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X-Pyr 2020 – List of Selected Teams

45 teams from 22 countries An awesome level Maxime Pinot: RedBull X-Alps 2019, 2nd; X-Pyr 2018, 2nd, Winner of PWC 2014 Superfinal, PWC France 2016 winner; Bornes to Fly 2018, winner, Bornes to Fly 2016, 2nd,  Toma Coconea: RedBull X-Alps 2007, 2011 2nd. Only participant in all X-Alps editions. X-Pyr 2014, 3rd, X-Pyr 2018, 11th…
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Day 3 update

dia 3 xpyr 2018 from X-Pyr on Vimeo. Another action packed day! Some big highs and some lows too. Two pilots have withdrawn - Fons de Loew an Patrick Sieber. In the morning, Maurer hiked up to TP5 (Midi du Bigorre) as did Maxime Pinot. By the end of the day both had made excellent…
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Día 0 – reunión y más

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A beautiful sunny summer day salutes us in Hondarribia. The 35 confirmed participant teams gathered at the city's Auditorium. We all went through the race rules, air pace restrictions, safety and emergency procedures and satelite tracking. Gear inspection and weight checking was completed, followed by TV interviews for the race documentary. Some of the worlds' best Hike & Fly pilots head the particintat's list.

This years' edition added some challenging turn points that will rise the race difficulty and length. The weather forecast is now good after weeks and weeks of rainy days. The excitement is in the air and all is now set for a spectacular race start tomorrow at the beach (10am local time). The first turnpoint "La Rhune" can only be reached by foot and is some 25km away. We anticipate first lauches around 13h from "La Rhune".

Note: Team Michael Muehlbach did a last minute cancellation due to medical reasons.

Photos: Daniel Berhelemy

X-Pyr 2018 Route – an analysis by former competitor Greg Hamerton

  This year's route features some tricky sections and many route choices, making this year's race much more tactical than previous editions. In this video former competitor and Flybubble paragliding optimist Greg Hamerton discusses the route, possible strategies and how hard the race is with Judith Mole. Watch the video A longer, more detailed version…
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