Austria, France and Switzerland are on the schedule for the E-Bike World Tour (EBWT). Registration is already open!
Verbier, Switzerland – December 01, 2021 – A well-rounded 2022 EBWT series will kick off in the Austrian resort of Flachau before heading to Tignes-Val d’Isère (France) and Verbier (Switzerland).
Sublime landscapes and a tried and tested format: a festival with inclusive e-bike events for any rider, plus elite races at every stop of the series.
A festival for all…
In terms of the festival, there will be something for everyone. Children and adults, newbies and experts alike, not forgetting those simply keen to try out a new sport. E-bike tests, Discovery Routes, and the famous Rando Gourmande, which will delight pleasure seekers. Each stage of the EBWT welcomes a Bosch e-MTB Challenge event, an international series offering a distinctive and amateur-friendly challenge with two difficulty options.
And an elite race
Thanks to its unique format, the E-Bike World Tour is fast becoming known as the “constructors’ championship.” Leading brands use this competitive platform to test and demonstrate their bikes’ performance, just as the automobile industry uses the Dakar Rally. Forming part of the UCI E-MTB Cross-Country Marathon calendar, EBWT’s multi-day races include 3,000-5,000m of climbing and more than 100km distance per day in technical terrain.
Léa Deslandes (Haibike) and Jérôme Gilloux (Moustache, UCI e-bike World Champion) are names to watch in e-bike racing, but they have tough competition. The women’s ranks include the likes of former downhill World Champion Tracy Moseley (Trek/Bosch), former junior cross-country and e-bike World Champion Nathalie Schneitter (Trek/Bosch), and current UCI e-bike bronze medallist Sofia Wiedenroth (Specialized). In the men’s category, Olympic cross-country medallists Marco Aurelio Fontana (Focus) and Christoph Sauser (Specialized), and UCI e-bike silver medallist Hugo Pigeon (Scott) are just a selection of the riders lining up for 2022.
“It was already amazing to be able to compete in 2020 and 2021 with the whole pandemic situation but to finally have the 3 races in 2022 is very exciting. E-biking’s been growing so much, and I can’t wait to see how riders developed their skills as well as the step up in terms of bikes and components. I think this year will be one to remember for the industry and for the E-Bike World Tour” Marco A. Fontana (ITA), Bronze Medallist London 2012 Olympic and EBWT athlete
E-biking’s grand festival
This event, which shines a light on a booming sector, is an ideal catalyst for resorts looking to expand summer tourism and balance their year-round offering. In 2021, more than 4,000 participants visited the resorts of Tignes-Val d’Isère and Verbier to make the most of the festival activities at EBWT events.
“Cycling and events have always been an important part of tourism in Flachau. As the mayor, I am therefore particularly delighted that a stop of the big E-Bike World Tour will take place in Flachau. We will support this great opportunity for our summer tourism in every way and I am already looking forward to welcoming numerous amateur and professional athletes for the first edition in Flachau”. Thomas Oberreiter, Mayor of Flachau
The industry’s biggest names, including Haibike, Bosch, Lapierre, Ghost, and Commencal, supported the EBWT from the first moment. The event partners, joined by the sport’s most prestigious brands, overcame the challenge of making available 500 e-bikes per event despite a challenging year with shortages throughout the cycling industry (caused by the global pandemic plus a recent explosion of interest in e-biking).
Registration is now open, and the first 100 people to sign up will be rewarded with a 50% reduction.
Reserve a space on ebikeworldtour.com or the websites of the festivals: flachauebikefestival.com, tignesvaldisereebikefestival.com or verbierebikefestival.com
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