Between July 22 and 24, the team representing Catalonia once again demonstrated the potential of the Catalan MTB at the 2022 XCO/XCE Spanish Championship held in Candeleda, Sierra de Gredos (Ávila).
The competition began on Friday July 23rd, with the team relay event in which the Catalan team was seeking its fifteenth title with a team made up of Martí Aran, Gerard Llop, Sara Gay on a Massi bike, Marta Cano and Jofre Cullell. Finally, the team representing Catalonia won the gold medal ahead of the teams from the Balearic Islands and Valencia, with a great role for the two women in the first year with the new format, reaching the head of the race that would finish the Olympic Jofre Cullell in the last relay.
On Saturday, after the masters tests, Roger Ferrer of the Massi team and Martí Aran defended the colors of the Catalan team in the sub23 test, the first finishing in 9th position and the second being forced to leave due to a heavy fall. However, in the afternoon the title came again for the Catalan team, thanks to Sara Gay’s third consecutive victory in the eliminator mode.