Registration is opening on Thursday for Crankworx Rotorua, and the Giant Toa Enduro, opener of the Enduro World Series in New Zealand. Starting at 9am NZDT Thursday, the event opens for registration of the inaugural Crankworx Rotorua, and is expected to sell out almost instantly.
Sponsored by Giant Bicycles, the event will take place March 25th and 26th, and is expected to be attended by all the factory teams in this 3rd season of the Enduro World Series. Last year’s opener in Chile sold out in three minutes, and race officials expect Rotorua to move equally fast.
“This is going to be an epic event, so we want to make sure all athletes competing for an open entry spot are ready when registration opens,” says Crankworx Rotorua Director Takurua Mutu
All of the elite EWS racers from 2014 have registered, including World Champions Jared Graves and Tracy Moseley. Jerome Clementz and Fabien Barel are also signed up, hoping both of them can return from injuries before the event.
Enduro is starting to become a real big deal, and Sam Hill, Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar, Troy Brosnan, Brook MacDonald, and Sam Blenkinsop have all registered for this first EWS race of 2015.