On the Pegs - November 2021 Volume 6 Issue 11 - November - Page 61

Dance ( GASGAS ) has led the Trial125 title hunt from the get-go and he signed off in style with a commanding 10- mark win from Andorra ’ s Gaudi Vall Ingles ( Sherco ). German rider Rodney Bereiter ( Beta ) was two marks further back to post his best finish of the season in third after beating his compatriot and team-mate Jonas Schiele on a tie-break .
Harry Hemingway ( Beta ) brought it home in fifth to ensure he ended the series in second ahead of fellow British rider Harry Turner ( Scorpa ) who was a disappointing seventh .
“ It ’ s an amazing feeling ,” said Dance . “ It ’ s been tough to stay on top all year but my team and family have been brilliant . I ’ d like to thank all of them . All I tried to do today was ride the trial how I usually do and not think about the title which helped to keep the pressure off me .”
Chatagno completed a perfect season but it was a close-run thing . The Frenchman parted with just one mark today – incurred on the opening section of the trial – and was second at the halfway mark after his fellow countryman Julien Perret remained clean on the first lap .
However , two single dabs by Perret during the early stages of the second lap swung the result back in Chatagno ’ s favour and enabled him to end his 2021 campaign with an unbeaten record .
Martin Pochez ( Electric Motion ) was a long way off the pace but his total of 18 ensured the home fans were treated to a French 1-2-3 .
“ It feels great to win the title ,” said Chatagno . “ Last year we lost it after a very tight finish so now I ’ m very happy . The bike has worked well and I ’ ve won every round which was my goal for this year .”
On a warm day in the north west of Spain , 14-time champion Bou demonstrated his dominance with a conclusive win on home turf while his compatriot Gelabert claimed his second win of the season , Sanz moved a step closer to her 14th title and Budinova ended her championship debut on the top step of the podium .
Featuring a mix of manmade and natural sections , the purpose-built Circuito Permanente de Trial venue at
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