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First 3 EWS Rounds of 2022 (NZ and Tasmania) Postponed

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8/26/2021 2:41 PM

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New Zealand and Tasmania races postponed

The Enduro World Series (EWS) today announces that the first three rounds of 2022 will not go ahead as scheduled.

Due to the evolving COVID situation in Australia and New Zealand, the EWS, along with the local organising committees, have agreed the rounds scheduled to take place in Nelson and Tasmania can not proceed as planned.

The hope is that the situation improves enough to return to each of the venues in 2023, with a decision made in January of 2022. The rest of the 2022 EWS and EWS-E calendar will continue as planned.

Chris Ball, Managing Director of the Enduro World Series, said: “We’re obviously disappointed not to be visiting New Zealand and Tasmania in 2022, but it’s the right decision in light of the current situation.

“I personally thank the hard work and support of our Nelson and Tasmanian organisers and we look forward to bringing the EWS back to those venues as soon as possible.”

Nelson Mountain Bike Club Chair Melanie Schroder says the club is devastated the event cannot be held in 2022.

"Nelson was bursting with excitement at the prospect of the EWS being held here. New trails have been built, we will have new infrastructure in place for all mountain bikers and the course was going to showcase the best we have to offer, which is unique to anywhere else in the world. We look forward to working with EWS to plan an event in the future where it will be a truly world event that everyone can attend without restrictions."

Ian Harwood, Race Director at the Tasmanian events, added: “The EMS enduro team is looking forward to welcoming the whole EWS family back to Tasmania in 2023.”

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8/26/2021 3:08 PM

Tough news but understandable. Hopefully the world can get their collective shit together and do what we need to do to move passed this pandemic.

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I'm Slow

8/26/2021 3:23 PM

ryan_daugherty wrote:

Tough news but understandable. Hopefully the world can get their collective shit together and do what we need to do to move ...more

There is a huge vaccination program rolling out right now. Heading in a very promising direction.

The Government here (and NZ) has taken a very cautious line when it comes to Covid, thankfully this has resulted in very few deaths (<1000) for a population of 25 million. However that left people here almost too relaxed when it came to vaccination as it wasn't a rampant problem, life was returning to normal somewhat then Delta variant hit Sydney and the last 3 months here has been a shit show. Now the message is getting through that the only way we can return to a state of normality is mass vaccination.

It's a shame the rounds were cancelled, but you need to realize NZ is even harsher around covid, and Tasmania with all due respect just couldn't deal with the medical strain without mass medical evacuations to the mainland.

A hard, but wise decision in the end.

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8/26/2021 4:07 PM

ryan_daugherty wrote:

Tough news but understandable. Hopefully the world can get their collective shit together and do what we need to do to move ...more

brash wrote:

There is a huge vaccination program rolling out right now. Heading in a very promising direction.

The Government here (and ...more

Glad to hear that. I was really surprise when I looked up the vaccination rate in NZ. I would have assumed they would have jumped on it the moment it was available.

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I'm Slow

8/26/2021 8:27 PM

Can we get sea otter 21 on that list, im too tired. wink

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8/26/2021 10:19 PM

ryan_daugherty wrote:

Tough news but understandable. Hopefully the world can get their collective shit together and do what we need to do to move ...more

brash wrote:

There is a huge vaccination program rolling out right now. Heading in a very promising direction.

The Government here (and ...more

speak for your self i have only been given the option of "booking" a vaccination yesterday because of my age and ethnicity, these guys have dropped the ball. No one was too relaxed we just dont have the vaccine supply, watch us run out in a few weeks, and no way the government would let all those people in to the country for a bike race without 2 weeks quarantine. The rest of the world is open and we are playing catch up .Finally get my 1st microchip on Monday would have had it ages ago

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8/27/2021 11:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/27/2021 11:37 AM

ryan_daugherty wrote:

Tough news but understandable. Hopefully the world can get their collective shit together and do what we need to do to move ...more

brash wrote:

There is a huge vaccination program rolling out right now. Heading in a very promising direction.

The Government here (and ...more

Any chance your country isn't dying because your population has much lower rates of hypertension, diabetes, obesity & anxiety/depression OVER age 65?

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Trouble Maker. Here to spit truth in the form of sarcasm.

8/27/2021 11:41 AM

ryan_daugherty wrote:

Tough news but understandable. Hopefully the world can get their collective shit together and do what we need to do to move ...more

brash wrote:

There is a huge vaccination program rolling out right now. Heading in a very promising direction.

The Government here (and ...more

dirtbeard wrote:

speak for your self i have only been given the option of "booking" a vaccination yesterday because of my age and ethnicity, ...more

All data from all developed countries is showing that being vaccinated for Covid under the age of 65 has no effect on illness/hospitalization/death rates in the younger age groups.

Wife works at a hospital & over 50% of tested individuals with a positive test are vaccinated.

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Trouble Maker. Here to spit truth in the form of sarcasm.

8/27/2021 12:43 PM

Stiksandstones wrote:

Can we get sea otter 21 on that list, im too tired. wink

LOL. no joke. We are already planning on SOC 2022 in April :-/

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