Trial Biking - Champions
Trial biking is mostly governed by two large organizations worldwide which are Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Bike Trial International Union (BIU). These two organizations organize worldwide trial biking events and are responsible for different rule changes in the game. While UCI oversees different cycling events worldwide, BIU is responsible for worldwide trial biking events.
UCI and BIU organize different trial biking championship events worldwide. They are −
- UCI Trials World Cup
- Czech National Trial Championships
- World Bike Trial Championship
- British Bike Trial Championship
- European Championship
Let us now have a brief introduction to some of the champions of trial biking and their careers −
Jeroni Fajardo is a trial biker from Spain who was the champion of 2002 FIM European Trials. Fajardo started his career through FIM European Trials in 2002 and won it. In the same year, he also participated in FIM Trial World Championship. In 2004, he became the member of TDN Team that won the world cup.
In 2009, he won a World Cup and was also a runner-up in Spanish Trials. In 2012, he came third in the World Championship. From 2006 to 2015 he was the member of Spanish TDN team who are winners for the past ten years.
Adam Raga is a trial biker from Spain who has won four indoor and two outdoor championships. In 1999, he participated in European Championship and earned second place. In 2000, he won Junior World Championship and European Championship. In 2001, he became the National World Champion.
From 2003 to 2006, he participated in Trial Indoor and Trial Outdoor World Championships. He won the Trial Indoor World Championship from 2003 to 2006 but in case of Trial Outdoor World Championship, he earned fourth place in 2003 and third place in 2004. In 2005 and 2006, he won the championship. In 2007, he earned second place in both the championships.
Antoni Bou, also known as Toni Bou, is a trial biker from Spain who has won FIM Outdoor Trial World Championship from 2007 to 2015. From 2007 to 2016, he is the winner of FIM Indoor Trial World Championship. Bou won his first race in 1999 when he participated in Catalan Cadet Trial Championship.
In 2001, he was the winner of Spanish Junior Trial Championship. He started participating in international competitions from 2003 and won European Outdoor Trials. In 2006, he got the third place in World Trial Indoor Championship which was his first win in World Trials.
Albert Cabestany is a trial biker from Spain who has become Spanish Outdoor Trials Champion in 2002 and Indoor Champion in 2002, 2003, and 2006. He made his debut in international competitions in 1997 when he participated in FIM Trial European Championship and earned eighth place.
In 1998, he took part in the same competition and earned second place. In the same season, he took part in FIM Trial World Championship and earned 14th place. In 2002, he won the Spanish Championship Title by defeating Adam Raga.
Dougie Lampkin is an English trial biker who won World Indoor Championship from 1997 to 2001 and World Outdoor Championships from 1997 to 2003. Along with this, he also won World Team Championships in 1997, 1999, 2002, and 2003.
His other wins include two Spanish Adult Championships, six British Adult Championships, and four Scott Trial Championships. Lampkin started his career in 1991 and won Schoolboy B Class British Championship. In 1992, he won British A Class Championship. In 1993, he won European Championship.
Donna Fox is a trial biker from Great Britain who started her international career in 2002. She took part in FIM Women’s World Trials Championship. She also became a member of FIM Trial Des Nations in 2002. She won her first medal in 2006 as a member of British TDN team.
In 2009, she took part in British and World Championship and was the runner-up. In 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015, she earned third place in both the championships. Along with this, she, with her team mates Emma Bristow and Rebekah Cook, won FIM Women’s World Championship where she got the third place and other two got first and second place.
Rebekah Cook is a trial biker from England who won British Women’s Trials Championship nine times. Along with this, she also won European Women’s Trials Championship in 2012. She started her career in 2004 and won British Women’s Trials Championship.
She won this championship till 2009. In 2010, she was defeated by Joanne Coles. She again won this competition in 2011, 2012, and 2013 but was defeated in 2014.
Along with this she participated in European Women’s Trials Championship and got third rank in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011, second rank in 2009 and first rank in 2012.
Emma Bristow is a trial biker from England who won Women’s FIM Trial World Championship and British Women’s title in 2014. Along with this, she also won Women’s FIM Trials European Championship in 2013. She started her career in 2006 by participating in World Championships and earned ninth rank.
In 2011 and 2012, she was the runner-up in World Championships. In 2013, she won Women’s FIM Trials European Championship. In 2014, she was the winner of Women’s FIM Trial World Championship and British Women’s Title.
Laia Sanz is a trial biker from Spain who has won Women’s Trial World Championship 13 times and Women Trials European Championship ten times. She was also the member of Spanish Female team and helped them to win various events. In 2011, she participated in Dakar Rally and won in the women’s category.
Her overall rank was 39 in the event. She started her international career in 1998 by taking part in female trial competition. In the same year, she also took part in Women’s Trials European Championship and won it though it was unofficial.
In 2000, she won the Spanish Cadet Championship in which she was the only female rider. In the same year, she participated in Women’s Trial World and European Championships. She won the world championship and got second rank in the European championship. From 2000 to 2006, she was the winner of Women’s Trial World Championship.
Iris Kramer is a trial biker from Germany who won German Women’s Trials Championship six times, Women’s FIM Trials European Championship three times, and one-time winner of Women’s FIM Trial World Championship. She started her career in 2002 by participating and winning German Women’s Trials Championship.
She won this championship consecutively for six years. In 1999, 2000, and 2001, she was the winner of FIM European Championships. She was a runner-up of FIM Trial World Championship from 2000 to 2006 but won the competition in 2007.