Jaime Busto wins the 44th edition of the 3 Days of Santigosa

Santiposa bust15Jaime Busto took his first win on a Montesa Cota 4RT with the Repsol Honda Team. He has done so in one of the most mythical long-duration races on the national scene for fans, the 3 Days of Santigosa.

Sant Joan de les Abadesses has hosted the 44th edition of this popular race where we can also see the best riders in the world, either as guests on one of the days, or as participants. This is the case of Jaime Busto, Dougie Lampkin, Miquel Gelabert, Jack Sheppard, Francesc Moret and Oriol Noguera.  

In the end, 239 riders took the start coinciding with Good Friday. The competition consisted of three days with thirty different zones with a total of 40 kilometres per day. Once again, the “non-stop” formula has been maintained to give dynamism to the event. Another peculiarity is that in the 3 Days of Santigosa there are no categories by difficulty – all the zones will be of blue level of medium-low difficulty – but the organization has marked a daily zone of a higher level to make the test competitive by the elite pilots. Adam Raga -four-time world champion- and Jeroni Fajardo were one of the attractions of the first day competing in the sections but out of the race.


The main protagonist of this 44th edition has been Jaime Busto. The young Basque rider, only 17 years old, faced the last day of the race in fifth place and seven points behind the leader, something that has not prevented an epic comeback to victory, beating Dougie Lampkin, who would eventually be second, and Miquel Gelabert, who had remained provisional leader during the first two days of competition.


Another of the protagonists was Francesc Moret, a rider who is always among the favourites and who this time took fourth place at the controls of a Vertigo. On the other hand, it was a bad taste in the mouth for Jordi Pascuet, who after having won this race in eight editions could only finish eighth this time.

Jaime Busto: I’m happy with the win, but also because everything went pretty well over the weekend. On the first day I was given a dubious fiasco and on the second day I failed, but today I was able to recover, because every day I feel better on the bike. In this trial you couldn’t fail because it’s not easy to recover either, as the areas slip quite a bit. I had a great time.


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