On the Pegs - November 2021 Volume 6 Issue 11 - November - Page 69

More importantly for the championship , series leader Toby Martyn ( TRRS ) finished third and doubled his advantage to eight points with one round to go over fellow British rider Jack Peace ( Sherco ) who was fifth behind France ’ s Alexandre Ferrer ( TRRS ) as just one mark separated second to fifth places .
After slipping to second yesterday behind series newcomer Petra Budinova ( Sherco ) from the Czech Republic , Trial2 Women championship leader Rabino ( Beta ) from Italy was back on top with a conclusive 10-mark win ahead of Britain ’ s Kaytlyn Adshead ( TRRS ) who posted a season-best finish of second .
“ I ’ m very happy ,” said Rabino . “ Yesterday was difficult but today the sections were very hard and that suited me .”
Italian Sara Trentini ( Vertigo ) still holds second in the championship but has struggled all weekend in Spain and another sixth-placed finish – behind Germany ’ s Sophia Ter Jung ( TRRS ), Budinova and British rider Alicia Robinson ( Beta ) – has put the title virtually out of reach .
Toni Bou ( Repsol Honda ) extended his TrialGP run to 15 consecutive titles , his fellow Spaniard Laia Sanz ( GASGAS ) clinched her 14th TrialGP Women crown and Britain ’ s Toby Martyn ( TRRS ) and Andrea Sofia Rabino ( Beta ) from Italy lifted the Trial2 and Trial2 Women titles as the 2021 Hertz FIM Trial World Championship went down to the wire today at Gouveia in Portugal .
Bou has been in command since the opening round in Italy back in June and he sealed his record-breaking sequence of championships with a fourmark win ahead of his longtime rival and compatriot Adam Raga ( TRRS ) after parting with 20 marks following a hard day on the footpegs .
On a dry and dusty day , the first seven sections in a river bed followed by the next five over huge boulders proved to be testing but Bou was in command .
“ This is amazing for me ,” said Bou . “ Just one month before the first round in Italy I was injured so to win seven days out of nine makes me happy . Thank you to my team for all their help .”
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