Trophy of Nations and Championship Points Changed
By Enduro World Series
In the interests of fair sport, the Trophy of Nations race scheduled to take place in Finale on Sunday, September 27 will now go ahead as a standard individual start Enduro World Series race. With the possibility that not all countries will be able to travel to compete and no way to create a qualification process, the Nations race is on pause for 2020. However, that means some of the biggest names in the sport will still be competing in Finale.
The amateur Rider Trophy will still go ahead as planned in Finale on Saturday, September 26th, meaning riders entered can still experience racing on one of Europe’s most famous trail networks as planned. In order to provide more time in the schedule to allow safe distancing, the Industry Trophy race is canceled for this year. The full Trophy of Nations program will be back in 2021, when the biggest team competition in mountain biking will return to Finale’s iconic trails.
There will be no individual EWS Championship title this season to ensure that those riders that can’t attend races aren’t left at a disadvantage. Instead, the victors of each round will be celebrated with a new custom Winners’ Jersey, provided by Giro, to be awarded at each race. This new tradition will be continued throughout 2021 and beyond, with these elusive jerseys only available to those that make it on to the top step of the podium.