This weekend, June 9-11, 2023, sees the 37th Trèfle Lozérien AMV. Another edition in the heart of the Lozère region, and once again it’s a sell-out, with 600 drivers taking part. From amateurs to top riders, they all come here to enjoy the unique atmosphere of this benchmark race in the enduro world. Beyond the sumptuous scenery, the prestige of victory also makes this event famous.
Winner in 2022, Spain’s Josep Garcia had to withdraw with an injury just a few days before the start. His absence reshuffles the cards and opens up the race for victory a little more. Jérémy Tarroux, recent winner of the Val de Lorraine and Grappe de Cyrano classics, is playing the experience card to add to his record of achievements.
Opposite him, there are a number of competitors with their teeth between their teeth, and Till Declercq has big ambitions for his third participation, with a podium finish in 2022. In the same team, Loïc Larrieu, who added his name to the event’s honours list in 2018, is aiming to double his tally. Emmanuel Albepart, who has almost always been in the lead since his sole victory in 2007, is also in the running. With uncertain weather conditions, experience and the desire to have fun on the handlebars, the Husqvarna rider could spring a surprise.
At the start of the first special stage, it will even be a clash of generations between him and Zachary Pichon. The official Sherco rider is taking part in his first Trèfle Lozérien, a different type of event from those he usually competes in. But the pace is there, and so is the confidence to play up front.
On Friday June 9, the first drivers will set off at 8 a.m. for a first loop on the Margeride. The day’s 5 special stages will determine the first hierarchy of the weekend.