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Tom Lamb, Wildcrad entry for Crankworx Rotorua Enduro

Tom Lamb from Outside Sports Queenstown Bike Shop, has secured a wildcard spot at next years Enduro World series in Rotorua!

Tom Lamb Enduro Biking Outside Sports NZ

Tom Lamb @ Dunedin 3 peaks Enduro

Crankworx Rotorua brings together the world’s downhill, slopestyle and enduro legends, with the Superfans, the rising stars, the industry’s innovators and the next generation of mountain bike riders for five days of contests, concerts, culture and cranking. The 2015 Crankworx Rotorua Enduro is round one of the Enduro World Series (EWS) season, marking the start of the professional mountain bike racing calendar. With Enduro being the fastest growing competitive discipline of mountain biking in the world, there is huge demand for the limited 400 spots. The Crankworx Rotorua Enduro is offering equal prize money for men and women with the second biggest cash prize in the series behind Whistler, Canada.

Crankworx Rotorua Enduro race manager Neil Gellatly is proud to hold 20 wildcard spots for Kiwis: “It’s important to have a strong New Zealand presence in this Crankworx Rotorua Enduro race as it’s a sport we want to grow – if these wildcard entries help to propel Kiwi riders onto the world circuit, it will be huge for New Zealand mountain biking.”

 Enduro mountain bike racing took off in New Zealand two years ago and has quickly exploded in popularity with more than 40 Enduro events nation-wide in 2014. Enduro is similar to car rallying based on timed downhill runs and untimed uphills. Racing is held over a series of stages and the fastest combined time after those stages wins. However, riders also need to get between stages within a certain time frame. Enduro racing is also renowned for its approach where amateurs race on the same course on the same day as professionals. The Enduro World Series uncovers the world’s best trails and unites the world’s best mountain biking communities – in 2015 it is increasing to eight rounds with five new venues, three new countries and one new continent (NZ). The rounds of EWS will visit (in order): New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, France, America, Canada, Spain, and Italy.

So far placings in EWS rankings have reserved places for nine Kiwis including women in the EWS Top 20: Rosara Joseph, Anka Martin, Gabby Molloy and Meggie Bichard. Kiwi men in the Top 100 EWS rankings are: Justin Leov, Jamie Nicoll, Joseph Nation and James Hampton, plus Kurt Lancaster.

The 20 wildcard spots have been offered to the Top Five Kiwi women riders and Top 10 men from the 2013 – 14 NZ Mountain Bike Crown Enduro Rankings. The women are: Raewyn Morrison, Jenna Makgill, Anja McDonald, Harriet Harper and Sasha Smith. The men are: Matt Walker, Byron Scott, Connor Macfarlane, Hayden Lee, Ed Kerly, Karl Paterson, Reuben Miller, Jimmy Pollard, Ben Robson and Tom Lamb.

Tom Lamb Enduro Biking Outside Sports NZ

Tom Lamb

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References: www.crankworx.com/rotorua www.enduroworldseries.com

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