Maxime Pinot heads the athlete list for the X-Pyr 2020 later this year. The trans-Pyrenees adventure race kicks off on the 21 June, and will see 45 teams from 21 nations take part.
Missing from the line-up is six-time Red Bull X-Alps winner Chrigel Maurer (CH). Maurer has won the X-Pyr three times, but is sitting out the event this year.
That puts Maxime Pinot (FR), who was second in last year’s Red Bull X-Alps, in pole position.
Also absent from the line-up is Italy’s Aaron Durogati.
The list include some well-known names from the adventure race and X-Alps scenes including Toma Coconoea, Stanislav Meyer, Nelson de Freyman and Simon Oberrauner. With the dominating Maurer absent, the race is wide open.
The full list of pilots taking part includes:
João Pedro Simonsen
Nelson de Freyman
Eliya Soar Zemmour
Pier Paolo Role Romano
Paul de Boer
Bogdan Tudor Selever
José Ignacio Arévalo