Yesterday, Enduro World Series announced that the first two rounds of the 2020 season in Colombia and Chile in efforts to help contain the global spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus).
Round one was scheduled to take place in Manizales, Colombia at the end of the month and has been moved to the weekend of 6-7 November. Round two that was on track to take place on April 4-5 in Farellones, Chile and will now take place on 14-15 November.
Currently, South America has a very low incidence of confirmed cases of Covid-19. Of course, with riders traveling to the events from around the world, the decision has been made to delay the races until later in the year in the interest of everyone’s safety.
EWS Directors Comment on Decision:
Managing Director of the Enduro World Series, Chris Ball, stated: “In order to best protect all staff, riders, fans and act in the most responsible way possible in the world’s current situation, we have made the decision to postpone our first two rounds. We hope the early decision of this date change helps to remove stress from a situation that is causing us all a great deal of difficulty. We look forward to getting our season started in May and thank all of our partners and staff for their support in these challenging times. ”
Race Director Jorge Mario Jaramillo stated: “The planet faces a fairly delicate health situation. This situation has globally affected multiple massive events, mainly sports. For the global well-being of athletes and spectators, and for recommendations of local, national and world authorities it is out of our hands and we have no choice but to delay the EWS Manizales. The party is postponed! “
Race Director Ignacio Barboas added: “We as Montenbaik see this as an opportunity since we will have the last race of the year of the Enduro World Series. This gives us more time to surprise everyone even more with the best trails and a high-level event. “
For more details and updates about the postponed races in the coming days, please follow www.enduroworldseries.com for more info.
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