On The Pegs May 2018 - Volume 3 - Issue 5 - Page 28

On The Pegs SPAIN TAKES X-TRIAL DES NATIONS Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou, representing Spain alongside rookie Miquel Gelabert, has added another prize to the trophy cabinet as Spain claimed a 12th X-Trial del Nations title. Palais Nikkaïa in Nice, France tonight played host to the X-Trial des Nations with Bou making his reappearance af- ter a period of convalescence to recov- er from a spinal injury. Lining up beside the champion was novice Spanish rider Miquel Gelabert. By the end of the first run through the six sections (with each rider tack- ling three hazards), Bou and Gelabert had accumulated just a single penalty point and thus passed on to the next round as leaders. The second round saw both members of the Spanish team begin to notch up penalties. The pair were consequently overtaken by the French team who accrued five points less than Bou and Gelabert (10 points). Great Britain fol-