World Champion Toni Bou and teammate Gabriel Marcelli face their first event of the year this weekend.
The 2024 X-Trial World Championship kicks off on Sunday, February 4th at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. For the fourth time in history, Barcelona opens the season for the indoor discipline, and both of the Repsol Honda Trial Team riders will be competing at home. This will be the 47th edition of the Barcelona round.
Toni Bou, the reigning and 17-time X-Trial World Champion, will seek to maintain his dominance this season. The Repsol Honda Trial Team rider holds 16 victories in the Barcelona Indoor round, winning every event since 2020, and he will try to extend his record this weekend.
Gabriel Marcelli has the utmost motivation for the first round of the X-Trial World Championship, after closing the 2023 season with two second positions in Madrid and Vendée – where he fought his teammate for victory. It was his best campaign to date, with two third positions overall in the Indoor and Outdoor World Championships, and his goals for 2024 will be to finish on the podium at the end of the season and achieve his first win in both disciplines.
The 2024 X-Trial World Championship calendar will take place across 7 events. After Barcelona, the riders will face each other again in Chalon-Sur-Saone (France), Nice (France), Geneva (Switzerland), Andorra la Vella (Andorra) and at the Trial des Nations (France). The November 16th round is pending confirmation.