The introduction of the Enduro e-bike brought in a new concept of racing broadening the horizon of traditional mountain bike racing. Franco Monchiero, the mastermind behind the birth of the national and international Enduro mountain bike racing category, was the first organizer to launch a race series exclusively dedicated to e-bike reinventing the concept of mountain bike Enduro and adapting it to the new electric bike. Due to the growing interest showed by the public towards the new category and also recognized by the UCI as a new category, Monchiero decided to raise the bar again promoting a new international format for e-bike racing.
Apparently, the new concept could be interpreted as the natural evolution of what we are already observing in the race scene but in reality the e-EIS is a new concept with a new rulebook. Thanks to the cooperation with Olivier Giordanengo and the experience gained during the last two years of e-Enduro with Cristian Trippa and Davide Bonandrini, Franco Monchiero and the Race Events staff both want to bring the new e-EIS series to a level of competition adequate to the major international race series by introducing new standards and new rules in accordance with the regulations set by each state cycling federations. The bottom line will remain to always use e-bike compliant to the traf c laws.
Before last year, a race series dedicated exclusively to the mountain bike Enduro e-bike didn’t exist but Franco Monchiero was capable to create it reinventing the concept of the special stage launched in mountain bike Enduro category a while ago. The e-enduro race series opened new scenarios and created a new category of bikers that starting from next year will have the chance to compete at a much higher level with lengthier special stages on trails developed especially for e-bike created by race locations who believed in the e-enduro race format. Reaching the end of a special stage won’t be the merit of the electric motor only; high technical skills will be needed to pass the dif cult points while stamina will have to defeat fatigue. All of this happening in a fun driven environment on the trails around the world.