Trial Magazine - - 2017 TRIALGP -

24/25 JUNE

TRI­ALGP • TRIAL2 TRIAL125 • TRIALE For the sec­ond year in a row the spir­i­tual city of Lour­des will host the Tri­alGP France, which says so much about this venue in a coun­try that has had nearly as many venues as it has had Grand Prix events over the last forty years or so. You do not have to be a be­liever to en­joy and ap­pre­ci­ate the cul­tural side of the lo­ca­tion as the sheer scale and intricate ar­chi­tec­ture of the river­side place of wor­ship will leave you speech­less. The Mo­toGPstyle tar­mac pad­dock is sit­u­ated close to the city cen­tre, and with the main group of sec­tions just a short walk up the hill spec­ta­tors are well catered for. Also host of sev­eral World down­hill moun­tain bike races, Lour­des, with its abun­dance of ho­tels, is used to host­ing high-level events. This year Tri­alGP France will be con­tested over a more com­pact course, with valu­able lessons learnt from last sea­son’s in­au­gu­ral event and new spec­tac­u­lar haz­ards hav­ing been added to the main spec­ta­tor area. With it be­ing a rel­a­tively short trip from the pre­vi­ous event in An­dorra these two Tri­alGP events are the ideal ex­cuse for a Euro­pean sum­mer road trip. The Tri­alGP France will in­cor­po­rate the first ever TrialE Cup — for elec­tric bikes — that will be con­tested over just this one event.

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