The Hixpania Hard Enduro kicks off this weekend, October 12-14, with Graham Jarvis ready to defend his crown at the Spanish extreme event.
With a historic theme befitting its host town, Aguilar de Campoo in Spain, the 2018 Hixpania Hard Enduro is about to get all Medieval on our asses. Graham Jarvis heads the entry of Knights (Pro), Archers (Experts), Squires (Amateurs) and Hixpanos (non-competitive riders).
In 2017, Jarvis won ahead of Jonny Walker and Alfredo Gomez. This year Walker remains injured after his crash at Megawatt so will not race. Competition is stiff though with Mario Roman challenging Jarvis and Gomez for the win on home soil and fresh from the win in the Los Andes extreme race last weekend.
This year a no-help-zone on the final uphill of Sunday’s main race has been named ‘The Lost Way.’ The hill was made famous in 2017 by Jonny Walker’s wipe out.
More than 18,000 people attended the three-day race in 2017 where more than 300 riders from 15 countries participated.
Friday 12 October
9: 00h-15: 00h technical and administrative scrutineering.
10: 00h. - 12: 00h Xtreme recognition Campoo
14: 00h. - 16: 00h Brunch Paella (invitation participants)
17: 00h - 20: 30h PROLOGUE
20: 30h Awards.
19: 00h. - 22: 00h Course closed
21: 00h. DJ session
22: 30h Show-Exhibition Raul Gutierrez, runner-up Trial Bike.
Saturday, October 13: Enduro X-treme Campoo
8: 00h Closed park entrance
9:00h - 15:00h. Campoo X-treme
14: 00h - 16: 00h Brunch Olla Ferroviaria (inviting participants)
20: 00h PRO drivers Hixpania Fest presentation and awards ceremony.
22: 00h Queimada with medieval spell.
23: 00h Chill-out party Dj Dj Squire and Hector Calderon.
Sunday 14 October: The Lost Road
10: 00h Grills training
11: 00h Beginning of The Lost Road Extreme Enduro
14: 00h End of The Lost Road and Podium
More information: hixpania.es
Photo Credit: Future7Media/Robert Lynn
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