Australia Secures Three EWS Qualifers

Posted by mtba, January 13, 2018

Australia will host three of the 25  Enduro World Qualifier Events in 2018 after the calendar was released earlier this week.

The first round of the MTBA Gravity Enduro Cup in Toowoomba 14th July, a Shimano Enduro event also in Queensland and the MTBA Gravity Enduro National Championships in Adelaide 28th October.

Taking place across four continents in 2018, the 50 events will allow the fastest riders a way to secure entry to their chosen EWS races. Enduro Mountain Bike Association (EMBA) members can gain points based on their results at these local races, with their best three results of the year totalled to generate their global qualifying ranking for the following year. 

The Qualifier events were introduced in 2016, with 40 events taking place in 18 countries, and so far roughly 300 athletes have gained direct entry to this season’s races as a result of the system.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of applications we’ve had to host Qualifiers this year, and it’s great to see so many countries involved – with 43 nationalities already entered in this season’s EWS races it’s amazing to see how truly global the sport has become.”

“It’s great to offer so many riders the chance to participate in the series and we look forward to seeing who rises through the Qualifier ranks to qualify for the main EWS races in 2019.” 

The full calendar of Qualifier events can be found HERE.

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