Chris Ball on the Rise of the EWS, UCI Partnership, E-bikes, and EWS Travel [Podcast #225]

Yoann Barelli races the EWS at Finale Ligure in 2018. photo: Gerow.

On this Episode

Enduro World Series founding board member Chris Ball talks about how he get into mountain biking, and the motivation for creating a race series outside of XC and DH competition. We find out how the first year of the UCI partnership went, and talk about EWS Travel, a program that lets riders experience iconic EWS destinations around the world.

Chris shares the thinking behind adding the new e-bike race format to the EWS, the future of team competitions like the Trophy of Nations, and mountain bike safety. We also get Chris’s take on the best bike for enduro racing and his own personal favorite places to ride.

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