It spread like wildfire, the news that a number of top EWS racers were banned for doping. So what does a competitive ban mean, and moreso how does it affect the riders, both on and off the track? Especially when at times, it’s been simple mistakes that have cost a season and more. Some massive insights into the high pressure world of EWS racing at an elite level thanks to the crew at Red Bull TV in Greg Callaghan’s latest On Track episode…

“Recovered from injury, Greg Callaghan got back between the race tapes just in time for the 4th round of the EWS in Val Di Fassa, Italy. Joining him is Richie Rude who returned to racing after an 8-month competitive ban, just as the multi-talented master of trails, Martin Maes began his 90-day race ban. The world’s best Enduro MTB riders look at the consequences of taking time out from competition, their race winning edge and the mental + physical strength required to be one of the best mountain bikers.”