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Trial European Championship, Women, Over 40 and Junior Cup at Lazzate (Italy) – Day 1

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British Emma Bristow (Sherco, photo1) and French Hugo Dufrese (Gas Gas, photo2) are respectively the 2017 European champions in the Women and Youth classes, having both won the final round in the hottest Lazzate, Milan, Italy. With temperatures close to 40 Celsius degrees, the best females and the most promising young riders in the Trial world had their first challenge in trying to remain hydrated enough to have the strength to face sections almost on rocks, which the permanent Trial park area - chosen for this last round - offered. There were twelve sections all grouped together, about 2 km distant from the paddock, and it was very easy to watch all for the public present. All photos @Phototrial.it The women, first to start, showed soon they could ride without suffering too much the heat. Emma Bristow made some mistakes, because she started very early and, sometimes without adopting any
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European Trial at Bilstain (Belgium) – Day 2

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Spanish Arnau Farrè (Gas Gas) put all British riders behind in Day2 at Bilstain, in Belgium, for the third round of  the European Championship. Italians won in the other classes: Manuel Copetti (Vertigo) and Valter Feltrinelli (Beta). Soon the first two riders in the overall standing Farré and British Toby Martyn (Vertigo) justified their positions presenting their first lap cards with 15 marks each, tied at the top of the provisional standing Iwan Roberts (Beta) was leading the group of chasers with 22 mistakes. Behind him his compatriot Jack Peace (Gas Gas) with 23 and Italian Pietro Petrangeli (Sherco) on 24. Arnau Farrè -  All photos @Phototrial Farrè improved smoothly in the second part, scoring 12, while Martyn worsened (17) and Roberts overtook him. Like yesterday, Roberts gave his best in the second loop: his score of 8 points was the best of the whole day and allowed him to
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New European Champions in Trial EC, Junior and Over 40 crowned in Bilstain (Belgium)

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Two German’s clinched the two titles still to be assigned in the last round held in Bilstain, Belgium of the FIM Europe Championship: Franz Kadlec (Beta) in the Europe class and Sascha Neumann (Gas Gas) in the Junior class. Both had hard time in defeating their main rivals. Kadlec won this last round beating by only two points his first challenger, Belgian Maxime Warenghien (Sherco), strong as never competing on home soil. Without any doubt, these two riders were the protagonists of this 23rd edition of the European championship. In both the loops, on the 15 sections, the German one was able to score one mark less: 30 against 31 in the first lap and 29 against 30 in the second part. The competition was quite hard for the muddy rocks typical of this place. In third place Nowegian Hakon Pedersen (Ossa). For Naumann it was sufficient to climb the
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Trial Youth and Women European Cup final round in Bilstain (Belgium)

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On the famous venue of Bilstain, Belgium ,British Dan Peace (Gas Gas) and German Ina Wilde (Gas Gas) became European Champion in the Youth and Women class respectively. In a very changeable weather, with showers and sun shining in alternate appearance, the fourth and last round of the championship for women and Youths has been held. If the final crown for Peace was almost certain, having gathered 3 victories in the previous rounds and managing a decent lead on runner-up, Italian Luca Petrella (Ossa), not so taken for granted the title for Ina, who on the eve shared the top position with her country-mate Theresa Baulm. Indeed in the Youth class, the winner was the challenger, Petrella , the only one able to squeeze a victory from the great power showed by Peace. The Italian’s led from the first lap to the end, scoring 19 marks each lap. On the
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Presentation of last Trial EC round in Bilstain (Belgium)

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Blazoned venue chosen to close the 23rd edition of the European Trial series: the theater of the 80’s and part of the 90’s Belgian world rounds: the Bilstain domain. A large private terrain in North-East of Belgium fully dedicated to off-road motorcycling sport: Trial and Enduro. In this coming week-end it will host all the best riders engaged in the various European championship or cup trophies. Starting on Saturday here are on the stage, the Women's and the Youth's, to continue on Sunday where we are expecting the Over40, the Juniors and the Europe class. On the competition loop, 12 sections to be repeated twice on Saturday competition. Three section more on Sunday’s. Still four titles have to be assigned, because the Over 40 Cup was already clinched by Finn Jussi Haapanen (Gas Gas) , winner of three events and so crowned European champion in Tanvald, in the event before.
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Day 2 of Trial EC in Krzesowice (Poland)

