Orbea Fox Enduro Team Ready to Take on 2022 EWS & E-EWS Series

Apr 11, 2022 at 14:23
by Orbea  


PRESS RELEASE: Orbea Fox Enduro Team

It’s an exciting year for the Orbea Fox Enduro Team. The addition of Martin Maes and Flo Espiñeira is a new boost for an ambitious team, eager to take the lead and give it all they’ve got in each race. This is the DNA of the Orbea Fox Enduro Team, a daring team that is facing the new season with more support, enthusiasm, and motivation than ever.

Martin Maes and Vid Persak will be the riders focused on the Enduro World Series aboard the all-new Orbea Rallon. While Flo Espiñeira and Edgar Carballo will have their sights set on the E-Enduro World Series on the Orbea Wild FS. We’ll also see Flo and Edgar compete in some rounds of the EWS on the Rallon, especially in those where there is no ebike competition.

bigquotesIt’s an exciting year for us; we’re eager to start to compete and give it our all in every race. Martin and Flo are going to be very important riders in the Orbea Fox Enduro Team family and we cannot wait to see what we can achieve together.Orbea Sports Marketing Manager, Iñaki Ucin

Along with top-level riders, the structure is also the best of the best. Primož Štrancar is the Team Manager of the Orbea Fox Enduro Team, while Javier Lorenzo will once again be the team’s head mechanic and the person responsible for keeping the Rallon and Wild FS in top condition.


Meet the riders



Martin Maes
Place of birth: Belgium
Social media: @martin_maes5
EWS Rider

bigquotesI’m excited for this new chapter of my life. The goal of the season is to perform, have fun, but most importantly, keep improving every day the way I ride my bike. I’m looking forward to start the EWS races.Martin Maes



Vid Persak
Place of birth: Slovenia
Social media: @vidpersak
EWS Rider

bigquotesI want to contribute with all my knowledge and hard work to make me and the team as fast as possible.Vid Persak



Flo Espiñera
Place of birth: Chile
Social media: @floespineira
E-EWS Rider

bigquotesI hope to enjoy it a lot. It’s really a dream come true to be able to be 100% focused on competing and training. I hope that this is the year that marks a turning point in my sports career… From here to the top!”Flo Espiñera



Edgar Carballo
Place of birth: Spain
Social media: @edgarcg22
E-EWS Rider

bigquotesI would like to improve every day with the experience from each of the races and provide the best image for the brands that support me.Edgar Carballo

Making the team possible

For the 2022 season, the Orbea FOX Enduro Team maintains its relationship with the same partners as last season, which provide crucial support for the team.

bigquotesOur partners allows us to have this structure and to aspire to goals that would be unthinkable without their assistance. We are very pleased by the confidence they show in the team and the work we have been doing. In return, we will give it all we’ve got. We want to thank our main partners, Fox and Race Face, as well as all the others: Bluegrass, Fizik, Maxxis, and Galfer. We’d also like to thank Bosch, who supports us in the E-EWS competition,”Iñaki Ucin



31 Comments

  • 32 0
 Pinkbike E-Cademy this year perhaps?
  • 26 0
 I might have missed an announcement somewhere else by why is Flo riding primarily the E-bike?
  • 21 1
 right? came here to ask the same question. I would not like the world where E-ews is bigger than ews
  • 3 0
 I saw this last week on the EWS website and thought there must be more to this, but I haven't seen any explanation anywhere yet. Maybe someone in the know can fill us in a little more???
  • 9 4
 For marketing?

Best riders on the normal bike, the others are on the Ebike
  • 9 4
 E-EWS!?!....What a shame.... I would like to see how she could perform on the EWS after a couple rounds. She seems really good. I would expect similar results as Evan Wall last year.
  • 3 6
 Presumably because she isn't fast enough to compete with the top girls in the EWS but could be in the mix for podiums in the E-EWS so the brand want to push for that exposure.
  • 15 0
 @rossdunlop: hmmm....not so fast dude. With zero support she has done several top10, including 6th, and she has won 3 times the Andes Pacifico. www.pinkbike.com/u/elyari/blog/flo-espineira-fastest-enduro-rider-in-south-america.html For more race results, check her profile on Roots&Rain www.rootsandrain.com/rider138010/florencia-espineira/results/filters/seriesgroups78
  • 19 1
 I would like to improve every day and be a better Pinkbike commenter
  • 4 0
 Let us know your commenting background first.
  • 3 0
 As a Pinkbike commenter, you must be confident in who you are. A Pinkbike commenter must overcome their fear and teach others to do the same. And nothing is ever too much to ask for. That is exactly who you are.
  • 3 0
 @pioterski: BMX background required first
  • 7 0
 Go Flo!!!
  • 4 0
 Grande FLO desde Chile al mundo a demostrar lo que tenemos en este rincon de los Andes!! a fondo!
  • 3 2
 Endurance - the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity…

E EWS - testing the ability of bike motors under stressful effort of mountain biking .
  • 7 3
 I can understand why some people might enjoy E-Bike. (that was actually hard to say)

I can not understand why there is competitive E-Bike Racing.

Next year E-XCO, can't wait.
  • 4 0
 @dwhere: it already exists. As far as I remember, Pidcock won in 2020 in Leogang the E-MTB Cross Country world Championships
  • 2 1
 @Armand74: I'm not for this world anymore

FFS they better be climbing the backside of Everest in that series.
  • 4 1
 @dwhere: F1, nascar, baja 1000, indy 500, Dakar ralley, weiner dog racing, camel racing, MotoGP. Love when people just can’t seem to get their head around the concept of racing something whether it’s full motor, half motor hugely physical or not physical. They just keep trying, they’re looking at the facts but they just can’t seem to work it out despite countless examples of this concept that they accept fully in their head. BTW, I know this is not an approved thought amongst the elitist, hipster, biking gate keepers but EMTB riding and racing is hugely physical not to mention mad fun!
  • 1 0
 @PHX77: totally agree. Maybe you guys should go to vitalmx and tell Eli he’s a no talent slack because he has a 450 engine in his Yamaha. Go ahead and tell it’s different and the only true racing involves a ski lift and no motors. I’m a fan of any racing on 2 wheels. The more the better, it’s more opportunities for money in these sports that trickles down to better equipment, more riding, and more pros.
  • 3 0
 I am curious why Flo is on an Ebike though, Did I miss something?
  • 4 2
 That is BS that they put her on an ebike… Time to look for a new sponsor for the show.
  • 3 1
 E-bikers you Suck... Flo is an Awesome rider and don't deserve a Shiti Ebike the Viagra of old dentists!!
  • 1 0
 You suck.
  • 3 1
 It would be awesome to see flow win
  • 1 0
 Unbelievable! Two of my favorite racers (Peršak and Maes) racing on same bike model as mine
  • 1 0
 So, what about Damien ? Is he just an ambassador now ?
  • 2 0
 yeap, that's right, same for Spanish rider Gabriel Torralba
  • 2 0
 Damien Oton't
  • 2 0
 Damien Ot-off?
  • 1 1
 I remember watching Flo on the PB academy, good for her!





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