5 March 2021

2021 WES Calendar unveiled

Monaco (P.ty), Friday 5 March 2021 – The wait is over. WES Management is glad to unveil the Provisional Calendar for the 2021 season.

Following the latest announcement about Monaco’s Season Opener taking place on 24-25 April, the next rounds will see the Italian back-to-back events to be held at Castiglione dei Pepoli (Bologna-Appennino) and in Piedmont (venue TBA) on 5-6 and 12-13 June, respectively. The series will come to France on 17-18 July (location TBA) and then to Spain, after the Summer break, with two events: first stop at the Sea Otter Europe in Costa Brava, Girona on 24-25 September, second, at the Castelldefels venue in Barcelona for the Season Finale, scheduled for 16-17 October. The Swiss round is on hold at the moment and its date will be announced in due course.

2021 WES Provisional CalendarUCI E-Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Cup

  1. MONACO (P.ty) 24-25 April
  3. ITALY, TBA 12-13 June
  4. FRANCE, TBA 17-18 July

SWITZERLAND, Ascona-Locarno Date TBA

*alternative date: 18-19 September.**Race days: Friday and Saturday.Additional dates TBC: 3-4 July.Event calendar may be subject to change.Events and side events subject to national and local Covid-19 restrictions.

WES UCI E-MTB XC World Cup steals the show as it will be the only one discipline featured in 2021 WES events. The decision was made in consultation with WES Local Promoters to focus on the prestigious World Cup and on E-XC as the core discipline of the series’ previous editions. 

2021 race format will guarantee exciting and thrilling action: double E-XC World Cup races at each event, giving athletes the chance to earn double points in one weekend.
The two races represent two separate challenges for the participants with separate podium ceremonies and classifications to sum for the overall standings.
Each race is preceded by a Qualirace open to permanent WES riders and Wildcards (UCI licence holders, year of 19th birthday onwards): the top-50 classified Women and top-50 Men will take part in the following UCI E-MTB XC WORLD CUP race.

Women and Men will battle in the same race, as per WES tradition, with separate classifications and standings, same prize money and awards, equal media exposure and support. 

WES Awards will be presented at each race to Women and Men:

  • WES Holeshot: the fastest rider at the start passing the first turn in first position
  • Magneti Marelli Checkstar Power Lap: the fastest rider on a full lap
WES Awards to be presented at the end of the season:
  • Women and Men: the first-ever UCI E-MTB XC World Cup Winner Title
  • WES Teams: by summing all team members’ points in all WES races
  • Bike Manufacturers: by summing all riders’ points in all WES races
  • Motor Manufacturers: by summing all riders’ points in all WES races
Race results and overall standings will be available in real time on WES website all along the season.

WES UCI E-MTB XC World Cup is the exclusive competition providing eligible points to qualify for the UCI E-MTB World Championships and clinch the coveted rainbow jersey. 

All of the WES Rounds will feature the Ride WES, the social ride (Amateur Randonnée) organised by WES to allow riders of different levels to ride on and around the UCI E-MTB XC World Cup trails along with the pros. It is open to anyone aged 18 or over. The Ride WES is a side event that aims to take every kind of rider closer to the E-Bike world, offering a high-level ride experience.

Race and Ride WES applications open HERE
Download WES Provisional Calendar HERE
Download the Press Release in PDF HERE

Teams, athletes, partners and media will be informed about each hosting country’s Covid-19 protocol in due time.

For inquiries: pressoffice@worldebikeseries.com