The 2022 eMTB race season gets under way in Scotland
The 2022 Enduro World Series got under way in Scotland with Husqvarna E-Bicycles Racing pushing hard for a pair of top-26 results with Simon Carlsson and Alex Fayolle. There was success for Guido Tschugg who claimed a podium result in the Masters category.
- Podium for Guido Tschugg in Masters
- Solid EWS-E debut ride for Simon Carlsson
- EWS-E continues with round two in two weeks time
Quickly getting up to speed, the EWS-E racing was fast and furious in the Scottish Tweed Valley. A physically demanding day at the office saw riders grapple a 65-kilometre long course, with 13 stages and 2833 metres of climbing to complete. An extremely tight time schedule ensured no time to rest.
The Enduro World Series continues with round two in Petzen Jamnica, Slovenia on June 15-16.
Simon Carlsson: “I’m pleased with my start in the EWS-E, but I wanted more. I felt quite sick this morning and knew it would be a long day. But I dug deep and kept pushing. It’s nice to get round one out of the way and I’m looking forward to building on this.”
Alex Fayolle: “It’s been a hard race, very physical and no time between stages. On the steep downhill stages my pace was good, but on the slower ones where you needed to pedal a lot I need to improve. The Power Stage was hard, but we’re trying our best to improve.”
Guido Tschugg: “It’s awesome to end on the podium. I’m a little gutted not to win, but it was a good fight. I learned a lot in my first enduro. The EWS-E is a hard day, really tough and the Power Stage is so crucial, we need to work on the power there to be stronger.”
Results - Enduro World Series, Round 1
1. Edgar Carballo (Orbea) 34:37.24;
2. Andrea Garibbo 34:56.62;
3. Leigh Johnson (Pole) 35:04.78;
23. Simon Carlsson (Husqvarna) 37:18.58
26. Alex Fayolle (Husqvarna) 37:48.70