The Pavelló d’Andorra la Vella will host the final date of the 2022 X-Trial World Championship this Saturday, October 8. And he will do so by welcoming new champion Toni Bou, after it was announced in early September that the calendar had been reduced to five events: the four already contested plus the last in Andorra. After triumphing in the four previous events, Toni Bou mathematically sealed the title for a 16th indoor world crown.
With the title already won by Bou, and therefore under very little pressure, the Repsol Honda Trial Team champion will be looking to add another victory to the 73 already accumulated in X-Trial. Meanwhile, Gabriel Marcelli will be hoping to certify his current fifth-place finish with a solid result. It will be a question of avoiding any error throughout the various phases of the test.
Bou’s two previous participations in the X-Trial World Championship in Andorra have resulted in triumphs (2019 and 2021). Gabriel Marcelli, a wildcard entry in 2021, finished seventh.
The final event of the season will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the presentation of the riders. This will be followed by the first round, with the top six making the cut for the next round, which is due to start at 7:30 p.m. This phase will determine the top three finalists to participate in the final round (20:20). At the end of the awards ceremony, the gold, silver and bronze medals for the season will be awarded.