Mario Roman, conqueror of the hard enduro supported by 25,000 fans
Hixpania has celebrated its final race after three days of extreme motorcycling around Aguilar de Campoo (Spain). Nearly 25,000 spectators have encouraged the most extreme riders with an end of heart attack in which Mario Román has taken the race.
Spanish Sherco rider, Mario Roman, has beaten Hixpania Hard Enduro. Román has shared the podium with Graham Jarvis (United Kingdom) and also with the Spanish, Alfredo Gómez. A total of 300 participants from more than 15 countries have tried to outdo themselves in three days of racing in the mountains of Northern Spain.
MITAS The Lost Way, the epic of Hixpania
It is one of the toughest races in the world and as a singularity, the riders have started from a cave to go out to a quarry where 12,000 spectators were waiting for them. The name comes from the Lost Sant James Way that crosses the track, one of the primitive routes that lead to the city of the Apostle (Santiago de Compostela). In this way, Alfredo Gómez (Husqvarna) has led the first hour of the race until a dispute has started between the three riders who could beat Hixpania.
The rain has made the legend of this sport, Englishman Graham Jarvis, ahead of Roman in five minutes. In this way, for the sum of the points of the three days, Mario Román has been awarded Hixpania for the first time. The Spanish comes from doing one of his best seasons and this race at the end of the season has put the icing on the cake.
More than 25,000 spectators in the third edition
One more year Hixpania Hard Enduro has been overcome. On Friday, the event began with the prologue stage called SuperEncierro in the heart of Aguilar de Campoo. 7,000 fans enjoyed the show that began with a ‘chupinazo’ on a circuit designed as if it were a bull run in a typical Castilian square. However, the riders were riding a motorcycle and faced artificial obstacles. Mario Román was also the winner of the absolute class.
The Campoo X-Treme was held on Saturday. 130 kilometers of route around the reservoir of Aguilar and whose spectator areas were located some of the riches of the mountain of Palencia as are the buildings and Romanesque hermitages. Around 4,000 people encouraged the 300 riders, where Roman was also the winner.
Finally, 12,000 people have witnessed a show unparalleled today. The rain has put the epic and the arrival of winter has soaked the ground. Graham Jarvis was the winner of the Sunday test.
Hixpania Hard Enduro has positioned itself as one of the 10 most important extreme tests in the world and the reference in Spain. An event that brings together extreme sports with culture and tourism in one of the areas with the greatest Romanesque heritage in the world. An event based on the Medieval Age where the riders look for the Conquest of the Hard Enduro.
1 Mario Román (ESP)
2nd Graham Jarvis (ESP)
3rd Alfredo Gómez (R.U)