An international posse of armoured riders is heading straight for the Palais Nikaïa for the 2017 FIM X-Trial Indoor Championship.
Eight of the world’s top riders have already confirmed their presence at the global meet, which will be taking place on 31st March, as well as local prodigy and young freestyler rider Romain Chalier, who will be showing off the region’s home-grown talent in a unique performance show. Countries from around the world will be represented by their champion riders, such as Brit James Dabill (currently ranked 7th) and Japanese Takahisa Fujinami (in 6th). Spain is well-positioned for a win, with all top five drivers in the current rankings flying the Spanish flag: current World Champion and all-round legend Toni Bou leads the pack into the championship event followed by Catalonia’s Adam Raga. 20-year-old wunderkind Jaime Busto, also from Spain, will be looking to move up the rankings after a strong 2016 season while Vaucluse rider Alexandre Ferrer will be hoping to charm a home crowd.
All of the riders will also be slowing up for a signing session at the end of the show, where fans of all ages can meet their trial-biking heroes.
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