WES is preparing the 2022 edition of the UCI E-MTB XC World Cup in style, having announced the provisional calendar of the championship a few months ago. However, there were two locations to be confirmed, although one of them has been recently revealed to give more shape to the upcoming competition.
Bologna, Italy, will host the WES from May 28-29 when the second race of the season will be held in the European nation. The Apennine Mountains will be the place selected by the organization of the championship to test the riders, who will try to conquer the absolute glory on Italian soil.
“Bologna confirms its presence in the #WES2022 race calendar! Italy will once again host the UCI E-MTB XC World Cup event, this time at the Monghidoro area, in the Apennine Mountains. See you there next May 28-29!”, announced the competition through its official social networks.
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The Apennine Mountains form a beautiful natural expanse running 1,400 kilometers from the north to south of Italy. Forests form part of the main panorama of the place, although a great peak of 2,914 meters stands out above the rest, called Gran Sasso d’Italia. There are 223 high peaks that exceed 2,000 meters.
The flora and fauna diversity makes the place a natural source of incredible landscapes. The Apennine Mountains are home to chamois, Italian wolf, golden eagle, leonardo vulture, lynx and brown bears, but in the north there are also weasels, martens, otters, deer, foxes and badgers.
This place is full of history, because during the Second World War, the German army used the region to defend itself from enemy attacks, suffering an unsuccessful strike in September 1944. The place was baptized by the Germans as the Gothic Line.
WES World E-Bike Series was born in Monaco, in 2019 to organize and promote the first international competition of exclusively electric bikes. In 2020, the category took the step to the next level by receiving the title of the first E-Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Cup.
E-Cross-Country (E-XC) is the main discipline of WES, although WES Events can also present E-Gravity races, urban track competitions and amateur rides with professionals, called Ride WES.
Written by | Ronald Ortega