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Cycle News 2021 Issue 35 August 31

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Bou Wins In France A fter the twin trials in Andorra at the previous round, the single-day sixth event of the 2021 Trial World Championship took place on August 29 in Cahors, France. The course turned out to be somewhat artificial, with some sections even resembling indoor, rather than natural ones. Even in such conditions, Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou claimed the top honors in an almost flawless manner, complet- ing the two laps of the 12 French sections with only three penalty marks in the first lap, 10 less than the nearest second-placed rider and main rival, Adam Raga. On the second lap, the Montesa Cota 4RT-mounted rider was im- peccable, without so much as a single mistake. With the win, Bou remains top of the overall TrialGP World Championship standings, 11 points off Raga with three races still to go. "I'm very happy with how the weekend went," Bou said. "It was a trial to not make mistakes and that's how it turned out. One of the most complicated sections was section one, where we had to take a different line to the other riders, and it went very well. I'm happy with the choice because it worked for us, and it also helped me to gain confidence. "I want to thank the team who did a great job," he added. "We had problems in Andorra, this week, too, and everyone has worked very hard day and night to solve them, so today's victory is a great prize for everyone. We are still in the lead, that's important, but it's even more important to get back the good feelings on the bike. CN OVERALL (Top 5) 1. Toni Bou (Mon) 3 pts. 2. Adam Raga (TRRS) 13 3. Jaime Busto (Ver) 14 4. Miquel Gelabert (GG) 28 5. Takahisa Fujinami (Mon) 28 IN THE WIND P44 Toni Bou took top honors at the TrialGP of France to extend his championship lead over Adam Raga.

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