The greatest rider in the history of the sport of Trial, over a long and glittering career Toni Bou (Repsol Honda) has consistently rewritten the record books – starting in 2014 when he took his eighth FIM TrialGP title to eclipse the total of seven apiece shared by Trial legends Jordi Tarres and Dougie Lampkin.
This year – after claiming his fourteenth consecutive FIM X-Trial World Championship in the spring – Bou raised his TrialGP total up to a fabulous fourteen titles in a row and added another six event wins to his record to take his tally to an incredible one hundred and eighteen outdoor victories.
The thirty-four-year-old started his 2020 campaign with a win on day one of the French TrialGP, but an old shoulder injury caused him problems on day two and he dropped to third behind Adam Raga (TRRS) and Jaime Busto (Vertigo) – his first defeat since day two of the Japanese TrialGP in June 2018.
It was business as usual for Bou at round two in Spain where he recorded a double win, but he slipped to second behind Raga on the opening day of competition at the Andorran TrialGP. The result kept his long-time rival’s title hopes alive, although – as we have seen so many times before – when the going gets tough, Bou gets going and by signing off with victory on day two in Sant Julià followed by a double win at the final round in Italy, his winning margin of thirty-one points made 2020 look much more comfortable than it actually was.
FIM Trial World Champion: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020