XTERRA Warrior award winner Christophe Maury “the Frenchman” captured the hearts and imagination of the XTERRA Tribe last year with his relentless drive for adventure and racing.
He raced eight of the 11 European majors last year, the most of any amateur. This year XTERRA added another race to its XTERRA European Tour, so of course, Maury had to add another race to his schedule too.
The reigning 45-49 XTERRA European Tour Champion has done seven of the first 10 races this year and leads his division in points, but to make sure he can defend his title he’s doing an unprecedented Double … XTERRA Denmark on Saturday, August 29, and the XTERRA European Championship race in England on Sunday, August 30.
“I just finished making the plans,” Maury wrote earlier this week. “It's crazy, I'm crazy, but I’ll do it because I love XTERRA.”
Here’s his plan. Race Denmark (Aug. 29). Start at 10 a.m. Expect to finish not more than 4 hours later. Take one-hour to enjoy the atmosphere and pack the bike. Then one-hour drive to the airport in Copenhagen. Give back the car and catch an 8pm flight to London.
“I’ll prepare the bike when I get to Heathrow, then I'll spend the night (a short one !!!) somewhere around the airport. Didn't find anything yet. Have to work on it and find something cheap!” said Maury.
On Sunday he’ll wake up, hire a care, drive to Vachery Estate for the 12 noon race time.
“After the race I have an 11pm flight back to France then one more short night of rest because on Monday I have to be at work at 7 a.m. Then, I will rest.”