Teams selected for 2015 Enduro World Series

More teams and an under-21 category announced

Twenty-nine official teams have been selected to compete for the coveted team world title at the 2015 Enduro World Series (EWS) - up last year’s 24. With new teams joining the series and some big changes to their rosters, the upcoming season looks set to be the most exciting to date.

The Enduro World Series was created in October 2012 with the aim of uniting the world’s mountain bike enduro racing community. The Enduro World Series links the largest mountain bike enduro events in the world with the best trails possible and exists to deliver the best racing, most relaxed atmosphere and rider-focused organization possible. The team behind the Enduro World Series has one goal – to globally develop and progress the discipline of enduro for the riders, the sport and the industry.

Another addition this season will be the introduction of an under-21 age category in both men's and women's competition, which will replace the junior men category. This is designed to highlight the incredible talent that is emerging in the 17-20 age group and to give those racers a platform to showcase and develop their skills over a four year period, rather than the traditional two. It is hoped that creating an under-21 category will encourage more young women to try their hand at enduro racing.

Team podium. EWS 7 2014, Finale Ligure. PHOTO: Matt Wragg

Team podium. EWS 7 2014, Finale Ligure. PHOTO: Matt Wragg

For the first time in 2015 there will also be the chance to get up close and personal with Enduro World Series' Gold Supporter Teams as they offer a series of exclusive behind the scenes films. Dropping throughout the year, these edits will offer a rare insight into some of the sport's biggest teams including GT Factory, Specialized Racing, Canyon Factory Enduro Team, Cube Action Team and Santa Cruz. The films will form part of a completely new style of coverage for enduro this year, the details of which will be released very soon.

To find out more about the teams competing this year head to the Enduro World Series website or facebook page.

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