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FIM President Vito Ippolito and newly elected FIME President Wolfgang Srb were amongst several VIP's who visited the Polish round of the Women and Youth European Trial Championship in Krzeszowice yesterday. They were treated to some excellent competition in all classes. The women's championship is now tied at the top. Following her victory today, Theresa Bauml is now on 270 championship points along with fellow German Ina Wilde who was second today. The first 4 places were taken by German riders with Bianca Huber taking the third step on the podium ahead of Sarah Bauer and Italian Sara Trentini who remains in third place in the Championship. The Youth riders showed some tremendous talent and despite the Jury and organisers making some sections harder they managed to lose less marks than the previous day. Briton Dan Peace again mounted the top step of the podium losing a total of 5
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Women and Youth Trial in Krsezowice (Poland)

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British Gas Gas rider Dan Peace kept up is 100% record in the 2014 European Youth Trial Championship with a win in Krzeszowice today. Dan's 10 mark loss put him 3 clear of a tie between Italian Luca Petrella on his Ossa and Beta mounted British rider Toby Martyn with the Italian rider taking second place with more clean rides. Theresa Bauml was victorious in a closely fought women class losing 23 marks which was 3 less than her German compatriot Ina Wilde who was in turn 4 ahead of Italian Sara Trentini. It was a great day for the German women, taking 5 of the first 6 positions. In the international competition Pia Emonts won the women's class from Nadine Faude and Millie Ray with Scandinavian riders dominating the International Youth event. The trial was held near the town of Krzeszowice in beautiful weather and will on Sunday welcome
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Second day of Trial EC in Tanvald (Czech Republic)

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As happened in Italy at the first round, Belgian Maxime Warenghien (Sherco), German Sascha Neumann (Gas Gas) and Finn Jussi Haapanen (Gas Gas) won their respectively classes in this second day, in Tanvald, Czech Republic. This was the fourth and penultimate round of the 2014 FIM Europe Championship. Four sections were modified to make them more difficult, after having seen the scores of yesterday, and the weather was again clement for the whole event. After the convincing victory of day one, all eyes were focused on German Franz Kadlec (Beta) to watch and admire his precise riding. And he did not disappoint his fans, gaining the leadership at half competition as he did 24-hours before. Best score (7 marks) and all rivals behind. But this time not too distant. Werenghien scored 12, same for British Jack Price (Gas Gas). Then Norwegian Hakon Pedersen (Ossa with just 3 marks more. At
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First day of Trial EC in Tanvald (Czech Republic)

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German Franz Kadlec (Beta) dominated the scene in this first day in Tanvald, Czech Republic, valid as third round of the 2014 FIM Europe Trial Championship. His total score of 10 points is almost one third of what done by the second, Martin Kroustek, proud to bring on podium his Beta 4 stroke: the only one at this level on a not updated model. In third position another “local” rider, Jiri Svoboda (Beta) ahead of one of the favourites, Italian Luca Cotone (Sherco). Against the odds the weather: for the first time in tre latest years, Tanvald offered a sunny day, consequently the scores in all the classes lowered dramatically. Kadlec demonstrated soon to be able to ride one step above his rivals. On the 15 sections, after the first loop, he lost 8 marks. Svoboda was not too distant (13), then Cotone (17). But the second lap of the
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Introduction to Trial EC round in Tanvald (Czech Republic)

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Decisive moment for the 2014 FIM Europe Trial Championship in this coming week-end in Tanvald, North of Czech Republic. For the first time two competitions, both valid for the European Championship, Junior Cup and Over 40 Cup will be held in the same event, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Being the third and the fourth round in the series consisting of five events, there are real possibilities to crown the first champions. Starting form its first time in 2009, Tanvald continues to be a constant location in the organization of European events. Its "closed" circuit, completely off road, confirmed to be ideal to let young talents ride their motorcycles without the restrictions for public roads. Moreover, being the loop quite short and in a wonderful forest, it is easy and pleasant for spectators to follow the whole competition. Eyes locked on the uncertain fight in the top class.
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