the heat was back, and they were drying fast. Many of the EWS pro’s emerged tentatively from their team pits with bikes shod in mud spikes and goggles festooned with tear offs ready to do battle with a set of challenging conditions in practice. With traction constantly evolving and grip being at a premium some were enjoying it more than others!

The stages here at EWS Sugarloaf flit between tight, tree-lined tech and wide open, piste section hooning - nailing the perfect practice speed was never going to be easy! As ever, the pro’s would only get one run of each stage before having to race it.

Don’t forget that you can watch the fastest runs from the EWS Sugarloaf Pro Stage right here, tomorrow evening before we go racing on the full course on Sunday. If today is anything to go by then it promises to be a good one!
Enduro World Series



Jack Moir


bigquotesGot out to ride the stages and they were sick! Hasn't dried up too much so there were some super tricky conditions, but we love dat shieett. Pro Stage racing tomoz!! Jack Moir



Jesse Melamed




Squids On Tour


bigquotesHop onboard with world-renowned photographer Sven Martin and the media squid gang as they check out the race stages in Sugarloaf, USA, for the sixth round of the Enduro World Series.

Crashes, wind, rock, roots, EWS, and beers. What more could you ask for?
Misspent Summers



Course Preview
Course Preview


bigquotesWe're back for another weekend of world-class enduro racing in the United States of America! After an amazing round in Burke, Vermont, the EWS circus made the short journey north to Sugarloaf Mountain in the state of Maine.

Another first-time venue, the trails here have been expertly crafted by the skilled hands of local legend and Olympian, Adam Craig. The terrain is rocky and raw, with pockets of perfect loam and no lack of elevation to play with. We sent Ric and Ruaridh to check out the stages for your enjoyment.
Enduro World Series



Shakedown

Highlights


bigquotesThree back-to-back weeks of Enduro World Series racing are approaching an end but there's plenty of drama left at EWS Sugarloaf.

Another brand-new venue for the series sees us round off a historic East Coast double at the Carrabassett Valley Trails. Sugarloaf Mountain opened its doors to the EWS racers today at shakedown. With extremely wet weather over the last couple of days the forecast is now good for the rest of the weekend and racing is all set to get underway!
Enduro World Series



Jack Moir


bigquotesLots of rain over the last couple days made for a wild shake down! Threw the mud tires on and went for some slip n slidin! So keen for practice tomorrow, it's going to be wild out there! Give Mr Bomba some love, He went down again. Jack Moir





32 Comments

  • 31 0
 Just watch some MoiMoi TV and have the best EWS coverage there is
  • 3 0
 He does a great job with his content
  • 7 0
 Yes but it’s POV, I want to watch people riding bikes
  • 5 0
 This EWS practice video is great, watch it, then complain.
  • 1 0
 WELCOME MOUNTAIN BIKERS!
  • 7 1
 Harriet Harnden has just the best positive energy. I always root for her cause she always seems to be just having fun and excited to be racing.
  • 7 1
 Moi moi content makes me moi moi moist. Also Melamads videos are excellent coverage
  • 4 0
 Jack, "Christmas tree flag" is the 1920's Maine State Flag. Kick ass and have a wicked good time in the great state of Maine.
  • 5 0
 Very true ! Moi moi is also hilarious to watch best blog currently out.
  • 6 1
 Oh no, Mr. Bomba crashed again Frown
  • 3 0
 This venue looks sooooo sick. Well done Sugarloaf for creating amazing trails and credit to EWS for bringing in a new location. Looking forward to this one
  • 3 0
 Am I the only one who can't hear the music in the world enduro videos? just the voice of interviews and riding sound lately
  • 3 0
 Yeah, confused me too. I know they'd been getting a lot of stick in the comments section because of the music being either "Too insert music genre>" or "Not enough insert music genre>", or detracting from the riding. Could be they've decided to avoid all that by just not having any, although in particular in the course preview video it 'felt' pretty weird.
  • 2 0
 Should always just be Bob Seger Shakedown for this segment.
  • 4 1
 @CleanZine: latest practice video has gone full music to drown out all the bikes and make it barely watchable, they seem completely clueless as to how to produce a quality video, not against music but it needs to be suitable and at a reasonable levels
  • 1 0
 @jimmythehat: haha, just came to correct my previous statement having just watched the Practice video. Dudes need to realise it's not a zero sum game, and you don't *have* to just have one or the other.

Being charitable I'm wondering if in order to turn it around so quickly they've not had time to go through all the audio levels from the various filmers and get them roughly equalised or balanced to be consistent through the video, so just muted them instead?
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It's just odd that they clearly have people capable of editing well, but the output is so inconsistent. As far as I'm aware they have a somewhat regular video team so you'd have thought they would have developed a set style and feel for them by now, but every video throughout the season feels different.

I will say the highlights packages are way better now, but we'll see what gets put up this week I guess.
  • 1 0
 @CleanZine: different races have different vibes, I’m cool with the videos being similar.
  • 2 0
 Hats of to the editor from the practice video. superb song choice, fits absolut spot on! can anyone tell me the first song name? thanks!!!
  • 2 0
 The same EWS media will be responsible for coverage of DH and XCO next year. Are you ready for highlights instead of a full stream?
  • 2 1
 MOI MOI. Translate to : MATE GET REAL, WE ALL RIDING A BIKE HERE AND IS FUN! NO GETTING TOO INVOLVED IN THE BS AND TAKING THE PISS OUT ANYONE... AUSSIE AF MATE.
  • 1 0
 The EWS Practice Day Vid - actually I'm more of a Jazz fan - or no music at all - but that rock guitar in the first few minutes is real hot!!!
  • 3 0
 Sugarloaf looks awesome...
  • 2 0
 It is, and it's only just begun here Smile
  • 1 0
 Can someone explain why the athletes can provide better coverage of the event than the alleged professionals of the EWS media team
  • 2 0
 Mr Bomba get some rest and have a run. You got this!
  • 2 0
 Moi Moi tv. You like that shit.
  • 1 0
 When you win a Pro Stage (or Queen) do you receive additional points towards the overall? Cheers.
  • 2 0
 Yes, top 5 get a scaled amount
  • 2 0
 The ews gods have listened and provided
  • 1 0
 Moimoi.. 3rd run. Like running late for happy hour at the pub.
  • 1 0
 Sick music on the practice video, bro
  • 1 0
 Steveeee-OOOOO





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