Updated: Highlights & Results from EWS-E Finale Ligure 2022

Sep 29, 2022 at 9:48
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesThe fifth and final round of the 2022 EWS-E went down at the most iconic destination of all, Finale Ligure.

With series titles on the line, the stakes could not be higher. Joining the EWS-E regulars was a smattering of big names from the EWS, setting the stage for an epic battle on a huge course that would push even the toughest riders to the limit.
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The EWS-E season wraps up at Finale Ligure ahead of the Trophy of Nations this weekend. Adrien Dailly wins the Men's racing with Florencia Espineira Herreros securing the win in the Women's race. In the overall title fight, it is Yannick Pontal and Florencia Espineira Herreros who come out on top after five rounds.

Check out the full results from the racing below.




Men:

1st. Adrien Dailly: 26:40.60
2nd. Tiago Ladeira: 26:59.52
3rd. Richie Rude: 27:01.43
4th. Kevin Miquel: 27:10.85
5th. Andrea Garibbo: 27:12.24


Women:

1st. Florencia Espineira Herreros: 31:56.70
2nd. Harriet Harnden: 32:16.29
3rd. Tracy Moseley: 32:17.85
4th. Sofia Wiedenroth: 32:26.06
5th. Katy Winton: 34:22.64




Full Results:
Women:

Men:





52 Comments

  • 21 4
 Go Flo! Good to see a couple of XC gals have joined the e-fun, along with some analog dudes
  • 11 0
 Absolutely made up for Flo - last round and the overall! She could obviously ride just needed that Pinkbike Academy opportunity, great to see it paying off in a big way!
  • 12 0
 Some bigger names in there! Richie Rude on ebikes!
  • 5 0
 Staking out trails for.next week.
  • 8 0
 A nice mix of enduro,xc, and dh names past and present. 52 riders in the mens category looks like the word is out on how much fun this is. I wonder in Zakarias was on a soon to be released ibis emtb?
  • 6 0
 Rude losing so much on the later power stages somewhat underlines how the EP8 is down on power to Bosch and Specialized (Brose). Since it seems Yeti is taking EWS-E seriously I wonder if they will shift motors anytime. I don't see Shimano addressing their side.
  • 1 0
 Shimano EP8 drive unit won the Valberg, e-EWS a couple months ago. You can’t ignore body weight. Richie simply outweighed the field.
  • 13 6
 when julien absalon is almost DFL that shows you how hard ebike racing really is
  • 14 8
 Congrats to the motors.
  • 1 0
 Strong effort out there!
  • 22 20
 I’m fine with ebikes, but I can’t see why anyone would care about ebike racing. It just seems incredibly lame. Would anyone care about e-gravel racing? God I hope not.
  • 6 2
 Do you know any racers? The ones I know are always racing.

Like high stakes gamblers who bet on quite literally anything...bike racers cannot stop.

Not saying you gotta like it but surely you've seen this...yeah?
  • 13 0
 How about the Tour d-E France?
  • 6 4
 Why is it lame? Every E bike racing article in existence on this website has somebody saying they don’t understand the concept of racing an ebike. I need you to explain why that is, specifically.
  • 2 0
 They started racing e-bikes as soon as they made the 2nd one. I tried one this year and had a blast but it was hard. As soon as you hit the 20mph limit it’s like dropping an anchor. I prefer acoustic for enduro but whatever makes people happy
  • 9 4
 @PHX77: People understand it, but many just don't want it a 'pro' sport. I'm guessing it's being pushed by bike companies to showcase/advertise those high priced items. I'm sure it's fun, and looks savage, but just keep it off World Series status. I mean one stick at Valberg took out 50% of the women's field; last place got a silver medal. I'd rather see Flo get 9th at EWS than 1st at the E-event. And like shredder opines above, why not e-xc, or E-DH, or E-Tour de France? Motors are anathema to 'bike' racing. But I'm old, and miss my calculator.
  • 6 4
 @melikebike74: that about sums it up for me - you said it better than I could have. Ebikes we’re sold to us as access for those who couldn’t pedal, old, infirm, etc. We all know it’s going to be the future at some point. But the “racing” just seems like a BS diversion to try lend legitimacy to the platform. They’re just a tool for recreation, not competition or at least no competition I’ll ever care about.
  • 5 0
 @shredddr: I do see your point, as well as @melikebike74 above. They're really well put comments and help me understand why people don't like ebike racing, so thanks!

I wonder why you think the answer is to remove it from the world series, or seeing Flo getting 9th not 1st at an E-bike event by (I'm guessing) cancelling the e-bike race entirely though? Is the answer to you not liking ebike racing not just... you dont need to follow ebike races that happen? Why would you rather the series is removed off the world series rather than you just saying "nah, not for me"?

