EWS-E Zermatt Race Highlights | 2020 Specialized Enduro World Series Round 1

EWS-E Zermatt Race Highlights | 2020 Specialized Enduro World Series Round 1

We’ve sampled the course and been introduced to the new standard of E-bike racing. After a considerable delay to this year’s schedule already, we’ll take up no more of your time, let’s get things underway with the first-ever round of the EWS-E. Please enjoy the extended highlights of yesterday’s EWS-E race!

Thumbnail Photo: Duncan Philpott

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Thankyou for tuning in to watch these highlights of the first EWS-E round in Zermatt! Congratulations to Melanie Pugin and Yannick Pontal on taking the win here this weekend. We’re already looking forward to the next rounds! Tune in on the 25th of Sept to catch Finale Ligure and again on October 17th to finish up this year’s series in Olargues, France.

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Feels like I’m Going Crazy – Tigerblood Jewel
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Readers Comments (50)

  1. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the series, looks awesome

  2. That was cool!

  3. Be interesting to see what other riders will do well in this in the future… I recon a few Dh riders will be having a go, you can see how well Nico and Tracy are doing, plus classic enduro riders and Xc will cross over….

  4. Fantastic Sample – Well done !! been in Zermatt a week ago and saw lots of people with e-bikes. Amazing development! Thanks for this

  5. Why did Pontal do it in his PJs? Was it like when the airport lost Cedric Gracias luggage and he had to do a World Cup race in his jeans and t-shirt?

  6. Look how incredibly well that zeb tracks the ground at 15:06

  7. I loved it ❤️

  8. hasse birkmose May 2, 2021 @ 12:43 am


  9. Bikes for power legs, ebikes for…🐌

  10. Took my steed out for it’s 1st proper ride yesterday and found a lot of hate for ebikes and ebikers. From ‘Cheat!’ to ‘I thought you’d be faster up there with your motor!’ and a lot of people generally being cnuts and being annoyed I passed them or trying to keep up and generally being unhappy. It’s going to be a while before more people start adopting ebikes and hopefully the racing will kick start that. I managed 2 laps, about 30miles on a single battery, had more fun, did more biking and got more out of my ride than the wankers huffing and puffing their way up the hill being generally miserable. Anyway, like Rob W says, I don’t give a fcuk because everyone will be on them in 5 years, I think sooner. Does anyone still ride 26"?

  11. Wonder if they get checked for deristriction.

  12. A race with E-Bikes?😂😂

  13. One thing that would be great to know is what bikes there actually riding as some of the team names dont actually say what bike there on.
    When the shots of the riders come up it should be their name, their team and the bike their riding.
    Also some more bike checks would be cool and also a bit more on their battery management if there is any and what do teams do like the rocky mountain if you can’t easily take your battery out.

  14. Adam Bramwell May 2, 2021 @ 12:47 am

    Stop trying to justify ebike junk. Get rid of it

  15. Mosely still doing it! Seems like you would want the lightest e bike possible.

  16. Personally, I find it pointless. Bike racing shouldn’t involve motors and bunch of batteries…

  17. Henrik Sjöblom May 2, 2021 @ 12:49 am

    E-bikes are fantastic climbing machines and I think the race format needs to reflect that. More power stages!!

  18. just carrying batteries downhill… dumb. ebikes ok but downhill with batteries is dumb.

  19. Awesome stuff… but more *up-hill* technical stuff in future please. After all, up hill is kind of the point of the e-bike, no?

  20. Brent Arsenault May 2, 2021 @ 12:50 am

    Someone dress thIs guy in something other than a t-shirt and jeans.

  21. computerbob06 May 2, 2021 @ 12:51 am

    Even if the person running after me with a megaphone, was a team coach, I would get off my bike and lamp them one!

  22. Wild Track Matarranya May 2, 2021 @ 12:57 am

    thats a machine !

  23. Massimo Gouchon May 2, 2021 @ 12:59 am

    After having seen this video, the desire to take the bike and go outside is crazy

  24. tubesockets120v May 2, 2021 @ 1:00 am

    I’d rather watch motorcross.

  25. 👏👏👌👍

  26. Marciano Demidof May 2, 2021 @ 1:01 am

    That was great.

  27. Stevo's YouTube May 2, 2021 @ 1:03 am

    Great riding. The most impressive part for me though was that they all managed to find ebikes to ride. I can’t find one anywhere.

  28. How is their electric enduro that doesn’t make sense

  29. Enough of the hyperbolic commentary – where’s Mr Jones?

  30. Pieter-Jan Schorpion May 2, 2021 @ 1:04 am

    The music is too much, can’t even finish the video. Want to hear bikes and riders. Music does not fit the edit

  31. Ebike races are for lazy ass rich kids

  32. Electric Mountain Bike Network May 2, 2021 @ 1:07 am

    Congratulations to Melanie Pugin and Yannick Pontal on taking the win in Zermatt yesterday! We’re already looking forward to the next round! Catch it right here on EMBN ⚡️

  33. Ricardo Sá Freire May 2, 2021 @ 1:07 am

    The uphill stage sold this to me!

  34. Martin Schwartz May 2, 2021 @ 1:07 am

    Thanks, EMBN for bringing these races to us.

  35. They are suposed to be top athletes, and they can’t even pedal by themselves?

  36. Congratulations to everyone for finishing safely. Unfortunately no cube on podium.

  37. Love the idea of a power stage and rewarding riders for being well rounded and strong technical climbers. Seems like EWS is hitting on a format that really showcases ebikes’ unique qualities, very promising!

  38. Chuck Norris May 2, 2021 @ 1:09 am

    7:07 "Ebiking is not a crime"

  39. Is that a Yeti Ebike? 11:15

  40. Sattvic Velo May 2, 2021 @ 1:13 am

    Man the mask bullshit is real – was it mandatory or does everybody feel like wearing a mask?

  41. Another awesome video! ☝️

  42. Lyndon Davies May 2, 2021 @ 1:20 am

    Great work guys .As per norm I just wish the show was a bit longer

  43. Brian Randolph May 2, 2021 @ 1:20 am

    I’m still really confused why some are running roost guards/hand guard/ deflector whatever you want call it. What is the point?

  44. Nico Vouilloz on the podium, superb. Does this mean Shaun Palmer will be getting a ebike?

  45. Boris Schiller May 2, 2021 @ 1:22 am

    Very cool to see E-Bike racing stepping up to EWS. Also, awesome soundtrack!

  46. Yaacov Rabinowitz May 2, 2021 @ 1:23 am

    Damn. I think I just started to warm up to the idea of e-bikes….

  47. Boggy Big pants May 2, 2021 @ 1:24 am

    Be nice to know more about the bikes /specs etc…..

  48. Dieter Eater May 2, 2021 @ 1:28 am

    25kph is way to slow and potentially dangerous. Most eMTB are designed to travel 32kph preserving the motor and battery.

  49. Paul Whitlock May 2, 2021 @ 1:31 am

    Have to be negative unfortunately, always look forward to highlights but these are terrible including the horrible music drowning out everything, hope the proper bike coverage is better than this.

  50. Epic, love the race E-format

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