The 2022 AlesTrem Hard Enduro will welcome over 500 competitors to kickstart the European Extreme season this weekend with Hard Enduro World Championship pro riders lined-up.

The starter list for the 2022 race is always a high-class one and this year will again be topped by former two-times winners Mario Roman and Jonny Walker. The other double winner, Graham Jarvis, is still recovering from his 2021 Romaniacs knee injury and will not race but Wade Young is on the start list at this event which is traditionally supported by the Sherco Factory Racing team which is based not far from Ales.

Alfredo Gomez is also under starters orders and we await the news about which bike he will be riding following his departure from the Husqvarna Racing enduro team at the end of the Hard Enduro World Championship season.

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City prologue in Ales

The AlesTrem race format follows their successful pattern from previous years with an Extreme Challenge to warm the 500-plus riders up on Saturday morning. They fastest riders  then move down the road for the evening in the city of Ales for prologue heats and finals.

The main event on Sunday heads back into the Mercoirol hills north of Ales town for the main hard enduro race.

It’s a tough one, the main event can take upwards of six hours for the pro riders and the last running of the event in 2020 saw only three official finishers: Mario Roman, Graham Jarvis and Mani Lettenbichler.

Spectators are not allowed at this year’s AlesTrem sadly, just crews and family with the riders (which will still be a healthy crowd) but you can stay tuned to the event’s social media channels for some live streaming during the weekend.

Here’s a taste of the race action from a drone’s eye view in 2020:


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