To use @melikebike74's idea - that way Flo gets to win 1st at the e-bike race AND aim for 9th at the EWS and nobody needs to give up anything.
  • 3 1
 @shredddr: Worst of all iirc the UCI prize pots for World Champs are being divvied up to include ebike races.
  • 2 1
 @owl-X: Or maybe contractual obligations, or a little bit of both.

As of now the prestige and marketing range of winning E-EWS is rather lowkey, maybe an anonymous questionnaire among elite mountain bike racers would really show if they rank motor assisted racing results high or low among themselves.

Several recent podcasts rank the bike mechanics and engineers or motor / transmissions developer a lot higher than the actual athlete putting their own power down, because the differences in motor performance are way way bigger than say Shimano or SRAM brakes or shifters or rims/tires.
  • 1 2
 @wildedge586: the added power above the athlete puts more focus on bike handling, while still requiring high fitness. Thats what makes climbing on an emtb, or on the flats, more fun than on an mtb. You end up climbing more janky terrain. We still do that on mtb, its just that an emtb squews that activity a bit more towards bike handling. Momentum on the ups, or on the flats, requires bike handling. Momentum that an dmtb gives.The power stages are similar to bouldering problems that rock climbing has
  • 1 0
 @shredddr: I never told you ebikes were about anything but ripping around on the dirt.
  • 2 1
 @slopsupernova: bro, I'm not sure I said I wanted the series cancelled. I literally said I personally DGAF about e-racing and can't see why anyone else would.
@owl-X huh? that's great - I'm down with ripping around in the dirt. racing? as noted previously, IDGAF about e-racing.
I'll throw you both a bone here: if people want to follow the series, then fine, but I think it's lame. Like anatomical parts, everyone has one - sometimes more.
  • 5 1
 @won-sean-animal-chin:

the podcasts i have heard recently had a few athletes talking about quite big differences in performance of the motor and transmission and that even talented athletes in the form of their life and definitely good bike handlers sometimes were outmatched by rather average competitors since the power output and/or battery capacity in the latter part of races outweighed individual advantages in cornering, descending, or technical uphill prowess. Maybe track design or stricter rules for the motors / transmission can level the playing field.

But I`d rather see the money spent for motorassisted bike- races better being spent for regular bike races, since real motocross already exists and mx light isn't really an attractive goal. Just my individual opinion, to each their own
  • 1 0
 @shredddr: yeah. Racing that's not fast or dangerous (preferably both) isn't really my thing either, but tt's your assertion that you were "sold" this narrow use case that I'm questioning. Sounds like you're a person who wants to find out for themselves, so buying what these (imaginary) people were selling seems out of character. You're a damn sreddr dude, how'd you get duped so easily???
  • 2 1
 @owl-X: bro i shred so hard, you have no idea. bruh.
  • 2 1
 @wildedge586: yes the bosch, brose, mahle and yamaha out pull a shimano but richie rude still overcame that. Things will even out eventually because of necessity and the other 4 motors pack a similar punch already. Racing is pushing the software though. It will benefit everyone.
Are you really comparing E ews to motocross? And people are giving you props for it, lol. Delusional at best. I guess some only see what they want. Oh well
  • 4 0
 If training is a 6-pack and a trickle charger, maybe it’s not so bad?
  • 7 7
 The uphill part seems like a joke to me...they could incorporate an uphill part to a normal enduro race! Seeing some athletes getting of the bikes and the rear wheeling still spinning....makes me wanna laugh. This is not racing. this is just a marketing show.
  • 2 0
 As someone who isn't on Instagram, can someone and tell me what happened with Katy winton this year?
  • 2 0
 She basicly had a burnout and didn't race the majority of the season.
  • 2 0
 Didn’t the last article say it was ‘exclusive’ and within a day you can buy it for under £10k. S
  • 6 2
 Who caresSmile
  • 14 12
 Bake off is a more interesting sport than this.
  • 2 2
 You obviously have no idea what you are talking about and there is no way you watched this highlight video or any other of the e-ews series races. If you did, you would know that your statement is total BS.
  • 2 0
 @Twenty6ers4life: they are trolling just leave them to it
  • 1 0
 @Twenty6ers4life: Au contraire. You've obviously never watched bake off, or bake off: an extra slice. If you did, you would know that your statement is total BS.
  • 4 2
 Great to see Katy Winton giving it a go.
  • 3 1
 Harnden competed in 1 round and got 5th in the overall. Enough said.
  • 2 0
 Viva Italia!
  • 2 2
 Mussolinda
  • 1 0
 tE-Mo! (Copywrite @glisseur)
  • 1 0
 I wonder for how long Richies chain last on the e-bike
  • 2 2
 Ibis pronounced in german sounds like E-bis
  • 1 2
 What?! Lol. The German "E" sound for i-bis doesn't match the sound in e-lektrisch!
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: read it in english, just like the rest of the sentence...
  • 2 1
 @kazwei: "Ibis pronounced in german sounds like E-bis" when you "read it in English". LOL LOL
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