XTERRA Short Track Lures Off-Road Elite to France

 The XTERRA off-road triathlon racing season heads into primetime July 2 in Xonrupt, France with the first of four events in the 2022 XTERRA Short Track Series.

XTERRA Short Track is an invite-only event exclusive to the top 25 eligible men and women.

While qualification procedures vary per event, the majority of competitors earn their spot via XTERRA World Rankings status. To add intrigue and value to the broadcast, wild card slots are awarded to local racers, young guns, and Short Track specialists likely to shake up the status quo.

The first round of the fast-paced, made-for-TV format has attracted the world’s best off-road triathletes to the start line in France, including the 2021 World Cross Triathlon Champion, Loanne Duvoisin (SUI), and the reigning World Cross Tri Champ, Arthur Serrieres (FRA).

More than 5,000 spectators will be on-site to create a roaring track-side atmosphere around the infamous bike park – an intricate series of wooden ramps and berms that up the action, speed, and adrenaline for athletes and fans.

Learn more on the venues and athletes in the full preview here.

The action of all four rounds will be broadcast free via live stream. Viewers can sign up hereto have the live links from each event sent directly to them along with series updates and event reminders, or follow the event pages here:

[LIVE] XTERRA Short Track – France
[LIVE] XTERRA Short Track – Czech Republic
[LIVE] XTERRA Short Track – Germany
[LIVE] XTERRA Short Track – Italy

The showcase event will be held the day before the traditional full-distance XTERRA France and XTERRA Germany off-road triathlons, and the day after the XTERRA European and World Championships, dishing out a total of €200,000 purse to the world’s fastest XTERRA racers over those four weekends.

Here’s the tentative start list for XTERRA France Short Track on July 2, 2022 @ 16:20 CEST:

Elite Women
XWR* – Name, NAT

2 – Loanne Duvoisin, SUI
4 – Samantha Kingsford, NZL
5 – Alizee Paties, FRA
9 – Solenne Billouin, FRA
11 – Morgane Riou, FRA
14 – Helena Karaskova Erbenova, CZE
15 – Marta Menditto, ITA
16 – Carina Wasle, AUT
22 – Segolene Leberon, FRA
23 – Amanda Felder, USA
31 – Sabrina Enaux, FRA
32 – Lizzie Orchard, NZL
34 – Hana Odlova, CZE
36 – Jacqui Allen, GBR
37 – Camille Jobard, FRA
38 – Evelyne Trepte, SUI
46 – Barbara Stupkova, CZE
51 – Bonnie Van Wilgenburg, GBR
52 – Irena Ossola, USA
53 – Gaelle Leduc, FRA
97 – Marine Echevin, FRA
NR – Maria Doring, GER
*XTERRA World Rank

Elite Men
XWR* – Name, NAT

2 – Arthur Serrieres, FRA
3 – Ruben Ruzafa, ESP
5 – Sébastien Carabin, BEL
7 – Felix Forissier, FRA
8 – Maxim Chane, FRA
9 – Sam Osborne, NZL
10 – Jens Emil Sloth Nielsen, DEN
12 – Panagiotis Bitados, GRE
15 – Arthur Forissier, FRA
16 – Filippo Barazzuol, ITA
19 – Xavier Dafflon, SUI
20 – Jens Roth, GER
21 – Francois Vie, POR
23 – Guillaume Meunier, FR
25 – Francois Carloni, FRA
28 – Michele Bonacina, ITA
31 – Fedrico Spinazze, ITA
32 – Mathias Cloostermans, BEL
41 – Geert Laryssen, BEL
42 – Lucas Van Deynze, BEL
51 – Jacques Martinez, FRA
52 – Kristoffer Visti Graae, DEN
57 – Wouter Dijkshoorn, NED
59 – Swiad Snieder, GER
62 – Kieran Jackson, IRL
*XTERRA World Rank


DateRaceLocation / Race Winners
16-AprXTERRA Greece Panagiotis Bitados/Alizee Paties
21-MayXTERRA Portugal Arthur Serrieres/Solenne Billouin
4-JunXTERRA Italy – Lake GardaArthur Serrieres/Jindriska Zemanova
11-JunXTERRA Belgium Arthur Serrieres/Marta Menditto
12-JunXTERRA WhistlerEdmond Roy/Katie Button
2-JulXTERRA Short Track FranceXonrupt
3-JulXTERRA France Xonrupt
10-JulXTERRA VictoriaBritish Columbia, CAN
16-JulXTERRA USA ChampionshipBeaver Creek, CO, USA
17-JulXTERRA Italy – Lake Scanno Abruzzo
6-AugXTERRA Nouvelle-Aquitaine Moliets-et-Villemartin, FRA
13-AugXTERRA European ChampsPrachatice, CZE
14-AugXTERRA Short Track CzechPrachatice, CZE
19-AugXTERRA Short Track GermanyZittau
20-AugXTERRA GermanyZittau
4-SepXTERRA Dominican Republic Samana
1-OctXTERRA World ChampionshipTrentino, ITA
2-OctXTERRA Short Track Trentino Trentino, ITA
15-OctXTERRA SardegnaCastidias, ITA
22-OctXTERRA Tahiti Moorea

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