Trial European Championship: Italian round crows the champions
The Trial European Championship raced round five, the last of this 2022 season, in Piazzatorre, a small mountain village in the north of Italy and it hasn’t disappointed with a huge turn-out of fans ensuring an incredible atmosphere across the weekend.
In the super-competitive Women’s Championship, a fourth position behind the podium was enough for Naomi Monnier (Gas Gas) from France to claim the title. In Piazzatorre the best was Huldeborg Barkved (Gas Gas) from Norway, who won ahead of British Kaytlyn Adshead (TRRS), second in the standings. Third step of the podium for Alice Minta (Scorpa), from Italy, while the bronze medal went to German Vivian Wachs (TRS).
There was a comfortable win in the Over 40 Cup for British rider Dan Clark (Beta), who finished the season with a 100% victory record. Already with four victories to his name this year, he topped again the podium ahead of Staffan Floessel (Beta), from Finland, and Roman Vandas (TRRS), from the Czech Republic. The Finnish and the Czech finished second and third in the standings too.
In the Junior Cup Jone Sandvik (Sherco), from Norway, had an impressive race winning ahead of home riders Giacomo Brunisso (Beta) and Mirko Pedretti (Beta). The fourth position was enough for Polish rider Milosz Zynowski (Gas Gas) to conquer the Junior title. Silver medal for Sandvik, while German rider Jarmil Smith (Beta) took the bronze one with a final ninth position.
In the Youth Championship a 10 points penalty for riding the sections in the incorrect order did not stop British rider George Hemingway (Beta) securing a 100% victory 20 marks clear of runner up Phillipp Schmidt (Gas Gas) from Austria, with Norwegian rider Jonas Jorgensen (Beta) third on the podium. Spanish Xurxo Neo secured the second position in the standing with Johannes Heidel (TRRS) third.
In the European Championship amazing win for home rider Lorenzo Gandola (Beta). Just behind Harry Hemingway was second, securing the European Championship title only two weeks after becoming the first ever Trial3 World Champion. On the third step of the podium Pau Martinez (Vertigo) from Spain, second in the standing ahead of Austrian Marco Mempor (Gas Gas).
Trial Commission Chairman Mr. Magnus Liljeblad presented the prize giving ceremony declaring the great success with a full 5 round series held for the first time in several years due to the Covid Pandemic.
1. HEMINGWAY Harry
2. MARTINEZ Pau
3. MEMPOR Marco
1. ZYNOWSKI Milozs
2. SANDVIK Jone
3. SMITH Jarmil
Over 40 Cup
1. CLARK Dan
2. FLOESSEL Staffan
3. VANDAS Roman
1. HEMINGWAY George
2. NEO Xurxo
3. HEIDEL Johannes
1. MONNIER Naomi
2. ADSHEAD Kaytlyn
3. WACHS Vivian