SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 16, 2017)—The SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria has officially announced the 2018 race schedule and the addition of two new locations. New stops will include Durango, CO and Powderhorn, CO in addition to the inaugural SCOTT Junior Enduro Cup in Gunnison, CO. The new locations will accompany the series’ most popular stops, Moab, UT, Angel Fire, NM and Park City, UT. Round 2 at Angel Fire Resort will be a stop on the National Enduro Series. Registration for the 2018 season will open on Dec. 13, 2017.

2018 SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria Race Schedule

May 5 - Moab, UT

June 9-10 - Angel Fire, NM

July 14-15 - Durango, CO

4 July 28-29 - Powderhorn, CO

5 Aug. 25-26 - Park City, UT

2018 SCOTT Junior Enduro Cup in partnership with Crested Butte Devo Race Schedule

Sept. 15 - Gunnison, CO

The SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria is excited for the opportunity to add two new locations, bringing five rounds of racing to the 2018 season. Each round offers riders a unique racing experience as the series strives to provide a diverse experience across all stops. First, athletes will gather in the mountain bike mecca of Moab for prime early season racing. The Moab trails provide variable terrain including slickrock, wooded, sand and dirt sections that feature naturally banked, rock-paved bench cuts and fast technical descents.

Next, riders will return to the rugged trails of Angel Fire, NM. This two-day race challenges athletes to one day of grueling stages in the backcountry and one super fast day with go-big airs and drops at the Angel Fire Bike Park - the largest bike park in the Rocky Mountains.

Athletes can expect climbs at altitude, abundant wildlife and technical descents from Round 3 in Durango, CO. This stop will feature one day of backcountry riding and one day of lift-accessed racing at Purgatory Resort. The fourth round will provide two days of racing at one of the newest bike parks in Colorado. Powderhorn, CO will feature lift-served trails with big jumps, technical rock gardens and high speeds through forests of aspens that will test even the best riders.  

Building off the successes of prior years, the series will conclude with two days on Deer Valley Resort’s renowned downhill trails, which have previously hosted the NORBA downhill championships. Reconfigured, these trails now offer some of the most challenging enduro mountain biking terrain found anywhere. Four of the 2018 stops will be two-day events, highlighting all of the trails each area has to offer.   

“We were so impressed by all of the riders who competed in 2017,” said Craig Alles, SCOTT Enduro Cup Event Director. “To continue to challenge them and put together the best event possible, we can’t wait to bring the same great experience from our past locations while adding new stops into the mix. We look forward to hosting phenomenal athletes again this year.”

Additionally, the SCOTT Enduro Cup is adding a juniors-only stop in partnership with Crested Butte Devo. This race will provide an opportunity for the sport’s youngest athletes to compete on the biggest stage while welcoming junior racers to the Enduro Cup community.

Junior riders ages 9-17 will put it all on the line at this one-day enduro race at the storied Hartman Rocks Recreation Area. A local favorite, Hartman Rocks offers playful and challenging trails in the high desert for a variety of skill levels. Gradual climbs through sagebrush and slickrock give way to incredible panoramas as athletes descend on technical and flowy trails. The SCOTT Junior Enduro Cup is not an official 2018 round, so racers can focus on having fun and going fast, without worrying about series points.

The junior race will create a pipeline to Enduro Cup while solidifying the series’ commitment to the next generation of athletes and progression of the sport.

The SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria will award $26,000 cash to the pro/open category throughout the 2018 series with an equal prize purse given to both men and women. Expert, amateur and junior categories will be awarded with product provided by sponsors, SCOTT Sports, Vittoria and more.

The male and female pro/open riders with the most points at the conclusion of the season will be titled the overall season champions and awarded $500 cash.

“We’ve watched the series grow stronger each year, and all of us at SCOTT are happier than ever to be a part of it,” said Zack Vestal, Bike Marketing Manager at SCOTT. “With the new locations and added events, the SCOTT Enduro Cup is truly the premier series for riders of all abilities. Great events, great people, and great locations – it’s what we’re all about.”

Pricing for the 2018 season and registration will be made available Dec. 13, 2017. Athletes who register before March 15, 2018 will save 15 percent. Additionally, discounted season pass pricing will be available.

Enduro Cup registration is open to men and women offering professional, expert, vet expert (35+) amateur and junior (under 18) categories. Riders can choose to participate in a single race or purchase a 2018 season pass. In addition to race entry, all registration fees include a t-shirt, post-race lunch and Sierra Nevada beer vouchers. Registration fees will also include lift tickets for race day(s), when applicable.

Follow the series on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and #EnduroCupMTB  #EnduroCup18.

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Contact:

Eli Davis

Mountain Sports International | Communications Manager

edavis@mtsports.com

SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria is dedicated to the progression of enduro mountain bike racing in the United States. Each event offers diverse course offerings for the first time racer to the seasoned professional athlete, showcasing stunning scenery throughout its unique lift-served and backcountry courses. In collaboration with high-quality partner brands, the SCOTT Enduro Cup provides a premier racing experience with fast and professional timing, course marking, event staff, post-race lunch, cash prize purse, sponsor raffle and more. Learn more at endurocupmtb.com.

SCOTT Sports—Since 1958 SCOTT Sports has pushed the limits of innovation, technology and design. From the first aluminum ski pole, to the introduction of aero bars and the original plastic motocross boot, we have led the way in the sports industry. Combining endless determination to improve with the methodical intricacy put into each bike-, wintersports-, moto- and running product, SCOTT prepares athletes to reach their highest potential. Learn more at www.scott-sports.com.

Vittoria Industries Ltd. is an international group that acquired the famous premium cotton tubular tires producer Vittoria Spa in 1990. Vittoria has built highly reputable partnerships within in the cycling industry and created a distinct brand image. Today, Vittoria Industries is the world’s leading manufacturer of bicycle tires with an annual production of approximately 7 million tires and 900,000 high performance tubulars and cotton tires. Its research and development center develops the best racing tires at all levels. Vittoria’s worldwide commercial operations are shared among three distinct regions: Vittoria SpA is responsible for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America (EMEA & LATAM). Vittoria Industries North America, Inc., is responsible for North America. Vittoria Asia Pacific is responsible for Asia-Pacific region. The group holding company, Vittoria Industries Ltd, carries out manufacturing and R&D at its fully owned Lion Tyres Thailand Ltd factory in Bangkok. Learn more at www.vittoria.com.

MSI is a Salt Lake City-based brand strategy, marketing, and events agency, matching clients with targeted demographics through authentic brand experiences, events, and activations. MSI has managed countless events including the Nitro Circus World Games, the SCOTT Enduro Cup, the Lexus LaceUp Running Series, TORC: The Off-Road Championship, The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series, and Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America. Additionally, MSI works with clients to develop technology-driven content distribution strategies including HD digital broadcasts, TV, and Facebook live. Learn more at mtsports.com.

1 comment
  • @mattyswenson

    11/17/2017 8:45 PM

    Yeeeeeeewwwwww! Stoked to see this schedule mesh with the rest, see you all in 2018!!!!

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