This is the first time ever the UCI Enduro World Cup (EDR) will be held and Maydena, Tasmania is where the first event will be raced. This is the first of two rounds to be held in Tasmania on consecutive weekends. Athletes from over 25 countries are set to line up, to compete in both round one and round two here in Tasmania.
Previously known as the Enduro World Series, which had been successfully hosted in Derby in 2017 and 2019, stamping the region in the top tier of mountain biking destinations internationally. This Autumn, Tasmania will once again showcase to the world why it is one of the world’s best riding destinations.
The event is not all about the professional riders, this year amateur riders can enter into the Enduro of Tasmania event and race on similar stages to that of the elites. The Enduro of Maydena and Enduro of Derby is for all riders with entries opening on 6 February 2023 (GMT). Entries are limited and will sell out fast.
The Enduro of Tasmania Maydena will see practice start on the Friday with racing on Saturday. Then Sunday the professional riders will battle it out on the Maydena mountain to crown the first ever UCI Enduro World Cup podium winners. In Derby practice will take place on the Thursday, with amateur racing on Friday and World Cup on the Saturday.
Event Management Solutions Australia will again deliver the event that will attract 500 riders, thousands of spectators and a strong contingent of international media. Event Director Ian Harwood said -
“To host the first ever UCI Enduro World Series event right here in Australia is a massive accomplishment and would not have been possible without the support of the Tasmanian Government and the community in Maydena and Derby. We just love coming to Tasmania.”
We know that Tasmania has shown the world it has the best trails in the world, by taking out the “Enduro World Series Trail of the Year” in both 2017 and then again in 2019. The question on everyone’s lips, can Tasmania produce the best trail of the year for a trifecta in 2023. There certainly is some healthy competition between both Maydena and Derby on producing a trail for the converted award.
Tasmania you did Australia proud in 2019 with spectacular crowds cheering on the international and local stars of mountain biking. We encourage as many supporters to come out and cheer on the best riders in the world, competing on our home soil. We anticipate, with the weather gods looking like they will be on our side, it will be an amazing weekend for riders, spectators and the wider community.
The UCI Mountain Bike World Series Enduro World Cup is about finding the best mountain biker in the world. Riders will tackle a range of stages, like a car rally with combined times determining the overall winner. To be successful, riders must be able to manage their bikes with limited outside assistance, be physically fit enough for 7 hours of riding, whilst having a high level of technical skills.
This year the UCI Mountain Bike World Series will host the following UCI Enduro World Cup take part in the following countries:
Round 1. Maydena, Tasmania
Round 2. Derby, Tasmania
Round 3. Finale Outdoor Region
Round 4. Leogang- Salzburgerland
Round 5. Val Di Fassa, Trentino
Round 6. Loudenville - Peyragudes
Round 7. Les Portes Du Soleil
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