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EWS R1 & R2 Race report

EWS R1 & R2 Race report


 The UCI Enduro World Cup season kicked off with back-to-back events in Tasmania Australia.

 7IDP athletes excelled at both events with multiple wins and podium positions.

 After 2 events Yeti/Fox Factory Racing’s 7IDP riders Richie Rude and Bex Baraona are leading the men’s and women’s elite categories whilst Nukeproof/Sram’s Dan Booker is in 2nd position and Yeti’s Polish  flyer Slawomir Lukasik lies in 4th place! In the women’s under 21 category Forbidden Synthesis’ Emily Lan lies in 2nd  place.

Enduro World Cup Maydena Bike Park Tasmania

Maydena Bike Park in Tasmania was the opening venue for the 2023 Enduro World Cup . EWS Tasmania Podium R1

Seven IDP riders were out in full force with riders from Nukeproof Sram, Yeti/Fox Factory Racing and Forbidden Synthesis Team all racing to win.

Dan Booker

Tasmania’s Dan Booker racing on home soil finished a fantastic 2nd overall riding consistently and never falling outside of the top three. Dan was racing in the P23 Carbon Helmet, Sam Hill Knee and Control Gloves.

Conor Fearon

Fellow Australian Connor Fearon and Canadian team mate Rhys Verner finished 3rd and 4th respectively for the Forbidden Synthesis Team a fantastic result beating some real big players onto the podium.

Richie Rude

Yeti/Fox’s Ryan Gilchrist  finished an excellent  6th  whist team mate and two time EWS Champion Richie Rude finished in a solid   7th place.

Bex Baraona

In the elite women’s event Britain’s Bex Baraona finished 4th.

Emmy Lan

In the Under 21’s Forbidden’s Emmy Lam took the win, a result that helped elevate Forbidden Synthesis to the top of the team rankings.

Corey Watson

Also worth a mention and using 7IDP helmets, protection and gloves was Nukeproof Sram’s 22 year old  flying Scot Corey Watson making his  team debut., finishing 21st overall… one to watch!


At the tape 5 of the top ten Men’s Elite riders were in 7IDP body armour and or helmets… not a bad start to the racing season!

Enduro World Cup Maydena Bike Park Tasmania

Following an epic first event dominated by Australian riders at Maydena bike Park, the old mining town of derby played host to the second round of the 2023 EWC Series.

Yeti Team

7IDP athletes once again were at the forefront with Richie Rude Yeti/Fox Factory Racing winning the Men’s Elite event with 3 stage wins, whilst team mate Slawomir Lukasik improved on his excellent 11th place finish at Maydena to take 2ndoverall at the event with 2 stage wins. Furthermore Yeti/Fox Factory Racing’s Bex Baraona won the women’s elite event to complete an incredible weekend for the team.

Dan Booker

Nukeproof Sram’s Dan Booker backed up his 2nd place finish with an excellent 8th place – enough to give him 2nd in the overall  ranking after 2  events.

Rhys Verner

Forbidden Synthesis’ Rhys Verner finished in 13th place with team mate Connor Fearon in 24th

EWS Rankings

An awesome couple of events for 7IDP riders with half the riders in the Elite Men’s top ten overall using 7IDP!


The next round is at Finale Ligure, Italy the spiritual home of Enduro on the weekend of June 3rd and 4th…. Bring it on!

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