AusCycling | Graves Returns to EWS

Graves Returns to EWS

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The Enduro World Series (EWS) continues its packed 2021 race season with back to back racing in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

It also marks the return of Queensland's Jared Graves (Yeti OneUp Pro Team) who will be racing in the opening round of the EWS-E series having been away from the sport for the past three years.

Graves was supposed to line up for the EWS races in France but a crash before arriving in Europe had him DNS.

There’s a packed field of pros lining up to race including fellow Aussies Josh Carlson (Giant Factory Off-Road Team) and Michael Hannah.

Josh Carlson

Featuring nine stages over three loops, riders are in for a huge day in the saddle as they take in over 60km, including a fiendishly technical climbing challenge, the Power Stage.

On Saturday evening the EWS is back in action for round seven and first on the menu is the Pro Stage, followed by four more stages on Sunday.

In the men’s race all signs point to another Jack Moir (Canyon Collective) and Richie Rude (Yeti/Fox Factory Team) showdown. Moir’s back to back wins in France last week mean he sits on top of the leaderboard, but as it moves into the latter half of the season with just three rounds to go, Rude will be pulling out all the stops to reclaim the series champion title that has eluded him since his 2017 victory.

For more information on Specialized EWS-E Crans-Montana click here.

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