The UCI will add Enduro racing to its list of mountain bike disciplines, effective in 2014, as decided during a Management Committee meeting held just prior to the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships this weekend.
Don’t expect an Enduro World Cup or international series of the sort now run for cross country, downhill and marathon disciplines. "No World Cup or any other series are foreseen: [the] UCI will simply recognize the enduro format and the events which already exist as well as those which will be organized in the future," the UCI’s Peter Van den Abeele told Cyclingnews.
Enduro racers already have an Enduro World Series, which is in its inaugural year this season. It is run by former UCI technical delegate Chris Ball, who has previously advocated for the UCI to get onboard the Enduro train.